What Sets Goodpoint Apart
From its format (designed to mirror humans' natural thought patterns), to its organization of facts versus opinions, to its social network that brings together people and beliefs, Goodpoint offers a singular and intelligent experience that users won't find anywhere else.
Jan 11, 2021
Goodpoint cuts through the nonsense. The world has borne witness to the chaos that can ensue from unfocused, unsubstantiated claims on the world’s most widely used social media platforms. Goodpoint's design ensures it's inherently more trustworthy and substantive than the social networks to which we've grown accustomed.
Thanks to the ability for anyone—from the president to a single protestor—to create and spread messaging based on unsubstantiated information, the U.S. Capitol building was besieged in early January by a violent mob.
The creators of Goodpoint fully support the free exchange of ideas over a digital platform, but they saw the flaws in how information was shared, consumed, and acted upon via traditional social media channels. So they created a platform that sets Goodpoint apart from everyone else in this age of digital sharing: It’s designed specifically to ensure our content is backed by baseline truths that uphold the integrity of our content. What’s more, each article’s source material is shared right there on the page—so you know the providence of our information.
Goodpoint offers a distinctive user experience. At a time when anyone can put out any messaging, say it’s “factual,” and potentially incite riots based on baseless claims, it’s time for a platform that cuts through the noise with an intelligent, thoughtful approach to the sharing of ideas.
We truly connect ideas. With Goodpoint, users can agree with an entire article or even just specific supporting ideas within an article. In doing so, they get the chance to evaluate information in a way that helps them better understand not only how they feel about a particular idea, but how that idea connects to other, similar ideas across other articles on our site.
We connect people in meaningful ways. Instead of the echo chamber you’ll find on Facebook or Twitter, Goodpoint offers users Social Intelligence™: exposure to a network of subjects and beliefs and the ability to connect directly with people who both share and don’t share their opinions. While they’re connecting with others via our platform, users can broaden their understanding of subject matter. All of this comes together to create a one-stop-shop for the intelligent connection of people and ideas.
Goodpoint is a persuasion tool. Write down what you're thinking about, but also why that is. It's this second part that makes Goodpoint different.
The right narrative changes minds.
On Goodpoint, you write in an outline format.
10-minute video on how to use Goodpoint to persuade using logic
Good outlines provide reasons why.
Below is an example of the most basic outline: a point and a reason:
Water goes in the fridge
- Because the fridge keeps things cold
The trick to figuring out the reason is to ask yourself why:
Why does water go in the fridge?
- Because...fridges keep water cold
Now you're able to assign each element as one of two types: a Fact or an Opinion
Water goes in the fridge (that's an Opinion because not everyone believes that)
- Because fridges keep water cold (that's a Fact because as long as a fridge is working as expected, it keeps things code)
Shoes don't go in the fridge [why?]
- [because] They aren't made to be eaten
- [because] They don't need to be kept cold
- [because] It's unsanitary to keep them next to food
Good outlines provide examples.
Anytime you've ever said "for example" or written "e.g." you've created an outline structure, whether you knew it or not.
Here's an illustration of what we mean by that.
Most people don't like exercising
- [for example] I see more people sitting on the couch and watching TV
People agree with ideas based on their reasons and examples.
In the coffee example described in the prior point, one person might believe "People drink coffee in the morning" and click the check mark button next to that because they drink coffee in the morning. But some people might not believe that point because it's not a part of their culture, or maybe they just prefer tea. In this case, "people drink coffee in the morning" is an opinion of the person who wrote it, so it's likely that people who agree with that opinion will click the check mark and people who don't, won't.
Alternatively, people who prefer tea may click the check mark button next to "coffee contains caffeine" and "caffeine is a stimulate" because they're both facts. Unless someone brings up the point that some coffee does not, in fact, contain caffeine. Decaf doesn't (ok, well trace amounts).
So the reader may agree with the main point that "coffee helps people wake up" but may not agree with the argument. Maybe some people drink coffee because it's a habit, or they like the taste.
In each of these cases, Goodpoint makes these issues clear so you can decide what you really think, and why you think that. We also have the editor available to you, so you can create your own ideas based on your own logic and share those around.
At large, the community of people on Goodpoint will help the most persuasive and intelligent ideas rise to the top, where it's less about being an influencer and more about having your opinions grounded in facts.
In this era of overly fraught consumption and reaction to ideas on social networking platforms, don’t you think it’s time for intelligent connections based on reason?
Share your thinking
Show others the intelligence behind your views. Click "Share" to present your idea now! Your name and photo will be at the top of the article, so recipients know they are seeing your perspective. On Goodpoint, posts have the conversation for you.
Goodpoint is an online community where writers are more persuasive, because articles are organized more intelligently. On Goodpoint, content is created in easy-to-read outlines. This allows reasons to be positioned underneath the ideas they support, making the information clearer. And sections are labeled as either fact or opinion, so readers always know what kind of idea they are evaluating.
Write your ideas
Use Goodpoint to present views that are too important to be unfairly attacked or misunderstood, and to explain yourself with a precision that has not been possible before. And use Goodpoint’s “idea leverage” feature to add reasons other writers have already written. Learn more