Get real-time, thought-provoking discussions about issues that match the content you are viewing on social media.
With one click of the mouse see what others are saying about the topics you're interested in - from which flavor of ice cream is best, to controversial political opinions. When you navigate to a social media page, Ponder reads the thread and finds thought-provoking discussions based on the conversation. When matches are found, the Ponder icon will appear to the right of the submission/post title. Click on the icon to browse matched discussions. Often times, discussions in an online setting about controversial issues are draining and riddled with misinformation, soap-boxing, name-calling, and short, non-helpful memes that distort or overly simplify the context. The goal of Ponder is to facilitate a refreshing online discussion that encourages online users to interact with and consume content by people outside of their echo chambers. Ponder encourages discussion in a safer environment that promotes collaboration instead of debate. By presenting highly rated content measured by its ability to change minds, not get likes, Ponder is attempting to add greater understanding and critical thinking to an increasingly polarized internet. Right now, we only support Reddit but have plans to also support Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and others. Right now, all of our discussions are from the ChangeMyView subreddit, but we hope to add more discussion content from more diverse sources in the future. Clicking on the title of a discussion in the Ponder popup will link you to the full discussion source on Reddit.
- (2020-11-11) Alex Vanston: Especially these days, being able to have immediate context around an issue or story is incredibly important. Ponder does that in a way that is clean and extremely easy to use. Can't wait for it to support other networks as well.