Make sense, not articles
Goodpoint is the world’s first and only argument-sharing network. It allows writers to digitize arguments and then transfer them to an unlimited number of people. This is possible because Goodpoint organizes arguments the way people organize their thinking mentally, in an outline, with each reason showing what it supports. It is based on four years of academic research in the fields of cognitive science, philosophy, linguistics, and social psychology. On other platforms, content is presented in a column of paragraphs, leaving the reader to sort out the rationale. But Goodpoint’s easy-to-read outlines place reasons precisely where they belong. You are truly making sense when you write on Goodpoint, and readers appreciate it.
Emphasize the Rationale of Your Posts
In Goodpoint’s editor, writers organize arguments into an outline, similar to bullet points in a traditional document. However, our unique difference is that the writer indents whenever they have logical support to include. The benefit is that the intelligence of your content is exposed, and its superiority over alternative, less reasoned viewpoints is made clear.
Separate Fact from Opinion, Literally
One of the greatest harms to good writing is the attacks over which facts are true, and the separation of those statements from opinion. On Goodpoint, writers declare whether each section of a post is factual or opinionated. The editor allows for sources to be included with facts. It also requires writers to tag every factual section with their “way of thinking” from a short list of choices. This is proven to help readers agree with facts more confidently. On Goodpoint, writers are rewarded for being careful with their facts. Moreover, writers achieve more agreement with their opinions because readers recognize when a personal viewpoint is being shared.
Leverage Other Writers' Ideas
Goodpoint was designed from the ground up around the concept of shared intelligence. The magic of writing in outlines is that sections of one post can be reused within any other. This is not a hyperlink, but rather the seamless inclusion of highly curated work from a different post. It will not appear out of place to the reader, and it will still make sense. This has multiple benefits. First, posts have an indefinite lifespan, which continues to reward the writer for their work. Second, the writer that leverages pre-existing work saves dozens-if-not-hundreds of hours by utilizing fully developed work. On Goodpoint, the inefficiency of writers overlapping one another to say the same thing is a thing of the past.
Establish Thought Leadership
While other social networks encourage influence by rewarding looks, fitness, comedy or other superficial themes, Goodpoint allows writers to develop “intelligent influence.” By emphasizing the merit of arguments and the persuasiveness of posts, making sense becomes the goal. This means writers can focus solely on the quality of their viewpoint and then be rewarded for it.
For the first time, users’ feeds are based on the overlapping intelligence of posts they have already agreed with. Whether it is an alternative view or a similar one, users can see the extent that a new post includes information they have already evaluated, creating a smarter reading experience. This complements the traditional features of knowing who in your network aligns with content you’re seeing, combining the power of your social circle with the architecture of an intelligent platform.
Personalized Based on Sense
On Goodpoint, writing and agreeing with ideas automatically creates a user’s “digital mind.” The platform then informs users how much they agree with others through a “mind alignment” percentage. As a result, readers and writers can have deeper insights into who they’re interacting with online.
Readers can decide which ideas they agree with, section-by-section. This provides writers with more precise feedback than ever before. It also lets writers use high-consensus sections again as support for future posts. The platform then notifies aligned readers that a new post has been created that might intrigue them.
Precise Reader Feedback
Free Your Writing From Trolls
Goodpoint doesn’t permit comments for readers, removing the negativity and counterproductive dialogue pervasive elsewhere on the web. If a user doesn’t agree with your view, they can try to post something better, leading to a more intelligent competition for consensus.
At its core, Goodpoint is an argument-sharing network. That means when a reader agrees with your post, they “re-argue” it to their network—they start representing your argument to their contacts. This is how consensus builds naturally in the offline world. Goodpoint recreates that important phenomenon online for the first time. Readers personally state your argument to their Goodpoint network each time they click Agree or share a URL. When someone agrees with your post on Goodpoint, they begin arguing it on your behalf.
It may seem frustrating that people don’t always agree on the facts. Science provides a simple but misunderstood reason for this: people use different methods for evaluating what is true. On Goodpoint, your facts can be tagged with a “way of thinking.” This ties the ideas to how the writer makes sense of the world. It may sound unusual, but it helps demonstrate to readers why information is correct and brings more credibility to statements. Goodpoint helps writers prove what is true more effectively.
With Goodpoint’s idea reusability feature, the power of “idea leverage” is unleashed. Using your own or another writer’s existing idea brings along its audience, notifying them about your new argument that is based on an idea they have already evaluated. As a result, writers do less work, take advantage of existing, highly developed content, and have a head start on developing consensus.
How to Work With Us
Who you are
As Goodpoint is in the Public Beta phase, we are looking for an initial group of 5 to 10 writers.
Ideally, you have ample writing experience creating high-quality content in mass-market subject areas.
Your views don’t need to be popular to be welcome on Goodpoint. Controversial, unpopular, novel, or fringe ones (properly supported) are appreciated as long as long as they do not contain "hate speech".
What you do
We are offering incentives to work on a new article or take an existing article of yours, convert it into the Goodpoint structure, and share the result to one of your social media accounts. Of course, you are always in control at each step whether or not to continue.
If you're interested please fill out the form below to request access to our editor and become one of the founding writers on Goodpoint.
What we do
We will make our top-tier team of PhDs, journalists, and executive team members available to support you as you create your first pieces of content.
We continue to update our Writer's Guide that provides instruction and best practices for using our editor.
Finally, we will feature your published article on Goodpoint's feed as well as our social channels.