Technology Times Staff Reporter
Lagos. March 9, 2013: Political buffs, beer lovers and pop culture enthusiasts have a new place to discuss ideas and topics that matter to them.
According to its creators, the new social media platform, Crowdact, is “a whole new way to express yourself, connect with others and engage with the world online. And it’s as simple as finding the subjects or issues you’re passionate about the most.”
John Ardic, Founder of Crowdact says that the way we currently connect and share on social networks puts individuals at the centre and builds networks around them.
According to him, “Crowdact does the opposite by providing a place for people to gather around an issue or subject they care about. From the moment a user logs in they can search for their topic of interest, and if they don’t find it, add it themselves.”
Users share their opinions with help from a word cloud tool, vote to approve or disapprove of topics, share ideas and external links and ultimately engage in meaningful conversation and debate with others, Ardic adds.
“I created crowdact because I wanted people to have a place – a public square – where they can have conversations, share information, express their opinions and delve into topics or conversations more deeply” he says.
According to him, “current social networks provide a platform for discussion that is oftentimes too diffused, with sentiment getting lost in a sea of tweets or posts.”
He says that Crowdact aims to solve this dilemma with a subject-based social media network that puts the topic of interest in the centre of conversations.