Disagree with Me

A place to seek out and provide opposing viewpoints

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Disagree with Me is a website to seek out and provide opposing viewpoints. It was built in response to the growing echo chambers that exist in today's social media networks. It seeks to improve the online conversation by allowing anyone to find opposing viewpoints to their ideas or opinions. It's a network built with ideas at the center.

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Menachem Pritzker
Menachem Pritzker@mdavep · CEO, TheHomeFixers
This is a great idea! The internet lacks places for strangers to disagree with each other.
Alex Meyer
Alex MeyerMaker@alexcmeyer
@mdavep thanks! It's definitely still an experiment of sorts. Anything online that's anonymous can be quite challenging to keep productive but we'll see. Hopefully people who are generally interested in hearing an opposing viewpoint find it helpful. It's something I value myself so hope that others see value in it as well.
Ilango Rajagopal
Ilango RajagopalHiring@rajagopalilango · Senior Software Engineer, Rocketium
@mdavep Isn't that every place on the internet? 😜
Ilango Rajagopal
Ilango RajagopalHiring@rajagopalilango · Senior Software Engineer, Rocketium
Love the concept! It's also tricky to keep it productive. I'm reminded of a Charlie Munger quote: “I never allow myself to have an opinion on anything that I don’t know the other side’s argument better than they do.” This would be a great platform to do that.
Alex Meyer
Alex MeyerMaker@alexcmeyer
@rajagopalilango see the about page, I used that exact quote! disagreewithme.app/about
Ilango Rajagopal
Ilango RajagopalHiring@rajagopalilango · Senior Software Engineer, Rocketium
@alexcmeyer Wow! Excited to be part of this!
Valentin
Valentin@valdecarpentrie · Investor & board member @ Ikigai
Kinda Mixmind
David Flatow
David Flatow@daflatow · CEO, Allocate
@alexcmeyer Love the concept, but how will the quality of debate/content be maintained? IMO I don't think just setting the culture in the early days is enough. StackOverflow and Quora do great jobs. Seems like StackOverflow accomplishes this by creating a currency of "reputation" that pays people to moderate. FWIW I think @rrhoover and team have done a great job moderating PH (and not just saying that to brown-nose). What do you think have been their strategies? And are there any other strategies you will try?
Alex Meyer
Alex MeyerMaker@alexcmeyer
@rrhoover @daflatow hey David, I totally agree. It is quite a challenge to create an anonymous online forum that encourages dissent :). The twist that I've experimented with on Disagree with Me is to have the posters do some of the moderation by giving them the ability to "Thank" responses then showing the thanked responses more prominently in the app. There are some other tools that exist behind the scenes to try and stay on top of content as it is created and flag anything that may be deemed inappropriate or off topic. In addition, anyone who's signed up can report content and those will be reviewed manually. I don't deny that this is going to be a challenge but I think staying on top of it is important, sort of like the broken glass theory.
David Flatow
David Flatow@daflatow · CEO, Allocate
@alexcmeyer Any thoughts on how to allow people to have "skin in the game" for both the both OP and Responder? (ala Nassim Taleb: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sk...) I feel that would make the topics and contrarian opinions much more potent.
Alex Meyer
Alex MeyerMaker@alexcmeyer
@daflatow yup, I thought a lot about this concept as I was creating the site. I mostly thought about it in the context of whether usernames should be associated with a post/response or not. Ultimately, I decided to remove the association because I wanted to see if it could be a sort of social network where ideas were at the center rather than people. Like Taleb has also pointed out, ideas can be Antifragile, people cannot. I'll have to think about it more if there are ways to encourage skin in the game without directly associating posts/responses to individuals. If you have any ideas for this let me know!