Explain Me Please

Complex topics explained for your level and background

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#2 Product of the DayNovember 10, 2017

Curated Content Crafted For Your Taste. Explain Me Please helps one understand complex topics such as Bitcoin, CRISPR, and Ethereum.

Reviews

  • Daksh Miglani16, Just another Full Stack Programmer.
    Pros: 

    Explains about multiple Different Categories of People.

    Cons: 

    It is more of a blog than a generic explanation site, weird ui, search is ugly, No Comment Box

    It is a blog then a generic Explanation / Information website, with ugly ui but explains topics for different kinds of people.

    Daksh Miglani has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    Excellent tool for understanding technical terminologies and concepts.

    Cons: 

    Needs improvement on the UI.

    Great work Faateh!

    Usha Arun has used this product for one day.

Discussion

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Faateh MohammadMaker@faatehim · crypto
Hello Product Hunters! I am Faateh Mohammad and I am currently in 9th grade. When I got interested in Bitcoin and blockchain technology last year, the journey for knowledge was not easy. Most of the material out there about Bitcoin is written from the writer’s perspective but not from the reader’s level. Many Bitcoin explanatory articles are filled with technological jargon and difficult vocab words. Soon I realized that this is a general problem for many topics. Try to make sense of any complex topic, such as CRISPR from Wikipedia. It is incredibly confusing unless you are an advanced learner or an expert. After facing those frustrations, I decided to build Explain Me Please. Explain Me Please is an attempt to create curated, targeted content for the reader -- the reader who could be an ambitious middle school or a nerd. I would love feedback and criticism!
Niv DrorHiring@nivo0o0 · Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList
@faatehim Nice work Faateh 👏
Saif Al Falah@saifalfalah · JavaScript Developer
@faatehim aha! Although, ELI5 (Explain like I'm 5) would've been a better name IMO.
Faateh MohammadMaker@faatehim · crypto
@saifalfalah Yeah, that was originally the case. However, I thought the topics covered so far were more difficult. Certainly going forward for some topics, I will target 5 year olds. Thank you for your feedback!
Daniel Fitzpatrick@dancyfits · App developer
@faatehim The observation about writing from the perspective of the writer as opposed to the reader is a great insight. I think sometimes we write to communicate how knowledgeable we are on the subject as opposed to trying to communicate the subject itself. And I think ELI5th grader would be better! With every topic, there has to be a line drawn for where to assume the reader's knowledge level is at, and I think a 5th grade education is a good place that would be the most helpful to the most people. Maybe check out https://www.producthunt.com/post... Love the idea; I spend an awful lot of time on the "simple english" version of wikipedia. I look forward to what you make of this :)
Daniel Fitzpatrick@dancyfits · App developer
@faatehim Just took a real look at the site and saw the different explanations for different viewpoints. Love it! As far as getting expertise and varied perspectives on more topics, consider putting this on github! At least until you can get wikipedia-esque editing/moderation. It would let others contribute their knowledge, and it's a good place to talk about what kind of topics/features to add next!
Niv DrorHiring@nivo0o0 · Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList
Excellent use of Twitter's new 280 character limit: https://twitter.com/faatehim/sta...
Faateh MohammadMaker@faatehim · crypto
@nivo0o0 Thanks Niv!
Krushnaal Pai@krushnaal_pai · mobile developer / entrepreneur
This is the need of the hour. It's simply amazing how a 9th grader understands core human motivations while most first-time entrepreneurs focus only on building products that look cool. Keep adding more terms, this thing has a great future. Especially the way you executed by adding categories - "7 year old", "Average Joe", "Video", etc. This falls between Google Search and Wikipedia. Simply brilliant.
Faateh MohammadMaker@faatehim · crypto
@krushnaal_pai I really appreciate your heartfelt response Krushnaal. It is my goal to make this an Improved Wikipedia. I will make sure to keep adding content on a regular basis. :)
Akshay Kadam(A2K)@deadcoder0904 · JavaScript Fanboy 😍
Great work Faateh. Loved it 😍 I understood Ethereum finally 🎉🎉 Thanks to u 👍 Maybe u can check https://guide.freecodecamp.org/ to find some content. It is also a great site related to Programming Content. Although, it is also new so not a lot of content.
Faateh MohammadMaker@faatehim · crypto
@deadcoder0904 🎉 Yay! 🎉 Great to hear that! I will check out FreeCodeCamp :)
Daniel Fitzpatrick@dancyfits · App developer
@deadcoder0904 another plug for free code camps new guide. It's kind of like what @faatehim is trying to do, but for programming topics.
Sameer K@thesameerk · Entrepreneur & Start Up Strategy Expert
Nice work @faatehim!! Love how simple and straightforward the website is. Can't wait to see more content. What is the end goal for Explain Me Please? Any plans or ambitions besides adding more topics? Congratulations once again!!
Faateh MohammadMaker@faatehim · crypto
@thesameerk Hey Sameer. Thanks. I hope to build a next generation Wikipedia. Let me know if you would like to get involved in any way. I really appreciate your feedback.