Micgoat

A new video app to debate controversial issues

A video app to debate bitcoin, net neutrality, politics and more!

Micgoat is a video app where you can engage in a one-on-one discussion with a fellow citizen. Come reinvent the way people discuss controversial topics.

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Reviews

  • Pros: 

    Well-thought out and very timely especially in these polarizing times

    Cons: 

    None

    Micgoat has the unique potential to be the premier bipartisan platform to discuss and debate the most important issues facing the world. Looking forward to seeing how the platform evolves over the next few months/years.

    Eric Omwega has used this product for one week.
  • MySolarFounder, MySolar2020
    Pros: 

    The phone app video debate format is good. No one can interrupt me while I am speaking :)

    Cons: 

    It would be nice if we are able to refer/link to other online content such as YouTube Videos, Twitter comments that someone else made.

    Hope Trump starts using this instead of twitter every morning. He can refer/link to the 'Fox and Friends' segment of that morning from where he got his idea.

    MySolar has used this product for one month.

Discussion

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Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Upvoted because 🐐 But more seriously, this is an interesting format. Historically debates online have been super challenging to facilitate, resulting in flame wars and haters, but I imagine video-based communication curbs much of that. It's harder to disrespect people to their face. 😛 Tumbleweed is another well-executed app in this category.
Marta V. LopataMakerPro@martavlopata · Co-Founder of Micgoat
@rrhoover thanks for the feedback ! If you like @Micgoat please feature us
Lama Al Rajih@lamaalrajih
@rrhoover QallOut is another one, though it doesn't have an app as far as I know.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@lamaalrajih you're always on top of it! :)
Vojtech Rinik@_vojto · Founder at Median.tech
What's the link to play existing debates?
Marta V. LopataMakerPro@martavlopata · Co-Founder of Micgoat
@_vojto Visit our website to see some of the recent debates : https://www.micgoat.com/trending For full access to the platform and debates download Micgoat app : )
Flora Wu Ellis@florawuellis · Co-founder at Unveil
This is exactly what we need right now!
Marta V. LopataMakerPro@martavlopata · Co-Founder of Micgoat
@florawuellis Glad you like it. We hope to have you join our platform soon and start debating topics you care about.
AbadesiHiring@abadesi · 👩🏽‍💻 Product Hunt | Hustle Crew | NTT
Hey @martavlopata cool idea, would love to know how its going so far and how you manage to keep the debates from turning into full blown rants or fights?
Marta V. LopataMakerPro@martavlopata · Co-Founder of Micgoat
@abadesi Thanks for reaching out ! While Micgoat was in beta, hundreds of unique debates were posted, many of them scholars, activists, and economists and technologists who are already addressing major political, social and economic issues on the platform. A few examples are: • See the founder of Global Crypto Ventures, Herve Lauren debating whether or not Bitcoin can crash to zero https://www.micgoat.com/finance/... • See the Chief Economist of Wilmington Trust, Luke Tilley discussing the effects of Trump’s immigration policies on the economy https://www.micgoat.com/politics... • See the Vice-Chair of the Basic Income Earth Network, Karl Widerquist discussing the need for universal basic income https://www.micgoat.com/politics... As far abuse policy is concerned here is how we prevent this issue from happening : 1. Users log in with their Facebook profiles 2. Users show their faces on the platform and are challenged to stand for their opinions. This helps us to turn online trolling into a constructive dialogue between individuals with opposing views 3. Community can report inappropriate content and our team remove it from the platform and send warnings to the contributor 4. As the platform scales up, we will ensure that community stays positive discussing difficult topics. Audio transcription will be one of the tools that can help us in protecting our users.
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
Great job !! Very thoughtful of you to come up with such kind of concept 😊
Marta V. LopataMakerPro@martavlopata · Co-Founder of Micgoat
@ayush_chandra thanks ! Glad you like it. We hope to have you join our platform soon and start debating on topics you care about.