6 years after starting a subreddit in my final year of high school, we launched a standalone website to expand on the concept. Since then, Barack Obama shared our launch article and Stephen Fry narrated our intro video. AMA!
In April this year, ChangeAView.com was launched (in beta) after almost a year of development. My name is Kal Turnbull (proof) and I decided to put together a team in May 2018 to make this happen after growing and moderating r/changemyview, a subreddit I started in 2013.
I’m posting here today because both projects exist to address an important problem that I’m passionate about solving, one laid out by Stephen Fry in ChangeAView’s animated intro video: the world is increasingly polarized and social media plays a large part in driving this. We need to be having more productive discussions with those who have different perspectives.
I’m excited to answer your questions! CAV co-founder & CTO Jon Halliday is also happy to address any you have for him specifically. Some more background:
- Original announcement that I posted to the subreddit, which explains why I believed this was necessary.
- Wired article on ChangeAView’s launch.
- Barack Obama sharing this article on Facebook.
- ChangeAView’s mission statement.
Edit: Thanks for the great questions so far. I'll be back to answer more later today!