A new network to join: Brigade
Where are my early adopters? There’s a new app in town that’s here to shake up out civic contributions and you can be one of the first to be a part of it.
Sean Parker, the man behind Napster, Facebook and Spotify, is part of a new project called Brigade. It’s a tool to bring the American people back together with civil issues in a way that suits our modern society. Only a few hundred-thousand people will have first access to the beta version of this revolutionary app this summer (sign up here).
Though the app will eventually become much more complex, the beta version allows you to mark “agree”, “disagree” or “unsure” as you scroll through a feed of topics. You then get feedback on how your beliefs compare to friends’ and the wider population of users. If someone you follow changes their mind on an issue, you’ll receive an alert – which could lead to some interesting indications of “influencers.”
There have been apps with a similar civic motive before but all have failed. This one is given extra attention because of the politically active billionaire at it’s core.
So far we’ve got our network for social needs, Facebook, and our business needs, LinkedIn. We’ve seen how they’ve shaped our world over the last 10 years. Imagine what could be done with civic transparencies. The app will make it easier to connect with those who think like you, so it’s up to you to determine your level of involvement.
Are you going to be one of the first to be a part of this new network?