Today marks the public launch of State, the “global opinion network” from Jawbone founder Alexander Asseily.
Sounds like just what the Internet needs, right? Another place for people you don’t know to opine about anything and everything.
But it’s what State does with those opinions that Asseily hopes will set the platform apart.
Asseily explained to Poynter via phone that the goal of his new service — on browsers at State.com and on iOS starting today — is to connect users to people and content in meaningful, deep ways. “You can think about State as elevating the structure of the network from people to opinions and points of view,” he said.
Users “state” about a topic by choose from among 25 million topics already in the system (they can also add their own). Then, they pick up to three reaction words from State’s database of 10,000 expressions (or add their own). Read more