How can Twitter become the place for high quality discussions?

The idea I proposed to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

On the eve of New Year, Brian Chesky of Airbnb set of a trend by asking for opinions and thoughts from people on what they can do better in 2017. In the same vein, Jack tweeted this:

Jack’s Tweet on 29 Dec’2016

Being a lover of Twitter and so much talk around how the company has struggled to increase its user base, I got excited by the possibility of sharing a detailed note with Jack in the hope that he might like it.

A Tweet wasn’t enough for communicating so I sent him a detailed email on 30th Dec as below:

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“I am excited to share a product concept that I believe can attract more and frequent users and provide Internet a better place to have holistic and more transparent discussion on most burning topics.

The concept goes as below:

Every day elected governments all around the world take decisions that are hotly debated across media channels and internet. People who get affected by these decisions express their opinions and thoughts independently on social media. There is no central place that enables people to know sentiments real time and not get swayed away by their own bubbles. Thought leaders share their views on disparate sources and people have a troubling time accumulating everything at one place to clearly arrive at a stand-point.

In all of this we miss having a reliable single source of truth. Our product will fill this gap with very high efficiency in terms of sentiment analysis at large and opinions from thought leaders.

I am attaching the framework I built with my friend @vardhankoshal for the homepage and sister page of the product suggestion.

If it’s not readable, here is the summary:

ProductHunt like topic page, that can also be customized for geographies and decision-type. This page will contain limited number of hot topic statement (policy, decisions, announcement, news etc.) with two sub pages:

  1. Individual Topic Page: contains opinions from verified members, who are influencers in that space.
  2. Report Dashboard: Demographic distribution of upvotes and downvotes and can also include time series.

Features:

  • Topic to be hand curated by internal team or can later be curated by verified members of community
  • Twitter login
  • Comments/ Opinions only from verified thought leaders or influencers
  • Votes to be open for all
  • Demographic summary report which can also incorporate time series

To quote a scenario:

Topic: Trump declares intention to reduce H1B Visas

Upvotes: 340K

Downvotes: 200K

Comments:

1. Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco

“The immigration issues, the H1-B issues, those are very important to us as well. We’re just not graduating enough highly skilled engineering students in this country.

What we’ve seen from the President-elect to date is the willingness to have a very logical discussion. He’s committed to pro-business and growth in the United States. If you can make your case that whatever your issue is is an enabler of that, I think he’s going to be willing to listen.”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a decision to demonetize 86% of currency in circulation and it has sparked outrageous debates on all possible channels. Noone really knows whether the public sentiment is with or against the decision.”

Upvotes: 2.4K

Downvotes: 1K

2. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook

Why do we offer so few H-1B visas for talented specialists that the supply runs out within days of becoming available each year, even though we know each of these jobs will create two or three more American jobs in return? Why don’t we let entrepreneurs move here when they have what it takes to start companies that will create even more jobs?

Upvotes: 3.5K

Downvotes: 1.2K

Interactive Dashboard:

See votes distribution according to:

  1. Gender
  2. Cities, States, Nations”

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Unfortunately, it got lost in the barrage of mails he receives or may be he didn’t see any value in my suggestions.

I am now putting this out to the world to let me know if this makes any sense? If it does make sense and if we have more than 100 people excited about it, I am happy to build it.
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