PENMIGHT AIMS TO ENABLE DIALOGUE—AND GEORGE BROWN STUDENTS ARE HELPING
Penmight, founded by George Brown College grad Santiago Elustondo, aims to create a social media platform for individuals and groups to participate in debates and conversations through innovative and highly engaging methods. Unlike other platforms that allow for discussion on the web, Penmight will be driven by live, fast-paced interaction. Live text/video chats and multi-threading capabilities will not only make the experience engaging, fun, and productive for the user creating dialogue, but also entertaining for the user consuming (reading/watching) the created content and becoming informed.
Unlike other current available platforms, Penmight will make debate a rewarding activity for the individual, creating an organic system that prizes good contributions through peer recognition and advancement. A strong social connectivity will be present and users will be able to build an online public figure that represents them and their ideas, as well as become part of collective movements and groups. A set of rules that promote intelligence and public approval will drive great ideas out from within groups and refine them through discussion. A strong and fair moderation system will also be enacted to create a safe and open space that everyone can enjoy and use to speak out.
The GBC research team is developing the application, including market research and implementation of many modern web technologies. Santiago ís a startGBC entrepreneur, and won the People’s Choice Award at the recent Applied Research Day Pitch Competition. Stay tuned for the launch of Penmight.org.