In a world of dramatic polarization social media discussions can quickly become toxic.
Digital Peace Talks has reimagined the landscape of online conversation:
Free communication based on user anonymity, content transparency and self moderation.
A navigable thought cloud that shows how our opinions interconnect.
Varying levels of user interaction: from posting to chatting to rating the polarity of interactions.
It's time for a better social media platform.
A platform that shows every voice.
A platform that enables real connections across differences.
Digital Peace Talks visualizes the relationships between different opinion postings.
Users can identify which users are polarized to them and which are not.
The main screen provides different discussion topics. All users can publish their opinion regarding each topic once. They can edit their opinions anytime (the edit history is publicly available).
Users can request 1- on -1 discussions with others once their opinions are published. They can rate how polarized they perceive the chat. Their chat is shown as a connecting line between both opinions.
The ratings are used to group users according to their level of polarization. Divides become visible and can be addressed.
Our prototype 0.3 allows you to post your thoughts on given topics in order to request 1-on-1 chats with
Have dialogues, rate them and see them light up in red or green in our visual discourse model.
These topics are up for discussion: Which topic would you like to discuss?
under construction (23.06.2020)
If you are concerned and/or unsatisfied about the current state of online and social media discussions, you are welcome to join our community! We are a group of democracy lovers that discuss, test and develop ideas for the software.Feel free to join our slack or our regular community calls.
Our fantastic volunteer team
Communication and Idea
Digital Peace Talks is a free and open software developed by a German registered nonprofit organisation.
Digital Peace Talks gUG was founded in 2018 by Iwan Ittermann, who was happy to sell his participatory newsmagazine to the biggest German newspaper, but was deeply unhappy with the quality of online discussions.
Our code is publicly available under the MIT license. We are rewarding solved issues with DPT tokens (a plain ERC20 token) that entitle you to claim a free DPT instance in the future.
We are honored to have worked on the concept of Digital Peace Talks with the following partners: