Describe your idea:
Each user will be able to add one or more beliefs that they hold. They will also be able to search for a belief that has already been added and “subscribe” to it.
Users will be encouraged to provide their postcode. A user will be able to search for others that share a belief by postcode/constituency/town/city/county. A user will also be able to view the beliefs of all users within a given location.
Users will be able to contact other users if they share a belief in common.
Each user will be able to rate the strength of each of their beliefs.
A user will be able to change their mind by unsubscribing from beliefs they no longer hold, or by changing the strength of the belief.
What problem does it solve?:
There are two aims:
– Encourage political activism.
A user will be able to find and contact other people that live in their area and share the same beliefs as they do. The hope is that this will encourage people with similar beliefs to group together to act on an issue that they all believe to be important.
– Provide information to elected representatives/prospective candidates.
Like any other user, an elected representative or candidate for local or national government will be able to view the beliefs of the people within a given location (e.g. their constituency), as will those that work in the media. This should give the electorate a better chance of having their views represented.
Type of idea: A brand new project