THERE ARE AT LEAST TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY

About

The Perspective four awards

 

While the web was meant to broaden our horizons, the opposite has happened. Social media’s filter bubbles, a fragmented media landscape, fake news, click baits and the drive to personalization have all narrowed our views.

Through its mission to open minds, The Perspective seeks to counter the growing polarization that people all over the world are experiencing (Brexit, the 2016 US presidential election, etc.).

The website displays two sides of current events, historic and classic debates, employing design and psychology to make it easier to consider ideas that are different from your own.

The site’s features are designed to persuade readers to consider ideas threatening to their worldview:

Trending Perspectives (NEWS)

We scour the web to find worthwhile contradictory or enriching articles/videos on daily hot topics which we display side by side. Users can read, vote, comment, and play.

The Big Debates  –

Original articles, presenting two sides of a classic debate, but researched and written in a way that appeals to the values of those who might be opposed to it.

Subjective Timeline (HISTORY)

We take on the biggest ongoing conflict and design a timeline that shows how the same milestones are perceived by both sides who took part in it.

The Perspective Challenge –

A gamified platform where you get to influence someone you know and “pay” by allowing your own point of view be influenced by them.

My Perspective –

UGC platform that allows people to share how the big issues relate to them in their daily lives.

 

Read our Frequently Asked Questions page to get a better sense of our why and how we do what we do. Or read The Perspective Challenge Manifesto to get a better sense of why we do what we do.

 

The Perspective has garnered global media attention since its Product Hunt launch. Appearances include Alley WatchTech Crunch, MakeUseOfNative SocietySpringwiseProtein and many more. We have also won CSS Nectar’s site of the day, W3 awards Silver Winner and most recently we became the proud recipients of the 2017 “Best of ” WebAward recipient – News Category and Eppy Award winner for innovation project. In April 2018 it was announced that The Perspective is nominated for both the prestigious  Webby Award (News and Politics Category) and The Drum Award (Best Editorial Innovation).

 

 


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