Parli is a wikipedia of opinion.
We’re building a definitive encyclopaedia of all the opinions in the world*.
We hope Parli will:
help us understand the world a little faster and better
stop us having to go over the same arguments over and over
help us better hear the opinions on all sides of a question.
We need you to sign up and help us build it
Because we think knowledge is a good thing, and listening is golden. And we think much of the internet we use today has been designed to accentuate the shouting. And because we believe that wild disagreement is super constructive, but only if it’s civil, and everyone is trying to learn.
We’ve told you what we are, let’s also tell you what we’re not.
We’re not a debating site. There are ton of those, and they are great - check out Reddit’s CMV or Debate.org (English). We don’t want to read your opinion here, we want to read definitive descriptions of the broad opinions out there.
And we’re not here to judge opinions.
We’re here to showcase opinions so that you better understand all perspectives, and judge for yourself.
If you want to read more about the thinking behind Parli, head over to this short Medium post.
PS. We have a private API and would love to hear how you might use it. If you would like to have access, please let us know.
PPS. Parli has been funded by a Prototype Grant from Google’s Digital News Initiative, and is otherwise bootstrapped by Turi Munthe and J. Paul Neeley. Parli is 100% owned by Jadala Ltd.
Parli is a business. At scale, we will explore monetisation via advertising and sponsorship, via subscriptions and via licensing (of the platform and of data).
*Is an opinion wiki even possible?
Some people think there’s an infinite number of opinions in the world - every individual is different, each has a different view, and it all adds up to the rich variety of human experience…
We don’t think that’s true.
We think that there’s actually a finite number of important opinions about anything.
Take any argument you can think of - gun control, euthanasia, gay marriage, Star Trek vs Star Wars - and you can probably boil down the core positions on any side of it in a matter of minutes. Quite often, the reason we think there are lots of different arguments is because they’re not very well expressed…