Did you ever want to try real debating online? A European based startup named Chilledlime aims to make online debating easier. Launching in a few months, ChilledLime will be available from anywhere.
According to a new-came study, 1000-2000 people from all over the world debate online actively online every day. This is a very small amount of users. [Just think how many net surfers use social networks, like FB or Twitter. Millions every day...] But I think this debating niche (market) is much, much bigger. So why do people struggle to debate on the net?
The answer is quite simple. There are not much sites that are really focusing on arguments [respect to the exceptions, these will be listed below]. But really have you heard of any?
Of course this is not the only cause for this. Most of these kinds of sites fail to promote there own ideas. Now here is an example:
ConvinceMe, maybe the one of the first sites in the market, started out in 2007. I am sure that none of you heard of it… It is because when it came out, a quite popular blog published a quick overview about it and then in the next few months nothing happened… No further coverage, no ads about it, no buzz.
OK this is enough about predictions and guesses, Let’s focus on ChilledLime now!
This website was originally a summer project of some European students. They expected to make this just an experiment of some kind. But when they got tons of positive feedback from family and friends, they decided to make this thing BIG.
ChilledLime is basically an intelligent and creative platform for hot debates. It was created to make online debating easier. As mentioned earlier, it is pretty hard in these days to find an appropriate site that you can use for long term.
Think about it: Simpler might not mean easier. But not in this case
There is not much available about ChilledLime at the moment. All that is clear that there will be some pioneer functions that will shake up the house This is very attractive, but can this new startup achieve this? Well we have to wait until the launch or we have to sign up for the private beta testing period on the landing page to find out.
We got exclusive news from the founders that it will have 3 fresh and unique ideas. Like Google+ has introduced “Circles” and loads of new innovative features, ChilledLime will have these:
- “Opinions table” or “Opinions circle”. This is basically the visual and interactive expression of the viewpoints and votes that have been submitted.
- “the board” is the actual debating forum. It is not actually a forum, it is the board where comments can be submitted about the actual debate. This will be the most “bloody” place of all You can fight with hundreds users or 1 person at a time (head to head). Don’t worry if you find anything that you find stupid. This is the main point of the whole thing: Expressing different viewpoints.
- “Summary so far” The winning viewpoint is proclaimed every second. So there is an automatically refreshing standings list.
In brief these will be the key functions of the debate in the first place. Of course you will be able to start, join unlimited arguments. And yes, there will be some secret features as well.
Here are 3 sites that could beat ChilledLime in the future.
- Twosides.co: A new site that is focusing on the upcoming US presidental elections.
- CreateDebate.com: A relatively old site (3 years+ old), that holds a kind community.
- Debate.org: A solid and simple platform that is developed by Juggle.
These sites are nice, but we have to wait a while until ChilledLime comes out to the public to see the real side of this “Debating market”.
[ChilledLime is in private alpha version, so no one can use the site except the developers. You can sign up for a notification on the landing page to get an invite for the private beta testing process (as mentioned above)]