Helping people find "their people" easily and in a meaningful way. Communities thrive when each individual feels welcomed, surrounded by people similar to them. Currently Wiselike is more of a utility: you ask a question, you answer a question, you leave. There needs to be more options for discovery and passive-usage (ie. reading answers from people you would find interesting).
Most communities solve this using a feed of some sort. We are thinking of that too. It’s not enough to show people a list of content, they need meaning behind the content - a reason to read and interact with the person answering. This requires an intelligent relational database, and the smarts to utilize it accordingly. We plan to give people more incentive to answer and come back to read: your effort spent answering should be complimented with our ability to distribute your knowledge appropriately, putting the right content in front of the right people at the right time.
I built Wiselike with the team so I can see a world where your current network doesn't matter, but your ability to ask the right questions to the right people _does_. Curiosity and drive > privilege and happenstance. Meeting new people who are in your area of expertise, and outside of it, tends to be exciting and helpful. It gives you perspective, new friendships, and the confidence to accomplish what you want. These and more get me excited to keep growing Wiselike :)
I did not always believe in the idea. We ran a startup called CareerDean before Wiselike, and thought about changing to this type of Q&A for around a year. We pivoted once we did believe in the idea. It’s a basic system, it’s somewhat of a public email address (with some necessary private workings to avoid spam and hate messages). You have an inbox which everyone can read once you decide to answer something. That idea alone is awesome and universally applicable (like email); now it’s about execution.
I’m happy to hear you also care about helping others. It’s not every day you get the chance to help everyone in the world learn from each other. Spread the word about Wiselike so one day we can all have free and direct access to the world’s knowledge :D