NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ideapod (www.ideapod.com), a new platform for sharing and discovering ideas, launches in invite-only beta today. As a company with the fundamental belief that the future is ours to create, Ideapod amplifies the thoughts that rule our world. The company helps connect important ideas and thinkers around shared passions - tackling global issues such as civil rights, economic disparity and the future of health. Acting as a global network for people to generate and develop world-changing ideas, Ideapod hopes to leverage social media to bring important ideas and movements together naturally and authentically.
The current network consists of 100+ influential thought leaders and 150+ leading partners, including the United Nations, New York Stock Exchange and YMCA. Now, in invite-only beta, Ideapod's platform will be opened to a more diverse user base in addition to thoughts from world and business leaders, activists and innovators. Applicants will be accepted based on quality and magnitude of the ideas that they are looking to bring to the platform. The community facilitates the discovery of new ideas from different perspectives while helping to bridge geographical and cultural divides.
Ideapod enables thinkers to articulate what's on their mind to a community of like-minded thinkers and changemakers. Every action stems from an idea, and every movement from a thought. Ideapod provides a platform to share and act on ideas that matter and shape our world. Ideapod captures these ideas and connects users through common passions -- enabling genuine and enduring dialogue through new and traditional media channels.
On Ideapod a user can create posts including urls, images and videos, but is limited to expressing his or her thoughts in 1000 characters. Users are free to contribute to each other's ideas to engage in discussion, and follow the users and themes that interest them most. It's a very simple interface with a very complex outcome; Ideapod will help improve our world in unfathomable ways.
"Ideapod's launch is set at a time when the future poses us all great challenges," says co-founder Mark Bakacs. "Though the internet is brimming with ideas that could provide solutions, these ideas often get lost in the noise of the web. Our aim is that Ideapod becomes a home for those ideas which are transformative and turn these challenges into our greatest opportunities and lead to meaningful change."
Some ideas that are currently being shared and discussed:
-- "Rethink Power in Asia" by Hugh White, Professor of Strategic Studies
-- "Engineering Our Own Divinity" by Jason Silva, Television Personality,
Filmmaker and Performance Philosopher
-- "Healthy Oceans and Seas by 2030!" by Amir Dossal, Founder and Chairman
of Global Partnerships Forum
-- "Ideas that Change Hearts and Minds" by Howard Collinge, Entrepreneur
and Writer, Author of Beautiful Economics
-- "LGBT Rights and Sochi" by Richard Socarides, Democratic Political
Strategist, Writer, Commentator and New York Attorney
-- "The Gift of Presence" by Jamie Rosenbloom, Educator at Lincoln
In addition, the company is hosting One on One, an Ideapod branded short format online video series dedicated to discussing ideas that address the common challenges facing the world in the 21st century. As a platform for collective brainstorming, Ideapod is uniquely positioned to elevate social media to a more meaningful discussion and inspire positive change. Current interviews feature a cross-section of some of the world's most prominent thinkers, political leaders and popular figures, from Tony Blair and Eric Schmidt to Russell Simmons and Jacqueline Novogratz.
To view a One on One film interview with Jason Silva, please visit: https://www.ideapod.com/idea/53061aca7765626f7f0a0000
Ideapod was founded in 2013 by Mark Bakacs and Justin Brown with the mission to provide the public a platform to share, discover and realize world changing ideas. For images of Ideapod, please go to: http://www.available-at.com/ideapod/press/. For more information about Ideapod, please go to: https://www.ideapod.com/about