All too often social networking apps encourage us to show off the more positive side of our lives, making us the envy of our friends. But Wisdo asks us to share both the good and the bad that we’ve gone through, to help us see we’re not so different and not alone.
After setting up a user profile, you can explore hundreds of categories ranging from moving home or coping with anxiety, to going vegan or taking up a new hobby.
When you find the community you want to join, you start with a questionnaire listing stages related to that experience. You can say you’ve ‘been there’ to find out how many people you can help going through this specific step, or hit ‘follow’ to find out how many people can help you.
You don’t need to share personal details like your age or location, but being open about your life experiences on Wisdo is encouraged as it allows you to connect with people who have gone through – or are going through – the same experience as you.
Whether you’re looking to give or receive advice, you can engage in public or private chats and make a genuine connection with others. While it’s no replacement for professional help when it’s needed, Wisdo attempts to create a positive community and help its users to feel understood and less alone.
In a lonely world where typing your problems into a search engine can often feel like a shout into the void, Wisdo offers a way to connect with people in a meaningful and positive way.