I created a simple app where people can anonymously post their opinions. Not only does the anonymity relieve the stress of peer pressure, but it also democratizes the support of an idea by letting other users “cross fingers” to arrive at a collective decision. Unlike other social media platforms, wish2wish does not require anyone to give up personal information. They can simply share their desires and start wishing and responding right away, without worry about followers or information leakers.
I believe wish2wish can break through the Pareto Principle (also known as the 80/20 Rule), so that 20% of a group will no longer be dominating the decision making 80% of the time. As a result, valuable contributions can be made by ALL group members.
Initially, my idea was to create a virtual ballot, however, as development progressed, I drew inspiration from the knowledge I gained at Hebrew school, realizing that ‘Wish2Wish’ could be used to spread tikkun olam in local communities and the world at large. Tikkun olam literally means "world repair" and has become synonomous with "the pursuit of social justice."
My app encourages people to find, discover and support the dreams of others. We used the imagery of "keeping your fingers crossed" because it is a common expression of hope, and I thought that it would be natural to use this gesture to show support for a peer's wish.