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An app/experiment in which friends watch out for each other's well-being without knowing who needs uplifting

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Dec 25, 2021
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A group of friends commits to using an app/experiment where every group member anonymously reports how they are feeling on a scale from 1-10. Everyone sees a cumulative group score but not individual scores. The goal is to uplift the group and keep the collective score high without knowing who is pulling down the average.
Why?
  • When friends don't know who specifically is feeling down, they work on uplifting the entire group. As a side effect of helping an unknown friend, everyone ends up having a great day.
  • A way for strong/proud people to get some support even when they don't want to seem weak for complaining.
  • More quality time for a group of friends.
How it works
A group of friends installs an app and creates a private group within it. Every group member anonymously reports how they are feeling on a scale from 1 - 10. The app reminds them to keep the score up to date multiple times per day.
People can't see each other's scores, but they can see a cumulative average. The group's goal is to keep the cumulative score as high as possible at all times.
There are 2 rules:
  • There should be no attempts to identify the person/reason that is bringing down the average. People are not allowed to directly ask questions in order to find out who in the group isn't feeling good. They should not know how to personalize/tailor the intervention to specific cases.
  • It is against the rules to tell others that you are the one who feels bad or what the reason is.
Periodically, the app provides very specific tips and suggestions on how the entire group can have fun together.
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Darryl Koh Yuan Jie
Darryl Koh Yuan Jiea month ago
I think this functions as a kind of collective well being system for friendships to blossom and ensure that happiness is maintained. However, I am rather perplexed by the rules. I would imagine that if one of my friends are feeling low, it is best to talk things out and share the problems with one another. Moreover, the user who is constantly feeling low might feel he or she is burdening the group and thus feel outcasted. Perhaps rule 1 can exist, but I think one should be given a choice to share their woes and joys too. The app can also feature digital journal entries where friends can share about each other day in detail if they want too! Just my 2 cents, what do you think?
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Darko Savic
Darko Savica month ago
Darryl Koh Yuan Jie I initially forgot to add the "Why" section. It's there now. It addresses some of the things you said
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