|Search By Values|
| Posted on 31/05/2014 - 21:19|
Search By Values is a social platform that allows users to reveal and visualize the VALUES BEHIND THE ECONOMY, which are then used for a search engine that helps people find companies, products or services that MATCH their own principles or values
The economy is the blood, the carrying element of society; it allows us to TRANSFER and exchange knowledge, products or services, and also VALUES and principles. But we tend to ignore that last part, so money becomes BLANK AND BLIND, its origins and its real purpose are forgotten and values that we do not share begin get UNINTENDED SUPPORT from us. Our challenge is to allow anyone to REVEAL and socially track the positive values –whatever they may be– that are being put into action with the flow of the economy, without having to create a competitive ranking or a predefined set of labels that would require a strong inspection infrastructure to be trusted. This way, will we be able to choose which reality we want to support with our money.
The solution is conceived as an open source web and mobile application that relies on two main elements: a socially crowdsourced database and a easy-to-use search engine. The database will be fed by users rating or "valuing" and tagging companies and products with the positive values and principles they see in them.
Target group and social impact
The target group potentially includes every proactive person participating in any economic activity as a CLIENT or a CONSUMER. The social impact of making the society SELF-AWARE of the values that are running through its economy can barely be evaluated, but it is potentially huge. By making economy more TRANSPARENT and visualizing the positive expectations –in terms of values– we put on it, economic actors will begin to purposefully act according to them. This way, we think we will be able to unlock and support a huge range of changes for the better.
Competences of the applicant
We are a multidisciplinary and well cohesioned team of professionals that came together with a clear purpose: conceive, launch and nurse projects that reconnect the economy with the values and aspirations of society through bottom-up processes and open tools. For that purpose, we are constituting as a non-profit organization and bringing together a talented and committed development team.
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