If you’ve ever wished upon a star, it’s hard not to wonder if somewhere in the world, someone else was making a wish on the same star as you. It’s in this simple way that we’re connectedunited by our hopes, our dreams, and our desires. With the advent of social networking, that connection has grown even stronger. Now, it isn’t uncommon for people to share their thoughts, prayers, and aspirations with the whole world. It’s become human nature to want the attention and support of friends and strangers alike. Their likes, upvotes, and retweets fill us with confidence and hope.
Wish2Wish capitalizes on this human need by providing a platform for users to share their wishes with others. The map above is a star chart of wishes from people around the world, and each star represents a single person’s wish. Clicking a star will show you a wish. Clicking the icon at the bottom, will allow you to make a wish of your own. With social networking already available to express our thoughts on, why share your dreams on Wish2Wish instead of Twitter or Facebook? Unlike those networks, Wish2Wish provides users with much more freedom in regards to self regulation of content. Users can “like” posts by tapping the “crossed fingers” icon, but more than that, users can also “upvote” and “downvote” wishes through “hat tips” and “finger wags,” respectively. Each Wish2Wish user is given 100 “hat tips” and 100 “finger wags” to start with, but there is no limit to how many of these can be used on individual posts. Ever heard the phrase “I wish I could like this more than once?” OnWish2Wish, you can.
It’s also incredibly interesting to see how Wish2Wish highlights the differences between the hopes and dreams of people all over the world. Depending on each star’s location, wishes can range from prayers for relief, to pleas for change or even cheers for local sports teams. Some wishes are silly, others humorous, and some posts aren’t even wishes at all. With the “hat tip”/“finger wag” system, there’s a lot of potential for quality content to float to the top, and for people from all around the world to wish each other well.
Wish2Wish is a heartwarming concept that is sure to put a smile on users faces . It gives me a newfound sense of hope for humanity to see people sharing their hopes with strangers, and more so to see people showing their support and compassion for each other’s dreams. If you’re interested, check out the Wish2Wish website for more information, or visit the App Store or Google Play to try it for yourself.