With the number of tragedies and scandals that make daily headlines, it can be easy for people to think that there is nothing but bad news out there. One new social app aims to counteract that.
The new Pozify community - dubbed the "Pozify Nation" - was established to post positive news stories, events, quotes, pictures, and other media that elicit positive feelings. Rather than only seeing content from established "friends", new users see this positive content uploaded by the community, hopefully making them feel welcome.
In line with Pozify's core mission of making the Internet a more positive place, early adopters are beginning to see what sort of a difference it can make. Recently, a U.S. Navy sailor contacted Pozify's CEO, Erik Wilson, and explained that he had gone on many active deployments and had subsequently developed PTSD. He has been a stay-at-home dad to two wonderful children for 10 years; however his PTSD would occasionally make home life difficult. He stated that he would have to take constant breaks (ranging from a few days to "several months") from other social networks and online communities, because the posted content would just exacerbate the overwhelming anxiety he felt on a daily basis.
However, he noted that Pozify provided a completely different kind of experience. He found himself constantly checking the app to see what the community had been posting. In fact, he noted that he saw an "amazing change" in his life, and that he was uplifted by all of the community's posts. Wilson commented, "this is exactly the sort of community we want the Pozify Nation to be - the kind that embraces positivity and helps spread light into other people's lives as well."
You can read the full message to the CEO below:
I am someone who suffers from PTSD and anxiety from my time in the US Navy and my many active deployments. I have found after being on FB and other social media platforms that most of the content posted there leaves me overwhelmed with stress and anxiety. I have periodically taken breaks from a day to several months from them because the various stress levels that follow after using these apps. I have recently discovered the Pozify app and have quickly seen an amazing change in my life. I am uplifted by the inspirational and encouraging content that is posted there. I find myself constantly drawn to checking Pozify for new posts and to participate in their fun and interesting games. I have noticed a significant decrease in my stress level over the past few weeks and am rarely on FB or other social media apps. Thanks for the inspirational and uplifting app.