Our world has become divisive

The pandemic has accelerated a lack of community and connection and fueled a mental health crisis.

All the while the internet has become a toxic place with no concern for the people behind the usernames.

To sum it up there is an overall disregard for the dignity of each other.


But we have far more in common with each other than things that divide us

We all have hopes and dreams, fall in love and experience heartbreak, have loved ones and lose loved ones, pursue passions and leave desires unfulfilled.

We all share life on this green and blue marble traveling at 66,000 miles per hour through the dark abyss of space. But rather than have each other’s backs we see each other as enemies. Rather than connect with those we see in person, we hide behind screens desperately searching for that intimacy we crave through pixels and likes.

We envision a better world. One with less division, more respect for others, more connection, and more community.

The world how it was meant to be.

We aim to help you see the person behind the username. To guide you to satisfy the cravings of your heart for ‘in real life’ connection. To realize your Commonthread with all those around you.

But Commonthread is more than an app, it’s a movement. A movement for people who believe in a better world full of community, connection and shared experiences. One that looks past ideologies, and looks at the human person.

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Values Core to Our Mission

We aren’t hamsters

Many tech companies design their apps to be addictive, giving you an endless amount of stimulation, like a hamster running on a wheel. But CommonThread believes you aren’t hamsters, we purposefully didn’t make our app addictive, rather we are designed to get you off the app and into real fulfilling connections with those around you. We want to use technology to help better people’s lives, rather than control them with some sort of algorithm.

1,000-year view

There is a temptation for companies to make decisions based on what is best for this quarter or fiscal year. But when companies don't think about how their technology can affect the world 10, 20 or even 100 years from now we end up where we are at, a world where technology has advanced tremendously but people’s mental health has declined. At CommonThread we take a different approach. We are proactive in how our technology is affecting others and focus on how every decision we make will affect the world 1,000 years from now.

Hold the door open

If you are fortunate enough to have made it somewhere help others do the same. Hold the door open for them and keep it open, make sure they get through safely. Look out for the good of others. It’s not servant leadership where you serve in order to lead. It’s just helping each other, with no ulterior motives.

Be the best version of yourself

We aren’t trying to make people something they aren’t rather we want people to become the best version of themselves. And while we hold this as a personal mantra, it also extends to how we operate. Everything should be geared towards the betterment of people, real people, and not corporations.

Encounter humanity

We meet humanity where it’s at. It’s hard for people to talk to strangers, it’s hard to find things in common to form a connection in a matter of seconds before their attention span moves them onto something else. It’s hard to put yourself out there. But we are here to help.