Dear Podstronauts,

It’s been an amazing adventure building this community with you all, and we are at a bittersweet crossroads today. We are sad to announce that we will be closing Superpod today as part of a transition into a larger project. We can’t share any details at this time, but we’re trekking onwards toward the same north star and are very excited about the future.

When we first set out on this journey, we did so on the premise that people inherently want to help others. That people aren’t as self-obsessed as much as social media would have us believe. And that we could create an organic culture of helpfulness, where you can instantly tap into anyone’s experience.

With your help, we made that dream a reality!

Together, we built Superpod into a community where people help others over 6x more than seeking help themselves. In numbers, pods were also *quick* to help — collectively, our pods of experts answered most new questions within the hour. It was exciting to see this experience graph grow and to leverage it over time.

From 🏃‍runners to 🧗‍rock climbers, 👩‍👦parents to 🛫globetrotters, 👩‍⚕️medical professionals to 👩‍💻startup founders, 🚐 van dwellers to 🏡homeowners….. you showed us that at the end of the day, we all innately strive to help others. We couldn’t have done this without you. Also, how else would we have learned how to keep killer bees away from bird ponds? I’m also not sure how to spontaneously (not) plan my weekend trips anymore without all your wonderful local tips! 😭

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for building this amazing community with us. We hope we’ve inspired you to share more experiences with each other. You have certainly inspired us. ❤️

Stay curious, and stay helpful!

Sophia and Will

P.S. If you’d like to keep your Superpod data and/or if you’d like to anonymously contribute your data to our open source Superpod repository, let us know here by Sep 6th, 2018. (If enough community members opt-in, we will share questions and responses in an anonymous, open source format before otherwise deleting it.)

P.P.S. If you’d like to keep in touch and hear from us in the future, let us know here!