🔮 PSA! We are still very early on in our journey to build a social search engine. Please continue if you want to help shape the way information is shared on the internet. 😉
Over generations, social, political, intellectual, cultural, and economic information resources have defaulted to serve the “default male” population. As a result, women talk, having learned that the fastest way to obtain reliable, valuable information is through each other instead.
Diem is building a social search engine to ****scale those candid conversations by embracing them instead. Our aim is to turn these conversations that happen “behind closed doors”—whether they’re about friendships, birth control, toxic masculinity, harassment, chronic pain, big career moves, enthralling books, easy recipes, and everything in between— into public and credible resources.
<aside> 💡 Think of us like a reimagined Reddit or Quora, but way easier to search and inspired by the way women already communicate.
We’ve trained a model called Diem AI to conversationally answer your pressing, personal, embarrassing, funny, and serious questions. The model combines an LLM with our own data model (meaning the knowledge shared by community members in our platform). When you start a Diem (aka. ask Diem a question), you’ll receive an AI-generated response that scrapes Diem (and the internet) for answers, through a feminine lens, and then supplements those results with real-life anecdotes shared in Diem.
Think of it as a Q&A sesh that’s similar to searching the web, but with a built-in network of trustworthy internet friends. Right now, our community has mostly been sharing stories about personal health, money, and relationships. They’re ****all pretty taboo topics, and that’s the point. You can also “contribute” to a Diem by sharing your own stories and recommendations by writing it out.
*Note: The more you contribute stories or use Diem AI, the smarter it gets.
Why did we build Diem AI?
The internet isn’t a particularly inclusive place. When women Google something personal, they’re not usually just looking for facts. They’re searching for validation—to know they’re not alone. For example, we know that 70% of Google searches that start with the words “is it normal” pertain to women’s health. Answers to those types of searches aren’t usually found in SEO-optimized results—they’re found in shared experiences and personal stories. We built Diem AI as a step towards literally closing the gender information gap, but also as a way to make searching the internet more social.