The inspiration came from the contrived-word "Sonder" which refers to the realization one gets that everyone around you has a story just as intricate, interesting and beautiful as your own. Unfortunately we go about our daily lives bumping in and around such people without even knowing or acknowledging it. Sonder aims to open our awareness to how interesting that "stranger on the bus" can really be, or how that one "annoying kid" is actually really really cool.
What it does
Sonder crowdsources compliments for its users from other users who are familiar with him/her. For example, if you have a Sonder account, you may "sonder" about someone else, dropping in an anonymous compliment on their wall. The same occurs for you, when other people Sonder about you. The result? An overwhelmingly positive digital space.