Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and his former Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) colleague Ben Finkel have teamed up to launch Jelly, a new search app that uses social networks to deliver results.
Jelly users submit questions on the Jelly app, and this is sent out via the user’s social networks. Users can also forward questions along to others, opening Jelly up to someone’s entire extended network.
In addition to asking questions, Jelly allows users to take pictures and ask for help identifying the image. Jelly also allows users to crop, reframe, zoom and draw on images to make the question more specific.
In a video promoting the new app, Stone draws a distinction between information and knowledge and says that Jelly is a new way to search based around knowledge.
“Knowledge is the practical application of information from real human experience,” according to the official Jelly blog, which launched Tuesday.
Really, the app isn’t dissimilar from other online Q&A services, like Ask.com, Quora, Yahoo Answers and Google Answers. None of those services, however, have proven to be profitable business models. It will be interesting to see if Jelly is able to resonate with users.
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Originally from Northern California, Ryan W. Neal came to New York to earn his master's in journalism from Columbia University. He joined IB Times April 2013, and is a writer...