|Angel, 1/07 |
The objective of Quotations Book are laid out as a mission statement at (http://quotationsbook.com/about/)
QB launched at the Future of Web Apps (London) in February 2007. Further coverage, future plans and more: (http://quotationsbook.com/press/)
Quotations Book is a place to enjoy, save, add and share famous quotes. Quotations Book also aims to be the world’s first emotional search engine. The overall aim is to facilitate the enjoyment of quotes. The site also syndicates all its content freely under an attribution license, and companies like freebase, answers.com and more are currently using its content, more at: (http://quotationsbook.com/services/)
|Launch Date||January 11, 2007|
|Launch Date||March 22, 2008|
|Tags||feelings, moods, expression, flickr, youtube, quotationsbook, quotes, emotion|
moonrise is a wonderful place to express how you feel, using everything on YouTube and FlickR and QuotationsBook as social objects for expression. As a side effect, it lets you find the best photos on FlickR without actually searching for them by extracting terms from your post to run searches. The post you end up making, no matter how simple, becomes filled with richness and conviction.
The idea is that in years to come, moonrise updates will bring back real memories, rather than thousands of micro-updates that may be forgotten the day after they are posted. It’s a human and meaningful place, with many plans ahead, including feelings about things like web pages via a widget - providing a valuable service of collecting sentiment for site owners, and allowing site visitors a way to express sentiment without commenting. By structuring input about URL’s, moonrise will be able to aggregate overall sentiment about any URL. To draw a comparison, while google analytics tells you everything about your site visitors, the moonrise widget will tell you how they really feel about each piece of content on your site - and what content on your site resonates (emotionally) and engages with visitors.
Plans ahead include following contacts, saying “me too!” to people that post feelings - if you feel the same (a sort of ranking system for posts) and replying to feelings. An API will also allow any social object from any site to be the subject of a feeling on moonrise, for example, a book or a DVD. Third parties will be able to offer up their social objects to solicit sentiments about them, and these posts will end up on moonrise, promoting the third party site and its social objects. By social object, we mean any object beyond the photos, videos and quotes that are currently used. When a URL is used as a social object in this case, this method of ranking by sentiment becomes much better than concepts like digg which use a crude up/down voting system, and whose essential goal is generating traffic for the digged sites. moonrise can do that for URL’s, and much more.
As moonrise opens up, we aim for all inputs and even outputs to be decentralised. This includes the identities of posters.
There are further confidential plans and IP that represent the blue sky goals of moonrise.