Archives For Web 2.0

This is one of the best discussions I have seen in recent past. Martin Giles does a great job in moderating the panel. Add two of my favorite authors (the third one just got on my list), you have a WIN!

Direct link to the video on YouTube

InsightoryJust read about Insightory – a knowledge sharing and collaboration website. You can upload and share original management content, read others’ and comment on them. Quite an interesting idea. In fact, they want to be to management knowledge, what Wikipedia is to general knowledge.

The idea is simple – you upload documents or presentations and others can tap into your knowledge. They have a viewer with which you can view the document or presentation right on the page itself. And if you like it, you can even download a local copy of it. You can share documents with friends and even start a discussion with your own gyan.

They have a contest running with prizes ranging from $100 to $3000. You can find more details here.

One key difference between Insightory and Wikipedia is that you can edit any document on Wikipedia but not on Insightory. Of course, if you allowed people to edit them, then you run into copyright issues. Also, most management ideas are just philosophy or theory. They are not facts. So it may not be really practical to have a Wikipedia-type interface.

We will have to wait and see how this comes up. Wishing them all the best!

It can be called “multi search in one”. But it really isn’t. Sputtr.com is a new search website that helps you search across 36 (as of today) different websites and search engines.

Sputtr Search Engine

Simple layout. A text box and a whole lot of buttons underneath. Each button corresponds to a website that you can search. It is quite simple and easy to understand. The last button lets you suggest a website to the Sputtr team to add to their list of sites.

They also have international sites – 7 of them now, including Chinese, Italian, German, Spanish, French and even UK English.

I love the idea. But the issue I am finding now is that I have to keep using the back button in the browser to search with any other search engine and that’s quite a pain. Even the “right click and open in new tab/window” won’t work. It would have been great if they have a “framed” version too. A toolbar with all these options would be a thriller.

But yes, if you like specialised search and don’t always rely on Google for everything, this may make a lot of sense, especially as your browser start page. You have all the options on that page.

Wishing good luck to the Sputtr team!