In case walking down the street becomes an existential quandary
A new application founded by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone allows questions to be answered through human knowledge and interaction.
Jelly, as it's called, aims to utilize the increasing power of social networking by allowing people to share their knowledge rather than relying on a conventional search engine. The app is designed around the idea of paying your knowledge "forward" to those who are a part your social network and vice-versa.
A user can pose a question inside Jelly and his network buddies try to answer. Once that happens the user receives a notification. If the question is not answered or if your friends are being
a-holes unhelpful, it may also be forwarded to the online community who may then solve your problem.
According to the website, Jelly has transformed the way questions are answered through the use of images and other users on the site and beyond.
"Say you’re walking along and you spot something unusual. You want to know what it is so you launch Jelly, take a picture, circle it with your finger, and type, “What’s this?” That query is submitted to some people in your network who also have Jelly. Jelly notifies you when you have answers."
The company claims that the creativity, inventiveness and experience of the human mind match or even outperform algorithms of typical search engines.