Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is once again attempting to change the online world with a new app that helps us find answers to problems using our smartphones.
Jelly, a Q&A style social media mobile app, allows users to upload photos with questions and harvest the collective thinking of our social networks to find an answer. Named after the Jellyfish, which have “a loose network of nerves that act as a ‘brain’ similar to the way we envision loosely distributed networks of people coordinating via Jelly to help each other”. According to the Jelly blog, Stone wanted to create an app that allows users to commit a simple act of kindness by answering peoples questions.
The beauty of the app is its simplicity, point, shoot and send, then wait for the answers to roll in. However its potential success lies in the way the app will serve questions to specific users, and what sort of information the app can collect about users, trends and patterns; and of course if it can capture the hearts of it users.