Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Launches His Newest Project On a .Co; Jelly.Co

Biz Stone one of the co-founders of Twitter, just launched his newest project on a .Co domain name.

Jelly.co

Jelly.co is an app which was originally launched on jellyhq.com which is now forwarding to the domain name jelly.co

“Using Jelly is kinda like using a conventional search engine in that you ask it stuff and it returns answers. But, that’s where the similarities end. Albert Einstein famously said, “Information is not knowledge.” Knowledge is the practical application of information from real human experience.

Jelly changes how we find answers because it uses pictures and people in our social networks. It turns out that getting answers from people is very different from retrieving information with algorithms. Also, it has the added benefit of being fun. Here are the three key features of Jelly.
Friends follow friends.

Jelly works with your existing social networks.

Friends follow friends.

Jelly is designed to search the group mind of your social networks—and what goes around, comes around. You may find yourself answering questions as well as asking. You can help friends, or friends-of-friends with their questions and grow your collection of thank you cards. It feels good to help.”

“Paying it Forward

My mom used to say, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Any question on Jelly can be forwarded outside the app—to anyone in the world. Maybe your friend, or even your friend’s friend doesn’t have the answer. However, your friend’s friend’s friend just might. It’s a small world after all.
Point, shoot, ask!
Questions with images deepen their context.

Point, shoot, ask!

In a world where 140 characters is considered a maximum length, a picture really is worth a thousand words. Images are in the foreground of the Jelly experience because they add depth and context to any question. You can crop, reframe, zoom, and draw on your images to get more specific.
How Does Jelly Work?

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. (See video.)

No matter how sophisticated our algorithms become, they are still no match for the experience, inventiveness, and creativity of the human mind. Jelly is a new way to search and something more–it makes helping other people easy and fun. We hope you find Jelly as useful and rewarding as we do.

This Is An Adventure

Jelly is starting to come to life. We finally have a permanent office in San Francisco which we designed with a kind of “The Life Aquatic” theme because we’re named after the venerable jellyfish and, who doesn’t love the ocean? Plus, in the words of Steve Zissou: This is an adventure.

Our product is very close to launching so we have a new home on the web, jelly.co. This is where we will continue to post updates about our work, news about our company, and in general, all things Jelly. More importantly, this is where you will be able to download Jelly when it’s available.

Our society is more connected than ever before. There are billions of people using social networks and mobile devices. We have eight people at Jelly with a plan to build something we think is meaningful atop this foundation. Jelly will be a free mobile app available for both Android and iOS devices.

—Biz Stone, Co-founder and CEO”

 

Comments

  1. Grim says

    Let’s see… O.co, Brit.co… now Jelly.co… hmm, I’m sure there are at least a dozen other highly-popular .COs, I’m just drawing a blank at the moment. But anyway, yes, it looks like .CO is quickly on its way to becoming the “new .com” very soon now!

    // sarcasmus maximus //

  2. BrianWick says

    I am ready to jump off a really really really deep deep deep 1/16th inch cliff – right now – and throw in the .com towel.

    The Colombian business that bought Skinco.com from me for decent 5-digits about a year ago clearly made a decision not to go after Skin.co. I will rely on Colombian business decisions vs. wanks – sorry.

  3. says

    Amazing how the era of apps and social media renders the TLD indifferent for the success of the company and its products. The gTLDs will further establish that.

    Obvious solution and free advice for the crowd fixated only on .com domains: develop your domains into brick and mortar businesses.

  4. says

    Sounds like a cool app, but stupid name for that category.

    Brian, perfect example of human nature actually, and simply smart business decision by going with what works. Congrats on the sale.

  5. Grim says

    @Acro

    I’m willing to bet that if I had a .COM of a name and I offered to trade it to the owner of the same name but with .WHATEVER as the extension, that person would trade it in a heartbeat.

    It’s all fine and good to say the gTLDs will change everything, but in reality, those who own even common alternative extensions like .NET or .INFO because they couldn’t get the .COM, would jump at the chance to get the .COM if they could.

    A thousand new Cola brands wouldn’t be able to steal Coca-Cola’s #1 ranking. A thousand new burger joints won’t unseat McDonalds dominance. And a thousand new gTLDs aren’t going to unseat .COM.

  6. says

    Unseat.com

    No one is going to unseat .com but unless your a shareholder in verisign that is not the issue

    If your a domainer the issue is will the new gTLD’s and the number of new choices they offer cause your .com’s to sell for less than they would have last year.

  7. Grim says

    Michael,

    A lot of aluminum in the world doesn’t make gold any less valuable.

    It’s been discussed that the gTLDs will bring about more UDRPs, in an effort to grab the .COM version of a name. .COM may very well increase in value, as it is rare. The gTLDs will be as plentiful as aluminum, and value-wise, should be thought of as such.

  8. says

    Grim

    Just because its a .com it doesn’t make it gold.

    Believe me as someone who just reviewed another list in preparation for domainsherpa show this week, there is plenty of fool’s gold in .com like in other extensions

  9. Raymond Hackney says

    It actually wasn’t a good analogy Brian because people of the world use Gold and Aluminum for many different things. No woman wants an aluminum wedding band. They want Gold.

    Jelly.co will propagage and have the same utility as .com. We need to stop comparing different things in the real world that function differently and compare them to urls which function identically.

    Now Grim I did like your Cola analogy and have said the same in the past.

    I also agree anyone would take the .com if given in a trade, but no one is doing that, cost becomes a factor and that factor makes some, not all, but some seek lower priced alternatives. Why doesn’t everyone drive a Rolls Royce certainly much better than a Kia but most cannot afford the Rolls Royce.

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