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Twitter co-founder Biz Stone launched a search app dubbed Jelly on Tuesday that he hopes will conquer the already packed-like-sardines online Q&A market. The concept behind the app appears to rely on Facebook and Twitter hive minds. Stone stopped short of calling it that, however, preferring instead to say that "Jelly is …

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Compteting with Yahoo! Answers isn't hard. My 2 year old nephew gives more coherent answers than it does. Heaven knows how it ends up so high on Google's search rankings, given the piss-poor nature of the so-called 'answers' when you accidentally click on the link.

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That's a little unfair, for example if I Google "Where can I find a bunch ignorant, xenophobic, homophobic morons that make the Daily Mail readers look like a bunch of left wing tree huggers" Google returned Yahoo Answers and Forums as the top hits, which of course is spot on.

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Where do Youtube comment denizens rank in relation?

I can't remember if it was an xkcd joke, or somewhere else, but there were a list of near-impossible challenges. One of which was to post something on Youtube that was so moronic that everyone would realise it was meant to be a joke.

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what does "free" mean?

i take it by "free" you mean there is a cost somewhere?

is it a bombardment of adverts?

an in-app-purchase to unlock the ability to view the answers to your questions?

or just the part of our soul that you inevitably lose to the demons of social media?

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What goes on in the Facebook/Twitter hive mind?

I'm going to guess that a good 60% of it is about the weather at the moment.

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Re: What goes on in the Facebook/Twitter hive mind?

My limited research suggests that, "I'm rockin' a ham 'n pickle sandwich! LOL!!" Is a more-or-less representative sample.

On the other hand, there's usually some quality casual racism to be had on Facebook - along with people talking about how great homeopathy is, and reiki massage. Those seem to be the people my brother gets into arguments with anyway.

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Question...

Has any co-founder of a successful website like twitter ever managed to replicate that success with a similar site?

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Probably not, but I guess they probably don't lose sleep over it.

Once you are a 30 something billionaire you can pretty much do what you want, and surely it's better they stay in the tech field than start buying sports teams and the like?

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