My friends and frequent business partners at Miner Productions are at it again, driving production on a new social networking community called the Ideas Project, an interactive site featuring videos and threaded discussions on a wide variety of topics anchored by prominent thought leaders. The published content is organized primarily into Themes, People and Technology, with user generated content in the form of Questions, Ideas and threaded comments tied to the published content. There’s some interesting navigation devices used for exploring related ideas and contributors, but it’s really the quality of the thought-leader content that stands out. It’s kind of like a TED-style conference in the sustained format of an online social network.
It’s a cool idea and the content is definitely worth exploring. I’m currently listening to a video by Jerry Michalski on how the Internet represents the development of a “global brain”— check it out. The project was sponsored by Nokia, and developed in partnership with Xigi and Axis 41. As always, great work, Miner. I’m looking forward to our next collaboration.