Twitter co-founder Biz Stone Debuts a Social Q&A App called Jelly.
Jelly is a search engine with a twist. Instead of relying on an algorithm to answer questions or get other information, Jelly utilizes the social circles of its users to discover information.
“Using Jelly is kinda like using a conventional search engine in that you ask it stuff and it returns answers.
“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.”
You can sign in to Jelly with your Facebook or Twitter credentials, but that does not mean your questions or answers posted via Jelly automatically pop up on either site. Jelly does, however, support the sharing of questions and answers on Twitter and Facebook if that is your preference.
When signed in via Facebook, any question you post can, potentially, be seen by anyone you are friends with and the people they are friends with. If you are also signed in via Twitter, all of your followers as well as their followers may also see your query.
“Any question on Jelly can be forwarded outside the app — to anyone in the world,” the website reads. “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.”