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Foolstr.com Soft Launch

9 January 2009 No Comment
Foolstr.com Soft Launch
foolstr.com "The fool is proud of the one thing he knows…"

foolstr is a new website, located at www.foolstr.com. It’s all about the Wisdom of Crowds. foolstr lets you publish your ideas, lessons learned and get feedback from the community. It’s a simple social site, intended to gather up collective wisdom.

foolstr is innovative in that it relies on OpenID as its form of authentication. This means foolstr doesn’t invade your privacy and registration is a snap. It’s also completely anonymous. Things like Passwords or Email addresses, we don’t need ’em. Your email or password is never sent to Foolstr, you don’t have to remember a NEW password, you don’t have to remember ANYthing. Try it and see!

It’s a fun site and we want the barrier of entry to be small. You can post content without even registering and so far there is some interesting content.

From a technical side this site is another experiment, this time dealing with OpenID to determine just how viable this technology is. So far it seems sound for this level of authentication. The question is will the public understand it and be comfortable with this as a means of authentication. We’ll see. I’ve also hooked up the Yahoo Term Extraction API for content analysis and Google Analytics for Traffic.

So blog about it, Facebook it, Digg it, tell your friends, share your ideas and opinions and vote on what’s there. Let’s see what the fools know…

Foolstr’s still in pre-alpha, with many kinks still being ironed out. If you find a bug, post back to http://foolstr.blogspot.com or use the contact page at foolstr.com.

Now get out there and tell us something we don’t already know!!!

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