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SMG Innovation Camp - Qwiki
SMG Innovation Camp - Qwiki
SMG Innovation Camp - Qwiki
SMG Innovation Camp - Qwiki
SMG Innovation Camp - Qwiki
SMG Innovation Camp - Qwiki
SMG Innovation Camp - Qwiki
SMG Innovation Camp - Qwiki
SMG Innovation Camp - Qwiki
SMG Innovation Camp - Qwiki
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SMG Innovation Camp - Qwiki

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A short presentation from Dec 2010 that outlined what Qwiki is, how it can be used, and some examples of practical applications.

A short presentation from Dec 2010 that outlined what Qwiki is, how it can be used, and some examples of practical applications.

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  • 1. Innovation CampQwikiPrepared for:Social Media GroupPrepared by:Jordan Benedet / @jbenedetDec 17th, 2010socialmediagroup.com • 1 416-703-3764
  • 2. Innovation Camp! QwikiCompany Background• Founded by: Doug Imbruce & Louis Monier• Located in Palo Alto• $1.5M in Seed Funding• Won $50,000 Disrupt Cup grand prize from TechCrunch (09/10)
  • 3. Innovation Camp!QwikiWhat Exactly is a “Qwiki”?• Qwiki is a personal talking assistant, middleware between content and end user• Mix between Wikipedia and Visual Search Engine• Aggregates content on the fly – Maps – Movies – Images – Animations• Provides short audio/video presentations on subjects• Turns “information into an experience” – “Will revolutionize how we process information!”
  • 4. Innovation Camp!QwikiWhy do I want “Qwiki”?• The best way to learn is through story telling – Qwiki has a colorful, picture centric interface• Helps you learn by listening – no reading required!• Provides general info on major topics• Links relevant topics to facilitate further learning• Highly accessible for blind / deaf (provides audio, and scroll text)
  • 5. Innovation Camp! QwikiThis is Fantastic – But it Can’t be Perfect..? I am a robot, with a robot• Less information presented compared to written voice… beep bap boop beep reports boop bap – Example: Many Qwikis on books do not include published date• Not always up to date, or 100% accurate, as it pulls a lot of information from Wikipedia• Synthesized voice has age old pronunciation problems, and sounds very computerized
  • 6. Innovation Camp! QwikiIs There Anything else Like Qwiki?• No, not really – but there are other information content discovery platforms are: – PearlTrees – LivePlasma – Paper.li• Qwiki Markup language/API to produce experiences at scale
  • 7. Innovation Camp! QwikiWhat’s Next for Qwiki?• Qwiki is currently working on their next major version update, although details are uncertain • Potential Changes are: • Updated format and new publishing tools for brands (make your own Qwiki) • Watch Qwikis on your Facebook friends (Facebook Connect) • Updated Qwiki Markup language/API to produce experiences at scale• Company Dream: Qwiki’s for any publisher, person, or topic in the world!
  • 8. Innovation Camp! Qwiki Lets take Qwiki for a Test Drive! • http://www.qwiki.comSmooth, and Ideal 80’s Displays related Qwikis todescriptive visuals haircut keep user engaged
  • 9. Innovation Camp! QwikiHow can Qwiki be used?• Utilize the platform to present content, or introduce subjects• Rich content opportunity to add a level of interactivity to client content – Embed specific Qwiki’s to social channels or owned pages• API could allow for custom, branded builds• Potential featured or sponsored brand content on Qwiki.com or mobile apps
  • 10. Innovation Camp!QwikiDid you enjoy Qwiki? Questions & Comments

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