As we mentioned in the last post, our mission is to connect you to the people and information you’re looking for. To that end, we’ve just launched a limited beta of Youlicit. This version currently has in place the bare-bones functionality that we hope to build upon in future releases. Whether you’re researching a particular academic topic, reading about your favorite sports player, perusing the news or simply reading about an interesting concept, Youlicit gives you instant access to the most relevant and recommended sites on that topic. In addition to extracting the wisdom of the crowds on the Internet to return relevant results, we have also created a means to identify the most “related users” on any given topic, derived by analyzing the sites they recommend and visit on Youlicit. We’ve also built the beginnings of a network function that will let you add people of like-minded interests to your network and have them filter the Web for you in an easy, effortless way.
Right now, we’re focusing on enhancing our results quality by fine-tuning our algorithms and expanding our coverage of the web by indexing many more sites. We’re planning future releases with additional personalization and collaboration options to take your Youlicit experience to the next level. Soon you’ll be able to broadcast your interests and expertise and have people find you when they’re looking for information on the topics you know about. Once that connection is made, the possibilities are endless. We look forward to working with you to make this experience a reality. We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions.