With niche content communities emerging all over the web, there's an opportunity to take dedicated human info processing to another level
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 26, 2008
MemeBox is very pleased to announce the public beta release of Future Blogger (futureblogger.net), a blogging community dedicated to exploring the future.
Future Blogger enables anyone and everyone interested in the future to easily post their thoughts, predictions and scenarios before a like-minded group of people. These posts are then rated by the community, with the best content rising to the top and onto the Future Blogger front page.
"Future Blogger is a place where science fans, budding futurists and experts can all collaborate to make better sense of the future ahead of us," says MemeBox CEO, Jeff Hilford, "It's a forum for the discussion and debate of the world of tomorrow that provides greater context and extension than you'll find in standard prediction markets."
Future Blogger's outward facing main page is structured by a mix of community ratings and editorial curation. Composed of high-level interviews, custom illustrations, entertaining polls and all the best the community has to offer, the site is an engaging combination of top-down and bottom-up that gives every future blogger a chance to reach a broader audience.
"With niche content communities emerging all over the web, there's an opportunity to take dedicated human info processing to another level," argues MemeBox President, Alvis Brigis, "By combining the power of a diverse yet focused community and the right amount of top-down facilitation, it becomes possible to structure ideas and content more efficiently. It's our goal to build the most efficient future-focused content site."
Providing a shot to the arm of Future Blogger is its sister application Future Scanner, which aggregates and organizes the best future-related content on the web by year and category. Future Blogger users gain access to the Future Scanner through the same central user account and can use the site to easily browse and keep track of their favorite future links. Whenever a Future Blogger post receives enough votes it is automatically submitted to the Future Scanner, boosting its reach and social surface area.
"By combining the strengths of Future Blogger and Future Scanner we are creating a place where people can more effectively discuss and organize their visions of the future," says MemeBox CEO, Jeff Hilford, "Together, these applications form a powerful resource that lets people easily share and discover future-related content."
Future Blogger makes it easy for contributors to further spread their content via RSS and through a Facebook widget that can display their blog posts, scans or favorite content. It's also a cinch to keep track of comments, maintain a future-focused blog roll, and see where one stacks up relative to the rest of the community via the upcoming Wall of Fame.
"As someone who's always been fascinated by the future, this is a platform that I wanted to exist yesterday," jokes Alvis Brigis, company President, then adds, "I think that we're going to have a lot of fun with this while also performing an important social service. I can't wait to see the mix of ideas, predictions and visions that emerges here on Future Blogger."
Jeff Hilford, CEO, sums up, "From a broader perspective, our goal here at MemeBox is to create a rich, interactive playground that allows people to explore the future and see how accelerating technological change will increasingly affect their everyday lives."
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