CrowdFound : Social Discovery Engine

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The founders of this social-networking, social bookmarking site with people powered categorization of content hoped to provide a topic centric approach rather than a people centric approach to content on the web.

At CrowdFound, users get to categorize article on the web into predefined categories and sub-categories. While the features have lot of similarity with the social bookmarking sites, the emphasis here is on letting content be the center of social networks rather than people.

A quote from the article at iTwire

CrowdFound claims that “this direct topic-based interfacing will allow users to rapidly identify other users’ interests in a particular topic and then communicate with each other in a topic-centric community.”

There are some nifty features to be found there that will appeal to all ( I bumped across a video of Guy Kawasaki’s presentation on entrepreneurial must-haves). The site is a good try.

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  • The Marketing Dojo

    Is this in some kind of private beta? I went to the site and all I saw was the logo and an e-mail address.

  • Jacques Snyman 4 SEO

    Same here, it shows logo and email…when can we expect the real thing? Social media is a pet passion and like seeing the angles people are taking….

  • Karen Hiller

    Hope you will let everyone know when we can get into this site, sounds facinating

  • Arun Radhakrishnan

    Hello to all. The site was indeed up and running when I visited it. Will post on the site as soon as I can get some information. My apologies to all 🙂

  • Loren Baker, Editor

    Must be the Search Engine Journal Effect crashing the site 🙂

    Sorry folks, it was up and running when this was put together. Hopefully Crowdfound will be getting something working soon.

  • Nigel Williams

    The site has gone under and went broke last year sometime.