What on earth is this?
Simply put this is my personal publication platform, its a cross between GrowthHackers and Medium & Dev.to (which is built on the open source platform Forem) . I wanted something that would help me catalogue, save, curate and publish the things I find on the web – all controlled by me…
I was fed up with hundreds of tabs in Chrome and FireFox open where I wanted to make notes or save bits of information for later use – and nothing out there that could do this the way I needed.
Objective for me
The objective is to have a simple tool that allows me to quickly add links, tag them in a way that these are easily searchable, and make notes on each to distill the information I want.
I need to easily edit the items, delete them, or share them with the wider public if I feel the need.
I may make this more interesting and open it up if people want to try it, to do this I will need the following more complex features:
- Registration/account management
- Add your own links, data
- Bookmark someone else’s page
- Where you vote
- Where you commented
- Follow people? See when they post
- Profile page – so you can show your articles etc
- Possibly personalised tagging
I have been studying various marketplaces, content curation hubs, and other communities/forums such as Facebook for possible product ideas.
I feel there could be a market for more organised niche community sites with structured data very specific to the niche in question. **Edit, there are now platforms for this, like ‘Forem‘.