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JetEye Launched!

I’ve been working with this small start-up in downtown SF for the last month or so and we’ve just launched our beta. The site is called JetEye and what it offers is a new way to search, collect and share digital information. Using packages (called JetPaks) you can collect links, images, notes and other JetPaks, add tags and share information with the rest of the world.

JetPaks are collections of resources that offer more flexibility than a single bookmark but are more structured than a Web page. A JetPak can contain many related resources of different types, expanding the bookmark concept, but can still be quickly scanned and digested unlike a blog post or a Web page. As information stores, JetPaks contains just the right amount of data to be useful without becoming cluttered and unwieldy.

Vannevar Bush talked about sharing associative trails of information; JetPaks allow you to do just that – as you search, collect the links in a JetPak, annotate them or add select quotes and images. Attach this JetPak to your research notes when you’re done so that, sometime in the future, you or anyone else can recreate the trail of thought you followed on the way to a your final conclusion.

JetPaks allow us to re-index the web. By collecting related resources into coherent packages we’re creating a new type of folksonomy, one that can better capture our own associations. Delicious and flickr let you browse the associative space of related tags, bookmarks and images as defined by whatever algorithms they designed. By allowing you to create packages of information, JetEye lets you create your own associative space based on your own connections. Every JetPak is a statement by a person, saying these items are all related to each other, they are interesting and they are even more interesting when viewed together in a single context.

You can use JetPaks to track distributed conversations, publish research notes, share specific information on any topic or even as a presentation aid. Taken as a whole JetPaks create a fascinating view of the web, re-indexed, re-contextualized and re-mixed by users. I can’t wait to see what people make of this.

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  1. Labnotes says:

    JetEye Launched!

    From Limbo:

    JetPaks are collections of resources that offer more flexibility than a single bookmark but are more structured than a Web page. A JetPak can contain many related resources of different types, expanding the bookmark concept, but can sti…

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