Personal Learning Network


Social networking for creativity boost


Web app for tracking inspirations and random prototyping with people on the Internet.

People use this app to get inspired from diverse pool of strangers, publish inspirations (photos of personal notes and clips of other website's text/images), collect inspirations and save them into public boards, synthesise inspirations into prototypes and collaborate on these prototypes within a board.

It works like this: I login and follow topics. I get content recommendations. I save what I like in my personal profile (just like on Pinterest boards). Moreover, I can add long-form text and images to each board to summarise my inspirations and showcase early stage prototypes as a synthesis of my inspirations. People who are on my inspiration boards are notified to discuss what I did with their posts (how I was inspired by their posts to form my idea and create a prototype). Moreover, those people who are inspiration sources to me are encouraged to collaborate and build on my prototype.


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  • //人々はこのアプリを使用して、見知らぬ人の多様なプールからインスピレーションを得て、インスピレーション(個人的なメモの写真と他のWebサイトのテキスト/画像のクリップ)[...]を公開ボードで公開します[...] *


  • // [...]コンテンツの推奨事項が表示されます。 [...] *

これらの推奨事項はどのように生成されますか?推奨事項はソーシャルWebサービスプロバイダー(Google、YouTubeなど)の成功に不可欠な要素であるため、推奨事項の品質が何かが成功するかどうかの理由です。たとえば、Peter Diamandisは最近[FutureLoop](を立ち上げましたが、これは本質的に何もしませんが、ニュースを推奨します。推奨エンジンは不可欠かもしれませんが、それらの推奨をどのように行うかを指定しないと、このネットワークがどのように進化/成功するかを判断するのが難しい場合があります。

// People use this app to get inspired from diverse pool of strangers, publish inspirations (photos of personal notes and clips of other website's text/images) [...] in public boards [...]

Sounds like network of personal boards. So, profiles. It's what social nets had since early days, but they didn't focus on prototyping. So, would this be, in principle, a social net, for prototyping?

// [...] I get content recommendations. [...]

How would these recommendations be generated? Being that recommendations are essential part of the success of social web service providers, even Google, YouTube, etc., the quality of recommendations is the reason why something succeeds or not. For example, Peter Diamandis had recently launched FutureLoop, which does essentially nothing but recommend news. The recommendation engine may be essential, but without specifying how it would do those recommendations, it may be hard to judge how would this network evolve / succeed.

//プロトタイピングのためのソーシャルネット? //

はい、ソーシャルネットワーキングをより意味のあるものにします。 「情報を消費する」目的でTwitterやInstagramなどで他の人をフォローし、それについて何もしないことがよくあります。



// a social net, for prototyping? //

yes, making social networking more meaningful. people follow others on Twitter, Instagram, etc for a purpose of "consuming information" and often not doing anything about it.

but true learning comes when doing something with that information. and true connection is made when collaborating with a follower on a project. so, this would be a place to get to know people closer by prototyping things.

also, typically, people get into a project stage after months/years of meeting online, but tech could speed up "a process of let's get to know each other by creating together".

//これらの推奨はどのように生成されますか? //


例えば「デジタル日記のアイデア」について投稿する場合は、「ノート取り」というタグを付けます。 「ガーデンオフィスのアイデア」について投稿する場合は、「自宅からの仕事」と「建築」のタグを付けます。等々。



// How would these recommendations be generated? //

everything I post on this social network, I tag with a label (like a I choose a category for each blog on my site).

e.g. if I post about "an idea of a digital diary", I tag it with "note taking". if I post about "an idea of a garden office", I tag it with "work from home" and "architecture". and so on.

this way, people who are interested in same topics discover me.

side thought: people will need to be introduced to a good practice of labelling their posts when starting to use the app, so that they get good recommendations and attract the right followers.