Google is currently developing a Pinterest-like program called Keen that can let people collect and share resources, links and ideas. Keen is a part of Area 120,” Google”s workshop for experimental projects.
Keen, which is a web and Android program supports users to make a “Keen” (such as a Pinterest board) about any subject they like. On Keen, you state exactly what you wish to spend time on, then curate content from the web and people you trust to make that happen, said CJ Adams, Co-founder, Keen.
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People make an “enthusiastic,” which can be about any issue, whether it’s baking delicious bread at home, getting to birding or researching typography.
“Keen lets you curate the information you love, share your collection together and find new content according to which you have saved,” Adams said in an announcement on Thursday.
Users may add links, photos and other sources and invite friends to collaborate and follow “Keens” they discover intriguing.
The Keen team worked in close cooperation with a different staff at Google called Folks and AI Research (PAIR), dedicated to human-centered machine learning systems.
You’re able to curate “Keen” yourself or for different folks. The keens can be public or personal, which means you control who will contribute and what is shared.
Folks may follow keens others have established, discovering tens of thousands of lists that are hand-curated from the community and getting alerts when new things are included.
“For every keen you produce, we use Google Search along with the most up-to-date in machine learning to remain watching for useful content related to your interests,” informed Adams.
Even if you’re not yet an expert on a topic, you can start curating a keen and rescue a couple of interesting “gems” or links which you find helpful.