31 Jan
Qwiki | Information Consumption

Need a Qwiki?

Ever needed to know everything there is to know about Beer? I am sure that at some point or another, you were sitting on a high-top bar stool, staring at the half empty pint in front of you, wondering with your fellow drinkers just what goes in to making the delightful alcoholic beverage.

Let’s assume you can’t read (beside this post), so referencing Wikipedia would be of little to no use. However, Qwiki is now in public Alpha, turning information into an experience for its growing user base.

“Qwiki’s goal is to forever improve the way people experience information.”

After winning last year’s TechCrunch event, Qwiki has secured $8 million in funding and successfully aggregated multimedia content to create over 3 million interactive video presentations on reference topics. It’s software pieces together information gathers from numerous sources in near real-time to create stunning, yet informative, short films.

Need to know everything about beer? Just search for it on their now public website. Once you find what you are looking for, embed it on your personal blog or website. Let’s say you enjoy the Beatles:

With a database of informative videos aggregating information from all over the Internet with the help of its Beta and Alpha users, Qwiki is, in this bloggers opinion, the future of information consumption. With an API, iPad and iPhone App in the works, I look forward to seeing what innovative ways Qwiki will be applied to everyday life, education and business.

How will you use the service?