Qwiki - great technology with a terrible name

Posted by Prashanth Gopalan

Lest the name Qwiki makes you question what internet and tech mavens are really talking about whenever they drool over the idea of an interactive internet, rest assured. A qwiki is not what you think it is. 

In a nutshell, qwikis could be the future of the Internet.

Qwiki looks like a search engine, but once you type a term that you`re interested in, it combs the web for all videos, blog posts, images and articles on that search term and puts together a nice little quick video summary (a quick wiki or a "qwiki") of the whole thing, with links to each article, video and blog post embedded in the video itself, and topped-up with a live narration accompanied by subtitles.

Inspired by a scene from the hit Disney movie Wall-E, watch the Qwiki team demo their tool at TechCrunch Disrupt a few days ago.

Want to try Qwiki for yourself? You can. Just go to their homepage and sign up for a trial account. You get to test a limited number of their "qwikis" and watch the magic unfold.

Company:
Qwiki
Website:
http://www.qwiki.com
Location:
Palo Alto, California, United States

A “Qwiki” is a short, interactive story: a drastically improved information experience provided via interactive video. Unlike traditional rich media content, all Qwikis are created on the fly from web sources (without any human intervention). Today, our technology produces 3MM+ interactive, narrated Qwikis describing all the topics on Wikipedia - complete with relevant images, video, and structured data imported... more


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Prashanth Gopalan

Prashanth Gopalan

Prashanth Gopalan is a freelance blogger based out of Waterloo and Toronto. When not blogging obsessively on Techvibes, he can be found opining on politics, current affairs, history, economics, business and everything in-between. Feel free to connect with him and drop him a line. He doesn't bite (at least not since he was three). more



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