Behavior, Content, Money – 3 Things you should never give away for free!!!

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SkipSearch ALPHA released

Posted by bcmoney on December 12, 2012 in E-Business, Semantic Web, Web Services with No Comments


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The ALPHA version of SkipSearch has been released!!!

SkipSearch is a proprietary front-end to OpenRecommender, an open source recommendation engine. Its primary features include:

  • Easy-to-use Interface with hover-intent to reduce clicks, audio controls & shortcuts
  • Lightweight HTML5 / CSS3 layout
  • Mobile-friendly, responsive design
  • Schema.org properties and support for RDFa/Microformats
  • Import data from multiple accounts (Google/Yahoo/Microsoft/Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIN/Last.FM/StumbleUpon and other social media account integration)
  • Export functionality based on open formats (RSS, ATOM, OPML, XSPF, FOAF)
  • OpenID authentication
  • OAuth authorization

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BC$ = Behavior, Content, Money

The goal of the BC$ project is to raise awareness and make changes with respect to the three pillars of information freedom - Behavior (pursuit of interests and passions), Content (sharing/exchanging ideas in various formats), Money (fairness and accessibility) - bringing to light the fact that:

1. We regularly hand over our browser histories, search histories and daily online activities to companies that want our money, or, to benefit from our use of their services with lucrative ad deals or sales of personal information.

2. We create and/or consume interesting content on their services, but we aren't adequately rewarded for our creative efforts or loyalty.

3. We pay money to be connected online (and possibly also over mobile), yet we lose both time and money by allowing companies to market to us with unsolicited advertisements, irrelevant product offers and unfairly structured service pricing plans.

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