My first impression of Jelly, the new question-and-answer-based social network, wasn’t so good; the app wasn’t available on my Android and I couldn’t connect my Twitter and Facebook accounts via the iPad app. That said, now that the account connection issue is fixed, my second impression of Jelly is much better.
I like to ask a lot of questions, but often-times, my Facebook friends or Twitter followers don’t have an answer for me (either that or they’re just to lazy to engage). Jelly seems to fix that problem. It allows you to connect with people outside of your immediate network on Facebook and Twitter to find answers to questions you have. Sure, there’s always Google, but sometimes even Google can’t provide relevant answers to some of my quandaries. It’s nice to receive relevant information from another human being from time-to-time.
Obviously, in its current form, it is intended for individuals only, but I’m sure it won’t be long before businesses utilize the platform to provide value to potential customers by providing answers to industry-relevant questions.
My main criticism at this point is that it would be nice to see a search feature of some kind. If I’m in the mood to answer others’ questions, I’d like to be able to search for questions around a particular topic as opposed to just rifling through the most recent questions.
All-in-all, I’m intrigued and I’m curious to see where it will go from here.