On September 27, 2010 the first public demo of a new information tool hit the Internet world generating quite a stir. As the creators quote on their blog: Qwiki will power many products via a platform that turns information into an experience.
This new offering is in the Alpha test phase. To date any user older than 13 can sign up to use it by invitation. Once an invitation is accepted a simple email address and password are all that is needed to log in. Feedback is welcome as the designers' goal is to make this the ultimate research encounter on the web.
What subject matter is gleaned from online resources to be part of any given Qwiki is noteworthy. While the experience is certainly engaging, time does pass quickly as one term is entered in after another, the potential for further development is huge and the applications necessary to power this site are mind-boggling, at this point this user is just a tad hesitate to have technology tell me what may or may not be relevant, important or worthy of my consideration. It is going to be more than a little interesting to see where this goes in the future.