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What is Coolr?

Coolr is a tool for information diffusion over social networks. It allows users to send information to the relevant people in their network and thus propagate information-whether tip, question, or application. Acquaintance and accountability are used to regulate the messages and ensure that the information you receive is likely to be of interest to you.

Coolr supports multi-person discussions about each post. These discussions are persisted and can be searched before new content is posted.

What's in it for You?

Coolr improves the knowledge flow in an organization while contributing to community building. It helps find the right answers to questions and the right people to discuss a specific topic. It ensures a constant, but regulated, flow of relevant information for an on-going education.

Coolr increases the chances of replies to your post since you send it to your buddies. It also prevents you from bothering the same people again and again since the diffusion of information over the social network is different for every post.

The Coolr prototype is implemented as a Sametime 7.5.1 plugin and supports the propagation of questions.