Beepl, on the line of Quora, opened its social question and answer platform for the public starting from Monday. The company is in full aims to challenge Quora and other similar sites. For signing up, Users can sign in to Beepl with their social network account i.e. with Facebook and Twitter accounts. Once a user has logged in his/her details, Beepl scans their social media profile to create an interest graph.
Beepl, which is headquartered in London and having an office in Prague, was founded by Steve O’Hear, the company’s CEO. Steve works earlier as TechCrunch journalist. The startup has spent the last three months in a private alpha period before preparing for launch. Last year in July, Beepl received a seed investment from Credo Ventures. Credo partner Ondrej Bartos sits on Beepl’s board.
The idea Beepl wants to put in is that “users don’t follow topics, but topics will follow them” – sounds something interesting. Beepl also ranks users, creating an algorithmically determined “Beepl Score” based upon their contribution to the site. The company uses semantic technology, natural language processing and machine learning to build its network of subject matter experts and to deliver relevant questions to them.
What do you think, how well this Social Q&A platform going to be?