LouderVoice solution to knowlege sharing

I’ve been following what Conor from Argolon’s blog for a while, so it’s good news that his startup Loudervoice is now going into (alpha? Beta1?) trails. Even better that the problem that he’s trying to solve is directly relevant:

Tired of having your knowledge and expertise under-exposed and unread? We aim to change that.

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Having been through the ‘we’re-a-startup-going-to-change-the-world-oops-just-failed-miserably’ route, I’ll be interested in how his business model differs from the likes of Experts Exchange.

Update: For info , Experts Exchange business model is to allow people to post questions and pay for answers. The experts themselves receive nothing but ‘brownie points’. I can’t see why people would want to post and lose control of their information especially as you have to log in and pay to see the answer (not very Google-able), but lots of people do.

Update 2: Ok , this time, Loudervoice really is open for Beta. Really.

Irish Consultants .ie

I don’t normally post as the result of a mass email, but this is one of the more useful ones.

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Ken of Calmar has just sent out information on Irish Consultants .ie – it does exactly what it says on the tin.

It’s not just for Information Technology Consultants (where yours truly lives), but the site also covers:

  • Advertising & Media
  • Archaeological
  • Design
  • Environmental
  • Financial
  • General Management
  • Health & Safety
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Property Management
  • Public Relations
  • Research & Development
  • Risk Management
  • State & Semi State Agencies
  • Training & Development

Basic listing is free, although a ‘premium’ listing costs around 300 Euro. That sounds a very ‘Web 2’ business model , even if the site (thankfully) doesn’t use those words!