Friday, July 19, 2013

Experts123 Interface Changes and New Voting.

We are happy today to release new functionality to vote on content on the site.  Okay, sure its not completely revolutionary to everyone but its moving us all in the right direction.  We wanted to make the community control pretty much everything throughout the site.  Part of making that happen was allowing have feedback to everyone involved when content is good and when it needs improvement.  So in true democratic fashion we changed the functionality to provide up and down votes for all pieces of content on the site.

So if an article, question, answer is well written and useful then ... Vote it up.
If its poorly written and/or not useful then let everyone know and Vote it down.

Content that is voted up more gets more exposure and content that is voted down gets less exposure.  The community pretty much controls how the knowledge network distributes the content.

***Use the Comments for Suggestions to the Content as well.

You will also notice we changed the engagement functionality to more easily share content with others.  We added easier ways to do social shares with twitter, facebook, and google+.

Let us know what you think!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Experts123 - Happy June 2013 Update

This has been a really crazy year so far for us at Experts123.  We had a lot of initiatives planned and now we are making some traction and pushing out new features that will help you manage knowledge better.  We now have released the functionality to favorite content on the site so that it shows up in your profile.  Now you can go to your profile and always come back to your favorite articles and questions.

For me personally at the end of 2012 my Grandmother passed away.  She was the last of my grandparents and she lived a wonderfully full life.  Still it was hard to let her go.  What I've found in life though and I'm still learning is that in order to move ahead and grow oftentimes you have to let things go.

What does all this have to do with Experts123.  Well, Experts123 is a life journey and a passion for all of us really involved with it.  Its about creating a collaborative knowledge community that makes the world better.  Its about empowering people with knowledge sharing tools and making it easier to just get things done.

We realized that we needed to give things up that were not working for users and the site.  That's why today we updated the interface and removed features like Polls and the Experts Search.

The reality is we rushed these features out to meet different needs and they were not operating effectively and providing real value.  You will see a new Experts and Expertise Search coming soon.  

At Experts123 we believe that "helping others helps change the world for the better" Let us know how we can improve.

Frank and the Experts123 Team.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy 2013!

Experts123 wants to wish all our constituents a Happy New Year.  All of our dedicated contributors and users are what makes the site come together without you we really have nothing.  Thank you for everything.  2012 we made a lot of behind the scenes progress but we have a lot further to go to make the site better and better for everyone involved.

In 2013 we want to extend our efforts further to making the site be much more community driven and engaging.  We need your help and your ideas on providing feedback to the site and the mission.

We wanted to share a special thanks to the top contributor this year, Tom Wagner.  Tom has written some great articles that the community really has benefited from.

Thanks again to everyone.  Looking forward to a wonderful 2013 filled with hope and growth in helping others.  It's time to move beyond 2012 and move ahead!