Looks like Twitter’s co founder is trying to shake up the social network world again! Jelly, the new Q&A social network app from Biz Stone and a team of 7 is trying to reinvent how we get our tips and recommendations from our friends. Jelly is all about the pictures; you must snap a picture, related to your question, and wait for friends to answer your question. They can respond with text, by drawing on your image or by sharing a link.
You can link your Jelly account to your Twitter and Facebook and this makes the experience immediately more engaging and worthwhile because, as we all know, trying to build up a new following on a new social network can take some time without this sort of cross connection.
“In a world where 140 characters is considered a maximum length, a picture really is worth a thousand words,” Stone wrote in a post on Jelly’s blog. “Images are in the foreground of the Jelly experience because they add depth and context to any question.”
Stone has been working on Jelly for almost a year since diverting his full attention away from the startup incubator Obvious Corporation, where he worked with fellow Twitter cofounder Ev Williams. Stone provided the early funding to get Jelly off the ground, but collected a round of capital in May from an impressive list of angel investors including Twitter cofounders Williams and Jack Dorsey, former Vice President Al Gore and Bono.