Microsoft FUSE Labs released a new project called the “CompanyCrowd,” a new microsoft research project that enables you to automatically collect stories, media and social content about the companies that are most important to you – all in one place.
The team calls it a “living newspaper.”
Per description from the official project page:
CompanyCrowd automatically collects stories, media, and social content to create a living newspaper about the companies that are most important to you and your business. It’s fast, easy, and crowd-curated.
CompanyCrowd makes this easy by first finding all the social data into one search index and then leverages the wisdom of the crowd to curate the right topics, experts, and personalities for the company or product in question.
You can set up a company page yourself and pick the keywords you want to look for, and you can update your settings to adapt to new terms, block irrelevant terms and home in on specific people to follow. Much more convenient than having to jump from search to search online.
The page you created will contain a feed of news articles around the web, videos, slideshow of photos, live Twitter feeds, as well as FUSE Lab’s own SocialGadget which tracks how well the topic is trending.
Once you set up your page, you can then share you page with others using Facebook, Twitter etc. Everyone else are then able to join and contribute to this page by adding more search terms, Twitter feeds, Facebook pages, RSS feeds, or thumbnails relevant to the business or topic. CompanyCrowd will then automatically update the page with relevant content from around the web.
You can try out CompanyCrowd by visiting official website.