FilmCrowd: Collaborative Movie Reviews
FilmCrowd is a people-powered, movie discovery engine. As a participant, you can either explore the current movie listings and review stuff you find, or you could contribute movies that aren’t there yet and review those. That’s basically all there is to it (but you’re welcome to check out the lengthier description and explanation here, if you’ve got time to kill.) Ideally, it allows users to quickly find new (and old) movies that other users have picked up and enjoyed. Kinda like Amazon.com’s review/recommendation engine, except that it’s smaller, simpler and doesn’t ask you to pull out your wallet every other page-load. Additionally, you can use FilmCrowd’s social-networking functionality to form friend-networks as well as “focus groups” (i.e., groups that focus on specific types of movies, or movies from a specific publisher).
I got to give it to this guy (read: entrepreneurl and visionary). We met a couple of weeks ago for another ongoing collaborative project and talked about a lot of things. What impressed me a lot is that he never went corporate — 4 years of doing it on his own right after college. You got to have a lot of nerves, discipline and talent to be able to do that and make really good money out of it.
[tags]web 2.0, ajax, films, movies, reviews, community[/tags]