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What Is Spribo?

Spribo is a software platform dedicated to enabling context-based online communities applied to professional, marketing, or business purposes (knowledge networks), considering the "social objects" related to each specific context as the key elements to motivate entailment, participation, and knowledge generation among network members.

As a next-generation Platform as a Service (PaaS) delivered through the Internet, it provides a set of friendly semantic social Web applications to create, without programming, "social objects" centered online communities oriented to particular contexts (knowledge networks).

The service extends the value of social media sites like Facebook or Twitter, letting your network members link their accounts to share content from your own online community. It aggregates and correlates "social objects" information related to it, generating a knowledge base based on your own context to offer social applications oriented to these objects and tools for data inference, recommendation, search, filtering, and analysis that deliver more accurate responses to your network members, depending on the specific context of the community (e.g., healthcare, politics, entertainment, sports, innovation, etc.), as well as their profile attributes and social behaviour (i.e., identity, reputation, presence, relationships, groups, conversations, and sharing behavior).

Online communities can be fully customized, so you can add your own products or any other particular concepts ("social objects") to motivate entailment, participation, and knowledge generation among your network members.

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What Does Spribo Mean?

Company's slogan, "The Social Knowledge Springboard", originates from the idea of a springboard that launches people to take action into the "social objects" centered knowledge Web.

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What Is Spribo's Vision?

Its vision aims at participating in the transformation and consolidation process of the Internet as the premier multimedia channel and tool for a knowledge society, where knowledge is created, shared, and used for the prosperity and well-being of people.

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What Is a Knowledge Network?

Spribo defines a knowledge network as an online social ecosystem where a group of people with common interests, purposes, values, or beliefs can connect, collaborate, create, consume, and share information, contacts, and experience around "social objects" related to a professional or social specific context, interpreting the meaning of these data as the key element to understand, direct, and control better their social media presence and interact in more relevant, precise, useful, and enjoyable ways.

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What Is a Social Object?

"Social Objects" are objects around which social networks form. The concept was put forward by Jyri Engeström in 2005 as part of the explanation of why some social networks succeed and some fail. Engeström maintained that "Social network theory fails to recognize such real-world dynamics because its notion of sociality is limited to just people." Instead, he proposed what he called "object-centered sociality," citing the work of the sociologist Karin Knorr-Cetina.

The concept was popularized by Hugh MacLeod, cartoonist and social observer in 2007, who cites: "The Social Object, in a nutshell, is the reason two people are talking to each other, as opposed to talking to somebody else. Social Networks are built around Social Objects, not vice versa. The latter act as "nodes". The nodes appear before the network does. Granted, the network is more powerful than the node. But the network needs the node, like flowers need sunlight".

Spribo centers its technology platform vision, focus, and development strategy around this simple, but powerfull concept, empowering its core competencies for enabling context-based online communities (knowledge networks).

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What Is a Platform as a Service (PaaS)?

Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a category of cloud computing services that provides a computing platform and a solution stack as a service. Along with Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), it is a service model of cloud computing. In this model, the consumer creates an application or service using tools and/or libraries from the provider. The consumer also controls software deployment and configuration settings. The provider provides the networks, servers, storage, and other services that are required to host the consumer's application.

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What Is Spribo's Software Platform Key Differentiator?

Spribo's core technology focuses on enabling context-based knowledge models and online communities (knowledge networks), via a proprietary semantic engine that complies with industry standards. Among other things, this technology makes possible to represent concepts (e.g., people, organizations, places, events, multimedia content, diseases, etc., defined as "social objects") and the relationships between them in a specific knowledge domain (context).

This seamless knowledge representation method allows to describing the particular context in which a group of people socially participate and perform data inference, recommendation, filtering, and search based on their profile attributes and social behavior, which characterizes the next-generation of the Web (beyond the limits of keyword search).

Our vision aims at using this technology to modify substantially the way people create online communities today. The objective is to extend the value of social media sites like Facebook or Twitter, letting your network members link their accounts to share content from your own online community and aggregating and correlating particular "social objects" information related to it, generating a knowledge base based on your own context to offer social applications oriented to these objects and tools for data inference, recommendation, search, filtering, and analysis that deliver more accurate responses to your network members, depending on the specific context of the community (e.g., healthcare, politics, entertainment, sports, innovation, etc.), as well as their profile attributes and social behaviour (i.e., identity, reputation, presence, relationships, groups, conversations, and sharing behavior).

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How Can I Create a Knowledge Network?

If you are interested in our software platform, please fill out our contact form or contact us directly through our offices in Florida or Mexico City, or our social media sites, and a sales representative will contact you shortly.

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How Much Does a Knowledge Network Cost?

If you are interested in our software platform, please fill out our contact form, contact us directly through our offices in Florida or Mexico City, or via our social media sites, and a sales representative will contact you shortly.

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What Are Spribo's Terms of Service?

Software platform's usage rules that Spribo's customers and users need to accept to create an account with us.

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What Is Spribo's Privacy Policy?

Software platform's privacy policy that Spribo and its members follow to gather, use, and disclose data on the knowledge networks.

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