We use LinkedIn for our professional endeavors, creating connections and an open space to share in discussions. But its level of interaction is minimal and the type of content that can be shared is also restricted. yWorld is a new professional social platform by 2Dots Inc. from Vancouver building toward a better professional social experience that enables you to post, display, share, and connect with others, but also collaborate with meaningful discussions without the noise.
On yWorld, the main focus is not to land a job, but to express yourself, and let your voice be heard under the umbrella of a career-focused network. With a suite of real-time collaboration tools on board such as yEdit and yBoard to work-together with the professionals you connect with instead of just communicating. Founded by Rahul Singh and Kehar Gill the site uses a ranking engine that distributes content to your platform feed by eliminating the noise or better put: removes the posts from those that have rarely anything of importance to share. Everyone wants to share, but sometimes those that are sharing aren’t worth flooding your content feed with, yWorld takes a proactive response to that to prevent those messages of un-interest to you from being seen.
Basing users on their “Klout”, for lack of a better term, the community you connect with has their content sorted based on yWorld’s unique influence and prestige ranking system. Their proprietary algorithm sort’s news, content, and contributions – rewarding credibility to those you follow and those in your field. On top of that video conferencing features along with multi-user whiteboards encompass the suite of tools to help experts collaborate with you to become a social platform to get things done instead of just view and filter profiles.
Having a sorted and collaborative professional social platform is a great idea, and the cloud-based products installed within the web application are fantastic as well. They are tools that are designed to be easy to use and essential mechanisms when collaborating in discussions and sharing viewpoints. Although the design of the site is functionable and polished, we do think some usability upgrades could help yWorld be a standout in the space. Simple typography and icon changes would round out the incredible depth of functions found on the site.
While yWorld may not have the large user base that LinkedIn has, the site has grown bounds since their private funding was acquired to launch out of alpha in 2012. The Canadian-born professional social platform has unique and proprietary feature sets worth looking into if you need to find a new outlet to meet credible professionals in your field to collaborate with.