iknow.io: Easily find out whats going on behind the news, sport and entertainment

Review posted Mon 4 Nov '13  ·  1000 comments
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Most of us get our online, up-to-date news and general information from many different sources.  World news may come from one place and sport will come from another - especially if you follow a sport like basketball. If you are into technical news you are definitely going to search somewhere up that serves those needs. iknow.io is a data and knowledge gathering application with a difference. While you can easily catch up with current events, iknow is a new app that delivers interesting insights into the news and get the fascination information that lies behind the main story. It’s a place where you can get all the news that you are interested in, in one easy-to-view scrollable place.
 
While there is a veritable mountains of raw data out there in the world wide web, its really only scientists and programmers that can really make any use of it. iknow.io calls itself a data-driven knowledge sharing community for curious people and their mission is to make the word's data accessible and useful to everyone that cares. They process massive amounts of raw data from all over the web and analyze and extract useful information from it.  This makes it possible for everyone to create, discover and share fascinating insights about everything from movies and sports to politics and economics and all things inbetween. Insights are a set of results and visualizations that are created by using revolutionary data analysis tools. They could include anything from a comparison of two actors and the revenues of the movies that they have starred in to a list of all the congress people that have sponsored legislation of a certain type. When a member finds something that they think is interesting they can save their work as one of these insights. Doing this lets other people view it, discuss it, like it and share it. iknow encourages you to create insights so that everyone can enjoy the fascinating things that you have discovered using the data and tools. If you are feeling a bit more adventerous, you can try out the Data Navigator. This tool lets you create really deep knowledge queries using an intuitive point-and-click interface. It's great for answering specific questions or for data exploration and discovery.
 If you're feeling a bit more adventerous, you can try out the Data Navigator. This tool lets you create really deep knowledge queries using an intuitive point-and-click interface. It's great for answering specific questions or for data exploration and discovery. Getting the hang of it can be a bit tricky at first, but the best way to learn is to look at all of the great insights on the site and use them as starting points for your own.
 
One of the best thing about reading online magazines like Rolling Stone and looking at sites like Amazon are the lists that they put together on a regular basis. iknow.io is like a compendium of lists and great stories compiled from all over the world using smart technology. Members can create interesting comparisons and analysis (or insights) and share them with fellow members of their new online community. From there these insights can take on viral characteristics and be shared to increase the learning curve of other members. The app is easy-to-use, flexible and offers fascinating searchable insights in lots of different categories. The source material is solid and reliable and taken from multiple official sites and the interface is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. iknow.io is a fun and informative application that grows on you.



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