LectureMonkey as local social network for learning – or “passing the peeing exam”

Sometimes when I talk about LectureMonkey as a social network I can hear the (sometimes silent) groans. Just to be clear – LectureMonkey is all about recording lectures and collaborating on lectures. One result of that focus is it also defines a social network, and the groans mean –   does the world actually need another social network? Luckily I found this chart on Gizmodo:

put that way LectureMonkey is trying to fill the gap for “Let’s learn the theory of pee, and how it’s done around here” or for some students it can be put even more bluntly “Lets make sure we pass the peeing exam“.

So why is LectureMonkey as a social network different?

First off it is a social network around lectures and the learning\exam part of school – not the parties. Second it is all about your lectures – lectures from an organization you belong to (your school) and lectures attended by you  or your friends. Third, the network is defined by a physical location and context (your school). Finally, LectureMonkey is a way to interact with your peers about those lectures. It is students helping students – both to learn, and lets face why you actually go to college – pass your tests and get a degree.

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About Jacob Ukelson

blog (mostly) about my work and technology. So far I have been lucky enough to have been working on things I consider fun and with really top notch people. I have worked in both large companies (IBM) and small companies (ActionBase, ConicIT, Dapper, eXeedTechnologies). eXeed was establish to remedy a failure of the VC model in Israel – most VCs were monetary investors, but most companies needed not just money – they needed operational and business guidance. That is what we provide at eXeed – not just an investment but also our time and skills as seasoned software executives. I have taken on various titles – CTO, VP Products, VP BizDev – but throughout my career a constant focus has been on technologymarket fit, aka customer development. Unique breakthrough technology is a start, but the product must solve real business problems. It needs to be something customers can understand, relate to and will want to buy. I have been doing this for 20 years for software products in companies both large and small.
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