We are announcing today a major site upgrade. The community features are now available: It is now possible to automatically edit the index tree with tools for adding new folders and copy, move and delete existing ones. It’s also possible to change online the order in which the links appear in each folder. All these revision topics are submitted to an online voting process by the community and will be accepted or rejected accordingly. Users Grades automatically increase with their participation allowing for quicker execution. Registered users can select their favorite folders and browse a tree with only selected subjects. Users can share their tree of favorites to easily find other interesting subjects and find users with same interests. Each folder as a forum for exchanging information and discuss the Folder’s subject. Very soon it will be possible to chat with other users.
We consider this as a major step in making Mapitol a reference site for finding on every subject the best Internet content and other users interested in the same subject.
Please let us know your comments and suggestions by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in the discussion topics of the Mapitol Site.
Mapitol Site is being launched today at http://mapitol.com.
Still in beta version, not yet with the tens of millions of subjects intended.
What is completed and enabled:
- Areas mostly developed are Astronomy and Philosophy;
- Several other subjects are in development, namely History, Physics and Country Index;
- Users can submit changes to the Index tree structure and the web page listings on each subject;
- 4.2 million Folders, 391,000 unique subjects, 1.3 million links, 910,000 expressions (many millions searchable combinations).
Features that soon will be enabled:
- Social networks associated with each subject: User sign up to facilitate folder and link management and a forum and chat section for each subject;
- Development of every major subject.
In the medium-term we intend that every subject with related web pages will be properly categorized in the Index tree structure with corresponding best web page listings. This full development will depend on the evolution of the project as well as in the success of finding the right funding for it (investor contacts are welcome).
We hope that from now on, although in beta version, Mapitol can be a very useful tool for many users to find relevant information in Internet in a structured and organized way.
Feedback is most valuable to us to improve our services and our web site. Please leave your comments, suggestions and queries in our forum (http:/mapitol.com/forum).
We’ve launched today a new version of our site at http://test.mapitol.com. We have made major improvements in our site, namely in the design, search engine, speed and error-proofing. The database was also updated with many hundreds of thousands of new folders and categorized sites. Still the directory is very incomplete and many functionalities of the site are not implemented. Anyway, we are very pleased with the new look and feel of the site. Please let us know what you think, all criticisms are welcome. If you have recently logged in the previous version you might get now some problems related to the stuff that was cached in the memory of your browser. Hitting Ctrl+F5 should solve these.
Mapitol is a huge web directory. Not the same as the ones that we can find today. Imagine browsing a tree with tens of millions of subjects and find the best pages on each subject listed by relevance. You will be able to explore the Internet content just the way you do browsing the folders in your computer. Imagine also that for each subject you will find a community of people interested in the same subject. A community where you can participate, exchanging information and experiences. Where users colaborate in categorizing the subjects and decide wich are the best pages for each subject. This way, the relevance of the results are determined by the community, not by the number of occurrences of one keyword you entered in a search engine nor on the ability of sites to get high ranks on those search engines.
Mapitol is working on the idea of organizing all the information on the Internet. So, it’s an enormous task, completely impossible to accomplish. We know that, that’s why we are so proud on what we are doing. We are very proud that we are building something that will benefit millions of Internet users that every day struggle to find what they are looking for. Furthermore, we are proud that we will be able to deliver knowledge at a global range, knowing that knowledge is a pillar to the development of mankind. Yes, we put very high stakes in our work. That’s the way we know to exceed ourselves every day.
Thanks for your interest in Mapitol. We have decided to create this blog as a way to let friends and curious people in general know a little bit more about Mapitol. We want to provide a glimpse on what is going on in the project.
We will not uncover much on what we are doing. The launching of the site will be in early 2010 and before that we don’t want to create a lot of hype. We will prefer to be a good surprise for all the Internet users rather than have small disapointments due to uncontrolled expectations.
We also want to give people a way to comment on what they already know about Mapitol. As you will notice, Mapitol is all about building a large community of Internet users and your feedback is crucial to the quality of our work. Your input is very important to us. Please feel free to leave your comments, suggestions and criticism.