Build Your Own Portal
Mia Garlick, August 8th, 2006
Zimbio is fairly new to the scene — it allows people to build and participate in “public portals” with others who share their interests. A portal can include photographs, links to websites and articles, a group blog, online discussion forum, recommended RSS feeds, and live chat about the subject. While we’ve all learned to love Wikipedia, unlike Wikipedia which seeks to offer a neutral point of view, Zimbio is about opinions and discussion among like-minded people. You can find, build and engage in dialogue about a diverse range of topics including podcasting law, engery conservation, or the Tour de France. Zimbio has also partnered with companies like Webshots, SmugMug, and Flickr for photos, Aim, Skype, and Yahoo for instant messaging, and Topix, Sphere, and Blogdigger for news and blog search. All user submitted content is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license.