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07-14-2012, 12:29 PM
Criticube.com - Twitter meets Wikipedia
Looking to raise € 24,000



As for any social media business, there needs to be a clear distinction between potential users and customers, although the two groups could intertwine with each other
There are two primary user groups that will be targeted via online and offline marketing means. This two-pronged approach hopes to create a wider array of users. The two user groups have been selected as they are most suited to the functionality (existing and planned) offered by Criticube and because the user groups show complimentary characteristics.
1. Academics
a. Higher education students – Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral students to help assist them in project and individual work. Example of relevant fact for history students here: http://criticube.com/facts/after-the-defeat-of-germany-in-ww-ii-there-was-a-plan-to-annex-german-territories-to-the-netherlands-however-this-plan-was-rejected-by-the-us-because-of-the-need-of-stable-germany-for-the-cold-war
b. Associations and clubs – Allow them to profile themselves, and discuss their interests (both internally and toward the public. Example for a entrepreneurship club here: http://criticube.com/facts/entrepreneurs-are-born-not-made-one-view-point-of-entrepreneurship-personalities
c. Faculty members, lecturers and professors – to stimulate knowledge flow and learning amongst student bodies. Example of a fact that may have been posted by a professor of business psychology here: http://criticube.com/facts/autonomy-increases-creativity-in-workplace
2. Professionals
a. Young Professional (age range 21-35) – share their knowledge to clients, keep up to date with developments in their respective field, use their own Criticube facts as a way to show new clients or potential bosses (recruitment) what knowledge they have build up. Example of a fact for a car manufacturer to update their employees on industry developments here: http://criticube.com/facts/air-breathing-lithium-batteries-could-fuel-cars-to-drive-800-kilometres-without-recharging
b. NGOs – To profile their research initiatives, to create awareness concerning their cause, to stay up to date with research findings (think social entrepreneurship) and link with other complimentary institutions. Example of a NGO staying upto date with advances in social entrepreneurship here:http://criticube.com/facts/balancing-financial-sustainability-with-social-value-creation-is-a-trending-business-model-which-has-the-potential-to-provide-significant-economic-solutions-to-global-challenges-in-industry
c. Think tanks - To disseminate their research initiatives, to encourage people to purchase their papers and to follow other trends within their field. Example of a fact that might provoke a renewable energy think tank here: http://criticube.com/facts/nuclear-power-still-plays-a-significant-role-in-providing-global-energy-solutions-lets-not-fixate-on-renewable-energy-alone
3. Additional user group - Casual users
Individuals who like to stay informed and build their knowledge concerning an array of topics. By increasing functionality, users will be able to build social status within Criticube and essentially ‘make knowledge cool’ again. Example of a fact that can be shared here:http://criticube.com/facts/real-madrid-announce-plans-to-construct-1-billion-island-resort

07-29-2012, 06:26 PM
Gotta say this is a cool idea, however I don't really know if much profit will be able to be pulled from it. After all Wikipedia is a nonprofit I believe. I wonder how the site will ultimately generate revenue?