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VENNDY is about collection, connection, and collaboration for and between people.
Our mission is to empower the community by intensifying the individual's contribution. It is everyone's singular experiences that matter. It is their aggregation and collaboration that can inspire valuable collective intelligence.
Our purpose is to take connectivity to the next level and to let technology make our lives easier and better by getting the best advice from people who share our tastes, preferences, and values. Using our proprietary algorithm, VENNDY offers users a multi-layered connectivity system which consolidates the best of stories, items, and people to follow.
VENNDY is your go-to place for making consumer choices. Next time you are looking for the latest on where to eat in NYC, which face cream to try, or what's trending in fashion, VENNDY's search tool will upload the most recent suggestions. Then, using VENNDY's connectivity tools, you can check out your intersections with the recommender according to your taste and preference correlations or be open to advice coming from VENNRs who may be less compatible but who have a certain added value.
VENNDY aims to make a difference to the way in which we consume content and services by giving individuals the power of influence. Who knows better than experienced first-hand consumers?
Well, first, you are helping others, just as others will be helping you, to get the best ideas, recommendations, and inspiration about what to do, see, read, wear, or listen to.
You can cooperate with others to build "community stories" that will create and lead trends, but, more importantly, will be updated constantly with everyone's first-hand experience.
Second, by placing your footprint, your VENNDY will be able to help you discover and be discovered by other VENNRs who share similar tastes, preferences, and passions.
Once registered, you can start interacting with existing content on VENNDY, but you can also start building your VENNDY boutique, a collection of your experiences, tips, advice and recommendations.
Well, it really depends on your preferences. We only suggest that you consider the distinction between:
A combination of the two probably makes the best impression.
If you are new to VENNDY, take a few moments to go through the process of getting started and getting to know VENNDY's tools.
You can use VENNDY’s content and share on social media without being registered. However, in order to benefit from VENNDY’s features (i.e., to save Items and Stories, to interact with other users etc.) and its personalized recommendations tools, Let’s VENN feature, and other connectivity elements, you need to sign up and interact.
To start using VENNDY, register by using the sign-up button. You can register with your Facebook account or with your email and a password. This will allow you to decide who to follow and what to like, to add items to your wish list, to vote on the style chart and to comments on Items and Stories.
In order to upload items, start by downloading VENNDY's Extension, currently built for the Chrome browser, from the Google Store. The Extension will allow you to easily collect any content from the web and give it your own interpretation.
Once downloaded, a VENN-It browser button (marked by NN) will appear on your Chrome. Click on it to login on initial use. Use the same email and password as used when registering on the VENNDY site.
To upload text content, check the box next to the Selected Content title on the Extension window.
Go to any website on the web, highlight the text you want to use when posting your new item, and click the VENN button that will show up next to the highlighted text. This should help you add a description of a product, highlight a sentence from an article, or gather any reviews you have written on an online retailer's website or a social network and put them all under the same roof – in your own VENNDY boutique.
If there is no text you wish to copy to the site, simply click the NN button. The NN button turns on the extension which then automatically appears in a pop-up window with a suggested TITLE and IMAGE from the page you're browsing. You can change the title, choose one of the suggested images, select a category and subcategory, and rate the product or service you are uploading. You can then write some text of your own (a recommendation, a reminder, your thoughts). VENNDY is perfect for addressing personal content and commerce-based topics; anything that falls into one of the pre-defined categories. By clicking the VENN button you send your experience straight to your VENNDY where it can now go on to inspire other VENNRs.
The VENNRs you follow impact your personalized feed. Once signed in, you can choose to view the FEED/EXPLORE/VENNRS screens; otherwise only the Explore option will show on your Home Page.
• The FEED will include all latest Stories and Items uploaded by the VENNRs you follow.
• The EXPLORE will allow you to investigate ideas coming from the rest of the community. But, it is still influenced by your choices, namely, the Items and Stories you upload and your use of the Interaction Features (explained below).
• The VENNRs will introduce you to new users who you are not yet following. This introduction, as with everything else on VENNDY, is categorized according to the quantity, popularity, and relevance of the user’s contributions. The purpose is to put your interests and preferences at the center of inspiration, thus letting us expand our circles of connections beyond geographical coincidence. VENNing is a verb; VENNRs are those interacting this way.
You can increase your contribution by uploading content, but you can also have a greater degree of influence on your web experience and what you see by using the Interaction Features: designating Loves, voting in the Style Chart, adding items to your Wish List, commenting on Stories and Items, and sharing on other social media.
Our purpose is to provide a user-controlled web experience. We want you to be the one in charge of what you share to enable you to get better personalized recommendations. We have chosen to create transparent communication so that we all get to know you better, according to what you choose to share and not your other online activities.
Please note that for now the information you share on My VENNDY is all public. That includes your Stories, Items, followers, Loves and the VENNRs you are following (this is your public information). However, your Wish List, Style Chart, Archive, and Settings are all private and accessible only to you (this is your private area).
We would like to state that the information you share on your VENNDY will be used only for its initial purpose, namely, to place the power of influence in the hands of the users. It is you who determines by the content that you upload which links will forward information to other VENNRs and to which sites.
Since we are bootstrapping the company, we will soon be looking for ways to make money; otherwise we will not be able to sustain a viable business, serve you better, improve our product, or adhere to any requests, suggestions, or needs that arise. Doing business the feminine way doesn’t mean that it is not for profit. On the contrary. We believe that women’s power and influence come from our ability to improve our earning power and succeed also in terms of income. We plan to use the links created by users to drive traffic to other sites. We will not, however, be selling your information.
As much as we welcome the advantages of technology for evaluating big data and producing important valuable outcomes, we do not appreciate the fact that technology interferes with privacy or that users’ information is exploited by other parties. This is why VENNDY is about letting you choose what you share. By using the Interaction Features embedded in the platform, we will do our best to help users get the best relevant information from other VENNRs.
Without our extension you will not be able to collect your tips and recommendations and create your own collections of your life experiences.
You will miss the opportunity to connect with others and collaborate on inspiring stories.
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