Twitter co-founder Biz Stone hopes to demonstrate that a picture can be worth even more than 140 characters of text.
That’s the concept behind a smartphone application released Tuesday by Jelly Industries. Using part of the wealth he accumulated at Twitter, Stone launched Jelly nine months ago without revealing precisely what he was working on.
The intrigue is over now. Jelly’s free app for iPhones and Android phones allows people to tap into the collective knowledge within their Twitter and Facebook networks to find answers about things that puzzle them. The questions are accompanied with a photo taken of an object that triggered the curiosity of the app’s user.