Nexo, which debuted at this year’s DEMO conference, is a tool which recently came to my attention. What it is is a complete solution for groups on the Internet. It offers everything from website creation to social networking, blogging, and even photo/video/file sharing.
How It Works
Groups, which can be anything from a family to a sports team to a business, can signup to Nexo for free. Once all members are signed up, they can then start using and implementing Nexo’s services. For a sports team, for example, that could mean keeping schedules, managing the roster, and posting photos and videos of their games, whereas for a business it could be sharing files, tasklists and information.
Either way, the idea is to create a centralized website and setup a place for the group to collaborate and keep updated. Nexo offers a large set of tools to achieve this, including a wiki, calendar, forum, task manager, user profiles, blog, feeds, polling capabilities, and photos, videos, and file sharing.
In a few words, Nexo is a really powerful and complete solution aimed at groups all around the world — it’s like the whole of Web 2.0 bundled in this one thing which comes together and serves specific groups of people. I think Nexo definitely has a future, and currently being angel-funded, it really comes down to how they’ll be able to market themselves and get the thousands of sports teams and churches around the world to use their product.