There has been quite a hiatus between blog posts, but work continues behind the scenes by our small team! Today we will discuss a new Zombal concept, the "Net".
You can think of Zombal space as a vast volume inside a giant balloon. Into this space members with queries to be answered or tasks to be carried out launch zombs, floating packages with a slew of labels on their outside, saying what they are about. These labels consist of words, phrases, topics, and subjects on what the zomb contains. Waiting at spots around the balloon are members who may be able to answer the query or carry out the task contained in the zomb.
To do this, they need to rapidly scan the labels on incoming zombs and see whether the label items match in with their capabilities. How can they do this?
They can simplify their task by setting up one or more Nets to wave in Zombal space to catch suitable zombs. Setting up a Net is the converse of conducting a search on Google. When you do a Google search, you type relevant keywords into the search box, and Google tries to match these with the web items it holds.
To set up a Net, you pick out one or more keywords and subject phrases which will match zombs floating in Zombal space that you might want to respond to. As with a Google search, you'll need to refine and improve your Net so that you don't catch too many zombs which aren't relevant, and don't miss ones which are.
Of course, when your Net catches a zomb, you will still need to open it up and check its details to see if it is for you. Once your Net is working properly, you can choose to have it email new zombs as it catches them, or simply log in periodically to see what new challenges are await you.
When the site is launched, you'll notice cartoons spotted around the place. We want to make our member's experience as enjoyable as possible so we'll be using these cartoons to help represent concepts on the site. Above is a basic sketch of one of our member's relaxing while his nets catch newly launched zombs.