Rivals4ever.com pitches popular brands against each other.
The brief that we received from the company said
Rivals4Ever.com or r4e is the ultimate destination for anyone who has a passion for anything in life. It is aimed at revving up the emotions of all those who feel strong about anything. Thought of after watching the Hollywood flick “Fever Pitch”, r4e is the brainchild of an individual who had no place to shout that McLaren is not just good but that it is better than Ferrari.
So you see, r4e is not just one of those community sites where like-minded people get together and discuss how smart they are in supporting what they support. It is essentially about rivalry. It is a plaza where like-mindeds meet the unlike-mindeds. And then what ensues is what we call ‘RIVALS4EVER’!
The website had some interesting “rivalries”. Including my favourite “Sholay Vs. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge” and, I am sure, the world favourite “Bill Gates Vs. Steve Jobs”. Clicking on “Join Rivalry” takes you to another page, where the “Weapons” and “Weaknesses” of both the brands are given. Needless to say, fans of one brand add the “Weapons” for their brand, as well as the “Weaknesses” of the rival brand.
All I can say is that this concept, although holds the interest in the beginning, does not deserve more than a Facebook application. What was the point in creating a complete website around this, I do not understand? There is no depth in the website. You play with it, for may be, three minutes and then move on.
(Startup submitted by Abhishek , founder Rivals4ever)
(Submitted by John Philip Green | Co-founder, CTO, LearnHub.com)
LearnHub.com is a website build around the community model aimed at providing online education about various topics. So, there are topics. And the members of the topics are either people who are interested in knowing about that topic or people with some knowledge about the topic, interested in sharing their knowledge with the community.
The brief we received mentioned that the website is done in conjunction with Educomp. Educomp has made quite a mark in the Indian online education scenario. It has the right material for such a venture. As of now, going through the website, I could see more of the students than teachers in all the communities, I hope they are able to scale up from this point and add relevant material to their website. Depending solely on the end user input for the teaching material may not serve the purpose. I guess this is where the association with Educomp comes into play.
Partymap.in’s home page says “Register now for Party Alerts in your city!”. This looks more or less like a subset of websites like KyaKare.com, Events.India.com, BuzzInTown.com etc. aggregating the events happening across the cities in India. As it is, this model is difficult to sustain as one of these, Seraja, shut its shops recently.
The word “party” may land up this website in a few Google searches, but beyond that, I do not see this website sustaining for long.