Nextio: Messaging for the Attention Economy
Professional messaging that puts you in control and pays you for your attention
Today there is no easy way for professionals to start conversations beyond their immediate networks of co-workers or friends. Too much of the control and value today is going to the middleman, while you receive more spam than actual opportunities that interest you. The dominant player by far is LinkedIn, and they act as a middleman controlling who can search, find, and message you – selling your profile and contact information to recruiters and marketers, etc.
In contrast, Nextio gives you a spam-free public messaging address that you can share everywhere to increase your visibility and open the door to new opportunities. Detailed messaging preferences you specify and Nextio’s reputation system ensure that you receive only relevant messages in your inbox. If a company or marketer wants to message you for promotional reasons, they pay for that communication, just as they would for an advertisement to target someone very specific. Except, with Nextio, the money goes to the recipient – not the middleman. Professionals are free to set the price for their time and attention – and have the option to keep the money they make, or donate it to a charity of their choosing.
Another important component of Nextio is the Career Insights. Leveraging natural language processing and machine learning, Nextio has pre-analyzed career transitions and public profiles of millions of professionals. This allows us to share with users a comprehensive personalized landscape of career opportunities, beyond what you’d find on any job board or through your existing network. Like a Zillow for careers, we’re empowering professionals with data, insights and knowledge about companies, people and positions, as well as an open network to find the best opportunities.
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