In our Search for New Heroes, we congratulate The Social Genome
Project and founder AJ Jaghori ( http://linkd.in/o9QAom) for being
selected as a 2011 Laureate and a 21st Century Achievement Award
Finalist, for their innovative secure social media application, iLiger,
a transformational social media in-a-box solution that may very well
create the next social wave.
In 2008 the Social Genome Project started as an academic
weekend R&D project in Cambridge, MA when several “odd minds”
( OpenSGP.com, 2011) with passion for open social, mobile, and
data security development came together. iLiger is only 1 of 10 distinct
applications developed that has seen day light, most remain in the
lab because “our intention was never to release these applications into
production, but rather experiment and have fun with it in our spare
time,” says Jaghori. The Social Genome Project has evolved into a
non-profit helping other non-profits and is rapidly gaining industry
attention with pressure to bring applications out of the lab.