Dmitry Paranyushkin

This is like – associative knowledge network

Find people, places, things, and events that are "like" each other.

It was great to find Mediamatic because it's one of the few websites out there that evaded categories and uses associative structure to help people navigate through content. ThisIsLike.Com is using this principle to help people navigate through knowledge.


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During the last two years, we have been working on ThisIsLike.Com – the associative knowledge network that allows you to find people, places, things, and events that are "like" each other (similar or related). It started as an add-on to enhance the already existing travel guide – so that we could recommend people the clubs, cafes, restaurants that are similar to each other. However, it soon grew into a project on its own, encompassing a larger scope of information – from artists and galleries to city areas and philosophers. In a way, it's like Last.Fm but for everything else, not only music, and it's not based on the actual acts of purchasing or consuming to create a recommendation – but a pure associative link.

ThisIsLike nowadays is an educational resource where the new kind of knowledge is realized, based on the connection, relationship between items, rather than items themselves (although they also play an important role to help people navigate through ideas).

The core team are all musicians and artists based in Berlin with a strong technical background, coming from 5 different countries. We're currently looking for collaborators who would join in and add some interesting content about the scenes they come from. The system is open for everybody to contribute, so feel free to create an account and become a part of the associative network.