Microsoft employee launches Gems of Insight content-sharing site as graduation gift for son
April 25, 2012 · 3:29 PM
Gems of Insight, a content-sharing platform for inspirational quotes, announced its full-scale launch on Tuesday.
The site, which was founded by Elaine Werffeli, an employee at Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, allows people to discover, contribute and share insights, called "gems" and is geared toward all ages.
Gems of Insight requires no sign up or sharing of private information, including the visitors' names. Visitors can designate favorite quotes by clicking the "Gem It" button, with popular inspirational passages earning "Gems of the Week."
"Gems of Insight is founded on the premise that each one of us has something insightful to share that can enrich others," Werffeli said. "It is not a site with quotations by famous people. Gems of Insight allows people like you and me to encapsulate and pass on our practical, meaningful advice to help friends, family members and others to stay positive, inspire each other and achieve their goals."
When on the site, users can read popular and recent gems organized in 16 categories, including motivational, relationship, friendships, success, health, money, college, and more. People can also subscribe to the site and follow Gems of Insight's Facebook and Twitter pages.
Werffeli created the site as a meaningful graduation gift for her son.
"As my son was heading to college, many friends, family members and colleagues passed along pieces of advice that I wanted to capture at one place to share with my son when he graduates in the summer of 2012," she said. "Hence Gemsofinsight.com was born."