The following is a story published February 23, 2014 by Samantha Thieke of WLFI (wlfi.com)
Fifteen-year-old Spencer Jordan said he is always thinking up new ideas.
“I’m a dreamer. I sit in school with a notepad and I come up with ideas,” said Jordan.
The Frankfort teen said his latest idea came to him after getting frustrated when having to switch back and forth between social media apps.
“I thought, man, this is really complicated. So, I started to come up with a way to integrate them all together,” said Jordan.
Jordan brainstormed the concept for a new search engine. The concept, known as “Layers”, incorporates social media feeds inside of search results, but Jordan says Layers is much different than a typical search engine.
“We want to simplify things so somebody can search something and automatically see posts from Facebook, Twitter, Instragram, YouTube, all of the outlets at one time to de-clutter social media,” said Jordan.
For now, “Layers” is just an dream, but to make it reality, Jordan has to pay a programmer to create the site. In order to raise the $10,000 needed, he began fundraising through an online donation website.
“I’ve been trying to get my friends, and family and the public to support me, and to back me and to help me accomplish this,” said Jordan.
As of Sunday, Jordan hasn’t raised any of his $10,000 goal, but he said failure is not an option.
“I’m not one to give up on my dream, and I’m not one to quit trying and I’ll do everything I can to see it happen,” said Jordan.
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