Products to make you "smarter"

I’m getting really frustrated at looking at site after site after site that really doesn’t solve your problem.  I want products that make me smarter or reduce the amount of work I have to do!

My favorite whipping boy is groups, specifically Y!Groups or Google Groups, they’re products that are designed for “On the Internet nobody knows if you’re a dog.” mentality.  Fundamentally 90% of the groups that I would actively participate in are “people I know.”

I have very simple requirements, it would probably only take a month to build out a whole service to do it all…  Easily replace Y!Groups with it, but can I find a market, can I plug it into FB or some other thing that really makes people smarter?