A method of gathering together like-minded Internet users while maintaining privacy has emerged from a Cincinnati, Ohio company, whose other interests include a water theme park, aluminium extrusion and gold manufacturing. Bradley Madison Inc, part of the Hoeweler family of companies, has come up with new software called Birds of a Feather, which using the company’s Adaptive Agent technology, and gathers information on your interests as you use the net. The software maintains anonymity as its gathers others of similar interests, and puts users in contact with each other using fuzzy logic. The company is looking for licensees, and has no plans to sell it as a product. It says it has inked a deal with a large Internet service provider in the US that it can’t yet name, and has another company on the verge of buying the software for its intranet. There’s also an application programming interface to extend the technology. The company says it will reveal more in about six weeks time.