Jordan is best known for building the Napster backend software including real-time search and chat and scaling it up to 80 million users. He has founded multiple companies, the most recent one was SNOCAP. It was a real-time copyright clearinghouse that allowed P2P systems to identify content and retrieve licensing information. SNOCAP became the primary MySpace storefront for music. As a Science Commons Fellow, Jordan is working on a system to transition scientific publications from isolated islands of text to highly interconnected collaborative pages that can be discussed, annotated, organized and edited.