Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Thoughts culminating in a great idea::::
I like it how on Netflix they allow you to make "friends" with people so you can see all the DVDs they order, judge your "friends" based on these DVDs, and occasionally become inspired to give it a shot and rent Gigli. This is a great idea. So what if, pal of pals, what if you could make "friends" with people on Wikipedia and see all the crazy obscure bands and foodstuffs they look up. This would allow you to (a) judge your "friends," just like usual, and (b) spend an hour or two more each day learning everything about everything on everybody's favorite somewhat accurate free Internet encyclopedia.

Explain to me why this is not like an awesome idea.


Blogger The Modesto Kid said...

No, you're right, it is a great idea. (Possibly could be made better by allowing users to access their friends' credit card info, but that's not strictly relevant.) Also there could be a comments thread attached to each rental so people could talk about whether you should have rented it usw. Model it on LibraryThing.

12/11/08 11:38 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Interesting idea, Ryan. Typing "en." into my browser window, I see I've looked up an odd mix of things (including: Weta!) in recent days. This could be a good internet meme, but I suspect people would self-censor.

12/11/08 2:20 PM  

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