- Take these ideas…please
- SinglesMob: An app for turning parties into mixers
- NameRater: A search tool for evaluating a possible name change
- Rain swag for the farmers market
- Butt-crack mural: Rethinking self-judgement
- YouDrawIt: The shopping engine that lets you drive
- 12-Step Social Media Scanner & Intervention Bot
- The Genzlingerizer: An app to enhance offline reading (and an IFTTT workaround)
- Blackout ribbon: Avoiding grim news and spoilers
- ShoeCamp: An (imaginary) unconference for the footwear-obsessed
- ClickCentral: a web app for tracking clicks on all tweeted links
- Unstoppable Timer: mobile app wanted
- Talk back to Vancouver’s rain on Twitter
- Hanger card: How to have sex in the shower
- Signal social sharing permissions with stickers and buttons
- Wouldn’t it be awesome if we had this site or hashtag?
- Genius grants for inspired groups of collaborators
- App: Running late
- Magic browser plugin for retroactive logins across open tabs
This post is part of an experiment: for one month, I am giving away all my ideas.
A couple of days ago I violated one of my personal rules by tweeting a brilliant comment from my colleague Sandra Dametto, without first asking permission. We were mid-meeting and I was so taken by her comment that the tweet just sort of…slipped out.
Happily, Sandra was ok with my unsanctioned disclosure, but this incident got me to thinking: what if there were a away to signal your default sharing permissions offline, the way some people do online?
You may have received emails with a sig line like:
NOTES: This email is: [ ] bloggable [X] ask first [ ] private
(OK, maybe you’ve only seen that if you correspond with Phillip Smith. In this, as in many things email, Phillip is a visionary.)
I would propose a similar set of label pins, laptop stickers and facial tattoos…kind of like the Northern Voice “bloggable” t-shirts, but something more persistent, signalling your (un)willigness to have your in-person comments posted to the Internet.
Probably some of you are freaked out right now by the idea that anything you say might get posted to the Internet based on random conversations. This might be a really good — or really bad — time to check out the “overheard” feed on Twitter.