The twenty-fourth idea for my 365 social ideas is an idea for websites dealing in larger commodities like furniture, cars or even houses: Add private comments to the pages, that can be easily shared with friends and family, as this type of purchase is not something you do instantly, but spend time deciding.
The twenty-second idea for my 365 social ideas is not really a clear-cut idea – yet. But I feel a need for a new website traffic analyzing service. Google Analytics is definitely the mostly used and best free service. But they have many shortcomings, and I definitely would like to see a new player enter this playing field. And while where add it, there are some new trends and actions, that current has a huge influence on current traffic trends, that you cannot track fully: social media traffic.
Last week the large Danish search, map and media company, Eniro, launched Streetview in Denmark, but only in the three largest cities, Copenhagen, Aarhus and Odense. Today, only a few days later, Google launches Streetview in the entire country – as well as in most of the Netherlands and the southern and northern parts of Sweden.
The twenty-first idea for my 365 social ideas is another gaming idea: create a set of classic flash-based games along the lines of break-out, tetris etc, but integrate a simple storyline with good and bad characters, places and items involved and make these configurable. You could through this create a game of your own life by inserting persons from your surroundings, places where you meet, stuff that you work with etc. and you could send this game to your friends and family and they could then play out the big game of your life.
The twentieth idea for my 365 social ideas is to combine the ideas of interest group websites like Meetup.com with location-aware services like Foursquare or Gowalla: Allow people with the same interests as you to see where you are available for talking about this interest. For instance, it is far more useful to know, that one of your friends, acquaintances or a stranger is at some place nearby and willing to talk about needle point with you, than just knowing where one of your friends is without actually having anything to use that information for.
The nineteenth idea for my 365 social ideas is another Twitter idea – about being able to be a DJ over twitter. It could be done so simple, and actually @kim_bach gave me the idea and somewhat started it himself. I will however expand a little on the idea.
The eighteenth idea for my 365 social ideas is a social web principle, but it is not new in any way. It is just another voice in the choir of web enthusiasts screaming for open data. However, most people scream at public institutions all over the world to open up their data for their citizens to play around with. I would however like to extend this plea to corporations as well: if you have data, don’t know what to do with it and are allowed to share it, then please share it. Trust me, you’ll end up the winner in the long run, eventhough you’re giving assets away for free.
The seventeenth idea for my 365 social ideas is an idea for using the genereal need for casual gaming to solve important tasks: Helping via Gaming. It could be as simple as building dictionaries (for instance via the open dictionary projects initiated by OpenOffice or via Wiktionary), or assisting book scannings (make reCaptcha into a game) or some larger tasks assisting human mankind.
The sixteenth idea for my 365 social ideas is an idea for a technical tool to assist everyone in getting the credit they deserve and the loyalty they can expect: a copy-paste injection script. It is the very same idea that tynt.com has “created”, but they keep the technology (how simple it may be) to themselves and have even filed for a patent.