I recently met a guy who was interested in setting up an online business to sell a product and needed help setting up shop. I decided to put him in touch with a friend of mine who can help him set up shop. As part of my recommendation, I suggested use of the following services:
Monthly Archives: April 2010
OK, I seriously need to move to host my own blog. Pain the ass. In the interim, I think I am going to start blogging marking things by project tag. Of course this is going to expose me to the world as a man of great ideas… uh… I mean, another one of those “strategic thinkers” who talk more than they do. But whatever. You all haters can jump on and help me out rather than hatin’.
Pain: when people write, often they are concerned about the style of writing – especially when writing in a non-native language. This means that those who can produce valuable content might not contribute openly due to associated cost.
Solution: a distributed network of editors who can read through entries and correct them on-demand. The system would need to be simple, yet flexible – one that allows tracking of changes.
Technical Notes: the service could be a stand-alone web-site that would copy-paste content that is being edited into its own framework. Plug-ins for WordPress and other platforms could be provided later.
Business Model: writers pay a fee or reciprocate with reviewing other people’s work. (Urbis model)
WikiLeaks posted a video effectively claiming that US soldiers purposefully killed civilians. Here is the video: www.collateralmurder.com. And even the most rational people seem to completely lose their ability to think. Now, I hate war. I hate civilians dying. I think it’s a tragedy. But that doesn’t mean that we should lose our ability to think analytically when looking at various events.
I think this is a fairly decent response to the video: http://seminal.firedoglake.com/diary/39215.
This is why I think there is a need for a solid online debating system that would allow good individual participation without leading to circular discussions…
For some really depressing ignorance, check out Digg: http://digg.com/world_news/Classified_US_military_video_depicting_slaying_of_Iraqis
I don’t understand how people can be so focused on their position that instead of reasonable dialog , they go on emotional diatribes choosing to vilify rather than think. Depressing. My only hope is that those vocal are a minority when compared to those thinking.