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
New Approach to Blogging
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’.
Filed under Projects
Link: Stop Doing Crunches
Summary: crunches suck. Stop doing them.
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)
Filed under Business Ideas, Ideas
Frustration: Why Sssooo Shhhrilll? Collateral Damage in Iraq.
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.
Filed under Politics