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Old 11-30-2011, 04:45 PM   #31
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one of my ideas:

a service for famous or semi-famous people to have their wikipedia page monitored so that false information and vandalism can be quickly removed.

I couldn't find if it's against wikipedia's rules to have someone who's an agent of the subject edit the article, but if it is then the provider could just quickly notify administrators or editors if editing is needed.
I think you would be surprised how quick false info/vandalism is removed already!
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:12 PM   #32
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Smart razor and smart toothbrush.

All our electronic devices are going to be hooked up to the internet eventually so a razor and toothbrush seems like a natural progression. People already wear devices while they sleep to look at their sleep patterns and and heart monitors that they can look at all the data on their phone.

The idea would be that you could look at your phone and look at how long you brush your teeth on average, at what times you brush, if it were smart enough, how you could improve your brushing technique. You could get points for flossing etc.

Similar stats for shaving. Maybe it could monitor how fast your hair grows or how much of it it's cutting off. What your avg shave time is etc.

You could even add an adapter to hook up to use your phone's batter for power in case you're traveling and don't want to carry around both a razor charger and electric toothbrush charger. Only problem is you would need a protective case for your phone because nobody wants slobber on their already bacteria infested cell phone.

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Old 11-30-2011, 05:42 PM   #33
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The brushing points\game thing sounds more valuable for mothers than adults. I can't picture anyone I know buying the razor or toothbrush for themselves
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:20 PM   #34
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Only problem is you would need a protective case for your phone because nobody wants slobber on their already bacteria infested cell phone.

just make the cable long enough seems an obvious solution

agree it would make much more sense to market it towards mothers, seems like there is a market for tools like this with the profilation of the 'watch over your kid in every way possible'-attitude (cellphones for very young children, kids in leaches, kids that carry a tracker, ...)

dentists might promote it too

*edit* how will this not be copied fairly quick by the big players in the market though?

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Old 11-30-2011, 06:40 PM   #35
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I have an idea I'd like to share that I started working on even though I'm not a coder.

A website / app that maps out a person's food taste palette and then recommends restaurants and recipes based on the history. Hunch.com offers similar service but this would be food related only.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:25 PM   #36
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Cts,

Those of us who are very internet savvy and aware often forget how uninformed/apathetic people are about these things. I think you'd be surprised how uninformed about wikipedia most people are. I actually already do some freelance "wiki consulting" for a couple of actors who have no clue how easy it is.

Gullanian,

It's more about removing un-cited info the subject doesn't want and cleaning it up to highlight the info they like.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:29 PM   #37
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hey Tony, for sure -- hopefully the "watch" feature makes your consulting easier
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:52 PM   #38
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ISign. Online verified Signature Service. So you can sign your deals through IPhone/Ipad/etc., you can send a copy to each ones e-mail and keep one copy at your database.

ICook. Sells access to videos (can be other form) of chiefs that will guide you trough recipes. The ingredients, the final product and a resume from the chief are available before buying, different price ranges. Preferentially chiefs get a cut.

IKnow. Sells lessons on varied subjects, initially aimed at school and college. Parents more willing to buy an IPhone and guys in college would be able to rationalize the cost.

This is what I managed to came up in 10 minutes. Had expanded a little more but I logged out (was 4, forgot one). My mind obviously wandered about IDeas.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:30 PM   #39
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I think there is some understanding of secrecy when someone is passionate and seriously working on an idea. People can and will steal your ideas.

I also think there is some instances where the sharing, feedback, and soundboard process of a business or idea is important....everything is situational.

Plenty of business ideas have been stolen, and a majority of businesses are simply changes, or improvements to another existing business model or idea.

Getting it off the ground first in some respects could be everything....hanging on to ideas in secrecy you think are great but will never act on is kind of worthless.

I used to order discount coupons from Restaurant.com as far back as 6 years ago if my memory serves me correct: I would pay $10 for $20 of food at select restaurants, and I originally found them on Ebay I believe, and would receive regular emails about new businesses offering coupons.

Sounds Familiar?....just sayin'

Groupon.com

"Launched in November 2008, Groupon features...."

"We came up with the patent-pending idea for Groupon....."
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:41 PM   #40
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An authentic creativity website

Malcolm Mclaren Ted talk here

Ted Talk link

A website for creatives, resource, creative tools, innovative ideas. Not somewhere anybody can contribute, kind of the opposite of facebook. Would have to be operated, maintained by a non elitist but exclusive membership. You have to make a contribution to be accepted as a member.

eg. If I was a member and wanted to look up movie reviews, I would know, that the reviews came from artistic, articulate, intelligent reviewers.

It's all very vague, and Malcolm does drone on a bit, but worth a look.

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Old 11-30-2011, 10:45 PM   #41
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Woo!

Very happy to see this thread started. I will be contributing ideas and responding to other ideas for sure.

One thing that has been helpful skimming the thread so far has been the new ideas in bold. Would be nice if we could continue to do that imo.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:56 PM   #42
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I would start with a premium forum with 10 subforums each dedicated to one of the top 10 universities. Facebook makes it incredibly easy to find internet-savvy recent attendees of these schools; mass contact them and offer a salary per-quality-post.
I'm curious as to why you would want to organize it by university... most people don't apply to just 1 out of the top 10 and there isn't too much differences in their applications.

I do think there is a market for this service though. I knew people in college that had gone to the ultra fancy prep schools where something like 30% of people go to ivy league schools and parents of kids a few years younger were willing to pay quite a bit per hour for general application preparation help. So kudos on the idea.
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:10 PM   #43
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Smart razor and smart toothbrush.
I'm a huge fan of devices that gather data like this.

I think one of the major reasons that Zeo (sleep pattern device) has been successful is that it's an interesting "story" to sell to people. Sleep is still a mysterious field that we don't know a lot about, so the ability to gather data about sleep is interesting and exciting to people.

(it's also passive - you just put the headband on at night and you have data when you wake up)

I think it would be much harder to get that excitement factor from brushing teeth or shaving, which people see as chores. You would have to rely on the practical side of it a lot more. Or turn it into a game and possibly market toward parents, as you/others suggested.

Maybe Smart Sex Toys?

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Old 11-30-2011, 11:19 PM   #44
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I actually had the idea to make a website/blog that did the same thing as this thread, so that further proves your original point lol
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:39 PM   #45
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I'm curious as to why you would want to organize it by university... most people don't apply to just 1 out of the top 10 and there isn't too much differences in their applications.
One possible explanation could deal with the phenomenon he discussed where former question-askers stick around after they get in to school and answer questions about the admission process. In that scenario, it could be useful for them to break it up by school.

Lots of forums do this type of thing with specified threads though.
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