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Inspired

It's barely a day after my last post, and here I am in the middle of the night tacking away at my keyboard, with drooping eyelids and a brain full of ideas. I just got off watching "Absolute Power" in Star World Asia, and this particular episode gave me an idea about a good way of actually exploiting the dynamics of the streets and any "mature" social animal with the desire to be on the leading and cutting edge of the headlines.

The episode had something to do with finding out and helping out (err, actually screwing) Mr. X for allegedly being involved in some bar room brawl -- a place where he shouldn't be found mainly because he's the health minister and because the place is known for being the hangout for "Men-or-so-others-say". Anyway, that's not the idea I derived from the episode -- I have taken interest in the idea of actually setting up something like an NNTP service, but more just for short messages and gossip.

Take this idea: Let's say you are part of a group of people -- a friend network I should say. How about getting news to each other as fast as possible through the internet, without having to email everyone and waste time wording it right and keeping it really short and crypted. Why not set up a service on the internet which allows you and your friends to exchange messages about each other and other people, with the convenience of a site like google.com or yahoo.com? How about enabling other people to recieve information regarding something based on the context/content of the messages being posted?

Havw you ever heard of "parinig"? It's when someone says something to everybody which obviously pertains to someone in the group, usually with a sarcastic tone. The intention was to have everybody hear what you say, but then only people who know the context of your sentence would understand it.

What if the grapevine got shorter, and have anyone actually be anonymously able to post messages about anybody or anything going down anywhere in the world? How about that service and the capability to subscribe through email and have messages containing certain phrases, words, and/or categories sent either in digest (daily) or individually?

That's a thought... Now the market research should back the project up. A feasibility study perhaps, or a earnings potential analysis, etc. would be very nice.

Anyway, I should catch some z's... It's the day after christmas, best spent resting.

CHill...

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