The Internet Wish List + an Article

http://theinternetwishlist.com/

This looks like it could be a great asset for keeping an eye on what the world wants from the web. It may also help you understand who to focus on as far as your business market is concerned.

I don’t think enough people know about it yet though. Maybe we can contribute by spreading the word?

It doesn’t really have any “how to wish” instructions, but it looks like you just tweet them to @theiwl

additionally, in the spirit of our guest this Monday (Mike Haney) who will be discussing the topic of interactive publishing (for mobile devices — on which we will be going into further detail toward the end of the term) check out this article from Forbes Mag. It presents a series of principles and thought processes in regards to publishing articles in a web-based or digital format.

Their argument is essentially that the digital medium is indeed a different medium and should be treated as such when delivering content–something we all know in theory but tend to not see in practice.

See you all on Monday!

8 thoughts on “The Internet Wish List + an Article

  1. yeah, I think it’s missing the colon after http. Very cool project! I heard about an app that reads your e-mails to you while you’re driving, so that does exist!

  2. and by the way, the IWL-site is great. Seems like there are many ideas to start business from.

    And Hong – you should contact one of the contributors for market research:
    “”I want an app for finding babysitters. Location- and subscription-based service of vetted and available sitters.”
    – @jenville”

  3. oh reminds me, Hong – this guy Michael just started at Hearst this week in Biz dev. Apparently he came from a startup that was trying to do something like what you’re doing. He might be a good person to talk to. Sounds like he has tons of knowledge on the subject.

  4. Sorry, I put in two http://'s. My bad.
    All fixed. Also, made it open in a new page.

    I immediately thought of Hong’s project as well when I saw the post about the babysitters. I also thought the one that aggregates news articles for kindle readers sounded like something Highly Ordered could consider venturing into.

    • Yeah almost a quarter of the suggestions on there had to do with our product. I’ve added this to the list of clamoring I’ve collected.

  5. the forbes piece was interesting. the clayton christensen series seems like something mike haney might have wise thoughts about–he talked in the january academy about how popsci worked on its ipad version of the magazine before they’d even seen an ipad.

    one question, of course, is monetization….can you make something like this and make money on it?

  6. You Talk About Surveying People To See What They Wish For On The Internet But It Seems Like More And More That Will Become Not Relevant Has Google Seems To Be Going Beyond Its Mission Of Providing Good Content In “Search” and In The Last 6 months Stepped Beyond That and Censoring What “They Feel” is Good and Not What The Public Wishes For Drew H.

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