Thursday, November 15, 2007

Twitter for ideasharing

Should you use Twitter in your company to share ideas? Twitter is about what are you doing today, but what if you are brainstroming and getting ideas? The beginning of a new idea should be short and shared amoung people inside and outside the company. So far Twitter seems to be a good idea. People will react to your ideas or get their own new ideas. This is possible with twitter, you can send messages to people and they can post their own ideas. Ideas occur in all sorts of places, now only form behind a computer. Twitter can do this, allowing you to send text messages! But, what if I want to read all about one idea, or want to rate an idea of follow up on an idea. This cannot be done with twitter.

The thing is for the start of an idea twitter is fantastic, for the second phase of an idea twitter is to simple. But here is the great part, Twitter is open as all apps should be. Why not combine the simple but great Twitter funcionality and the functions of a site like IdeaFactory or IdeaExchange. Both being based of sites like digg. And start the discussion and rating of an idea over there. All the content about the idea is together and still online.

Start an idea on twitter, pass it on to another site when the idea seems good, react to it, rate it and make it! If you make this business idea happen think of me ;-). This is a great way to start an idea, collaborate on the idea online and share it with people around the globe.

this blogpost was made in collaboration with hendri van 't ende

2 comments:

Martijn Hulst said...

Twitter is great for sharing ideas. Mostly Twitter is used for telling what you're doing. A weird sort of self-exposure. Using Twitter in company's can help sharing ideas and off course rating idea's. Your thought of combining Twitter with something like IdeaFactory is nice.

Robbert said...

Hi, Martijn,

thanks for the reaction! I think that somthing like ideafactory comes in play when you want to rate things or keep track of an idea. Twitter for starters is great! I see you use Twitter, what do you think of twitter?