Ideas bubbling to the surface on a sunny Saturday…
- Has Joe Weiss ever thought about building a hosted Soundslides service, where users could upload their publish-to-web folder and get a friendly piece of embed code spit back out at them? Plus, of course, anyone could browse through any uploaded Soundslides show, and embed it on their own site.
- I might build out the first iteration of ReportingOn in Drupal, with the intent of learning Drupal.
- A newspaper’s greatest asset in trying to build community? News stories. Leverage exiting content by tying reader comments to profiles. Reward readers for participation by giving them an easier way to save, tag, and interact with your stories. Thus, the water cooler effect is built not by an editor tagging something as a water cooler story, but by readers proving it directly with conversation.
All three of these ideas need some fleshing out. That’s where you come in.