So, a lot of times I have these ideas for things that I think are neat. But I lack, say, the technological skillz, the willpower, the money, or the interest to pursue them any further. Today, I have one of those ideas. And I lack all of the above plus an obvious way to make money off this idea, so I give it to you, dear readers, to take further. If you make any money off it, maybe you can send me a little. Anyway, it’s TwitterMob.
Here’s the idea. You register TwitterMob.mobi (or .net or .org, but TwitterMob.com is parked at GoDaddy, so maybe someone already has this idea). I like .mobi because it’s fundamentally a mobile effort. Anyway, you set it up as a site where people can sign up and register their cell phone numbers, and then registered users can send out mass text-messages to call for a TwitterMob, wherein everyone Twitters the exact same thing, like, “Do the YouTube debate, Romney, you tool” or “Save Darfur” or “Happy Birthday, Maria C. from Albuquerque.” Or whatever. The idea is that, for a brief moment in time, you and your mob would take over the Twitter home page with your mass message. Sometimes I try to log out real quick and go see if my message is up there like, two seconds after I twitter it, but it never is, because the twitters come so fast and furious. Plus, how cool would it look if every Twitter on the home page said the same thing? Anyway. Go forth and TwitterMob and don’t blame me if you get yourselves banned. Nobody said it was a GOOD idea.Read more →