One of the bad habits that comes with being a chronic entrepreneur is getting some of the steps in building a business out of order. For example, registering a domain name for an idea even before the idea is even half-baked.....which is exactly what I did today.
tagbrowse. There, no longer a secret. Now, time to start finding some people to help figure out what it is.
The genesis of the idea is an online space that somehow (eek, how?) visually depicts a) the most recent and most voluminous of content created online and b) the most recent and most voluminous content viewed online. Sort of an online content and site visitor weather-map for the entire (public) web.
The challenge is this: pull feeds from maybe a hundred or more sources about what content is being created (flickr, feedburner, yahoo, CNN, YouTube, etc.), pull similar feeds from other sources (Alexa, Neilsen/NetRatings, google, etc.) about what is being viewed, and then marry all the data on screen in a way that is simple (and fun) to navigate.
There are a few tagcloud sites that do parts of this like:
...and some ideas on how to visually navigate lots of data:
(there are two others i will post when i find them...)
...more to come. A soccer game awaits.