Friday, July 25, 2008

Brainstorming Competition

I was top-rated brainstormer on BrainReactions' recent Moonjee brainstorming competition and I won first prize - $150. Darin of BrainReactions tells me that there will be more brainstorming competitions in the future on BrainReactions. I'll be blogging about them when they are announced.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

An Idea For YouTube - "Key Ten Seconds"

Problem: You're having a general meander around YouTube looking for things to watch. Some videos are longer than others but a few minutes is a long time to watch a dud and you can't rely on ratings - everything being subjective.

Idea: When people upload videos to YouTube they could select a "key ten seconds" of their video. Here's how it works: When you're searching for videos you would have the option to watch just that key ten seconds (in addition to having the option to watch the video in its entirety). This key-ten-seconds option would be available for all videos on YouTube, wherever they are displayed - be it on the front page, in your favourites, in the "related videos" area etc.

Compilations: Compilations could be created featuring featuring just key-ten-seconds of different videos. So, if you're searching for Elvis you can see various ten-second segments of different videos and choose the ones you want to watch in entirety.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Can you think of creative ways to introduce handicapping systems to sports?

I added this challenge to BrainReactions today:

Can you think of ways to introduce handicapping systems to sports?

For example - tennis. I'm playing against a much better player. How can I change the situation so that the better player is handicapped in some way so as to make the players equal thus resulting in a more competitive and enjoyable game?

The tennis one is just an example. Would like to hear thoughts on any sport.

I would like suggestions to look beyond the golf-type of handicapping where one player has a score penalty

Please add your own ideas and thoughts!