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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Turn up the Signal!

These go to 11

Today across the bloggispheir everyone from Seth Godin to Nate Ritter are bemoaning the problem of the signal to noise ratio going in the wrong direction.

Being that any social network is only as strong as the people who call it their own these posts got me thinking about something that has been running around in my head for some time. Twitter for me has become my Search Tool of choice. If I need a Guru, I can ask the folks who use twitter for help.

So, here is my idea, and it is far from new, Nate rightly called it "Pay it Forward", but let's also make it into a game!

We Twitter users LOVE games!

Got Twitter? Ask a question, get REAL answers from REAL people.

Then, Become the Guru and answer a question, want bonus points? answer 2 or more questions!

We could track thru hashtags, so

#1to1 would be 1 point,

Think this would work?

What else would you do to make Paying it Forward on Twitter fun?


  1. Cool idea...we would also need a "leader board" (I'm a gamer - we LOVE leader boards).

    You could also either:
    - set up a wiki or web page to track this

    - you could have some sort of designation or count in your profile column; LinkedIn has a similar feature, where they display the # of questions the person has asked, has answered, and has been voted best in which categories

  2. Its the start of an idea, if the static on Twitter is to loud, we need to turn our signal up to 11, You see these, they go to 11! (Gotta love a good "Spinal Tap" reference!)


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