Does this database of good ideas make sense? Any suggestions?
If Good Ideas is at core a database of ideas / wisdom, should it employ an "Ask Jeeves" interface to humanize the question / advice interaction?
People are submitting ideas to many sites, but nowhere are the ideas rolled up into on "my great ideas" capacity. XMLRPC. (Suggested in user feedback).
Perhaps the site could use a "slogan" or "tag line" to help explain what it does? Here are some possibilities;
* "Where good ideas go to live"
* "Innovation. Wisdom. Good Ideas."
* "The Web's Wisdom Archive"
Any of these work? "Flickr for Good Ideas"? Others?
Syntheses of best ideas, including trends, could be on the blog as well as sent as a monthly newsletter.
Rank good ideas by "top rated" and "recent", but also offer a "stars" category which allows people to buy stars for placement (similar to bidding for Google AdWords placement).
Hold a monthly competition for best ideas in different topics, perhaps with cash or donation prizes.
Use GoodIdeas.org to generate good ideas for t-shirt slogans and then market them. Revenue can help support the site.
Sheryl Sandberg's motto: "relentless prioritization". Combine this with "1% innovation, 99% perspiration" -- and you get a good justification for a global good ideas project.
I'm overwhelmed by the number of good ideas in some categories. Help me narrow the ideas to those most relevant to me. E.g. use tags to filter within the category (instead of in all categories).
Many foundations have distinct programs for funding risky ideas (Gates "Grand Challenges", RWJF "Pioneer Portfolio). The Energy Department has established a new office - Arpa-e - to fund "long shot bets". http://bit.ly/2dYhVO
Ongoing Gates Foundation program funding big, innovative ideas in global health. See http://www.grandchallenges.org