- James Zhang
- Frisco, TX
- United States
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Social Media Platform for Idea. Changing patent system?
What if there's a social media platform where people just generate ideas or fix problems? You can basically think of it as a universal feedback system for just about everything.
Here's the business model:
- SM-Platform itself
Government and Companies pay and sponsor this SM-Platform. The SM-Platform in return provides new and innovated ideas and solutions, where any company or government can use unlimited amount.
The SM-Platform, with the sponsorship money from Companies and Government, can pay the users.
Users are free to join, from anywhere. They should get paid a little bit (not nearly enough to be livable by itself) for being regular users. However, as a user, your job is to either come up with good questions or problems to identify, or come up with great solutions that most people can agree is a good solution. You are given credit points for the quality of user you are. You earn points for being a regular user, for coming up with a lot great questions or problems to address, or for coming up with a lot of great solutions. And depending on the credit, the SM-Platform pays each user. And credit can be determined also by other user ratings of each other.
So basically the companies or government is continually paying for the service of other people's ideas in an open-source fashion. Why should the companies or government do it? They don't have to worry about stealing other people's intellectual property, and they can continually pay for the services of innovation. And the users are basically making a living off of simply generating ideas, whether it be solutions to problems or identifying important problems.
Oh I just realized one problem with this model. The smaller companies may choose not to sponsor this SM-Platform and can still just as easily get the ideas. Perhaps only a company who has reached a certain size MUST sponsor the SM-Platform...
What do you guys think?