Monday, July 31, 2006

Leverage LibraryThing within the OPAC

No, that's not a real idea, that's an idea from Dave Pattern's hilarious spoof The Library 2.0 Idea Generator, better and funnier than the original Web 2.0 Idea Generator.

Some examples:
revitalize the Netflix model using the Netflix model
unclassify the perpetual beta and mash-it-up with Google Maps
discard your staff using a wiki
podcast about Lorcan Dempsey and use him to replace the OPAC
analyze faceted browsing just to annoy Michael Gorman
disrupt microformats and use them to replace all of your librarians

And related to LibraryThing:
completely reinvent LibraryThing by harnessing the ''Long Tail''
deconstruct LibraryThing and become a billionaire
visualize Lorcan Dempsey using LibraryThing
hack OCLC using LibraryThing

It's all very funny, but it actually generated my secret "next big idea." (No, it's not "completely reinvent the biblioblogosphere and then paint it purple.")

Hat tip: Panlibus.


Anonymous Casey said...

Hopefully your 'next big idea' isn't what I think it is... or at the very least you won't uncork it until after the Talis competition. I got cats to feed here!

7/31/2006 5:13 PM  
Anonymous Ottox said...

Also generated my next big idea. Short and simple: hack LibraryThing! ;)

7/31/2006 9:56 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Don't worry Casey. I'm a judge. I can't win the competition...

8/01/2006 3:14 PM  
Anonymous grunin said...

In the Combiners! group, I put a <b> tag in a message, and I can't seem to turn it off: every succeeding message is all bold.

Can you help, please?

8/01/2006 8:35 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Sorry Grunin. You're going to have to live with your sin.

(Why not put a </b> later?)

8/02/2006 1:53 AM  
Blogger Kharissima said...

My next big idea:

worship LibraryThing using a wiki

I have been known to say often (and to anyone that will listen)that LibraryThing really is the greatest thing since sliced bread, and as soon as I start a wiki, I promise I will "leverage" it to worship LibraryThing.

8/03/2006 12:59 PM  
Anonymous mcarrick said...

Perhaps it's BookMooch?

8/08/2006 12:18 AM  

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