Friday, March 13, 2009

Redditoke, Open Digg, Nerd-Fest?

OK, some nerdy entrepreneur is welcome to take this idea and run wild with it. Because, we all know I'll never do it.

With the advent of all these social bookmarking sites like Reddit and Digg and Boing Boing and all the others, doesn't it only stand to reason that eventually somebody is going to take this and turn it into a live show? Here's what I mean. Let's say you find a venue, probably a hipster bar of some sort, and you set up a few big TV screens and a lap top computer and you host a YouTube Night.

You as the host, spend a weekend compiling all the best clips you can find and then you put on this show. People come in, they get a drink, and then they sit around while you show all the funny, or whatever, videos that you found. You could do it with things other than videos, too. Why not shows website galleries of interesting pictures or works of art or comics or anything?

In fact, you could make this even easier for you as the host. You start a Facebook page or a website where people send you things they find interesting then you just compile them and present them in a live setting.

Or what about an open mic type night where people bring in their laptops or iPhones or other magic paraphernalia and they can hook it into your system, everyone gets fifteen minutes to share their finds with the audience. You could call it Redditoke, or Open-Digg, or Nerd-Fest.

Is anybody doing any of this yet? It seems like a no-brainer to me. It takes hardly any resources, not much work, and the payout could be huge. Once you prove to the venue that you can bring people in, they'll pay you accordingly. And maybe you can sell T-Shirts or something.

Please, somebody with some kind of gumption make this happen. Surely someone in San Francisco can accomplish this successfully right?

If you want to cut me a percentage, that's ok.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Check out diggnation!