Today's NaBloPoMo Prompt is You are given unlimited funds and a fabulous team of programmers and told to create your own social networking platform.Tell us all about your ideal, fictional social media site.
Unfortunately, the site does exist and its going to Chilie.
Sunny Karma was a platform that allowed you to donate to a cause based on auctioning experiences like learning a language or drinking wine.
Unfortunately, it wasn't flourishing very well infact it floundered in my opinion because it was just Elena Elek asking her nouveau riche friends to donate time for a good cause and have the naive public bid on them.
The premise would work as a natural one stop shop for nonprofits to run a campaign to raise funds in addition to other fundraising programs that are in the work. Imagine bidding on an opportunity to sit down with Stephen Hawking for thirty minutes and having the money you spent go directly to ALS research.
What about the opportunity to meet Cesar Millan train your dog for four hours and have the money go to the Humane Society ?
While an Auction for Experience benefiting Nonprofits is nothing short of a Virtual Silent Auction online the basics is to have the site work properly with an infrastructure and social capital to convince a public figure to spend time with the plebs.
Yet, I would totally sit down with Lindsay Lohan for thirty minutes and have my money go to lung cancer programs. Workout with Dwayne Johnson to benefit the American Heart Association.
Oh the social part is the networking of individuals to nonprofits because what if Tim Lincecum wants to help the Farmers of America grow sustainable crops but he only knows how to pitch an 85mph fast ball? He would connect with the Future Farmers of America on the site and then the members of the bidders group would have the opportunity to bid on it with a minimum bid automatically benefiting the organization so everyone has to put in say $100 to even begin to bid on the opportunity instead of just a one $1000 bid every fan who wants to bid need to pay up $100 to bid more because that is the minimum so at least the nonprofit is getting $100 for each bidder which could result in a Million dollars raised in addition to the winning bid.
Its definately not a new platform but would it work? Maybe it already does because I don't need a team of coders because there is Nationbuilder which would help nonprofits start up a sister site to do such a campaign.
So the only reason me having unlimited resources to build my social network is to help people work for a better future...oh and wine too. :)