I am really excited about this new Social Media application called Betterific.
It looks a lot like Twitter but is focused on ideas to better the world.
Every Betterific starts under the heading of "Wouldn't it be better if" and you fill in the rest.
Whether you have ideas for improving products, companies, policies, or even the way we treat each other--this is a great way to get your ideas out there.
You also add tags (metadata) to make the ideas more easily searchable by others.
Like Twitter you can follow topics or other innovative people, friends, and family members.
A great feature is that you can actually vote--thumbs up or down--for the ideas, and through crowdsourcing great ideas can rise to the top.
There is also a bar at the top where you can look up better ideas by search term--so individuals, organizations, or brands can harvest this information and hopefully act on them.
One of the featured Betterifics when you sign in online is from someone who suggested that toilet seats come with a pedal lift lid (like a garbage can)--being a little germophobic myself, I vote definitely yes to this one!
I hope this type of app catches on so we can all innovate and get our ideas out there simply and clearly.
This has the potential to become a tremendous archive for great ideas that can be accessed, prioritized and most importantly implemented--so we can all really make a difference for the better. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)