My blog will simply express my interests and concerns in the business world as well as the world of college students. I want to first learn about how people can educate themselves about market trends and consumer behavior without the aid of college courses. My goal is to become a successful entrepreneur in the next year and I feel the need to understand what people want to create something that serves a purpose. I need to learn about how the world is changing to focus my thinking around progressing our human race. I want to serve the people and need to understand them in order to do so.
One major idea I have been fiddling with is the idea that I could create a virtual map of the social groups in my city. This would make the social networking process more tangible. The reason for this site, on a secondary level, would be to stimulate economic activity and make people happier through interactions with like-minded people. A key feature of this site would be to serve as a communication medium for members of groups as well as followers of groups. All types of groups (social, greek, academic, family, athletic, etc.) would have the opportunity to post events to the site so 1) members and followers would be informed of the event and 2) the general viewer would be able to see that there is an event going on and can decide to go if it is an open event.
The thought behind this website is to inform people about interesting things going on around them. It seems that most people these days are connecting more socially, but less face-to-face. This site would hypothetically reverse that trend. People would be able to attend events on a regular basis as they feel necessary and it would create a very social atmosphere.
Advertising could also play a part in this type of site, but it would be a less intrusive approach than most advertisements in the world. If a specific group decides it isn’t interested in ads, they would not receive posts from local companies. Conversely, local companies would be connected to the communal message feed and would have their proposition viewed by the general public. Companies would have to send their posts to the administration first in order to filter intrusive and unclear content. This would give the community a better idea of what companies have made a home around them. I think niche companies would get more traction from the locals if people heard about the “local bakery that sells lights-out muffins” because they would take more advantage of these great services rather than grabbing a package of six muffins from the Walmart every week. The world would be more interesting and less reliant on corporations.
Let me know what you think. What’s flawed in my reasoning?