#SomebodyPleaseInvent

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Marc KöhlbruggeMaker@marckohlbrugge · Founder of BetaList
About an hour ago I saw the hashtag #SomebodyPleaseInvent trending on Twitter. I'm not sure how it got started, but people are using it to tweet ideas of products they'd like to exist. Very similar to how #RequestForStartup or #RequestForProduct is being used in the tech community. I once built an aggregator for those kind of tweets ( http://RequestForStartup.co ) so I decided to clone it and build one for #SomebodyPleaseInvent too. I considered just pulling in these tweets into the existing site, but because many people are using it to share joke-ideas I figured it would be better to keep things separate. The site automatically imports any tweet hashtagged #SomebodyPleaseInvent (including spam unfortunately) and then ranks them based on how many favorites/retweets they got. It's not perfect, but it's a decent way to filter out the junk. The most popular ideas are tweeted at https://twitter.com/invent_please
Marc KöhlbruggeMaker@marckohlbrugge · Founder of BetaList
Oh shit. Using the name #SomebodyPleaseInvent screws up my bot. Anytime someone mentions the site it's included in the feed of ideas. Whoops! Will try to weed those out.
Ross Currie@rossdcurrie · Founder, CrowdLoot
@marckohlbrugge Yep, I looked for about 2 seconds, saw it was all PH upvotes and closed the site.
Marc KöhlbruggeMaker@marckohlbrugge · Founder of BetaList
@rossdcurrie I'm manually deleting those tweets now.
Stefan WirthHiring@nafetswirth · Co-founder & CTO, Hater
There are no bad ideas on twitter 😜
Jevin Sew@jevinsew · Rails / iOS developer
@nafetswirth I see you're not familiar with the #holdmybear hashtag. 😁
Stefan WirthHiring@nafetswirth · Co-founder & CTO, Hater
@jevinsew Sounds like a good idea to me 😉
Lisa Dziuba@lisadziuba · Swift Learner & FlawlessApp.io Founder
And it should be site with people, who could commit to execute those ideas :)
balaji bondili@balajibondili · All things crowdsourcing, communities
Bored Elon Musk is this and FABULOUS.
Francis Kim@franciskim_co · Full Stack Human
⚡️ Awesome! Added to: https://www.producthunt.com/@fra...