Quite possibly the dumbest .com idea ever

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This is probably the most idiotic website idea I think I've ever run across.

TechCrunch featured it a little while ago.

It's a social media site that you can sign up to, and register a credit card where it displays for all your friends the things that you buy with this card.

Then your friends can comment on the transactions, etc...

Whisky. Tango. Foxtrot.

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#dumbest #idea #possibly
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    That can be awkward depending on what you purchase ;]
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelHiles
    Like I want people commenting on my subscription payment to my midgets in spiked collar porn sites... errr.... nevermind...
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    • Profile picture of the author FrancisAllard
      Originally Posted by MichaelHiles View Post

      Like I want people commenting on my subscription payment to my midgets in spiked collar porn sites... errr.... nevermind...
      Ahh what one you registered to? Maybe we can split cost next time!
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      Originally Posted by MichaelHiles View Post

      Like I want people commenting on my subscription payment to my midgets in spiked collar porn sites... errr.... nevermind...
      All your subscriptions to my sites are under a pseudonym Miles Hieckel is a very good customer of mine, I could've sworn he was you
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    • Originally Posted by MichaelHiles View Post

      Like I want people commenting on my subscription payment to my midgets in spiked collar porn sites... errr.... nevermind...
      lmao!

      its a funny kinda site this...its true you never know..something as stupid as this can become an icon or money maker....

      Case Study: Paris Hilton :confused:
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    Not much of a surprise there lol
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    I can't believe someone thought this would be a good idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    The only thing that would be more idiotic would be including the card #, expiration date and 3 # code on the back ... LOL.
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        Gosh, and endless stream of Tom Thumb and Dollar tree purchases in your inbox daily if you friend me!
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    Really? This surprises you guys? Um. We're talking about people who watch American Idol and reality TV with fanatical devotion. Look at the huge uproar over the Tiger Woods scandal. This is the most voyeuristic time in history, by far. I'm only surprised that it took someone this long to think it up.
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    • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
      Originally Posted by Zeus66 View Post

      Really? This surprises you guys? Um. We're talking about people who watch American Idol and reality TV with fanatical devotion. Look at the huge uproar over the Tiger Woods scandal. This is the most voyeuristic time in history, by far. I'm only surprised that it took someone this long to think it up.
      YOU GOT IT!

      And its in no way different than any web2.0 sites with "useless, boring" personal content..it goes hand in hand and is in no way worse or more bizarre than the content on any random web2.0 site.

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      I think some of you people just didnt "get" web2.0....no wonder you think its bizarre to have a site which shows what someone bought

      Now, do me a favor and go on facebook....and see how much of the content is actually EXACTLY that kind of stuff....
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        Originally Posted by Sparhawke View Post

        I do not make accusations that are unfounded when I got taken to a generic sedo parking page.

        If you are going to include links it is your responsibility to make sure they work properly or that they take people to the real source where you got your information.
        Link works for me also. I don't think you can hold him responsible in this case. Unless you feel that we should all be respsonsible for checking every link we post in various browsers before we post them here, I think it's best to chalk this one up to "weird techie glitch" and move on. We all make mistakes sometimes.

        As far as the site...I guess I'm not surprised. We live in the age of icanhascheezburger.com. Who would've thought a site about humorously captioned cat pictures would've caught on so big? Not to mention all the niche sites out there catering to ultra specific interests (Fortysomething Bikers Who Love Mr. Belvedere Season 1&2, Before It Went All "Hollywood" And Stuff - Okay, I just made that one up, but don't be surprised if it exists already).
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        Originally Posted by Sparhawke View Post

        I do not make accusations that are unfounded when I got taken to a generic sedo parking page.
        Did you ever think of doing a WHOIS on blippy.com? If you'd taken the time to do that you'd see that Michael is not the owner of the domain (which was registered in 2002 BTW) and that your accusations are indeed unfounded. As a new member to this forum you should think twice before making such a claim against someone with over 960 posts and who has been thanked by fellow Warriors for his useful contributions at least 345 times!

        As for Blippy, it is indeed one of the dumbest ideas I've ever heard of, but as Zeus66 pointed out it could play well to an audience who considers American Idol and reality television to be an actual source of entertainment. The mind boggles at what will be next - perhaps a site that connects to your plumbing system to tell the world what you had for breakfast?

        In software development we have a saying when trying to design "idiot-proof" user interfaces - it's impossible because they keep building better idiots! With that in mind Blippy may well be the next big thing.

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        • Profile picture of the author Sparhawke
          Originally Posted by mywebwork View Post

          Did you ever think of doing a WHOIS on blippy.com? If you'd taken the time to do that you'd see that Michael is not the owner of the domain (which was registered in 2002 BTW) and that your accusations are indeed unfounded. As a new member to this forum you should think twice before making such a claim against someone with over 960 posts and who has been thanked by fellow Warriors for his useful contributions at least 345 times!

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          Yes, because post count is all that matters in any forum :rolleyes:

          I tried the whois of course and even that refused to load it for some reason.

          Why is critiquing something a bad thing anyway?

          How many times have people here been told to always quote their sources properly?
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          • Profile picture of the author MichaelHiles
            Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

            Hi Michael,

            This is like before the wheel was invented and someone goes and invents an oval wheel, instead of a round one.

            What they did right was - they were trying to invent something that would provide a better mode of transport.

            What they did wrong was - due to sloppy thinking, they got one aspect of it slightly wrong.

            Result - the oval wheel is useless (or at least, a little bumpy). But they only just missed the mark.

            Zeus66 has a point -

            What I'm getting at - what 'twitter type' site could be created that -

            a) taps into peoples' eagerness to express themselves/read others' expressions

            b) can be monetised successfully

            I think they're onto something, but currently it's an oval wheel.
            Well I do agree with the TechCrunch commentary that it's just controversial enough to be successful in some way. It's certainly hit the radar with Arrington & Co., which is a good thing for any company.

            I just don't get it, but then again, at almost 40, I am probably not their demographic.


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            All your subscriptions to my sites are under a pseudonym Miles Hieckel is a very good customer of mine, I could've sworn he was you
            So YOU'RE the midget porn king!!


            Originally Posted by Sparhawke View Post

            Yes, because post count is all that matters in any forum :rolleyes:

            I tried the whois of course and even that refused to load it for some reason.

            Why is critiquing something a bad thing anyway?

            How many times have people here been told to always quote their sources properly?
            How many times have people been told that since December of 09 anyway?

            The person who does ANY checking here should probably be the one with the $hltty DNS server.
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          Originally Posted by mywebwork View Post

          The mind boggles at what will be next - perhaps a site that connects to your plumbing system to tell the world what you had for breakfast?

          Bill
          haha...

          You mean kind of like the toilet that is wired to send a tweet to Twitter everytime it's flushed ? They're already half way there! :rolleyes:
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          • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
            Originally Posted by MichaelHiles View Post

            This is probably the most idiotic website idea I think I've ever run across.

            ...snip...

            Whisky. Tango. Foxtrot.

            blippy
            Originally Posted by Zeus66 View Post

            Really? This surprises you guys? Um. We're talking about people who watch American Idol and reality TV with fanatical devotion. Look at the huge uproar over the Tiger Woods scandal. This is the most voyeuristic time in history, by far. I'm only surprised that it took someone this long to think it up.
            Like idiotic and profitable have ever been mutually exclusive... :p

            Mike you forgot one...

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    This is a ridiculous idea. You can tell so much about a person through their spending habits... This is like trying to take the idea of twitter and combining that with your bank statements.

    Although this would be quite useful for stalkers. So if you built a list of stalkers you might be able to profit big with their affiliate program. lol

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    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      Originally Posted by imFelix.net View Post


      Although this would be quite useful for stalkers.
      -Felix
      It would be useful for stalkers and other criminals as well.

      For instance, let's say "Bob" has an account. Bob wants everyone to know what he purchased. Bob purchases a really, really big TV set and it shows up on his profile.

      A guy who wants a really, really big TV set notices Bob's update. The guy also notices on a Friday night that 5 minutes ago, Bob's account just logged a purchase of drinks at a nightclub that is 50 miles away from Bob's home.

      The guy drives to Bob's house and steals Bob's TV while Bob is out drinking. Ta-Daa!!

      I could think of lots of other scenarios to illustrate why this is an extremely bad idea.

      It's so amazing how there are individuals who go to great lengths to protect their privacy, but then there are others who willingly throw their privacy away when it's presented to them as a "service".
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      Hi Michael,

      This is like before the wheel was invented and someone goes and invents an oval wheel, instead of a round one.

      What they did right was - they were trying to invent something that would provide a better mode of transport.

      What they did wrong was - due to sloppy thinking, they got one aspect of it slightly wrong.

      Result - the oval wheel is useless (or at least, a little bumpy). But they only just missed the mark.

      Zeus66 has a point -

      Really? This surprises you guys? Um. We're talking about people who watch American Idol and reality TV with fanatical devotion. Look at the huge uproar over the Tiger Woods scandal. This is the most voyeuristic time in history, by far. I'm only surprised that it took someone this long to think it up.
      What I'm getting at - what 'twitter type' site could be created that -

      a) taps into peoples' eagerness to express themselves/read others' expressions

      b) can be monetised successfully

      I think they're onto something, but currently it's an oval wheel.
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  • Profile picture of the author Diana Lane
    The link worked just fine for me too.

    Mad. I suppose it's only a matter of time now before broadcastyourbankstatement.com and showusyouritemizedphonebill.com

    I bet you could turn up a lot of profitable niche ideas there though. I just wouldn't want to part with my purchase data in order to do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author hotftuna
    That is worse than my idea for a site where you can get a bikini model photoshopped into a pic with your car.
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    • Profile picture of the author FrancisAllard
      Originally Posted by hotftuna View Post

      That is worse than my idea for a site where you can get a bikini model photoshopped into a pic with your car.
      I'd register to that. Except I would photoshop cars with my models. That would be exciting also.
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    "I'd register to that. Except I would photoshop cars with my models. That would be exciting also."

    Funny thing is the reaction I got from visitors was that the girls were blocing the cars.

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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi Mike,

      Crazy, but watch it become the next FaceBook and MS or G snap it up for $5 Billion....
      Check my WSO 'Blippy Marketing Secrets'.

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      Hi Michael,

      Well I do agree with the TechCrunch commentary that it's just controversial enough to be successful in some way. It's certainly hit the radar with Arrington & Co., which is a good thing for any company.

      I just don't get it, but then again, at almost 40, I am probably not their demographic.
      A good marketer like yourself should be able to cross the generation gap AND dumb yourself down simultaneously, when necessary.
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      • Profile picture of the author MichaelHiles
        Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

        Hi Mike,

        Check my WSO 'Blippy Marketing Secrets'.

        Comes with bonus software 'Blippy Shopping List Adder SpammerBot' that surreptiously seeds your shopping lists with your own branded products and then spams the site on autopilot.



        Hi Michael,

        A good marketer like yourself should be able to cross the generation gap AND dumb yourself down simultaneously, when necessary.
        Yeah. I can generally do that, but this one sort of takes the cake with me. I dunno that it's the generation gap, but definately the stupid gap.

        Why on earth would people want to post their credit card transactions online for others to comment?

        It sort of feels like something from Mike Judge's satire movie, Idiocracy... where the most popular show on TV is "OW MY BALLS".
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        • Profile picture of the author butters
          Originally Posted by MichaelHiles View Post

          Yeah. I can generally do that, but this one sort of takes the cake with me. I dunno that it's the generation gap, but definately the stupid gap.

          Why on earth would people want to post their credit card transactions online for others to comment?

          It sort of feels like something from Mike Judge's satire movie, Idiocracy... where the most popular show on TV is "OW MY BALLS".
          Why would you do a lot of things, what the point in poking people on facebook? People will post, people want opinions on the things they bought, people want opinions on things they will potentially buy. I see this site being one big review site + a little bit of randomness.
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    Sadly, people are bored and/or dumb enough to do this sort of thing.
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      Hey, if it makes money for them, it's all good. People like to get involved with entertaining stuff like that.
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        When people buy something expensive and cool they like to boast, this is actually a good idea and not stupid. The amount of data he will get which he can target ads at them pages is amazing, oh you bought a car, crap your need this to! I don't see whats wrong with this site one bit, the idea is actually cool and a bit out side the box. Hey, least he done something.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Think about this, guys.

    The generation that is into this...

    Does not even begin to comprehend how you feel about privacy.

    How long until these people are the dominant generation among our elected officials?
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    • Profile picture of the author mywebwork
      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

      How long until these people are the dominant generation among our elected officials?
      Now that's a scary thought!
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    • Profile picture of the author butters
      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

      Think about this, guys.

      The generation that is into this...

      Does not even begin to comprehend how you feel about privacy.

      How long until these people are the dominant generation among our elected officials?
      Yeah because the governments are doing so well right now... If a young person gets elected into a place of power, who put him there, everyone in the state/town/city etc... Lets not generalize all young people into one category.
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      • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
        Originally Posted by butters View Post

        Lets not generalize all young people into one category.
        I'm generalising the trend. Privacy has always been a polite fiction. The younger generations are less interested in it than the older ones. Privacy as those born before the 1980s know it is dead, and what's left is dying.

        So if you're at all interesting to other people, or you intend to do business, start betting on all your secrets and dirty laundry becoming public knowledge.
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        • Profile picture of the author Eric Lorence
          Just a "public" version of the data big corporations pour over every day ...

          The only real "use" I see would be to find hot buying trends, and other marketing demographics.
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          I agree with all the above posts. CRAZY.

          But that is what they said in the 80's about the PET ROCK, & look how many millions that made.

          But this is the generation that knows no fear with regards to identity theft, just look at the personal stuff posted on FACEBOOK.

          Now that I have given this the CRAZY nod, this guy will probaby be showing me the bird as he is sailing the South Pacific from his $30 million Yacht.
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          Hahahaha. Black hats and Nigerian scammers are getting lazy! Too much money, sex, drugs and rock and roll.
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  • Maybe I'm just stupid, but would it not be
    possible to surf around this site and see
    what people are buying, and when you find
    something that's selling multiple times,
    become an affiliate for that product if
    possible, and start selling it yourself?

    That's the main thing the old masters tell us
    in marketing 101 - sell whatever they're
    buying.

    What better way to see what people are buying
    than on a site where they blatantly tell you
    flat out what they just bought?

    Forgive me if I'm dense, and unsophisticated, but I
    do officially qualify as an "old fart" now since my
    last birthday.

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  • Profile picture of the author tuanng
    oh my, and people are complaining about google collecting your surfing data.

    anyway, if someone came in here and say "I have this cool idea, i'll make a website where you can post a 1 liner letting people know what you're currently doing, be it watching TV, taking a dump, etc... maybe some random stranger on the other side of the world would like sign up just to see what im doing?"

    bad idea? lol. twitter...
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  • Profile picture of the author ExRat
    Hi Michael,

    Why on earth would people want to post their credit card transactions online for others to comment?
    a) to show off

    b) to communicate/express themselves

    c) because they can(!)

    d) to help others know what's hot

    ...and how can this possibly be leveraged into profit via user generated content, for example -

    e) think of an incentive to encourage (top shopper award)

    f) let others comment on other peoples' purchases

    g) let them form groups and share info

    h) once the site is big, automatically integrate posts with bigger sites (twitter, facebook)

    i) crunch the data and make applications from it/sell it

    I maintain - currently it's an oval wheel. But they're onto something. And personally, I'd rather be testing those type of sites than many of the worn out ideas peddled here (note 'many', not 'all')

    The main thing to avoid is a resource-heavy money pit that can never be monetised/flipped.

    The dumbness of the users and their keenness to waste time writing crap CAN directly relate to the profitability. In other words, the dumber the concept, the better the potential. That theory is on display all over the internet and TV.

    All those truly original and great bands who took years honing their skills, trying to create a new sound that wasn't similar to others, writing beautiful lyrics.........

    ...stand absolutely no chance of real commercial success because some chav who won X factor singing karaoke with a silly hairdo, or some bimbo with 'made for TV girl next door looks that Dad appreciates' is dominating the 'pop' charts, and dominating the tabloid headlines...and twitter...and facebook...and making millions for marketers running phone-vote scams for lemmings who 'care'.

    The world is topsy-turvy and often discards your brilliance without a second's admiration. But by God, if I can't succeed with my brilliance, I'll damn well do it with determination and mindless junk, like the rest of 'em.

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    • Profile picture of the author Bjarne Eldhuset
      No worries, soon marketers will destroy that site by making hundreds of accounts so they can use throw away credit cards to buy their own products to get exposure and backlinks.

      Just kidding.

      But what IS a great idea about that site is that they actually know that every single member of the site has a credit card, and is willing to use it.
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    • Profile picture of the author MichaelHiles
      Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

      Hi Michael,

      a) to show off

      b) to communicate/express themselves

      c) because they can(!)

      d) to help others know what's hot

      ...and how can this possibly be leveraged into profit via user generated content, for example -

      e) think of an incentive to encourage (top shopper award)

      f) let others comment on other peoples' purchases

      g) let them form groups and share info

      h) once the site is big, automatically integrate posts with bigger sites (twitter, facebook)

      i) crunch the data and make applications from it/sell it

      I maintain - currently it's an oval wheel. But they're onto something. And personally, I'd rather be testing those type of sites than many of the worn out ideas peddled here (note 'many', not 'all')

      The main thing to avoid is a resource-heavy money pit that can never be monetised/flipped.

      The dumbness of the users and their keenness to waste time writing crap CAN directly relate to the profitability. In other words, the dumber the concept, the better the potential. That theory is on display all over the internet and TV.

      All those truly original and great bands who took years honing their skills, trying to create a new sound that wasn't similar to others, writing beautiful lyrics.........

      ...stand absolutely no chance of real commercial success because some chav who won X factor singing karaoke with a silly hairdo, or some bimbo with 'made for TV girl next door looks that Dad appreciates' is dominating the 'pop' charts, and dominating the tabloid headlines...and twitter...and facebook...and making millions for marketers running phone-vote scams for lemmings who 'care'.

      The world is topsy-turvy and often discards your brilliance without a second's admiration. But by God, if I can't succeed with my brilliance, I'll damn well do it with determination and mindless junk, like the rest of 'em.


      Oh we're in total sync... it' just that it brings me right back to Idiocracy.

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  • Profile picture of the author AndyBlackSEO
    It's a crazy idea and one can only wonder what sort of people would use it. Socializing on web 2.0 sites is one thing but I think things can sometimes go too far.
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    Seems really idotic! I haven't seen a worse idea!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacer
    This might actually be interesting to watch someone who has some money to blow. I might even pay to watch someone in hollywood burn through a couple 100k in a month, just to see how it gets spent.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Hocking
      My friends would find my purchases rather boring. I would how long it will take for this site be be hacked.
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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi Jacer,

      Originally Posted by Jacer View Post

      This might actually be interesting to watch someone who has some money to blow. I might even pay to watch someone in hollywood burn through a couple 100k in a month, just to see how it gets spent.
      No offence, but I think you've hit onto something there.

      I'm just guessing, but looking at your avatar, I think you're younger than me (I'm 40).

      As many people touched upon earlier, there are differences in the generations and the way that we think, and obvious reasons for it. Consequently, some of us grizzled oldies don't 'get' reality TV (for example) in quite the same way.

      Speaking for old grizzlies forum-wide, many of us would say that life is too short for watching someone else spend money. There is only time for earning it, then spending it ourselves.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jacer
        Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

        Hi Jacer,



        No offence, but I think you've hit onto something there.

        I'm just guessing, but looking at your avatar, I think you're younger than me (I'm 40).

        As many people touched upon earlier, there are differences in the generations and the way that we think, and obvious reasons for it. Consequently, some of us grizzled oldies don't 'get' reality TV (for example) in quite the same way.

        Speaking for old grizzlies forum-wide, many of us would say that life is too short for watching someone else spend money. There is only time for earning it, then spending it ourselves.
        No offense taken. Maybe I should have elaborated more. While I am from the "younger" generation(and would find "reality" part somewhat entertaining), I would be interested more as a marketer. Depending on what information was published, and how wide the user base would become, someone could wrap this info into a database and run trend reports.

        Social media has already given us more personal information to make our marketing even more potent by being able to narrow our advertising to very specific people. On top of that information, if I knew what a group of people regularly purchased, I could give them exactly what they already buy.
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  • Profile picture of the author ebizman87
    Hey it's a cool site for MARKETERS like us.We can easily identify what're the HOT products in the market and sell it..
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      Originally Posted by ebizman87 View Post

      Hey it's a cool site for MARKETERS like us.We can easily identify what're the HOT products in the market and sell it..
      I'm guessing the hot sellers, in terms of volume, will be gasoline, fast food, and other common things.
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      • Profile picture of the author ebizman87
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        I'm guessing the hot sellers, in terms of volume, will be gasoline, fast food, and other common things.
        Well at least we can study the consumer's behavior or purchase pattern.It'll be fun..
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    Son: Mom! the privacy alarm is beeping again!

    Mom: Don't worry son, Webster has just deleted the word "privacy." No need to be alarmed..
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    I think it has a lot of potential actually.

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    C'com guys this is a great product..... It's a porn interventionist's dream come true!!! LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
    i think it would be way too easy to experience fraud if said co has credit card info you know some hacker will be working day and night to crack into it.
    yikes and privacy is just completely gone i would not want anyone other then my wife knowing what i bought.(i don't do porn sites:=))

    what's next putting your bank account online for the world to see?
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  • Profile picture of the author rgenterprise
    Wow that is pretty dumb :0
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
    Do people like showing off their purchases? Some do but I doubt it's something that would pick up. But as marketers we'd probably find it useful for spotting buying trends. Still though, it's quite silly.

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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      In the format shown, you would have to spend a mind-numbing amount of time to spot a useful trend, I'm thinking.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shana_Adam
    Just another way to catapult you into the limelight I guess the 400+ Social media networks are not enough for one person to deal with daily.

    This would be a great site for all those dumb celebrities at least they cant flog their own products with this method. I guess those that are really cash strapped can build a little affiliate site to Chanel and take commissions from publicly announcing their huge spends.

    Why does everything in life have to be a competition who cares how much money you spent.

    Everything seems to have a stigma attached to it where it becomes a I'm better than you motto.

    I'm sure when the tax man looks into people's affairs it will be hard to pull a fast one over his eyes - why he has a list of your boasted purchases advertised to the world.
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  • Profile picture of the author mysteryleo
    This reminds me of facebook beacon. I think FB told your friends about some of your retail purchases, and it got awkward when people were buying presents or embaressing items.

    Mint.com i bet is doing anonymous number crunching.
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  • Profile picture of the author hollymolly87
    Sounds like fraud potential to me!
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  • Profile picture of the author DPSikes
    It should be interesting to see where this one goes. I can't believe anyone would actually broadcast this info - unless possibly to shock others - but then again, who would have ever thought that reality TV would be so popular? You're right Zeus66 - this is the most voyeuristic time in our history. People need to get a life of their own instead of watching everyone else's...
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    • Originally Posted by DPSikes View Post

      It should be interesting to see where this one goes. I can't believe anyone would actually broadcast this info - unless possibly to shock others - but then again, who would have ever thought that reality TV would be so popular? You're right Zeus66 - this is the most voyeuristic time in our history. People need to get a life of their own instead of watching everyone else's...
      very true indeed...crazy what the worlds coming to these days
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  • Profile picture of the author Silas Hart
    I will probably be using it to show purchases I'm making in wholesale goods to show how to build a 'big' income using my eBook, the source in my eBook, and my methods and tactics. I could just post on MySpace or a Blog or something (or I could do it all) saying

    "I spent $300 on Zhu Zhu Pets, my Return was $750, I'm giving myself 15% ($112.50)"

    "I spent $637.50 on "this cellphone", my return was $1200. I'm giving myself 15% ($180.00)"

    Then building up until I'm earning $4k a week. (the percentage I'm giving myself will obviously change)

    However, this website might make my transactions to appear to be more legitimate, as anyone could really just Say or make a Screenshot in MsPaint showing how much money they say they are spending.
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