After almost a month of bootstrapping/programming in our house and being unemployed for 3 months, maybe it’s time for me to share what I’m into for the past days.
I’m developing and applying an idea into a website called CrazeOgrave.com. The idea came up when I realized something about the common traits of people who are posting questions into their newsfeeds or timelines. It came up that the connection and network will only happen if you’re friends in the website or you’re following each other, this means that both of you can answer or see each other’s posts because you’re in the same cluster.
However, it looks like that the same cluster doesn’t mean that you have the same interests. Sometimes it was annoying to see questions not included to your interests, so we tend to unfollow that person and let the question be ignored.
Knowing that internet is free for all and we’re just express our feelings to this social networking sites, but how we will get an answer today if people already unfollowed or ignoring us because of the annoying posts we made from the past.
So, I came up of trying to put a solution and dreaming that one day I could be a founder of a startup company. So, after watching documentaries of some Silicon Valley startups, reading stories and articles about how they come up to an idea and pitched it, then to the scenes when VCs are starting to invest to them, I began to push myself, ignore the thinking of freshgrad-mid-life-crisis, bought a shared web hosting server and start bootstrapping it.
There goes Crazeograve.com, a social networking platform that allows the user to post 5 questions for unlimited time, but if the slots are already consumed, it will refresh after one day. Each question is posted into the Question Pool in a “first in, first seen” order, in which it was only allowed to have one answer, more than that are chances. There will be Craze and Grave button for users to vote if they found the idea catched their attention. Answered Question will automatically be seen in the Idea Pool and seen by other users.
One of the cool feature of the website is the function of getting the average percentage of votes of all the questions you posted and the answers you made and let people know how far you give an impact to the community. There will be also a personality description displayed below the name, which will be rendered based on the average percentage you got.
I sincerely apologize if you will not be happy on the personality trait that will be displayed into your name, but I will tackle on it on the next stage, that time I will seek for the help of some medical experts or psychologists to have proper description based on scientific studies.
Right now, I’m in the developing stage of account profile, notifications, following pool and top crazes. Good luck and soon I will open the site for beta testing to see if it will be effective to the people. And hoping that there will be like minded individuals, Startup Philippines enthusiasts, Silicon Valley founders that will help me to have a dedicated server. Let’s see what will happen for few more weeks, if this fails, I will just apply to some programming job from other company and try again later.