Twitter is great – for celebrities, media and folks inside media.
But for common-man twitter is chaos. Nothing much to offer for them other than keeping up to date which also not possible due to its infinite chaos. Even if one follows ten people, it is impossible to feel satisfied. It is always unfinished – forcing people to run away to other social networking sites or moving on with life.
One idea to save Twitter from this self destructing nature. InDoor
Allow people to make their own twitter.
Anybody can create an indoor twitter.
Example twitter.com/indoor/myFamily or twitter.com/indoor/myTeam
Tweets inside indoor are for members only.
Every member follows every other member by default this setting can be changed either globally or per member by moderator.
One can unfollow any member.
One can retweet public tweets to indoor only.
Once on indoor there won’t be any confusion whole twitter interface remains same, except everything now applies to indoor account. Users can easily exit indoor and go to public twitter.
This should make twitter more useful to common members who are not celebrities. This will put twitter in direct competition with What’sapp for family/friend groups + slack/teams for office groups.
Once basic structure is there – we could go on innovating much more.
After watching for Arrival, I had this creative urge to design a circular script for humans. This could be used like a human-readable QR code. Current QR codes are only readable by computers, how about having all the benefits of QR code + making it human readable too!
On Nov 11th 2016 1:50 PM EST this is what I wrote in a notebook purchased at Miami airport.
Background: Today I watched Arrival film along with Katta.Vijay in Miami. In that movie aliens uses a circular script with very complex form to represent words, ideas and even sentences.
Then it occurred to me, if we can use the same circular script to write human languages we could save lot of space. In one circle we could write one letter or one word or partial word or multiple words. By saving space we could make reading even faster.
Goals of new script:
Goal 1: It must be on, around circle.
Question: Why not square or rectangle or triangle or spiral?
Answer: It could be on any of them. So the circular script designed will be easily usable, portable onto any other geometric shape. Over time users will stick to one or more of these shapes.
Goal 2: Symmetry :-> The script should be symmetrical in more than one ways.
Goal 3: Script must be easy to write.
Goal 4: Script must be easy to read.
Goal 5: Script must be easy to learn.
One of the biggest advantages of Latin alphabet is it is damn simple to learn. Kids, adults as first language script or second language script it is easy to learn. Of course there are historically done research and tool development to make this possible.
Goal 6: Script must be readable even if circle rotates.
Goal 7: Script must be independent of thickness of line. Making it bold, bolder, boldest must not change its meaning.
Goal 8: Script must be independent of size. Making it large or small should not change the meaning. Of course making it smallest could make it unintelligible.
Goal 9: Script must allow artistic liberties.
Goal 10: Filling or un-filling a shape must not change its meaning. For example O and O with inside also filled dark holds same meaning.
Goal 11: Redundancy is allowed.
Goal 12: The alphabet (not word) must be same irrespective of the direction we read it. for example
Goal 13: Color must not change meaning.
Goal 14: By keeping two letters next to each other it must not give another letter. It must be same letter twice.
Goal 15: Squares and rectangles must be considered as same letter. Similarly for other shapes.
Goal 16: The mirror image must not give another letter. But it could be different shape representing same letter.
Goal 17: By putting two same or different letters side by side without anybody gap must not give us different letter. even the mirror image.
Goal 18: A curve and line must be treated same. Doesn’t apply to half circle.
Goal 19: The shape must be complete. can not be open. They must be Purna.
Even if they are not complete, it must not become different letter once completes.