crowd source

The U.S. Army is crowd sourcing ideas to help soldiers:

To add an idea all you need is a Facebook or Google+ account…. this could get dangerous for trolling.

One more thing… they should probably rethink the “Co” part of their logo considering it looks dangerously close to the Adobe Creative Cloud logo:


Instantly I was like, oh that’s cool Adobe is working with the Army… then I was like no wait.

Thoughts?  Do you think anything good will come of this, or will it turn into dick jokes and inappropriate ideas very quickly?


400 murders so far in 2012, and naturally they want Twitter users advice:

The City of Chicago is asking residents with ideas on how to get illegal guns off the streets to share their thoughts — in 140 characters or fewer on Twitter.

The best submitted ideas will be debated at an Oct. 11 panel discussion during Chicago Ideas Week.

Participants may submit their ideas by using the hashtag #WhatIfChicago.

With a quick twitter search for the hashtag I was glad to see a lot of people not trying to blame the guns.  The twitter account @WhatIfChicago has been engaging some of the tweeters lately too.

This is obviously a social media marketing campaign for the upcoming Chicago Ideas Week (Starting Monday October 8th).  I hope the “best” ideas they pick to debate are not ones that will end up screwing over non-criminal gun owners in Chicago over.

Thoughts?  If you make a good pro-gun tweet using the hashtag, let me know in the comments!

Hat tip: Sean