Idea: Data Twitter
I want a Twitter-style service for freeform, taggable, time-stamped data. My intended purpose would be to log real-world items. Like I'd IM/text/email the Data Twitter service with:
bike ride tags: bike, ride, exercise
writing a blog post tags: status, writing
phone call from annoying dude tags: annoying dude, phone
basketball tags: basketball, sports, exercise
These would all be time-stamped as I add them. A duration may also be useful.
The data could then be queried, searched, accessed via API from other web sites & apps, read via RSS and imported into spreadsheets.
- import specific tags (like 'exercise') for a certain time period into a spreadsheet for analysis
- power cross-site social widgets from the data feed (most recently listened to songs, task completion, current status)
- use as a remote control for triggering events in software monitoring the feeds (bittorrent clients, server administration)
It's super nerdy, by nature deals with private instead of social data and likely wouldn't scale, but I still want it.