Think every bad technology idea vanishes, that the marketplace kills off the saddest social media sites imaginable? Think again. A fascinating story by ComputerWorld’s Mike Elgan recently featured several of the worst technology ideas that defy taste and common sense. And yet … they are still alive and kicking. Why? Maybe U.S. consumers aren’t as clever as we’d like to imagine.
Social Media for Your Bathroom
How else, though, to explain the continued life of iPoo? As the ComputerWorld story says, this is a social network that is just what you think it is. It’s created for people who are going to the bathroom and still don’t want to disconnect from their virtual friends. People shouldn’t talk on their cell phones when they’re sitting on the toilet. They shouldn’t post messages to their online friends about what they just had for dinner, either.
Tacos Through the Air
Most of us like fast food tacos, but what if you are at home and want those tacos delivered?
That is where the TacoCopter comes in. They want to deliver tacos throughout California’s Silicon Valley using helicopter drones. This service is not operational yet and we’ll see if it ever gets off the ground, pun intended.
A Stranger Is Only a Friend You Haven’t Met?
Are you looking for more friends on Facebook? If so, you can use a new service called Airtime. It mines your Facebook profile and collects strangers that share similar interests to you. Then you’re able to click “next” should you not like the stranger they send you. This service might be a little creepy, though; such is the arena of online stranger.