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Being part of an online community is even stronger if we know when others are online. BookmarkMe allows you to book mark OpenIDEATORS that you might want to ask a question, bounce an idea off or collaborate with. When you log on, you can see if they are online and chat with them. BookmarkMe means that you do not need to scroll through the thousands of users each time but instead have a defined list.

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I would love to see other OpenIDEATORS online when I'm scrolling through inspiration and concepts and am about to post something myself.  If others were online and I knew I could ask a question or chat about the latest challenge, I would feel more empowered and inspired to take part and post ideas in each phase.

I really like the 'Buddy' idea for the platform but this might be a way for different people coming together because they like a particular way of thinking.  It would be unofficial who talks to who but would create real bonding collaboration for future challenges.

Inspiration came from the idea of bringing people together; cafe, road trip and virtual hangout and personally using Yammer!

What kind of social impact does this concept achieve?

This would encourage more people to take part, help build & strengthen the online community, create more exciting 'builds' and hopefully lead to more impactful ideas being posted.

What skills are required to take this concept forward?

Development to the current site

How do you envision this concept being supported financially?

so simple it doesn't need financial support beyond the development of the current site.

Virtual Team:

Chloe Tseung - OpenIDEO Buddy Luis E. Flores G. - OpenIDEO Virtual 'Hangout'


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Great idea Louise. Connecting people, fostering relationships and providing a platform/space for collaboration are essential! I like the idea of building on this by integrating tags like on - where you could also be connected to people with similar interests to work on projects together. :)

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