An ideas gal

Saturday, February 16, 2013 Permalink

I’ve already boasted about being an ‘ideas’ gal. You know… I have these ingenious brainwaves but struggle a little on the follow-through.

sex symbolNaturally I’ve done nothing about the slipcovers for my TV or computer, although I still think the idea is indeed most sage.

And I’m procrastinating about the indoor plant thing, although I did drag my poor lily inside last night as its brown leaves were starting to outnumber the green ones!

And quite frankly I cannot understand why no one has taken up my suggestion to make a version of Escape to the Country (or seaside, rainforest and so forth) here in Oz, or The Debbish Show – a contrived reality television show featuring my inherently interesting life!

Which brings me to my point…

Last night I went to a business networking function in my new hometown. I struggled a bit to answer the obvious question: “What do you do?” or “Where do you work?” but other than that enjoyed the opportunity to meet a variety of business-oriented peeps in Hervey Bay.

One of the people I met, for example, is behind the new Emergency App (for Queenslanders) which is available on our smart phones and keeps all emergency numbers and info in one place.

It reminded me of the ingenious idea I have for a phone app. Or something. I mean, I’ve just come up with the idea… some other poor slub will have to design the bloody thing. I can’t get my hands dirty doing that sort of stuff!

Genius, geniuser, geniusest, geniusestest...It’s a phone app that broadcasts your Facebook or Twitter feeds! So, when you’re driving or otherwise engaged, a disembodied voice will read out your Twitter feed or Facebook updates.

Better still, like voice recognition software you can tell it when to respond and dictate your own tweets or updates in response.

A downside – if you can call it that – is that there’d be quality assurance issue. We don’t want drivers looking away from the road to check the iddy biddy program thingy got the words right, but we already roll that dice every time we text or type anyway – spellcheck and autocorrect being what it is. Just yesterday I saw someone bemoaning the fact her phone had told the world that she needed to stop chewing on the end of her co-worker’s ‘penis’.

So, typos aside, I believe my idea is ingenious and perfect for social media addicts who worry about missing out on important life events when they’re unable to keep their eyes glued to the screen.

Meanwhile, what are your thoughts? Do you agree that I am a genius and need to pop off to the patent office right now?! 

  • @Kanga_Rue
    February 16, 2013

    You are undoubtedly a genius!

    • Debbish
      February 17, 2013

      I just can’t understand why more people don’t recognise it!


  • Neen
    February 23, 2013

    Um yes! I do think you are genius. Can you please get some developer in India or wherever one gets developers and get this made.

    How awesome would that be? Especially when you’re on the treadmill or cross trainer and going for a walk. I’d love to have my twitter feed read out to me! And if you could say ‘click through’ to be taken to the link and then the news article was read to you….well, ok, maybe I’m getting carried away. But the point is, I love this.

    As an aside, have you done the Belbin profile? It’s a personality-ish test that we’ve done at work to profile the different skills in a team. You sound like a plant. The peeps with the good ideas that think outside the box. I’m a completer finisher which means I get on with doing all the stuff that the plants dream up but never get around to implementing. My husband’s a plant too which is why we work well together I think 🙂

    • Debbish
      February 25, 2013

      I’ve never heard of Belbin profiling so I’ll have to check it out. I sound EXACTLY like a plant!

  • Nikki @ Styling You
    February 23, 2013

    Yes to this idea! Listening to a Twitter feed as I drive would be way better than radio!

    • Debbish
      February 25, 2013

      I agree… esp cos the radio options in some parts of regional Australia are dire!!!

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