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Q: Innovative forms of communication $10 - 100 ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Innovative forms of communication $10 - 100
Category: Computers > Wireless and Mobile
Asked by: marco8055-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 13 Nov 2002 05:14 PST
Expires: 13 Dec 2002 05:14 PST
Question ID: 106768
I have been investigating the world of consumer dialogue, so far I
have over 50 different methods of innovative communication and
identification. You will find them listed below, I need another 10!
I'm proposing to pay per answer so there is the potential for a $100 -
but first I'd like to see whether my request is clear by the type of
answer I receive - so if they're good and don't fit within the
categories I already have (listed below - please check them
carefully), I will happily pay out for your answers - so for example
where I have biometrics - the method of validating an individual
through their physical characteristics, I don't need answers such as
printing, retinal scanner, etc. Another example would be SMS mvouchers
- these are both text and picture barcode vouchers.

The answer should consist of a title and a brief description of what
it is.
I look forward to seeing what comes back


ps. if anyone is interested in any of the below please let me know and
I'll happily share what I have with you.

SMS Text Messaging
SMS Data Collection
SMS Quizzes and Competitions
SMS Games
Events - exhibitions/conferences/clubs/parties
Mobile Instant Messaging - message from pc to mobile phone
Enhanced Messaging Service (EMS)
Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
Website Data Collection
SMS - IVR - voice message / text message via sms 
Hand Held Computers
Enterprise Marketing Automation
SMS Loyalty Campaign
SMS Vouchers
Email Marketing
Rich Email
Interactive Voice Response
Advergames - internet games which involve a companies brand/product
Interactive Vending Machines
Interactive Kiosks
E-motional Technology (recognises a consumers emotions)
One-to-One Dialogue Automation and Management
Speech Recognition Technology
Interactive Agents / bots
Targeted Microsites
Walled Gardens
Interactive Points of Purchase Devices
Interactive Online Sweeptakes and Contests
Online Communities
Instant messaging
Online Games
Online Coupons
Interactive/smart Card Based Systems
Mobile interactive Marketing
Biometrics - recognition
Interactive Systems at Petrol Stations - internet enhanced video
Digital / internet / satellite radio
Radio frequency identity tags (rfi tags)

Request for Question Clarification by willie-ga on 13 Nov 2002 05:37 PST
Would hit exchange/autosurf ad-sites...such as ( ) count as an answer?

These are advertising sites where you put your site in rotation and
earn "hits" to it by viewing other peoples sites, all done
automatically in a slide-show style presentation.

If not that, would banner exchange advertising be a valid answer, e.g.
hosting banners on your site to allow yours to be seen on other sites.

Let me know if either are valid and I'll post as an answer.


Clarification of Question by marco8055-ga on 13 Nov 2002 06:48 PST
Yep, Banner/Exchange Advertising, I think they're both the same - but
executed differently - but that's the type of thing that I'm looking
for.  1 down 9 to go! Thank you

Request for Question Clarification by willie-ga on 13 Nov 2002 10:16 PST
Hi there. I'm unsure what you want. 

Do you want 10 answers for your $10 , or 10 seperate answers at $10

I was going to post the ones I mentioned before, then I realised I
didn't understand. If you want 10 seperate answers it'll mean 10
seperate questions, given the way this system currently works.

Subject: Re: Innovative forms of communication $10 - 100
Answered By: dannidin-ga on 15 Nov 2002 02:57 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi Marco8055,

Interesting project you have there!

I have some suggestions for you for innovative forms of communication
and identification:

1. e-matchmaking

2. online consulting (my favorite example: )

3. m-matchmaking: 
mobile matchmaking, exemplified in the Japanese "love beeper" that was
all the rage when it appeared a few years back: see

Various versions of this device have appeared by now, such as the gay
matchmaking device "gaydar":

These devices are certainly an innovative form of IDENTIFICATION!
(Most of the ideas you mention seem to be about communication.)

Still in the love department, we have finally:
4. v-sex:
Check out the Virtual Sex Machine

5. Interactive Television
I recently had digital cable TV installed at my house. You have the
option to participate in interactive, real-time polls during a show.
The results of the polls appear on the show and can affect the show's
progress (game shows etc.) Other ideas that have been discussed are to
choose your preferred viewing angle on televised sports events, etc.

That's it for now... I hope at least one of the above suggestions
qualifies, so this would be an acceptable answer to your question. If
you accept more than one suggestion, you may use the tipping feature
to tip me an additional 10$ per extra suggestion, as you promised. And
remember - you owe willie-ga 10$! I suggest that you post an
additional question entitled "to willie-ga only" where you ask him to
write the name of the current U.S. president. And if you still need
more 10$-ideas, post follow-up questions.

If you need clarification please use the "Ask for clarification"
feature and I will try to help.

marco8055-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Thanks - seems to be a sex thing going on here, but m-matchmaking,
works for me from the point of the technology. - the first two - fit
under online communities (message boards and search engines).
Interactive tv is digital tv and I'm really sorry but I can't access
v-sex, which may be a good thing :-). But very interesting to see how
people interpret the question.

Subject: Re: Innovative forms of communication $10 - 100
From: neilzero-ga on 13 Nov 2002 06:28 PST
There are a bunch of debatable skills, and science fiction methods,
which may be reality soon. ESP, demonology, telekinesis, telepathy,
clairvoyance, animal magnetism, the transporter, the holodeck,
subspace radio (which is much faster than light)   Neil
Subject: Re: Innovative forms of communication $10 - 100
From: funkywizard-ga on 13 Nov 2002 19:30 PST
one that comes to mind:
community run metropolitan area networks
Subject: Re: Innovative forms of communication $10 - 100
From: kbmobile-ga on 09 Dec 2002 21:34 PST
Another interesting one is online journals, or weblogs. They are
slightly different than online communities in that the writer has much
more freedom of thought and it's more one-way communication of ideas.

Also, you should check out ubiquitous computing and the concept of
place-based messaging. The following info provides a good

"When you go outside for lunch, you find several virtual messages are
floating in front of restaurants," Rekimoto's scenario goes. "Some are
commercials, but many are messages that were created and attached by
previous visitors, giving information and ratings on the restaurant.
You select a restaurant by looking at these messages. While you are at
lunch, you remember that you will have visitors at noon. You select an
icon representing your office in the eyeglass, and attach a voice memo
to it...",1282,15719,00.html

This site also has some interesting discussions on mobile weblogging
and ubicomp...

- kb

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