Bulbstorm is an idea sharing community. The idea is that individuals, experts and companies can join forces to create and improve products and services. Bulbstorm attempts to harness global creativity so that everyone can benefit from the feedback and expertise they need to turn a new idea into reality.
To get started, post a bulb, which is a way of showcasing the concept you want to bulbstorm. You need a title and description, development status, date and keywords, along with an image. The more effort you put forth up front the easier it is for others to contribute, and you can also state specifically what kind of expertise you are looking for.
The community also has a social side, which is essential to the way it works. Finding or inviting friends to your bulbstorm is critical to get the feedback you need. To help facilitate this networking process, you can share bulbs on external sites using widgets. Bulbstorm also has its own currency, WATT$, which is earned for rating and contributing to various bulbs.
Overall, we liked the implementation of this site. It works particularly well for manufactured products and clearly defined services, and less well for creative works.
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