A Collaborative Web Stumble

Friday, 26 August 2011   |   Creativity Challenges

BrowserYour Creativity Challenge this week is to join us on a collaborative stumble of discovery across the World Wide Web.  There are over 250 million websites out there covering nearly anything you can think of and more.  These websites are contributing a couple billion new pages every day.  That's a lot of potentially interesting material.  And you're missing a lot of it.  Read on to join us on a journey of discovery.

What you need to do:

  1. Grab the two words left by the last comment below and chuck them into Google.
  2. Pick whichever site on the first page of results you find to be the most interesting and visit it.
  3. Note the 10th and 20th words (if the words are is, the, a, and etc then pick the next word that isn't one of those).
  4. Leave us a comment with a link to the page, a one sentence summary of the most interesting thing you learnt from it and the two words you obtained in point 4.
  5. Check out some of the previous comments and see what interesting stuff you discover.

 

There's a whole heap of interesting stuff out there that is great inspiration.  The problem is in finding it.  How do you go about discovering things that you don't even know exist. 

This is a simple little experiment to help us find all manner of things we would never have otherwise found.  But it will only work if you get involved.  It'll only take a few minutes and you never know what you may discover so dive in and have some fun.

To get things started,  the first valiant web explorer can use the two random words below.  We grabbed them from our random word generator:

  • athletics
  • kite

 

(Please don't post any links to anything obnoxious or rude.)

 

Remember to check back next Friday when our next Creativity Challenge will be released.

Question, Explore, Create, Innovate