This is something that popped into my head. There's certainly no rush nor even a current need for it - but I feel it's compelling. Maybe Reddit already has something like this. Maybe Reddit will read this and dev it themselves. Maybe someone might code this tool openly.
Firstly I don't like the term "celebrity", but I don't know what else to call it. "Blue checkmark" on Twitter, YouTube, etc. "Status person" or fucking "authority". I don't know and I don't care what it might ultimately be called. "Notable Persona"?
I've been pondering my own little project /s/BittersweetSeeds and how to best relate to the public responsibly. That means keeping up with a backlog (assuming I get any notice) of comments, ideas, and just generally managing input and responses. Now I'm not assuming I'm just going to explode in popularity, but I'm watching someone who is:
Looking Ahead To 2020 _ TMI (12:28)
~ Joe Scott - TMI, 2019-12-31
He's got a lot of ideas, fans, feedback, etc. I imagine a lot of "celebrities" do. Maybe they're not "celebrities" but they are experts or notable in their fields. I hear about celebrities doing Ask Me Anything type stuff and or Live-Streams with SuperChats on various social media. So...
What if SaidIt had a feature for notable people?
(Could also apply to NotABug, etc.)
This bonus feature might attract some folks who want a better interaction, monitoring, records, openness with the public, etc.
What would this feature do?
Imagine a small "Notable Box" that is an expando. Click on it to reveal a short list that is managed by the original poster, and/or moderator, and/or admins. This dropdown list has several checkmark options for the notable person to check off whatever applies. To non-notable persons it simply displays what the notable people have noted, such as...
Option 0 : Unread (default)
Option 1 : [Notable person] has read this.
Option 2 : [Notable person] has responded (automatic if they've left a comment).
Option 3 : [Notable person] likes this.
Option 4 : [Notable person] dislikes this.
Option 5 : [Notable person] thanks.
Option 6 : [Notable person] agrees.
Option 7 : [Notable person] disagrees.
Option 8 : [Notable person] will follow up (also shared in follow up to-do list).
Perhaps these options can be like flair, set by the notable, poster, mod, admin, etc. Perhaps there could be a whole suite of tools that would help these notables keep track of stuff while also informing the public of what they've seen and what their responses were. Perhaps these tools would help the fans and assistants of the notable people to keep track of stuff too. Perhaps these tools need not be exclusively limited to "notable people". Perhaps these tools could be very open and transparent. Perhaps some might like not to be tracked.
Maybe the scenario above is good or maybe it's terrible yet can be profoundly improved upon or presented in a very different manner. I'm just spit-balling ideas here to see what sticks. Maybe this would be a feature worth developing if more notable people used SaidIt instead of other platforms like Reddit. Attracting them would naturally attract the masses, for all the pros and cons that entails. (Just don't turn into Scientology by seeking celebs.)
All I know is that as an average joe, I have a hard enough time keeping up with stuff now. Yet I am intending to invite the chaos of external viewpoints, collaborations, crowdsourced support, etc. Maybe I'm dreaming too big. Maybe I'm not expecting too much. Maybe I need a different project management software and interface. Maybe I don't.