More about the Virtual Toilet Wall
Here’s the actual concept I mentioned previously, which I posted to the Nokia Ideas Project.
Virtual toilet wall
The idea is to promote toilet wall type discussions on Your mobile phone. When sitting on the toilet seat, doing their business, people often take out their mobile phone to make the time pass. So what better way to spend Your time than read what people have posted on the walls of this location and join in in the discussion.
The toilet wall theme is an important part of the application. That is what makes it different and fun. Toilet walls traditionally attract a very specific type of discussion. One which is temporally and geographically limited to short bursts that don’t beat around the bush.
Technically the toilet locations could be limited to 5 meters by 5 meters target areas, or what ever is a suitable range with GPS, inside which a unique discussions can be joined. So You can only see the messages by visiting the location. The locations should perhaps also be hidden, so that You can only discover if they even exist by visiting the location. The same way as in real life, You can’t know if there are writings on the wall unless You physically go check it out. The toilet theme should serve as enough incentive for people to know where to start looking and adding writings. And of course new locations can be created by any user.