I'm reading Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos). In it, Tony provides a link to a message that Jeff Bezos (Amazon CEO) had for the Zappos employees when Amazon acquired them. I found Jeff's obsession over the user to be quite inspirational:
During a recent meeting somebody on my team came up with the idea of pulling in "inspirational" tweets, photos, videos from around the web for a given Active topic, like marathon or 10k. I thought it was a great idea, so we worked together to build a prototype and threw it on Labs.
Enter Active Inspiration. We're pulling in the latest tweets and photos about marathons, triathlons and cycling. I suppose you could say this was also inspired by flickrvision and twittervision, except ours is meme-based and also aggregates from multiple sources (we'll be adding more soon).
We think there are lots of interesting things we can do with this data. This is just the beginning. As always, let us know what you think.