Some time ago, when I was looking for content for my blog, I thought to myself how great it would be to have a website that aggregates popular content by the number of Facebook likes. This could be a major source of trending content, yet it does not exist. There is no service today that lists popular content by the number of Facebook likes. Such service would be very helpful in discovering popular content. I am quite sure it would gain as much audience as Tweetmeme, Reddit, StumbleUpon and Digg.
At some point, I though of it as a business idea for a startup. Today I discovered I was not alone.
My idea is already getting traction and financial support on Rock the Post, a business social network where good ideas get financed through crowd funding. In other words, it is an online community of people who pitch their ideas to investors in an open forum. Everyone can read and contribute to the idea either by improving it through comments and feedback or by investing their money, time or expertise in return for equity.
Interesting discovery. I might invest into this project.