A Sri Lankan Portal owned by you and me?

I just got an idea reading this piece on Wired News on how Howard Dean was able to use the power of social networks to build his campaign for the presidency. My idea is to build a portal that all Sri Lankan’s can visit, one that is vibrant and appealing to the masses, but also one that is contributed and maintained by the masses.

Confused? Let me explain. I want to build a basic framework for a portal and then delegate various sections (Entertainment, Politics, Music, Drama, Theatre, etc) to anyone willing to contribute. We could have a News section where anyone can post news articles once it grows big news could be localized by city and the latest news would be on our site because we’ll have the power of the people.

Now I’ll need to get started I need to think of a name, register a domain, decide where to host? If we do this right we’re going to have a big impact on the media in Sri Lanka!

Written on December 30, 2003