Alpha YourSay winner David Freid is photographing three Facebook friends as part of his prize. (Photo : Facebook/Yoursay)
Ever wish that you could just get a bunch of cash to do something with your friends and have it filmed and broadcast? Well now, it looks like you will have the chance to do just that. Game developer FunBuilt has launched an interactive TV show called YourSay on Facebook that allows participants the chance to win $5,000 to carry out a proposed idea.
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"Equal parts cooperative and competitive, YourSay is a joyful new online experiment with real world results. From realizing a dream to climb Mount Fuji, to surprising your fiancée with an engagement party or helping a stroke survivor, anything is possible in YourSay!" says a press release.
Those who wish to try for the cash prize can go to the YourSay Facebook page and enter their ideas. Every week, based on votes, the leader will get $5,000 and FunBuilt will even film the entire ordeal for the whole world to see.
"The platform gives players the power to decide what fun things will happen around them" says FunBuilt founders Alan Koch and Miles Kemp. "Players decide everything as each weekly game progresses, turning casual low-stakes decisions into grand finale, epic entertainment. The best part is that we film it all in near-real-time for everyone to see."
This kind of interactivity has been around for a while, through radio requests, or even the voting process in shows like "American Idol." YourSay, however, taps into something only the internet has been able to deliver - the largest social networking site in the world.
Joining the ranks of other web services such as Kickstarter, YourSay is another way to circumvent the suit-and-tie investor meetings to get the ball rolling, and if you think you can convince other people that your idea is worth watching, YourSay is definitely worth a shot.