As a web obssessed person who follows everything that’s happening on “the next web” I am constantly trying to come up with “the next big thing”. Usually about every month or so I do. I convince myself I have thought of the next Facebook or Twitter and spend late nights thinking through my idea and dreaming of giving my TED talk on how I’ve changed the world. Then, a couple of weeks later I come to my senses. I take a step back from the caffeine high that I was on when I thought of the idea and realize that my idea is stupid, someone is already doing it or in most cases all of the above.
The problem is that when you have that great idea your initial instinct is to keep it secret for a while why you think it through – you don’t want to tell your friends or anyone else who might steal the idea and leave you in the cold – regretting that you let your excitement get the best of you.
Well worry no more about the nefarious actions of your friends. Next time you think of the next Facebook or Twitter be sure to save valuable time and vet your idea with them immediately by sending them the FriendDA – an NDA (Non-disclosure agreement) for friends that’s “Slightly more than a hearty handshake”. As the Termination clause says, “just don’t be a douche.”