Idea A Day
|Founded||London, United Kingdom (2000)|
|Founder||David Owen, Chas Bayfield, Becky Clarke and Rupert Kaye|
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
Idea A Day is a web-based ideas bank founded in London in August 2000 by music executive David Owen, advertising creatives Chas Bayfield and Becky Clarke, and teacher Rupert Kaye in partnership with the web development company Fortune Cookie. The web site published one original idea every day and has continued to do so ever since.
In 2003, a book of the best 500 ideas was published by John Wiley & Sons as The Big Idea Book.
Many of the ideas published on Idea A Day have been implemented. The best known example is that of Flipside TV, a live TV review show in which a host and three guests watched television live as it happened and recommended to viewers what they could or should be watching on the other side. The TV show ran in the UK on Channel 4 and Paramount Comedy.
In August 2011, the site's editor Chas Bayfield posted an urgent request for help. The site had benefited from free hosting since its inception but when the hosting company closed down its operation the Idea A Day site was in danger of being permanently lost. After an appeal was launched on its website, a new hosting partner was found and the site continues to benefit from free hosting.
The site was edited by David Owen from its inception until 2003. Editorial duties are currently being undertaken by Chas Bayfield. Idea a Day launched on Twitter on 11 July 2009 and joined Facebook on 8 July 2010.
On 16 August 2010, Idea a Day celebrated its 10th birthday with a live phone-in at the studios of BBC 5 Live.
In October 2014, Idea a Day changed its domain name to ideaaday.co.
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