I’ve really enjoyed following that super-long, daily thread about Ken Jennings-the guy with winning streak on Jeopardy.
It got me thinking about bizarre daily threads that would be interesting to follow (and might be the basis of a cool book or movie)
Suicidal person decides to kill oneself but, instead of leaving a letter, posts it as a thread to a forum board (perhaps as a plea for help). Subsequent posts try to talk the person out of it. As the suicidal person posts reponses, we gradually learn the bizarre chain of events that have brought the person to this point. The daily tension mounts as the person apparently loses hope to live and plans in detail how he or she will do it. Other posters desperately make attempts to talk the person out of it or get clues as to where this person lives. Day by day, the question becomes: can they save this person?
Strange person starts a thread in a forum board claiming that a certain major event that could not have been predicted will occur in a week or so. The event occurs, drawing curiousity from other posters. The person makes another prediction that also comes true. The thread is then on going, as more predictions are made and little clues dropped about this strange person. Eventually, something bizarre is revealed about the person and where he, she, or it comes from…