Help me decide

Recently I came over two posts on Flickr, where people asked for advice on what to do. First it was Jason Kottke that wanted an opinion on his new glasses. (original post on Flickr here).

Helpmedecide Jason's glasses

Then Matt Mullenweg wanted some advice on which dress his girlfriend should wear in an upcoming wedding:

Helpmedecide dresses

(original Flickr posts here and here.) And the winner was the dress on the left. The jury is still out on Matt’s tieā€¦

This is the new web: Communicating with others, and letting you decide. Just as Time Magazine have figured out too too:

In 2006, the World Wide Web became a tool for bringing together the small contributions of millions of people and making them matter.

The “help me decide” tag

What if we tag all posts like this “helpmedecide” – in one word and no spaces? Tag your posts for Technorati (tag: helpmedecide), your bookmarks for Del.icio.us (tag: helpmedecide) and your pictures for Flickr (tag: helpmedecide) (and similar services).

I’ve created a Flickr group for this. So if you want the world to help you decide, just take pictures of the different choices you have, and make a new thread in the Flickr group. Buying a house? A car? A dress? Can’t decide on the christmas presents? We’ll help you decide!

And feel free to post links to posts and pics in the comments. I’ll promise to vote!

  • http://lukedorny.com Luke Dorny

    Brilliant, just brilliant. Thanks for this, Oy.

  • http://lukedorny.com Luke Dorny

    Brilliant, just brilliant. Thanks for this, Oy.

  • http://theory.isthereason.com Kevin

    Good idea… very “You” generation as well. I’m down for this! :)

  • http://theory.isthereason.com Kevin

    Good idea… very “You” generation as well. I’m down for this! :)

  • bex

    I have been dating my boyfriend for 4 years, the first year we were living in University Halls but then I graduated and left him in the US to move to the UK. Even though we do love each other and we speak on the phone daily I don’t know if I should marry him. I fear I may just be with him coz i’m just used to him, and on top of that I feel pity towards him coz he’s taken a lot of crap from me so much that I would feel bad leaving him. I’ve recently realised that I don’t really respect him in the way I should because he’s never seriously demanded respect from me- its always been so easy for me to have him wrapped round my finger and get what I want. I know I still do love him for his good heart but mostly because of how long we’ve been together. We’ve reached the point of him sacrificing his life in the US to come be with me in the UK. He has;nt moved yet but has already quit his job and has bought his ticket, ready to come on Saturday. My parents are even gonna pay for him to study here in London. Except for the problem that (maybe by divine intervention) I’ve just been accepted to go start a course in Cornwall which is like 5-7 hours away from London so I won’t be able to see him daily as we expected. So yes I’ll see him at least every other week for one day, but will we realistically grow together if we’re only together for that short amount of time? I don’t know.

    A year ago I met another guy and we became friends (totally platonic) but recently we got deeper in our relationship and I really love him and he loves me so much- Being undisciplined, which has always been the case since my boyfriend lives so far from me- I allowed him to give me his most precious gift- his virginity and I don’t regret it one bit. We are so alike it amazes me. We laugh, we talk for hours, I spend more time day dreaming of our future together than I do or have ever done with my boyfriend. But… because of how undisciplined I’ve been with my boyfriend I do fear that that bad habit may never go-even for my new passionate love.

    My boyfriend has now found out about my love affair and has given me the final ultimatum-him or this new guy. It might seem like an easy question but I’m so stuck. Do I continue what I’ve had for a long time and strongly WANT to believe will be good in the long run (i.e. continue whats already in BIG motion) or take a plunge at starting something new, will cause a lot of pain and discomfort to my family, is not certain about the future but is giving me more happiness than I’ve ever known right now?. Please..I know this much heavier than the ‘what shirt do i wear?’ question but I need help with this…please – HELP ME DECIDE!

  • bex

    I have been dating my boyfriend for 4 years, the first year we were living in University Halls but then I graduated and left him in the US to move to the UK. Even though we do love each other and we speak on the phone daily I don’t know if I should marry him. I fear I may just be with him coz i’m just used to him, and on top of that I feel pity towards him coz he’s taken a lot of crap from me so much that I would feel bad leaving him. I’ve recently realised that I don’t really respect him in the way I should because he’s never seriously demanded respect from me- its always been so easy for me to have him wrapped round my finger and get what I want. I know I still do love him for his good heart but mostly because of how long we’ve been together. We’ve reached the point of him sacrificing his life in the US to come be with me in the UK. He has;nt moved yet but has already quit his job and has bought his ticket, ready to come on Saturday. My parents are even gonna pay for him to study here in London. Except for the problem that (maybe by divine intervention) I’ve just been accepted to go start a course in Cornwall which is like 5-7 hours away from London so I won’t be able to see him daily as we expected. So yes I’ll see him at least every other week for one day, but will we realistically grow together if we’re only together for that short amount of time? I don’t know.

    A year ago I met another guy and we became friends (totally platonic) but recently we got deeper in our relationship and I really love him and he loves me so much- Being undisciplined, which has always been the case since my boyfriend lives so far from me- I allowed him to give me his most precious gift- his virginity and I don’t regret it one bit. We are so alike it amazes me. We laugh, we talk for hours, I spend more time day dreaming of our future together than I do or have ever done with my boyfriend. But… because of how undisciplined I’ve been with my boyfriend I do fear that that bad habit may never go-even for my new passionate love.

    My boyfriend has now found out about my love affair and has given me the final ultimatum-him or this new guy. It might seem like an easy question but I’m so stuck. Do I continue what I’ve had for a long time and strongly WANT to believe will be good in the long run (i.e. continue whats already in BIG motion) or take a plunge at starting something new, will cause a lot of pain and discomfort to my family, is not certain about the future but is giving me more happiness than I’ve ever known right now?. Please..I know this much heavier than the ‘what shirt do i wear?’ question but I need help with this…please – HELP ME DECIDE!

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