Askwish.com is a platform for sharing specific knowledge, talents and resources. The site’s founder, Conor Boyd, calls this “Wishing” and “Dishing”. “Wishing”, simply lets the community know what you may need, want or enjoy. “Dishing” makes the community aware of what you are willing to share or offer.
To ensure that members are giving as much to the community as they are receiving, Askwish has instituted a form of currency called “Wishbones”. When an individual or group joins Askwish.com they receive 500 “Wishbones”. These “Wishbones” facilitate the “Wishing” and “Dishing” that happens between individuals and groups utilizing the technology. When these “Wishbones” are “spent” there are only two ways to obtain more “Wishbones”. The first is by “Dishing”, meaning that they have given something back to a member or group within the Askwish community; the second is by inviting new friends to Askwish.
eBay has revolutionized the way products are bought and sold; Askwish intends to have the same impact with the sharing of knowledge, talents, and resources. Unlike eBay, Askwish.com has incorporated many of the popular Social Networking features of sites like FB and MySpace. The success of FB, MySpace and similar sites has demonstrated that college students will fully embrace new and innovative ideas. In addition to this market, Askwish’s founder expects that this site will have great impact with a more established audience, who are looking for ways to give back, and experience all that life has to offer.