There are more websites than any of us can ever hope to visit in our lifetimes. And, thanks to the march of the smartphone, there are also more apps than any of us can ever hope to download and install.
Every single one of these websites and apps was created by people like you and I. And we suck for not getting there first.
$19 Billion, You Say?!
We want to know, What Website Or App Do You Wish You’d Created? This question was, rather obviously, prompted by Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp for $19 billion. It was such a big deal, both figuratively and financially, that it left many people wishing they were the WhatsApp guys, who are now, suddenly and inexplicably, instant billionaires.
Most of us would like to have more money than we have now. So, seeing ordinary people selling their app for billions of dollars leads to envy and a degree of wishful thinking. In essence, if you had created WhatsApp then you would now be a billionaire. Truth.
WhatsApp is far from the only website or app that people wish they had created. And money isn’t the only reason people have for envying the creators of these properties…
Perhaps you wish you had created Facebook because you would love to have Mark Zuckerberg’s power and influence. Or Twitter because of the way it has changed how we communicate. Or Google for its ability to curate the Web.
Perhaps you wish you had created Angry Birds because of its simplicity. Or Candy Crush Saga for its ability to part you with your cash. Or Spotify. Or Mint. Or IMDb. Netflix, Instagram, Pocket, Tumblr. The list goes on and on.
Simply tell us in the comments section below what website or app you wish you had created, and why you wish you had had the idea first. If you need some inspiration then be sure to check out our Top List section, especially the Best Websites, the Best Android Apps, and the Best iPhone Apps.
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