Hi. My name is Mark Oehlert and I used to read and collect comic books. OK. So I still have a couple thousand comics and read the occasional new ones. I think there are a couple of instances in which comics can teach us something specifically my favorite example has been Scott McCloud and his work in Understanding Comics. Brilliant work on visuals and presentation.
Now though there is a new twist. DC Comics, the publishers of Superman and Batman, have introduced Zuda Comics, a series of Web comics. Here is the twist: once a month, the editors pick 10 finalists and then people vote on their favorite and that vote-getter is given a contract to publish 52 episodes of the comic.
This just got me thinking about coupling this with something like a Digg-service...users would vote on their favorite content or managers would look at the content that is getting the most hits or the highest ratings and then use that data to fund the development of the content to the next level (HTML to RIA to game, e.g.).