Grab a beer, find a comfy couch and search twitter for furlough.
In this stream of spontaneous chatter, you’ll find people complaining about being bored, scheduling bar crawls, and posting obscene “furlough pictures” including #furloughshoes. And if you look long enough, you’ll even find a link to a furlough song.
Initially, @jodiontheweb and I came up with the idea of a #furloughhouseswap while brainstorming with Mackenzie Warren about how we can lessen the pain of this ugly recession and the mandatory steps we must take to hopefully stave off anymore layoffs. It was a way to – lets say – maximize our Gannett assets. Those assets in Fort Myers, Denver and of course, Honolulu were the first mentioned!! Then in true IDEO fashion, we asked ourselves, “How might we connect those seeking free or cheap housing during their furlough in another city with others taking furlough in the same week that might live in that city.”
After 7 seconds of consideration, Jodi and I jumped online and started the wave. Now that we’ve considered it for 30 seconds, and recruited the awesome @yurivictor to join our mission, we have decided to create a Web site for the greater furlough good.
Any questions or suggestions, let us know. Just keep in mind, we might not get to them until our furlough