I always encourage and support ideas trying new and creative things, and Listography is no less than one. It's a new form of social networking where users create simple lists about their life. As one of its two founders Lisa Nola describes, it "reaches every age, however, the fun and reward of using the site may involve to audience at all."
The original idea of Listography was to have a book where the reader is prompted with autobiographical list-topics complemented by original artwork, although having a web-based version came obviously clear and it grew from there. While the book is still being published and is set to release sometime next year by Chronicle Books, Listography (the site) is still a work-in-progress and its expected to be fully complete by the time the book comes out so that they complement each other.
Along with making your own lists, users can send each other 'listograms' and (in a way) 'bookmark' their favourite listographies, whether they're your friends or you simply like them. Its current user-base includes a whole heap of list-freaks (if it's safe to call them that 😉 ) including lists like "Stuff that is good today," "Good things about our new house," and "Greatest movie moments."
I think what I love about Listography is that it's small, unique, simple and tackles a very broad audience: let's face it, even 5 year olds can make good 'What I Want for Christmas' lists. Whether an idea like this will work commercially or not is highly questionable, however it will attract a good small audience of a wide range of people.