I asked my students to conduct a brainstorming session to find an idea about a social network application that they should build for this semester for Internet Application Engineering course. This course is very interesting, as it will simulate a real life project where we the lecturers will be the clients and the students will be the people who design the application from scratch.
For the first week, we asked them to find the core idea of their social network and it seems that it's quite difficult for them. They are still looking at the current trend, Plurk, Facebook, and Twitter without trying to find something new, innovative, and creative ideas. Let's hope they can finish their brainstorming session before they present it to us next Thursday