It kind of struck me today how easy it is to protect myself in China. Everyone else who wants to copy me can, because it is just as easy for them to protect themselves as well. But the thing that is most important impediment that must be in place is to at least keep out your competitors. Yes I say that everyone can copy a Clickboard, but that they can not copy my logo. Big deal they will still copy my logo and my moving pointer ‘clicker icon’. I mean the little hand pointer that moves back and forth encouraging people to click, well I guess that is a given and everyone is going to have to use that. And the little star at the end saying that the coupon will connect them to Clickboards.net, well they might use that too.
And if in the end they do connect the coupons and discounts to my site what am I to do. Especially if someone keeps redeeming more and more coupons.
Well if in fact I find the technology to tag the coupons that are sent to my site, well guess what, they will also be tagged. Just like the users who log in to my site, the coupons themselves when connected to my site will have to be logged in. They will go into a bay at first to be authenticated. After a few checks for multiples and validity they will then be sent to the users account. This is in fact the downfall of my site. Pre-authenticated Clickboards being sent to users profiles so they can earn points and basically live for free. The bay is the most important element.
But if in fact mobile coupons and Clickboards do in fact get sent to my site there will be no problem. What you have to see here is that websites will eventually be talking to one another. There is no more static, there is no interactive, there is now multi-active. Meaning you will be on more than one website at once. They will be acting together to produce an end product. All from different suppliers, all for different users.
Just like credit cards verify account balances, websites will be updated continuously based on input, and the output will at the same time be updating a third site, or the congruous site which is the harmonious extension of the site that you are currently experiencing from the meld of sites which you are viewing.
Keeping people out is not a problem. Having multiple sites acting together is. But for now, you can practice hacking me when the site is ready, I enjoy the attention and don’t mind the mess, I have time to clean it up and learn from the experience. Hopefully this will happen in the beginning, but that is still a couple months down the road.