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There’s a new word/service to start 2008. “Send your wishes and desires into the ether”

“Hoosgot (pronounced “Who’s Got…”) is a simple way to ask who’s got what you’re looking for. Just put “hoosgot” in a blog post or a Twitter tweet and it’ll show up here in Hoosgot. It is inspired by the Lazyweb, so invoking the lazyweb works too! See About Hoosgot for more information.
Follow hoosgot on Twitter to stay up-to-date what you and others are asking for!”

It’s a lazy, web way of typing “who’s got” or to be a little more correct “Who has?”.
It’s a quick way of asking and getting the information you need.

See more at hoosgot.com and be sue to add @hoosgot to your twitter.

It’s not PodCamp Pittsburgh Powered like Bacn but it’s a nice idea.

Here’s what Sifry said:

“Today I’m unveiling a new service that I put together over the last 48 hours. It’s called hoosgot.com. Hoosgot (pronounced “who’s got…”) is a simple way to ask who’s got what you’re looking for. Just put “hoosgot” in a blog post or a Twitter tweet and it’ll show up on Hoosgot. Send a twitter to @hoosgot, it works as well. You can tag a post with hoosgot or lazyweb, and we’ll pick it up as well, as long as your blog is indexed by Technorati. It’s meant to give you a place to send the requests for all of those things that you’ve wanted, but just can’t find – chances are, what you want already exists and someone else out there in the ether knows about it (or has built it!)

If someone’s got what you’re looking for, or a clue in that direction, they post a comment. RSS feeds flow from the posts and the comments.

For example, you might ask:

hoosgot an easy-to-use pencil sharpener that has suction cups on the bottom so I can stick it anywhere?

or:

hoosgot a simple camera bag that you can stick a laptop in, and still carry over your shoulder without knocking over pedestrians? Note I’m not looking for a knapsack or a backpack, I want it to act like a messenger bag…

And so on. “

Author: Andy