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When Airbnb's Brian Chesky took to Twitter for new ideas

Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky surprised his followers on Twitter on Monday, when he took to the micro-blogging website to seek ideas that his company could implement in 2017. Chesky was in for a surprise too, when about 16 hours later he tweeted saying that he’d received 1,000 ideas when he expected only about 10.

If @Airbnb could launch anything in 2017, what would it be?

— Brian Chesky (@bchesky)

16 hours later…

1,000 ideas have been submitted. I was expecting 10. I think I’m now hosting a Twitter Radio show.

— Brian Chesky (@bchesky)

While Chesky’s open-minded take on turning to users and potential customers for new ideas for his company took the Twitterati by surprise, the micro-blogging website has managed to induce more dialogue between the C-suite and top executives of companies and its users and audience. This ranges from new product and feature announcements by CEOs to unceremonious resignations and even light banter on ideas.

Chesky’s invite to share ideas also prompted users to point out bugs on the website currently and suggest new features that would smoothen the user experience. Most were surprised and Chesky was appreciated by the followers for interacting freely and taking the suggestions seriously, including one for Airbnb on Mars!

@bchesky @Keith_Wasserman @shervin @brianalvey @Airbnb The open-mindedness in this thread is astonishing. You’re the man, Brian.

— Austin Knight (@ustinKnight)

Airbnb on Mars?

@vral working on that… no joke

— Brian Chesky (@bchesky)

Airbnb as clean energy revolutionaries?

@bchesky @Airbnb Put climate front & center. Let guests offset travel footprint by funding solar for hosts. 1 million solar Airbnbs…

— Andy Murdock (@Andy_Murdock)

Airbnb for corporate travel?

@erickschonfeld cool!

— Brian Chesky (@bchesky)

Dynamic pricing?

@kevingibbon we have this with smart pricing but not as dramatic as the guarantee you speak of. We could do this though.

— Brian Chesky (@bchesky)

Pay with bitcoins?

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