Smart thoughts by Hunter Walk here.
Originally posted on Hunter Walk:
I blog about Twitter almost as much as I tweet because it’s a product, a company and a team that I’m fond of (and in one case, very very fond). Also, their strengths and weaknesses remind me so much of YouTube – expression and communications platform with worldwide base and wide variety of uses, where 99% of content is uninteresting to a given user but their 1% is gold. And most everyone’s 1% is different.
Over the last few months it’s become more fashionable to think of Twitter’s future as one around content – both consumption of and discussion around. If indeed this is true north for casual user growth, there are two opportunities I’d want them to move faster to solve.
1) Twitter Cards: Show Preview for All Content Links
Nothing frustrates casual users like inconsistent experiences. What happens today when I click on a tweet which has a web…
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My friend @micdaugherty designed some killer @SyracuseU Men’s Varsity Hockey jersey concepts
Originally posted on Design M.D.:
Well, not so fast…
At the ripe age of three my parents hauled our family off to the sunshine state. We played sports/outdoors year round, just not of the ice-winter variety. My earliest impressions or interest in hockey were of a NERF nature. The early ‘90s were watershed years for Disney’s The Mighty Ducks; below – Christmas ‘92 or 93 (notice the Milk Jug hockey masks and various extensions my sibling, cousins and I sourced for hockey sticks).
In Florida there were no shortage of friends from Michigan ex-pats, so hockey happened. It was of the rollerblade and street nature, played with a ball and MacGyver’d goals/boards. We made do and used our imagination.
As I won’t be fulfilling an on-ice career, my passion and efforts for a connection/involvement with the sport has to manifest itself in other ways.
In Syracuse I was…
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New York Fashion Week has taken center stage in recent years as a way to give fashion and luxury brands a chance to shine around hundreds of events throughout New York City in February.
This year, Instagram was at the center of the runway with marketers giving their audiences exclusive access to your average Jane through photos and 15 second video clips.
Social Curation and Analytics company Curalate used their technology to measure data from NYFW related hashtags on Twitter and Instagram and discovered that nearly 100,000 New York Fashion Week related photos were shared by more than 33,000 unique Instagram users.
Read more on Social Fresh.
Originally posted on Andreessen Horowitz:
One of the interesting things I have seen, especially in the last 10 years, is that many of the big winners in technology have been what I call “mission-driven” versus “mercenary-driven” companies.
There are a lot of companies that cut corners. There are a lot of companies that have a mercenary outlook, and will dump their idealistic goal to make a business work in the short-term. We steer clear of those. We are looking for the companies who are going to be the big winners because they are going to cause a fundamental change in the world, as opposed to making a short-term grab for revenue or a short-term grab for an acquisition.
These are the founders who come in to the firm and say, “Look, I don’t care whether I make money or not, that’s not my goal. I want to change the world in the following way. I…
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Good Morning All!
I just wanted to post up that today I’ll be speaking at SF Hacker News’ January panel – Marketing 101 for Hackers in San Francisco, CA
The event is today, Wednesday, January 29th / 6:30 PM
Sponsored by San Francisco Hacker News, this session titled “The Next Step for Founders/Engineers: How to Get Traction” will help founders and engineers determine what comes next after building a product. I will participate in a lively discussion on how to communicate effectively with users, build a following for your products and develop lasting customer relationships.
To register and for more information, visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-next-step-for-foundersengineers-how-to-get-traction-tickets-10092915181?aff=erelexporg
- Moderator: Christina Farr (@chrissyfar), Reporter for Venturebeat
- Nick Cicero (@NickCicero), Lead Social Strategist, Livefyre
- Ryan Lillis, Strategic Optimization Consultant, Optimizely (Read blog posts here)
- Cy Khormaee (@cykho), Founder of GetContastic.com (Formerly Founder at CIMLS.com, Evangelist at Microsoft)
- Fiona Tang (@yayfiona), Founder of Signal Camp, a consultancy building communities for companies ranging from bitly to Technicolor).
Thanks to the sponsors Optimizely!