Lots to take away from this piece about teens and social media.
- While waiting to turn 13 to join Facebook, Instagram and Twitter came along.
- Parents are on Facebook now, putting off teenagers.
- Facebook is too complex.
- Teens want to see trends and jump on them.
- Too many in-feed marketing messages.
Some great lessons learned and shared by Niamh on her Kickstarter drive for her Bacon cookbook.
James Altucher. Some handy one-liners on running a startup. Sell it for cash is repeated a lot.
Got a new website where you want interactions and user generated content? Seed it yourself to start with. Fake it til you don’t need fakes.
This piece on Marissa Mayer is a love-bomb with criticism lobbed in at the end for “balance”. I did like this bit on why she took a job from Google:
“The turning point for me,” she says, “was realizing that I would learn more at Google, trying to build a company, regardless of whether we failed or succeeded, than I would at any of the other companies I had offers from.”
Facebook really seem on the way to dominate in mobile ads.