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.”
So EdgeRank is a thing from Facebook that calculates who sees your updates and for how long for. They’re tweaking what happens now and you ought to read what the consequences will be. This almost *ducks* seems like SEO for Facebook posts. More.
I never really understood the psychology of deciding you want to start a company before you understand what you want to do
Too many want to be in a startup and work on some half-arsed and not-remotely-considered idea instead of letting it distill in their heads, figure out how they are going to make it and then build something around this structure. Some great insights from Zuckerberg and it really seemed they had insane focus even from day one.
Twitter CEO’s language to describe Twitter and elements of Twitter: “Multiplier”, “Conversation is the canvas”, “Live reach”, “Realtime media viewing”, “complimentary” and “social soundtrack”.
This is interesting. Sharknado had the best ratings ever when it was aired again, again. The third viewing had the best ratings. 1.4M when shown first, then 1.9M when on repeat then 2.1M. Hype and chatter and people going along with how insane and silly it is? Rocky Horror for this generation?
“You couldn’t trust any of these three guys to go down to the corner grocery for a pack of cigarettes”. Bruce Sterling on Assange, Stallman, Manning and Snowden and how utterly the world is changed because of what they’ve done.