Rhodes Memorial in black and white. on Flickr.
It’s obvious that at this point many social networks are a fantasy representation of who we really are.
You’ll have to click through to see how he ties Pearl Jam into that statement…
Adam Lisagor on what makes Vine great:
Vine has introduced the concept of rudimentary in-camera editing to elicit emotional response. It’s awesome because without Vine, most people are not going to shoot two clips at one time and put them together, even though there are thousands of apps in the app store that will let them do that. Going back to the kids experimenting with video cameras, that’s how most of us learned to tell stories, sequentially in order. Essentially, that’s what Vine is. People are discovering it to do all kinds of new tricks.
While we were busy playing tug-of-war over check-ins, someone else found a path to the goal with less friction.
There’s so much to learn from this article about the Foursquare/Gowalla war, and how Instagram stepped into the gap at the right time.
Because using an app to scan a QR code is much faster than typing in a URL?
As I mentioned before, I’ll increasingly use this site as an outlet for talking about the Product Management book I’m writing. Fair warning.
Yesterday, 13 pages into the book, was the first time I got really really scared about the project. Up to that point, writing was difficult but doable. I was able to focus on a topic, struggle through it, and get a first draft onto the page.
But yesterday, while focusing on why companies need Product Management, I just couldn’t find the words. The ideas are in my head, but I couldn’t find a way to turn those ideas into words, and convince the words to stick to the page.
I Skyped my editor to let him know that I’m freaking out. After sending me a virtual beer, he gave me some great advice: take a break, play with your kids, forget about it for a while. Which I did.
Now, in the light of a new morning, I actually feel relieved. I’ve been waiting to hit writer’s block, and couldn’t understand why it wasn’t coming. It’s like that fear of falling off your bike for the first time while you’re learning. You end up focusing so much on the fear that it takes most of the enjoyment out of what you’re doing. So now that I’ve fallen off the bike for the first time, I can relax. It happened. Writing is hard. Now I can stop worrying and just get on with it.
Well, until the next time I fall off, of course. I don’t know what I’ll do if it happens while my editor is not online, but I guess I’ll cross that bridge when I get there.
Related - Skype really needs an emoticon for the “freaking out” emotion. Something like this:
Write. #prdmgmtbook (at Starlings)
‘Lost in Thought’ by Jon Hopkins
Good writing music.
Facebook is a continuing nightmare of privacy disasters. It’s the bathroom door that resists all efforts at locking, swinging open again and again while you’re trying to poop.
All these posters are great, but this one is definitely my favorite.