For me, being online is using a browser or apps to access information on the internet. My cousin and her friends don’t think like this. It’s not there they are always online and don’t consider a state of offline. It’s that they see no need to go “online”. To them online is a browser on a computer. It’s what they use to do research for school projects. There is no other use for being online. Everything they want to do socially or personally is accessible from apps on their phone. Connectivity through apps has just become the norm and they don’t really think about this as using the internet.
Counter point to the “death to apps; love live the web” argument.
This company seems baller.
Second Story is an innovation center pioneering new interactive experiences. We push the boundaries of storytelling for brands and institutions across
digital channels—web, mobile, and installations—empowering audiences to connect and share.
This is beautiful:
My problem is the opposite, really — this vision, from an interaction perspective, is not visionary. It’s a timid increment from the status quo, and the status quo, from an interaction perspective, is actually rather terrible.
This matters, because visions matter. Visions give people a direction and inspire people to act, and a group of inspired people is the most powerful force in the world. If you’re a young person setting off to realize a vision, or an old person setting off to fund one, I really want it to be something worthwhile. Something that genuinely improves how we interact.
Product managers are sometimes said to oversee discrete components of a company, like feudal lords in a kingdom. But for many P.M.s, Goldman’s assessment is closer to reality. “Everybody says the project manager is the C.E.O. of their project, and I think that’s total bullshit,” says Josh Elman, a former manager at Facebook and Twitter, the latter under Goldman. “The real heart of a product manager is the guy who sits in the back of the raft with the oar.”
Businessmen and politicians make the worst bloggers because they do not like to tell what they know, and telling what you know is the essence of blogging well. They also fear to be wrong; and, as Felix Salmon, Reuters’ finance blogger, insists and sometimes demonstrates: “If you are never wrong, you are never interesting”.
The Internet is a big fan of the worst-possible-thing. Many people thought Twitter was the worst possible way for people to communicate, little more than discourse abbreviated into tiny little chunks; Facebook was a horrible way to experience human relationships, commodifying them into a list of friends whom one pokes. The Arab Spring changed the story somewhat. (BuzzFeed is another example—let them eat cat pictures.) One recipe for Internet success seems to be this: Start at the bottom, at the most awful, ridiculous, essential idea, and own it. Promote it breathlessly, until you’re acquired or you take over the world. Bitcoin is playing out in a similar way. It asks its users to forget about central banking in the same way Steve Jobs asked iPhone (AAPL) users to forget about the mouse.
Commodity based, e.g. Gold
Politically based, e.g. Dollar
Math based, e.g. Bitcoin