All posts tagged “instagram

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#DeleteFacebook

Earlier this week I deleted my Facebook account. If we were friends on the service and you can no longer find me, this is the reason why.  Part of why I did this certainly had to do with privacy. I read Brian Acton’s (WhatsApp cofounder)… Read More

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What motivates us

Earlier this week it was announced that Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned from the company. Supposedly it had to do with weakening independence from the parent company, Facebook. But I’m not really in a position to comment on the specifics. Fred… Read More

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The cost of failure

Kevin Rose is an internet entrepreneur. He has built a number of consumer products, including Digg in 2004. Previously he was a venture capitalist with Google Ventures, but now he’s doing that with True Ventures. He also hosts a podcast. This past weekend he posted… Read More

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In defense of Instagrammable moments

Surface Magazine – and more specifically the CEO of Surface Magazine – recently published this article criticizing the “trend” toward designing for Instagrammable moments. Here is an excerpt: We—and yes, this includes architects, too—have succumbed to the pressures of gaining followers, likes, and comments. High-priced, difficult-to-attain… Read More

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Google and Facebook show

This morning Fred Wilson posted this chart on his blog: What is clear is that when it comes to US digital ad revenue, it’s the Google and Facebook show, followed by everyone else. Microsoft/LinkedIn is a distant third. Fred calls it “the digital advertising duopoly.” And… Read More

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4 years

Today is the 4 year anniversary of this daily blog. Sure, I’ve missed a few days over the years (my estimate is 4-5 days), but for the most part I have shown up here every day and written something.  Sometimes that something is very short… Read More

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Crowd Surf

When Snap Inc. announced its Q2 financial results earlier this month, it reported 173 million daily active users – an increase of 21% year-over-year. But this fell short of what was expected. Analysts were expecting 175.2 million DAUs.  (Snap defines a DAU as anyone who… Read More