If I were to build a social network, it would respect the user, the user experience and have a chronological timeline. And, I would bootstrap the heck out of it so no VC could breathe down my neck and tell me to do otherwise. Oh, and it would be joyful. That's all.
I wasn’t quite expecting the response the above Tweet got. (Click to read responses) Looks like I am not the only one ready for more respectful social media platform. I have been frustrated with the algorithms that determine what my feed looks like in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for a while now, but this thread made my heart sink. I wholeheartedly despise how the algorithms determine what information is being served up. All I want is reverse chronological.
“60 Years of Logos” is a celebration of Tom Geismar and the late Ivan Chermayeff, the dynamic duo behind Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv — the company responsible for some of the most iconic logos of the modern age.
Level 1 — No ownership responsibility. Learning and being actively developed by others
Level 2 — Fully owns an area, channel, or discipline. Accountable for deliverables in that area.
Level 3 — Consistent record of very strong ownership for their area. Accountable for results in that area.
Level 4 — Exhibits ownership across the team, as it relates to the impact of their area. Accountable for executing on their area’s strategy.
Level 5 — Fully responsible for all aspects of their area. This person is rare. This takes an exceptional level of dedication to the craft and is a big jump from Level 4. Very few companies will have someone at this skill level.
Designer, Artist, and Horologist John Beck McConnico founded Bespoke Watch Projects five years ago, a California-based watch brand that has become known for producing distinctive mechanical timepieces and made-to-order watches—while merging vintage-inspired details with clean modern design.
John’s latest model is called the 72 FLYBACK Chronograph, a robust watch available in 6 unique configurations. He recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for the edition and has assembled a limited number of “early bird” models to be shipped in January.
Each timepiece is assembled by (his) hand in their Oakland, California studio. Don’t miss the chance to own a unique handmade watch at an accessible price point. Click here to support his Kickstarter campaign.
I was at a friend’s house the other day and got use her Scrub Daddy. (Yes, I am talking about a dish sponge.) It cracked me up, seeing it first, and I honestly didn’t take it seriously. Come on, it’s a smiley face. But then I got totally into it. And cracked myself up how excited I was getting over a simple sponge. The texture changes based on your water temperature. Firm in cold water and soft in warm water. Seeing it in the store, I would have never bought it – it seems to gimmicky. But now I am all Scrub Daddy’d out in my house.
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Look, it’s a mug that comes with an app! The Ember Ceramic Mug keeps your beverage at the perfect temperature from the first sip to the last. It also comes with a charging coaster. I guess it’s cool but it also made me laugh!
“If you’re trying to get into a new community, just fake it till you make it. Don’t have a mind-set of, Oh, I’m the new guy. No one’s going to want to be my friend. Fake a fun mind-set until you can be that fun, cool person without a second thought.”