Why a Great Individual Is Better Than a Good Team... →
I like ninjas. I have to say I agree with this article and Zuckerberg’s comment about the value of a great engineer. You can accomplish a lot from a good team… but you always need a great contributor to bring a team to the next level. This person is a catalyst in a group scenario, and a ninja in an individual scenario. You’ll always know when you have one - and you should...
Canvas continues innovative use of game mechanics...
Canvas released a shop of sorts to its users yesterday - but not one designed to make money (at least not yet). It’s designed to foster user activity: canvasshop.png on Aviary. The meme-generation activity on Canvas revolves around the posting of image “remixes” and giving stickers to other remixes. Stickers are a form of upvote and decide which posts make it to the front...
iOS5 split keyboard in use
iOS5 has a new keyboard that can be split for easier thumb-typing. It’s a breeze to use, but presents some new app design considerations. Take a look at this screencap from one of my new favorite apps, Business Model Toolbox: This is how the app works in standard mode - when the app requires keyboard input, the screen divides nicely allowing a full sized keyboard with the screen above...
Exposed: Facebook’s Secret iPhone Photo Sharing... →
I’ve been hearing lots of talk among friends and colleagues about Facebook fatigue - and a general uneasiness about their service. Apps like this won’t help their PR concerns, but certainly have the potential to reinvigorate and redefine Facebook in the eyes of the public as less a site and more a service.
Big data and the semantic web →
The larger the information domain, the harder the task of semantic understanding, and the more important big data is to that understanding.
The future is that what we’re now calling video games will cease to be a...– The 6 Most Ominous Trends in Video Games | Cracked.com
FCC says news outlets could make money from online... →
Interesting to see the FCC weigh in on this one. It’s important that policymakers don’t stifle innovation with broad definitions of tracking or personal data. With the myriad ways information is shared these days, I hope we all understand it’s more about fair usage of data than privacy.