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This seems like a crazy idea that could actually work. The company angle for employee perks is a good one.


That said, this is ultimately another convenience service for the upper middle class. It's not really solving a real problem that exists for the average person.

1 month ago on Crazy, or crazy brilliant? Change Lane looks to Uber-ify oil changes

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@Ad Man "Another waste of brilliant minds... Some day historians will look back on this period with disgust.  When our best minds are spending their time and energy developing more and more superfluous methods to generate more clicks, its a sad time for humanity."


Agreed.

2 months, 1 week ago on Facebook ads already know everything about you. This company wants to bring the same ad targeting to Twitter

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I'm glad I I don't really give a shit what an anonymous person says about me or anyone else..otherwise this app would waste a lot of my time :)


I'm with you...I think the negatives far, far outweigh the (very few) positives.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Investors have to stop trying to justify the lies and libel of Secret

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"When does anonymous content go from unverified rumor to a broadcast-worthy nugget of information?"


It doesn't.

4 months ago on With Whisper headed to Fusion TV, what makes anonymous ramblings worth broadcasting?

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"Instead, it seems that Slingshot’s main purpose is encouraging Facebook users to participate in the social network’s shenanigans instead of simply scrolling through their News Feed. That might sound tedious to people who prefer to lurk on social media instead of broadcasting their every action or emotion, but it might actually be healthier than being a social media voyeur."


Great mission, sure. But history has proven again and again most people will not produce content...and I don't see slingshot changing that. What true pain point is this addressing that's going to get someone to switch from what they are doing now?

4 months, 1 week ago on Facebook’s Slingshot brings some authenticity to the world’s most disingenuous social network

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Maybe we state the obvious, which is that no one cares about all the stuff that is published on every single page they've "liked". If fb showed me every update from every liked page, I'd probably never ever use FB aside from to chat with friends. That said, it is rather convenient that doing what's best for the user is also doing what's best for the bottom line.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Facebook VP insults our intelligence, argues limiting organic brand reach is not about making money

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Yup, timing is everything, followed by who you know... you got both things right.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on How to do business with an Internet giant.

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"your real estate agent doesn’t give a shit about you."


Chances are pretty good, you don't give a shit about your real estate agent either.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on [SPONSORED] Jay Simons: “Your real estate agent doesn’t give a shit about you” and neither do most enterprise sales guys

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@mattpointblank  There is zero chance whatsapp is overpriced. 


If an end user will not pay $1 a year to use service/app/product X....that particular service should not exist in the world.

8 months ago on The problem with WhatsApp’s privacy boasts: They’re not true

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@Birdman67  I've got a lot of ground to cover still..

8 months, 3 weeks ago on What Startups Can Learn About Travel Photo Sharing.

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"To me, Inside looks like a better-organized and curated Twitter stream.

It’s not something I want or need. I get why those in the financial industry need up-to-the-minute news, the shorter and more to the point, the better. But why do the rest of us?"


Agree 100% with this. I just don't think anyone really needs more news, unless it's very hardcore industry news. And industry news is fairly hard to monetize, since people aren't really in a buying mood when they are just reading up on their industry.


The vast majority of people...need less news. At least IMHO.

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Inside the mind of Jason Calacanis

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@jleeinnyc My passion is bringing communities/people together in person, so your startup is very much in that realm. How are things going?

9 months ago on The company formerly known as WaPo moves into tech apps

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@Daniel Artunduaga It seems like in this context, maybe a private mayday button -- between travel agents and their clients?

10 months ago on Amazon’s “Mayday”…for Travel?

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@Daniel Artunduaga  You guys working on any aspects of this as part of your offering?


FYI, the commercial I was referencing is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRGu11PR0_g

10 months ago on Amazon’s “Mayday”…for Travel?

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I see zero incentive to use, or even try, such an app..

10 months, 1 week ago on Another content consumption app goes social. Shoot me.

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@adsy_me my bad. but same thing applies about discovery w/ mobile web as apps, no? 

10 months, 3 weeks ago on With Adsy, making a mobile Web app is about to get stupidly easy

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So the problem is...how do you find all these mobile apps? I don't want an app for every website I visit. Doesn't Apple reject apps that are just a mobile equivalent of a content website?

10 months, 3 weeks ago on With Adsy, making a mobile Web app is about to get stupidly easy

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Really awesome interview. I made it all the way through...love Jason's comments regarding the ecosystem around wasting people's most valuable asset, their time. It's something that has pissed me off for awhile (and enough to write about it)

11 months ago on PandoMonthly Los Angeles with Jason Calacanis, the full interview

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I'm a huge huge fan of lyft...but most of my friends are already hooked on Uber's app. I would guess, in most cases, the two rider communities are fairly different segments. I can definitely see a scenario where Uber buys lyft down the road, but keeps the brand as their lower end option.

11 months ago on Lyft introduces Uber-style surge pricing, urges us not to call it that

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@seshkrish what specific aspects? feel free to email me drew at ohheyworld if you don't want to respond publicly

11 months, 1 week ago on The Starting Point to Real Time Travel Advice: A Location Based Content Delivery Platform

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Pay per tweet is just going to encourage more spam accounts. People would just make fake accounts, that have no followers, and fire away into the wild blue yonder that no one sees.

11 months, 1 week ago on Pay by tweet: How new startup BitWall is using bitcoins and social currency to monetize the web

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"We’re on the precipice of dating app burnout"

We're on the precipice of app burnout...in general, not just dating :)

11 months, 2 weeks ago on We’re on the precipice of dating app burnout

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Your tennis natiz comment made me think of the 60 minutes feature on Nick Sabin that I watched last night - http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504803_162-57610566-10391709/60-minutes-behind-the-scenes-with-nick-saban/

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Are you living a balanced life?

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@MichaelPsarouthakis @JayDengVC Agreed on the money staying local point, and I think it's a strong one.

1 year ago on Airbnb to New York: ‘You should be thanking us.’

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@jonathanjaeger agreed. there is a reason investors want to see what you do over time. most people will give up before they get serious enough to take money

1 year ago on Calacanis plays God: How to go from zero to $1M in a weekend thanks to AngelList Syndicates

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@LandonHowell I don't follow sports much anymore, so I'm not really the target user for this.

and sorry for commenting twice. I didn't see my first comment show up until later.

1 year ago on A sports social network that wants to take on Twitter pockets $1.5M in seed money

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Why does the world need another place to talk/discuss sports? Isn't there enough of that already?

1 year ago on A sports social network that wants to take on Twitter pockets $1.5M in seed money

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Is this going to do anything other than help people TALK more about sports? I struggle to see why the world needs this if not.

1 year ago on A sports social network that wants to take on Twitter pockets $1.5M in seed money

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@dpolaske Are you working on a travel startup or thinking about it?

1 year ago on How Silicon Valley limits your thinking

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Deadlines are hard, but crucial when self funded and a tiny tiny team. We struggle with it too.

1 year ago on In lieu of investors, how we breathe down our own necks

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@danaphilipward What approach are you taking to connect them?

I could certainly create a "community" page for you if you wish to get people to organize around a common belief? Shoot me an email...drew at ohheyworld

1 year ago on A tech startup recap, 12 months in

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@AdventurousAndi Awesome to have you onboard! My sense is you'll be one of the first to notice the changes we make;)

1 year ago on A tech startup recap, 12 months in

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@RichD Yup, totally agreed. Putting things into writing brings clarity that you don't get if things are just swirling around in your mind.

1 year ago on A tech startup recap, 12 months in

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@MitchGrasso Hey Mitch. That is exactly why we are shifting our focus to communities, which gets us away from travel scenario entirely.

I've been playing with high level positioning for when we redesign our homepage. As of right now, I'm thinking it's the following:

Organizing the World's Passionate Citizens into Real-world Communities.

1 year ago on A tech startup recap, 12 months in

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@EricRogness Well, those passionate about PandoDaily could join the PandoDaily community page - http://www.ohheyworld.com/communities/pandodaily

This page is still a work in progress, but we'd love to speak with anyone who is building a passionate community - http://www.ohheyworld.com/support_us

1 year ago on A tech startup recap, 12 months in

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@Joe Mellin Gracias mr Mellin!

1 year ago on A tech startup recap, 12 months in

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@Johann Sabbath Hey there...I'd love to chat with you a bit. Curious to learn more about how people are organizing/connecting where you are.

1 year ago on What happened, Boston? The original startup hub is in search of its mojo

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CO Everywhere is a big sleeper in the consumer tech space in that city..stoked to see how they iterate on v1

1 year ago on What happened, Boston? The original startup hub is in search of its mojo

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They are going after a massive, massive market. Hope they nail it, because I, like you, hate the current process of booking appointments.

1 year ago on MyTime expands seamless booking platform nationwide, but may risk growing too fast

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Believe it or not, I just installed snapchat about 2 days ago. And only have two friends on it so far. Stories seems like a smart feature from the outside, though I don't have prior history to know what the app was like before. I don't blame the engineers one bit for not wanting to move to LA...

1 year ago on Comparing Snapchat’s new feature to Facebook misses the point (once again)

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"The world has enough photo-sharing apps. This just adds to the clutter."

1000% agreed. There are enough ways already to consume photos. I don't need, or want, another way to see more photos.

1 year ago on If you add audio to a photo-sharing app, it’s still a photo-sharing app

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"I meet a lot of entrepreneurs. This wasn’t someone starting a company to start it, or looking for a quick buck. This was someone trying to solve a problem."

Sarah

Just curious how you identify these types of founders from the rest? Are there one or two questions that they always answer a particular way?

1 year, 1 month ago on Bad Karma: Facebook buys, launches, and destroys one of my favorite apps

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Why doesn't FB spin these companies back out into individual companies/brands? FB is going to be known for socializing with friends...for at least the next 5 years, no matter what they do. And on their own, they could probably actually make some money. Heck, just let their old teams work on it half time or something..

1 year, 1 month ago on Bad Karma: Facebook buys, launches, and destroys one of my favorite apps

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I totally love the shut the f*ck up button idea. There was an extremely loud concert/party at someone's house last night that I could hear about 1/4 mile away. I definitely would have used that feature.

And I agree that neighborhood by neighborhood network effects is an absurd problem to tackle, and that's why is so awesome they are doing it.

1 year, 2 months ago on Nextdoor finally has an Android app. Great! Here are the next features I want

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@Aerohaveno Totally agree. Consumers should pay for what they find value in, no matter what medium that comes in. 

1 year, 2 months ago on Traveling the lonely planet: the end of guide book publishing

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@marksbirch We're working on it...

1 year, 2 months ago on Traveling the lonely planet: the end of guide book publishing

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The real opportunity, to me, is travel tips/recommendations that are concise and very specific to your interest set. ie "hiking" or "dirt biking" or "snowboarding". Delivered straight to the palm of our hand, in seconds. Great, trusted information, for those niche interests is quite hard to find right now.

1 year, 2 months ago on Traveling the lonely planet: the end of guide book publishing

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@marksbirch I don't think they are going to go away entirely. but close...

1 year, 2 months ago on Traveling the lonely planet: the end of guide book publishing

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