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@nathanielmott i have to say i think a lot of the critiques of the younger generation *are* true-- but they are certainly not universal. all of the young people I've hired are incredibly hard working and in no way entitled. every generation has stereotypes, but if you seek to hire the top X%, that shouldn't be an issue. (just the point of view of someone hiring young people)
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@ranjanxroy BTW- there's actually far less promo of the events in this version. used to be on every page; now just on the event page and home page while tickets are still on sale
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@okvivi @miketatum i like it!
@miketatum @sarahcuda @JonMiller1 that should have been the image on the post. i like to think i'm bill murray.
@sebmos haha see the guy above who said the precise opposite ;) he hates how small the fonts are.
@MarcosNavarro meebo bar pays several salaries. our writers like to get paid and our goal is to get to profitability without raising more money so we can retain control and independence. it's pretty simple!
@thegraphicmac thanks for your feedback. it's funny: the biggest gripe of the old site was the colors; meanwhile people have complained the font is too BIG in this one ;) first 24 hours of any redesign are letting all the emotions come out and finding some consensus.
@g_c @Max Woolf also, it pays salaries and we're a 10-month old startup.
@MichaelAubert in practice we have about 10:1 ratio of non-our stories to our stories in the ticker. i don't think the duplication will really be that overwhelming in practice. but thanks for the feedback!
@Joe Mellin thanks!
@Oo Nwoye (OoTheNigerian) i think that's because you were reading it when we were all asleep bc of timezones. during the 12 hours or so we're awake and reporting the ticker will be changing and moving constantly
@michael p that's what i work on ;)
@g_c thanks! try using the ticker to navigate. to me it's the most functional efficient thing in the tech blogosphere for discovering content-- period.
am surprised to be compared to the verge. i actually think we're quite different. . . but you know you always view your own children differently than others. to me the verge is totally confusing -- too many "read this nows!" "no read this now!!"
thanks for reading!
@JonMiller1 totally agree. our philosophy going forward isn't to wait 10 mo.s to make changes but to continually tweak things. much easier for readers. response is by far overwhelmingly positive. in fact on twitter it's almost all positive. i'm actually stunned there's not more negative, reactionary feedback. a few gripes in this thread were about actual bugs we fixed so those are totally legit.
@MatthewMountford i think that's a fairly common response to any big change. we'll have to see where people are in 24 hours or so
we had a lot of functional issues with the old design that had to be solved. i doubt this is the last design we have ever. perhaps you'll like the tweaks better
thanks for your feedback!
@ScottMedlock we're a startup. there is no big committee ;) thanks for your feedback
@JonMiller1 seriously, that ticker functionality to me is one of our biggest value adds and one of the reasons i wanted to create the company. people who use it rave about it. for some reason we do a bad job communicating its value though.
when i was traveling through emerging markets and on maternity leave, i would only have a few minutes here or there to check in and there was no single place to do that in a scannable way. there was no comprehensive daily briefing (techmeme was by far the closest but you had to click through to know what the story was; and it became just press releases. also it got dominated by gadget and big company news which i don't care about as much)
i'm really excited we're close in functionality to the ticker product i really wanted. and, it's a good thing for the community. rather than reblogging someone else's post, we have linked out to some 8,000 other posts around the blogosphere year to date.
the ticker is one of those things that's a long term bet. we are dramatically cutting down on page views because you don't have to click through to get a 300 wd update that adds no value. and once you pop it out, you don't have to visit us all day. but we think if we respect readers' time and intelligence we win in the long term.
@JonMiller1 i think we've addressed/are addressing the android version. we debated "crossing the streams" for months... literally. it was actually very contentious! one of the *coolest* things to come is that you'll be able to actually pop that ticker box out on your desktop. you'll get dynamic updates from thousands of tech news sources without any need to click through for more info unless you want to. for me-- as a reader and busy entrepreneur-- that's an absolute game changer and a lot of readers have been asking for it. So some of the design is in anticipation of that.
@viksteele haha - if you thought the only difference between us and TC was layout, you probably aren't our core audience! sorry to lose you nonetheless
@jimmybh thanks jimmy! we had a bug on other form factors so some people had a legit beef.
@Joe Mellin this is NOT hate. you should have seen the techcrunch redesign. this is LOVE for a redesign this big ;)
@poster_199 yes, no, no ;) thanks for reading!
@stevemargc we definitely have more tweaks underway. we had a serious bug on the smaller browser size last night and it may not have kicked in yet... anyway more tweaks to come
@pat_h thanks we really prioritized load time. that was a MASSIVE frustration for us and readers. we pushed a few bug fixes last night, which may be why the iPad is better for you today than some others earlier. like any redesign, you catch a lot of things once you launch.
@mscorelle thanks. we have a few bugs. will make sure that's on the list!
@MindSmack thanks! much more coming. on both the editorial and product fronts
@ranjanxroy sorry meebo pays several salaries and we're still a startup! ;) to me there are FAR worse ad formats. I get what you are saying about the event promos. they usually sell out and we don't have to put a banner up. but we repeatedly hear from people that they missed an event because they didn't know about it. it's hard maximizing for everyone, clearly. three events in a month is getting to be overkill on the page-- i agree. we have a lot of ideas on this so stay tuned. but i hear you.
your comment about readability is interesting... i find this version way more readable personally. the story pages load INSANELY fast with bigger font and far less clutter. that weird left rail (that had the byline) is gone.
at any rate, we've already made a lot of tweaks from last night. some of this stuff we just didn't know if it would work in practice and we're still figuring it out. we really do have a ton more changes in the next few months. we won't wait 10 months to touch the site again!your best point was about erin!!! she is the first person who has EVER made me care about ad tech. i probably learn more from her personally than anyone on the site because the valley typically ignores anything monetization ;)
@ChristopherMichel so to me the ticker is the highest utility of anything in the blog world. i don't know anywhere else where you can scan 60+ pieces of news without having to click. to me, we devoted 1/3 of the page to utility
@LindsayHersh nope against our ethics. (also probably couldn't fit in anything they sent)
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@2William because businesses want it and will pay for it and give out rewards based on it. as i said, it's a rare startup where there's a clear business case. the consumer case has been the challenge.
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@BenSesser totally agree. he is mindblowing live. he goes into an altered state when he plays.
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@Danil lol. i guess by that math it's a bargain!
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@ivanbrezakbrkan actually i wrote it :( we had a byline glitch. reuters should address any hate mail to me, not nathan ;)
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@HearPlanet @rosswuk @saracuda sorry. ugh. we have so many important problems like this. promise we're working on it.
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@AngelaJMin thanks! nice of you to say.
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@JamiBecker That's a great point. I am SUCH a better boss than I would have been pre-baby. I am infinitely more patient. (If the team is shocked reading this, you should have worked with me five years ago!)
@LivePaola it's just a difference in mindset. I make the best of the world we have; I don't expect it to change. That's what entrepreneurs do. Maybe I'll eat my words when Eli is a teen, who knows?
@Travis Van I agree on dads. I wouldn't have actually before living it. But my husband -- who has to leave Eli once a month to follow his dream-- goes through the same pain I do and works just as hard. There is never a "oh, you're the mom" hand off to me. Last night Eli cried every hour (very rare!) and because I had to do CNN at 7:30 am, Geoff got up, rocked him and got him back to sleep every time without complaining. And after a time when he's away, he goes the extra effort in early mornings and evenings when our nanny isn't around to help me catch up. Sheryl Sandberg has always said the most important choice a working woman makes is her partner and I couldn't agree more.
@AdrianChilders thanks! will take a look and respond.
per the blog's success, i know everyone says this, but truly it's the team. i have never seen a team in 15 years of journalism that works so hard at mentoring one another and trying to put out the best work they can every single day. i am biased but i don't think there's a better team at a blog today.
@K3 even atlantic staffers have said they do a "link bait" story on that topic annually to drive attention. Maybe Anne-Marie was sincere, but I don't think the editors were. And articles like this do a lot of damage. Her story was *VERY* specific. most jobs don't require us to work in a different city than our families live (indeed it was unclear to me why they couldn't move).
Perhaps the biggest difference is the way of looking at the world. I feel incredibly lucky. I am finding a way-- through a tremendous support system that includes my husband, my staff, my nanny, my investors and oddly enough Paul Carr who watched Eli tonight so i could make dinner-- to do this in the world as it is; I don't demand it adjust to me.
I'm most definitely not a superwoman. At all. I'm just working hard everyday to do two things well.
@rosswuk oh we forgot regret of the week! mine was not bringing my nanny to LA with me!
Thanks Francine and great to hear from you! i'm pretty in love with him myself (eli not elon!)
how are there eight comments and NONE ARE ABOUT THE AMAZING ILLUSTRATION! it's like pandodaily is a children's book!
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@nathanielmott this is what happens when i leave town
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@StartupPonzi i doubt that. we have a pretty great lineup. but it's a tough act to follow for sure.
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@ElaineEllis if it makes you feel better i never make it through the middle either
Paul carr and kym and i are seriously considering entering.
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