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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.