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Nothing like being ready for the Hunger Games when they come...
1 year, 6 months ago on Forget Gamification, Build a True Fitness Game Instead
My grandfather used to tell his family that he arrived safely to the countryside ranch by calling three times and hanging up after a couple of rings. My grandmother knew not to answer the phone at about the time that he should have arrived to his destination in the land of Carlos Slim. I'll check if my grandfather has a patent on that...
Thanks for the article, it brought back good memories.
Also, play with words, they are cheaper than toys...
1 year, 6 months ago on Starscriber to Help Carlos Slim Better Monetize Chile’s Prepaid Mobile Users
The funny thing is that I WANT to be targeted by advertisers. I joined MyBrandz sharing all the brands I liked/owned (and then it shut down), I joined Hunch, bared my likes (and it kept recommending something I already said I did not like), what else do I need to do to be targeted by advertisers for the things I want to buy?
1 year, 6 months ago on In Plain Sight: The Inconsequential Outrage Over Facebook’s Privacy Scandals
IPOing in this bear-controlled stock market is equivalent to giving birth during a storm in the Mayflower, still people did it and that is how the United States of America was born. Congratulations FB for doing it and PandoDaily for appreciating it.
1 year, 6 months ago on No Pop Equals a Flop? Welcome to the Irrational World of Public Markets, Facebook
What if you don't send a single pixel of the original image, are you still violating a copyright? What if you don't send the vowels of words?
1 year, 7 months ago on You Might Be Breaking the Law, and Tumblr Might Pay the Price
The problem I have with Quora is the typical "Chicken" and "Egg" problem. People that are experienced in Media Transformation (my field) don't spend much time in Quora or LinkedIn because they are working hard on solving specific problems and interacting with other developers on IRC! So if I want to get answers on technical questions I have to search on Google or Bing for postings on IRC or other fora.
In Quora I have found interesting threads related to engineering and some good and relevant contributors to those threads but they are rare.
Don't get me wrong, I think Quora is a good idea (at least people post questions and answers on Quora vs LinkedIn where everybody is mostly just nice to each other in the interest of networking but provide little technical support) but I don't think that Quora has been able to attract a critical mass of thinkers and doers to make it The Place to be.
Why are so many people afraid of asking questions and providing answers in the technical field?
1 year, 7 months ago on Quora Co-Founders Share Numbers, the Secret to Surviving the Hype Cycle
Is the spelling going to change officially too?
1 year, 8 months ago on Kleiner Perkins Caufeild & Byers to Experience “Big Changes”
I actually think that yahoo should at least change its name to become relevant again. No amount of fat trimming is going to make it hip.
I don't think that there is anything wrong with letting good people do what they want, that is how start-ups are created. Think the Big Bang and create hundreds or thousands of startups from the remaining good people don't force them to dance on another Titanic, but then the layoffs may do the same.
Best wishes to all yahoos!
1 year, 8 months ago on The “D” in Action: Yahoo Layoffs Coming Wednesday, International to Be Hit Hard