Steve O’hear for TechCrunch:
When your product idea turns into a meme, you’re probably doing something right. I’m referring, of course, to Bang With Friends. It’s the controversial Facebook app that lets you privately nominate those in your Friends network you want to hook up with and alerts you if they feel the same way. This in turn gave rise to Bang With Professionals, a site that takes the same concept and applies it to LinkedIn.
And, not to be er, left out in the cold, today sees Google+ get the Bang With Friends treatment with the appropriately named Bang With Nobody.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says. “I think it’s fun. I think these guys are very innovative and they’re attracting a lot of attention, good attention, for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. So I urge them on in all of their innovative thinking.
Steve, ‘kicks ass’ isn’t innovative. Its ‘thinks different’ but is by no means innovative.
Did Intel announce the follow-up to the 486 DX this year? Will it fit in an Ultraphablet? Is it bigger than the fist I want to punch you in the face with? Can we start drinking yet? What’s the maximum number of tweets you can send in three seconds? What do you mean my followers don’t give a shit about the abomination that NEC just gave birth to on stage? You think they don’t care about a battery indicator?
As a person who spends a good portion of his life figuring out what he thinks by writing it down, I have learned to recognize when an email is therapy is for me and only me. I still write that 17-paragraph opus about the horrifying mess that is our interview process, but halfway through the rant I realize this mail is just for me.
The Macalope is confused because he thought Lyons wrote for Newsweek. It seems he still does, according to his bio on the piece, but Newsweek apparently won’t let him publish his personal vendetta notes, so he must turn to Gizmodo—and possibly the Weekly World News—to lash out at his critics, of whom MG Siegler and John Gruber are just two.
The longer you’re a bad listener, the smaller your world gets and the narrower your mind becomes, because you’re not exposing yourself to different ideas and perspective. The better you become at listening, the more of the world you’ll see, and the world knows a lot more than you.