Last week, I wrote a post about notifications– how they’ve evolved, why they matter, and where we’ll be able to handle more. (We also talked about notifications at length in the most recent episode of Emergence Podcast, which you can check out here.) Rereading it now, I realize that I left out something very important: … More Notifications, part 2: Gradually, and then suddenly
We’re back with another episode of Emergence Podcast! Matt and I talk about notifications, and argue about whether contextual relevance or ambiguity resolution is more important. In the episode, we refer back to my previous post, Notifications our lives now: is there room for any more? so I recommend reading that post before giving it a … More Emergence Podcast, Episode 4: Notifications
As software eats the world and takes control over the jobs and services we care about, it also generates an awful lot of notifications: 3 new emails. 4 new interactions on Twitter. 30 minutes until your next meeting. Your Uber is arriving now. Notifications have essentially become the third runtime of the phone, after apps and the … More Notifications run our lives now. Is there room for any more?
Time to revisit an old post today, in which I made a prediction (that, in time, became increasingly clear it would come true) about Pinterest: that, sooner or later, we would see a Buy Button appear. And here we are! Although I think a lot of people expected Pinterest to get into purchases eventually (gotta monetize … More Hey there, buyable Pins
In the inaugural episode of Emergence Podcast, Matt Brightman and I talk about Zero Rating, the future of the internet, and who pays. We also give some intro to how we met (and how we nearly met previously, five years prior), what we’re up to, and where we hope to go with this podcast. Hope you … More Emergence Podcast, Episode 1: Zero Rating
In honor of the Apple Watch release today, I’d like to talk about something Apple seems to consistently get away with, and why they’re not lucky – they’re good. One of the most interesting questions surrounding Disruption Theory – the powerful force that explains how incumbents fail and new markets are created – is how … More How Apple Escapes Disruption
If you were anywhere near the Internet yesterday evening, you probably know what this is referring to: If somehow you missed out on ‘the singularity’, which broke Buzzfeed’s all-time traffic records on the way to becoming one of the most truly bizarre viral explosions in recent memory, here’s a quick rundown. Yesterday, Tumblr user swiked … More IT’S WHITE AND GOLD NO IT’S BLUE AND BLACK