I just wanted to take a moment to explain my feelings on the topic of primer mist.
I don’t like it.
What is it? It’s a new way of writing text in our forums and message boards. I’d love to say I hate it, but I can’t: I love it.
It is designed to help users find what they are looking for faster and easier, which means that our product is better because people can spend less time scrolling through posts that are not relevant to them and more time reading subtopics or topics which might interest them.
I’ve been trying to write a primer on Mist that I could share with those in the community who are new to the software, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’m not alone here!
I started writing this post as a response to an email from a reader who had expressed interest in working for Mist, and was told by the company that there was no such position available at the time. In response, I posted some questions on Hacker News (I found out about them from reading people’s comments there) and got quite a few replies, since many people have expressed interest in this kind of thing.
Mist has been an interesting experience so far. It has taken me all the way through three or four iterations of a product and each one is more complex than the last. To begin with, it is extremely hard to turn an idea into a product in any way at all (and this is true whether you want to be building something that might get funded or not). Also, most products don’t end up being particularly good when they are finished because they don’t have enough features, too little functionality etc. Mist is different in both cases: if you choose your starting point carefully and build on what you know rather than start from scratch then it has excellent chances of being good as well as being very useful overall.
Mist is a brand-new platform for community-driven content sharing. You can find news, happenings, and events in over 30 cities around the world.
Mist has been created by a group of passionate people who share a common vision of how they want to engage with their communities. The platform provides an opportunity for everyone to share in the heartbeat of their city, while making it easy to organise events, publications and discussions.
The mist project was originally born out of the desire to create something that could be a cross between Twitter and Facebook: one where you can host events and publish your own content without worrying about privacy or censorship issues.
They have been getting input from users from all over the world, and from various communities, who have provided valuable feedback as they’ve developed the platform. Mist is now being developed as a community-based platform for sharing news and events in urban areas using social media tools like Facebook and Twitter.
Mist is currently in private beta; however, there’s always something new coming up for you to check out! Check out their website at http://mistapp.com/ . Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mistapp . Follow them on Twitter at https://twitter.com/mistapp . And if you want more information on how you can join our community, check out http://mistapp.com/community/join/.
As a recent friend pointed out to me, we have a lot of people writing about how to make money online. Almost all of them are doing something different than myrrh, and almost none of them are doing it well.
I’m sorry, but we can’t do that. We write a lot because we think it’s important, but that isn’t something I do; I write what I want to write and then keep writing it even after I stop liking it, or no longer want to publish it (I am currently on the latter end of that).
And then there is the whole thing about:
• Are you good enough?
• Do you have something unique?
• Does your audience like what you do?
The answer is: no. None of those things matter. The answers matter only when they fit into some kind of puzzle or narrative that humans understand. And that isn’t something we can provide today (not because we aren’t good at it — we are very good) — so don’t waste our time.
Slutty barista at starbucks with a crush on me
I was on the way to my next meeting when I got a text from the company I work for, letting me know they had a new product and wanted to talk. My first instinct was to reply with something along the lines of “I’m super busy, how is it?” But when I considered it, what I really wanted was to hear about their new product. Their pitch sounded promising: We are going to allow people to use our platform for free and at no cost. It will allow them to connect with their customers, see who their customers are and provide real-time analytics for marketing, customer service and sales.
Another possibility would be “It sounds interesting but I’m not interested” or “It looks like they have some other project but let me check it out.” But this is not the way that most people think, especially when you have an opportunity to pitch your product directly (even if you are using an out-of-the-box approach).
So here goes:
1) If you do not have time right now to go over everything in detail in person or over email, then ask yourself why you haven’t already done so—and then follow up on that by getting back to them immediately (within 24 hours) to discuss your concerns/questions/concerns.
2) If you don’t feel like doing that right now (which is a pretty big if), then don’t hesitate: get in touch with them and see what they want from you. They already know what they want from you—it may take them a while but once they know that there is no need for further discussion—they will be happy enough that you asked them what they want you to do.
3) At any point after #2 where there has been no response from your contact, something has gone wrong—their phone number may be incorrect or some other communication problem has occurred: call them back immediately and try again. If nothing happens within 24 hours (which is also pretty good odds), then call your boss and tell him/her about this issue immediately (though try not to mention it in the email). If everything gets resolved within 3 days then great; otherwise go back into #2 above until more information comes down… eventually!
If at any point after 2 or 3 calls/texts/emails asking what happened with something important/important thing happened before
So-called ‘good’ girls with bad knees and a penchant for booze + online shopping = millenial feminism
(1) it’s a good idea to write a primer before you start your business, since it will help you organize your thoughts, and (2) if you’re going to do it in writing, at least pretend to care about the subject.
I haven’t been following the recent surge of millennial feminism, but there seems to be a lot of talk about it so I thought I would write up some thoughts on its place in our cultural landscape.
Many of the articles that are being put out these days (i.e. “Why Millennials are Embracing Feminism”) have this amazing quote which basically says: “Millennials are embracing feminism because they have been socialized into believing that men should always take their side and women should always take their sides”. And yet one year ago or so I wrote an article on the “Gender Gap” and how women were suffering from it just as much as men were:
In the year 2000 we woke up and realized that women were not getting equal pay for equal work – but only because at least 60% of them didn’t want or need equal pay for equal work. In my view, this is not about wage discrimination; rather, it is about unequal power dynamics between men and women in society (and hence unequal power dynamics between men and women).
We have been socializing boys into thinking that only they can be king. We have been socializing girls into thinking only they can be queen. And now we are realizing that this is not true! Both boys and girls need an equal amount of male influence in their lives if they are going to thrive; boys need male mentors more than girls do; boys need male role models more than girls do; girls need female role models more than boys do — not just because there isn’t one available for them, but because females make better leaders than males do (they are more collaborative).
So what does feminism mean now? It means gender equality between the sexes… Women deserve equality with men — not just equality — equality! Equality with respect to things like income; in terms of education; in terms of career opportunities; among various other things. If we don’t live up to these goals as young people then what’s the point? Why bother? Why try? Why play so hard? Why grow up? Why get on with life? It’s all too easy to let our guard down when we’re young… Is this really possible
What’s a nice girl like you doing
I’m going to skip the intro and go straight to the TL;DR. I’d like to talk about what is a nice girl like you doing?
This question is often asked by people who are just getting started with product marketing and who don’t know where to start. Since this is something I do regularly, I wanted to answer it in a way that would be useful for all of us. The TL;DR of the question is: get started with a nice girl, because you will learn a lot from her presence. So let’s dive into the topic, shall we?
A nice girl is someone you can approach and ask for help. She does not care if you’re looking for advice or want to hang out with her. A nice girl knows that she isn’t special and doesn’t need your help any more than you need hers. She also knows how important it is not to get into arguments over what she should do, but rather how can she help you make decisions (and if necessary, how can she tell if you’re interested in something). She knows that helping others means giving up some of your own autonomy—so at least in the beginning, she will want to be helpful without expecting anything in return.
The rule for asking a nice girl: never try to talk her into anything—she’ll see right through it as an attempt at manipulation (how else could she have known what you wanted?). This doesn’t mean trying to control her—it just means treating her as an equal partner who wants input and needs help when asked (not as someone who has special knowledge or some kind of power over you). A good first step towards asking a nice girl out on a date would be asking “what kind of movies do you like?”. If she says comedies or dramas, then go ahead and ask her out on a date (or two!).
The rule for talking to a nice girl: always know what questions to ask first – because she’ll notice how much time you spend on your phone together! Don’t start off with questions about whether she could give advice about something… instead start off by asking whether there’s something else about which she has helpful information that might be useful for making decisions… In addition, always try not to take things personally! If another person was upset about something, he wouldn’t want that upset brought up again—that’s normal! And don’t assume there’s no way around talking