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"The social aggregator is a terrible business model." : TheoryOfReddit
If you charge users up front to use your service, all things being equal, they are more likely to use one that is free, especially if an up-and-coming one offers something new and compelling. If you charge your users by selling their information and views to advertisers, then your service is beholden to those parties that buy the information and views, and this results in motivations that take priority to the user experience. For these reasons, starting with VC funding is a poison pill for social aggregators, as the profit pressure runs contrary to the conditions and patience necessary for community building and early growth. // https://hubski.com/pub?id=219234
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Secret Update Removes Photo Library Access As It Faces Renewed Claims It Isn’t So Anonymous | TechCrunch
http://www.businessinsider.com/secret-app-not-anonymous-2014-8?op=1 "Secret CEO: Well...You're Not ALWAYS Completely Anonymous Or Untraceable On Our App" [...] In fact, since Secret started offering a bounty for hackers that alerted the company about bugs in the app in February, it has learned about and fixed 42 different security holes. The numbers are a clear warning: Secret isn't perfectly secure and the term "anonymous" should be taken with a grain of salt. || http://onforb.es/1tzgxYW - Problem saying you are anonymous when in reality you are building off a phone number and address/contacts book >> " the startup founder revealed this was not the first time he’d dealt with a potential threat to uncovering the names behind Secret confessions. [...] While Secret can continue patching in an arms race against hackers, hackers will almost certainly look for ways around the fixes." || http://wrd.cm/1q4oUeu || http://bit.ly/1rqtV4U || http://bit.ly/1v8cbvT
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august 2014 by asterisk2a

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