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Pando: Hot or Not founder responds to Nancy Jo Sales' new book: "I don’t think we invented human nature"
Nearly every tweet I’ve read about Nancy Jo Sales’ new book “American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers” has been some variation of “I’m scared to read this.” Indeed by page 20, I started making plans to move to an Amish village by the time my daughter turns 12. The deeper I read, the more I was impressed by many of the young women Sales interviewed, and the more sorry I felt that we've given them this world.  [...] Sales also describes how young girls worship Kim Kardashian and derive their self worth from how many likes they get on Instagram.
Social  Media  Selbstdarstellung  Selbstfürsorge  self-regulation  self-actualization  self-publishing  self-respect  self-censorship  self-awareness  Self-esteem  Selfie  Twitter  Instagram  Facebook  filter  bubble  Depression  YouTube  The  Content  Wars  attention  span  attention  graph  mobile  homescreen  Snapchat  Tinder  superficial  OkCupid  Reddit  #GamerGate  4chan  Sexting  mental  health  well  being  book  governance  Instagram.  Whisper  Yik  Yak  Vine  Kik  Ask.fm  self-worth  Sexual  objectification  objectification  Patriarchy  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Secret’s Demise and Uber’s Next Potential Acquisition by The Jay & Farhad Show
Jay Yarow (Business Insider) talk abt Secret’s demise; Google Ventures partner compares failed startup Secret to 'a bank heist' - bit.ly/1h9RZFc &! Google Ventures partner sort of apologizes for comparing one of his portfolio companies to a 'bank heist' - bit.ly/1NQsFyI // 2012-mid 2015 Environment: FOMO! // @StartupLJackson - startupljackson.com/post/118338084025/secret-financing - "Their big issue was that they were Silicon Valley famous before product-market fit, which meant the failure was public and the hype cycle inescapable. That may have been their fault, may not have been. Journalists can sort that out. Other founders: don’t ever do this." what other names/co come 2 mind, being Hyped, feeding the hype & failing very publicly!? Kevin Rose - Digg, Dennis Crowley fights not to fail publicly with Foursquare, Twitter post-IPO, FriendFeed in its own way, ?Photo? 40m no product, Bebo post-AOL acquisition, Consumer Products are inherently hard and luck based. Path.
Secret  Venture  Capital  Google  Ventures  FOMO  Silicon  Valley  ethical  machine  termsheet  Whisper  anonymity  pseudonym  Trend  Hype  Cycle  Yik  Yak  Beme  Casey  Neistat  Dennis  Crowley  foursquare  Digg  Kevin  Rose  consumer  product  Product/Market  Fit  Bebo  AOL  Twitter  Friendfeed  Path  Dave  Morin  Friendster  StudiVZ 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
A defense of Dave Morin | PandoDaily
[1bn consumer apps are more rare than lottery winners. period.] But despite it all, he just didn’t win. It’s crushing evidence of just how hard it is to build the next huge consumer Internet sensation. Mock Morin all you want, but pre-launch Google valued Path higher than it likely is valued today. If he was wrong to believe he could build the mobile Facebook, so were some of the smartest people in the Valley. So what did Morin do so wrong? Some parts of his thesis were right, but exact manifestations of that thesis weren’t. People were longing for a mobile social network focused on photos. People were longing for a Facebook-other. Just not the one he created. You can never predict how products will resonate. Did he focus too much on pleasing Valley early adopters while Snapchat and Whisper were resonating with teens, and Whatsapp largely got its legs through an international audience? Perhaps. [ Hypothesis; what do u believe what others dont believe
Dave  Morin  Path  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  consumer  product  Design  Product/Market  Fit  Minimal  Viable  MVP  hypothesis  Appification  Snapchat  Instagram  Whisper  Yik  Yak  Secret  single-use  app  mobile  homescreen  user  behaviour  attention  span  Kevin  Rose  Silicon  Valley 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Careful what you wish against: Silicon Valley just rolled out a red carpet to government regulation | PandoDaily
I never thought I’d write these words: Sometimes the public markets is the best thing that can happen to a hot company. [...] Today, Uber running a different playbook than even Facebook. First, it has controlled access to liquidity much more than Facebook ever did. But, by contrast, the company’s access to capital has been an exaggeration of Facebook’s already prodigious fundraising path. Uber has wholly embraced the notion of raising gargantuan amounts of money at jaw-dropping late stage valuations as an avenue to put off an IPO, seemingly indefinitely if it wants. That should suit a CEO like Uber’s Travis Kalanick who bristles at anyone telling him how to do his job and hates government regulation. Importantly, Uber is the first unicorn of the mobile-first era. [...] Uber’s investors have exerted no pressure on the Valley darling. [...] Reckless disregard for customers.
Secondary  Market  IPO  Facebook  Google  Uber  hunt  for  yield  unintended  consequences  dual  stock  structure  Travis  Kalanick  oversight  corporate  governance  corporate  values  corporate  culture  accountability  regulators  self-regulation  regulation  utility  public  utility  public  transportation  mobile  first  mobile  homescreen  Venture  Capital  Patriarchy  ethical  machine  moral  beliefs  crony  capitalism  distortion  Hype  Cycle  Whisper  Secret  user  data  Internet  Privacy  Privacy  TOS  Platform  history 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Revealed: how Whisper app tracks ‘anonymous’ users | Technology | The Guardian
[ NSA & Co. served them with an order to comply, in order to watch over employees. Spotting potential Whistleblowers and leaks. Period. ] The technology, for example, enables the company to monitor all the geolocated messages sent from the Pentagon and National Security Agency. It also allows Whisper to track an individual user’s movements over time. When users have turned off their geolocation services, the company also, on a targeted, case-by-case basis, extracts their rough location from IP data emitted by their smartphone. & http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/16/whisper-suspected-of-tracking-user-info-and-sharing-it-with-the-u-s-government/ & http://pando.com/2014/10/08/twitter-sues-the-justice-department-for-the-right-to-be-honest-with-consumers/ & http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/oct/17/-sp-whisper-tracking-location-users-facts-response
Whisper  TOS  FISA  Court  NSA  CIA  FBI  surveillance  state  Orwellian  Stasi  Internet  Privacy  Privacy  anonymity  anonym  geolocation  Whistleblower  Secret  Courts  TrueCrypt  Lavabit  backdoor  backdoors  transparency  MI5  MI6  Silicon  Valley  Principle  corporate  values  personal  values  corporate  culture 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
Teens are officially over Facebook - The Washington Post
>> tide comes in, tide goes out. .... FB isn't hip anymore. its the cycle of popularity. like style trends. // so what you gonna do, you either make your platform as broad as possible or as niche/narrow as possible ... meetings in the middle are compromise. compromise doesn't work.
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
Ask.com buys anonymous bullying site Ask.fm, vows to rip out its ugly guts | PandoDaily
@AskDotCom, owned by IAC/InterActiveCorp, acquires anonymous Q&A startup @ask_fm (iOS & Android); @ask_fm has 180M monthly users & 40% of its users are younger than 18; most of its users are based in the US; terms undisl; Ask.fm was founded 4 yrs ago; prev reports linked Ask.fm to teen suicides; gets 20k questions/min; 45% of mobile monthly active users log in daily; app has 40M+ downloads; ranked #274 on the @appstore - http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/14/ask-com-buys-ask-fm-an-anonymous-qa-start-up
ask.fm  Ask.com  IAC  Formspring  Whisper  Secret  Yik  Yak  cyber  bullying  cyber  mobbing  Troll  Trolls  Haters  Hater 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
Fortune confirms that Secret’s anti-bullying system doesn’t work | PandoDaily
K Swisher "A stunt, but a good one" + http://bit.ly/1pKPeu4 - Frank Warren believes that new anonymous secret-sharing apps such as Secret and Whisper are unoriginal and potentially dangerous. [...] today anonymous communication services have become, to the surprise of many, big business. In July, the app Secret, popular within the San Francisco tech community, || Anonymous apps can learn from Chinese censors. No one knows how to scale real time "moderation" better than China. - http://gigaom.com/2014/08/08/meet-the-anonymous-app-police-fighting-bullies-and-porn-on-whisper-yik-yak-and-potentially-secret/ << if a community can't police itself. it isn't a community. it is a random bunch of people (mostly priviledged & entitled white male) with ego's and status anxiety, residing in SV/SF under the eyes of the Patriarchy (VC's/Valley Boy's/ppl calling themselves "Elite") and scoop hungry wannabe tech journalists. || + Pando's Sarah Lacy http://bit.ly/1swmw3D
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Investors have to stop trying to justify the lies and libel of Secret | PandoDaily
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
“I Lied To You A Few Days Ago": The Leak Messaging App And Anonymous Honesty | Fast Company | Business Innovation
[#FNAC] [ A reflection of personal values. And Marc Andreessen had his rant on twitter about it. ] "Leak’s creator, the facilitator of this budding paranoia, is a 25-year-old living in Paris named Laurent Desserrey. He says he wanted to create a “really positive and exciting tool.” A couple of friends helped Desserrey build Leak over a single weekend. It's simple. Users fill out a form with their recipient’s email address, their message, and whether they are a coworker, friend, friend-of-a-friend, family member, or “someone.” The concept was partly inspired by Secret, an app that allows users to post anonymous messages to their friends and friends of friends and fits into a neat trend of apps that allow expression without attribution. Whisper, Yik Yak, and Wut are just a few others." // http://read.bi/1pmQbIW & http://bit.ly/1o49zv3 & http://bit.ly/1kgKWuZ
Whisper  Secret  ephemeral  Anonymous  anonym  anonymity  Silicon  Valley  Internet  Privacy  Privacy  trends  Venture  Capital  copycat  clone  Europe  Start-Up  Scene  Berlin  Start-Up  Scene  FNAC  Troll  Trolls  Haters  Hater  online  abuse  cyber  mobbing  cyber  bullying  personal  values  corporate  values  corporate  culture  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  Marc  Andreessen  ask.fm  moral  beliefs  ethical  machine  ethical  beliefs  capitalism  crony  capitalism 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
Bad news for whistleblowers. Secret is far less secret than you think | PandoDaily
Only DAU thinks Secret or Whisper or any other consumer grade app, on a consumer grade tablet or phone, promising keeping them anonymity, uses these apps to 'blow the whistle.' ahhm troll, hate and gossip or even leak stuff. I thought Silicon Valley ppl are smart. No they just know how to code & design ... "to make the world better" ... sort of. “A court order without probable cause or even a subpoena may be enough for law enforcement or for a civil litigant to demand records.“ Conley went on to say that anonymous app companies need to make sure their backend data practices line up with the advertised purpose of their product: “They need to think through their own process. If you are offering a service that is about providing anonymous communication, then if you are retaining their identity and tying it to their communication, then you are kind of undermining the whole purpose of your service.”
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june 2014 by asterisk2a

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