If you’re looking for an idea for a startup, look no further. “Now! That’s What I Call Startups” is here to help. In their words:
Hilarious sketch exaggerating the startup lifestyle and personalities. Sadly, none of the companies we’ve been talking with embody such a persona.
Facebook rolled out its new timeline profile to everyone last week. Like a kid in a candy store, I clicked-through and put mine together.
Overall, I give the new timeline profiles a B+. Facebook made some huge strides with it, however there’s still a few holes I’d like to see patched up.
2011 has been an incredible year.
In April, I wrote a post completely bashing Twitter for its faults on Tech.li. These faults consisted of the following:
But after using #newnewtwitter for the past week, I have to admit that the Twitter team has reconciled all their weaknesses and that I am officially falling back in love with the platform.
For those of you that haven’t played around with #newnewtwitter, here’s what I mean.
First of all, conversation is a million times better. Replies are threaded as they should have been from the beginning. You can simply click on and reply and the full conversation unravels right in front of you in-stream.
Second, content discovery is now structured, easy to navigate, and a major focus of the re-design. All you have to do is click #discover at the top of the page and tweets around popular topics are bundled dynamically - regardless of whether or not they include a specific hashtag.
They also added a “Browse Categories” tab where you can easily find the top users in major verticals like music, technology, and more.
Third, the issue of content lifespan has finally been resolved as tweets are now embeddable - meaning that I can simply click a button and embed tweets into any website for permanent display.
Fourth, the dumb people that I spoke about have all disappeared! Well, not really, but this re-design is sure to improve things. By placing major focus on @mentions and #hashtags in the re-design, users will become better educated on the purpose of Twitter and how to use it to its full potential.
In conclusion, Twitter absolutely killed it with their new re-design. I’m pumped about all the changes, and despite recent departures from the company, I’m confidant in the future of this platform.
Hacktivism goes far beyond Anonymous.