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It seems like we have two opposing trends going on simultaneously. On one end of the curve rabid sharing is driving an attention cycle of seconds but on the other end people are reading and watching more. The social web has flattened web sites and made the home page irrelevant to many sites — simultaneously the shift to the phone/tablet and the mobile app internet is unbundling the web that we knew. The combination of these two trends is changing media and how we use and experience it. — John Borthwick: You gotta read this!
The hill of Wow is significant.
(via John Borthwick: You gotta read this!)
Personalization appeals to a Western, egocentric belief in individualism. Yet it is based on the generalizing statistical distributions and normalized curves methods used to classify and categorize large populations. Personalization purports to be uniquely meaningful, yet it alienates us in its mass application. — Data Doppelgängers and the Uncanny Valley of Personalization (via johnborthwick)
When you materially improve an offering, and create new features, functions, experiences, price points, and even enable new use cases, you can materially expand the market in the process. — Bill Gurley: How to Miss By a Mile: An Alternative Look at Uber’s Potential Market Size
We must all understand and embrace what only Microsoft can contribute to the world and how we can once again change the world. — Satya Nadella’s email to employees: Bold ambition and our core