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Alas poor Yorick!, I knew him Horatio
You put everything you have into building a prototype. You put everything you have into marketing that symbol. You put everything into finding kindred spirits who share your passion for building solutions. But your first product falls on deaf ears. All that enthusiasm hits a wall of apathy, and your team gets its first bitter taste of failure. (more…)
Remember back to a time in your life when you pedalled a bike, or pushed a skateboard as fast as you could? Think back to how you felt at the moment when you got to the top of a huge hill, in expectation of coasting to the bottom. Sometimes you’d even pedal or push on the way down just to see how fast you could go.
In the quest to design a social reader thats fun and useful, Tyler and I have previously leaned heavily on semantic entity extraction from web feeds. While useful, entity matching APIs are lossy, noisy, and can become expensive very quickly (many thousands of dollars per month). It is our belief that between the creators and curators of content there is more than enough “human intelligence” out there to categorize media. In nearly all instances a knowledgable reader is capable of more precisely tagging content.
The breadcrumbs were eaten
In the previous incarnation of opengard.in (in development, formerly imm.victusmedia.com) you could see what your friends (or a lists) main topics discussed were in a moment by typing in the URL /users/twitterusername. Now with the expansion of potential information streams being “the web”, there’s no guarantee or meaning in /users/victusfate being me (unless I claim that identity on our site). We’ve had to rethink the way we handle flowing information, and how best to connect that to a user identity.