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Social media sites by definition involve user generated content. In some cases, like Youtube comments or Chatroulette, that makes for some unpleasant behavior. In other cases, like Pinterest and Quora, the better angels of our nature win out. The difference …

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Lots of coverage about Facebook Poke, which many have pointed out is a feature for feature clone of Snapchat. Some have pointed out that Poke was written in 12 days as evidence of the lightweight nature of Snapchat, and …

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While it almost seems hard to believe, it was just five years ago today that the first iPhones were sold.  I remember the enormous amount of people lined up outside of Apple Stores eagerly waiting for their new device.  It …

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I asked the CEO’s of the companies that I work with,  ”What are your company related new years resolutions?”. Each had a different spin, but they mostly fell into a few themes of:

  • Great people
  • Improve the product
  • Stay Lean

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The LA Times notes the popularity of the Club Penguin Times:

The Club Penguin Times … is more widely read than New York’s Daily News, the Chicago Tribune or the Dallas Morning News. And it’s not even 3 years

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Massively has a summary of the panel discussion from ION last week that gave a five year forecast for MMOs. Lots of interesting predictions from the panel, but the quote that really struck me was:

The number one reason

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Lightspeed hosted a summit for portfolio companies and friends of the firm in the fall, focused on consumer internet user acquisition. One of the panels was about building community on a social media site, and on that panel Angelo Sotira

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