About Drew Meyers
Drew Meyers is a travel addict and founder of Oh Hey World, a website setting out to connect you with the people who matter around you. WordPress and real estate technology enthusiast. In his free time, Drew enjoys reading, traveling the world, spending time with passionate people, and is active member of the microfinance community.
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Category Archives: Social Media
well this is officially my 20,000th tweet… — Drew Meyers (@drewmeyers) October 28, 2013 By the numbers after 20,000 tweets… It’s been a good run. We’ll see where I’m at after another 20,000
Discussion about important topics is good. No change happens without discussion. But the same discussion about the same topics — over and over and over — gets old, really quickly. And in a sense, I feel the internet is now just a huge echo chamber of crap as a result of the ability for anyone to share anything at anytime – with the tap of their finger. There are great nuggets of information and thinkers out there on the web, there really are, yet there is a whole load of crap to wade through to find them. We all waste an enormous amount of time in the process. Maybe we should all just share every … Continue reading
The fact that people get social media envy, and feel bad as a result, shouldn’t surprise anyone. That’s the whole premise of Facebook and Twitter. Get as many people as possible, sharing as much information as possible, with as many others as possible. I view it as a huge massive time suck. The premise of Path – that there are a limited number of people that you can have meaningful relationships with – is the right one. The problem, in my mind, is how you convince enough people of that premise to make it a business. After all, if there is a limited number of people – people can just interact with those people via … Continue reading
I’m a fan of connected life. I really am. I like the fact that I have near instant access to updates from hundreds upon hundres of people on Facebook. And thousands, millions on Twitter. A connected world is a better world. But, the real question is how connected is too connected? Why do we have to “disconnect” so often to get away from it all? That’s simple – we spend all day, everyday bombarded with real time information from thousands. Many of whom are not close friends, nor are they even friends at all. We choose texting over phone conversations. Even when sitting at the same table, we often stare at our respective smart phones … Continue reading
I’ve heard multiple people (such as this one) say that the Facebook of travel…is, well, Facebook. Let’s get one thing straight. That’s false. And here’s why. Facebook is known for connecting and talking with people you already know. Nothing more. Google is known for search (and Gmail) — and that took them 15 years. When it comes to massive verticals such as travel, I believe there will be (or already is) a clear cut leader in each major vertical. The way to win a vertical? Be obsessed with creating the most amazing product/experience possible. From my experience, no one cares more about a product than it’s founders. That passion is irreplaceable in an organization. This … Continue reading
Seriously, I’m sick and tired of the ecosystem built around wasting people’s time — which I’ll call the “time suck economy”. Head over to GeekWire to read my thoughts on the subject.