Category Archives: Social Media

The Mobile, Social Email Newsletter Reader…that Never Was

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Many startups wireframe, design and sometimes even build working prototypes of many concepts that don’t ever end up seeing the light of day. We were no different. After we built Oh Hey World and couldn’t get it to scale, one concept we wireframed and did customer validation against was a mobile, social email newsletter reader. MyBlogLog + Google Reader + email + location. I detailed the entire concept, thought process, and learnings over on the Horizon blog for the curious folk. I’m still crazy, crazy bullish on the idea. If someone ends up building it, please let me be an early beta tester.

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Here’s A Shocker of a Social Product Idea

Allow me to connect all my social media accounts. Send me contacts via any of my social media channels, via a Tinder-like interface. Keep sending me people until I un-follow, de-friend, or disconnect one person. Repeat daily. The goal of the app? Trim, rather than fatten, my social media lists to make them more, not less, relevant. Seems counter intuitive right? Social apps should be about being more social, not less social. Truth be told, I really don’t want more connections; I want deeper & more meaningful connections and news. Most of my social media stream is noise, because I’ve accumulated too many contacts over the years. Most people I talk to say the same thing. Yet LinkedIn, Facebook, and … Continue reading

The MyBlogLog Impact on Horizon / Oh Hey World

Those who knew me back in 2006, remember I was a massive supporter of MyBlogLog. In fact, I was actually an official advisor back in the day. It’s certainly had an impact on Horizon (and Oh Hey World.

Twitter Aiming to Encroach on FB

Come on, Twitter. Sharing photos and updates with friends is EXACTLY what Facebook is for. I really, really doubt you will beat them at that game in the next 5 years. I really hope this isn’t the best you can do in the way of marketing and positioning.

The People Every Year Up Student Should Follow on Twitter

I had lunch today with my Year Up mentee, and one of the things we discussed a bit was social media. Specifically Twitter, and how I use it. Unlike many people who use it almost exclusively for getting news and for sharing their own news with others, I use Twitter to keep in touch with people. Obviously the best way to learn any tool is to watch those who are using it successfully already. Here are a few people I recommend every Year Up student follow (figured might as well make this a blog post rather than just send the list via email): Spencer Rascoff – Zillow’s CEO (& co-founder of Hotwire). I learned a … Continue reading

No, Snapchat is NOT Screwed

I don’t think Snapchat is screwed. When I look at Snapchat, I believe I see what investors see. Huge potential to be a more visual iteration of Twitter. One that will consume people’s attention with more visual (& intimate) messages from the people and brands they trust. Read the rest over at Medium!

Twitter, 20,000 Tweets In

Twitter 20,000

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

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