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Great perspective from Dave Morin, and one that I agree with. Start with known utility, then build on innovation. I would add, if possible have that innovation extend or multiply utility. 

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Innovation Often Starts with the Ordinary

I regularly get asked the question: What do you think of <insert social app here>? This question is usually followed up by another question which goes something like: How would you design a great social app?

Usually I answer this question by telling…

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freedomandfashion:

Combining comic book art and the story of poverty and human trafficking, “Home of the Brave” is an original graphic novel by Spencer Toyama and illustrator Jon Lewis. Their narrative will invite people to discuss the issues about trafficking in America. It’s an interesting Kickstarter campaign that requires your help to get the graphic novel published!

-Giovanny Panginda

**Special thanks to Mike Prasad for bringing this to our attention.**

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kickstarter:

Mike Prasad is an enthusiastic Kickstarter backer — 275 projects and counting, so far! — but this is the first time he’s giving his own project a try. His Hawaii Cocktail Bitters company specializes in craft bitters that celebrate the unique flavors of Hawaii.  That means everything from the notorious (Kona Coffee, Coconut, Macadamia Nut) to the totally unexpected (Kiawe Wood! Lilikoi! Taro!). They’re offering backers bottles of the stuff for backing, which sounds delicious enough, but custom cocktail recipes and tasting parties are also up for grabs. So get mixin’ quick — their only our Project of the Day for 24 more hours!
kickstarter:

Mike Prasad is an enthusiastic Kickstarter backer — 275 projects and counting, so far! — but this is the first time he’s giving his own project a try. His Hawaii Cocktail Bitters company specializes in craft bitters that celebrate the unique flavors of Hawaii.  That means everything from the notorious (Kona Coffee, Coconut, Macadamia Nut) to the totally unexpected (Kiawe Wood! Lilikoi! Taro!). They’re offering backers bottles of the stuff for backing, which sounds delicious enough, but custom cocktail recipes and tasting parties are also up for grabs. So get mixin’ quick — their only our Project of the Day for 24 more hours!
 

kickstarter:

Mike Prasad is an enthusiastic Kickstarter backer — 275 projects and counting, so far! — but this is the first time he’s giving his own project a try. His Hawaii Cocktail Bitters company specializes in craft bitters that celebrate the unique flavors of Hawaii. That means everything from the notorious (Kona Coffee, Coconut, Macadamia Nut) to the totally unexpected (Kiawe Wood! Lilikoi! Taro!). They’re offering backers bottles of the stuff for backing, which sounds delicious enough, but custom cocktail recipes and tasting parties are also up for grabs. So get mixin’ quick — their only our Project of the Day for 24 more hours!

“ With the goal of making Twitter a “canvas for creative people,” Sladden constantly brings the issue back to the question of “storytelling”—how to create a narrative that engages users beyond passive viewing on the flat screen. On Glee, characters tweet commentary. On the Syfy network, programs use Twitter to trace alternate story lines. The NBC series Community has experimented with characters tweeting in their own voice while the show is being aired. “One of our best rules is, can we see an example of it out there already, or is there someone who will come and do it with us,” she says. “What’s so special about Twitter is that it’s essentially collaborative.” ”

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The Women of Twitter, Vogue

Really fascinating piece on @chloes and @kateb, how they’ve reshaped media and a look into the culture at Twitter.

(via violetmae)

(via violetmae)