Specht Thoughts

Feb 27

Top 5 Songs of February 2013

Over-hyped: Baauer - ‘Harlem Shake’

5. J. Cole - ‘Power Trip’ ft. Miguel

4. The Goo Goo Dolls - ‘Rebel Beat’

3. Theophilus London - ‘Snow Angel’ ft. Trouble Andrew

2. Hoodie Allen - ‘Let Me Be Me’

1. Drake - ‘Started From The Bottom’

Feb 25

“But if you take that logic, you should consider life unfair, because the test of truth in life is not whether we can remember what we learned in school, but whether we are prepared for change, whether we are prepared for jobs that haven’t been created, to use technologies that haven’t been invented, to solve problems we just can’t anticipate today.” — Andreas Schleicher, Use data to build better schools

Jan 30

Top 5 Songs of January 2013

Over-hyped: Justin Timberlake - ‘Suit & Tie’ ft. Jay-Z

5. Pusha T - ‘Millions’ ft. Rick Ross

4. Mike Posner - ‘Hey Ho (Remix)’

3. Fun. - ‘Sight of Sun’

2. MS MR - ‘Fantasy’

1. A$AP Rocky - ‘I Come Apart’ ft. Florence Welch

Aug 31

Foursquare to launch promoted updates for all advertisers -

Unfortunate, just a lazy way to monetize.

Jun 25


May 23

“I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.” — Leo Rosten

(Source: becomingminimalist.com)

Apr 18

What Twitter is missing

These are some features that, while possible in third-party applications, I believe should be integrated into the main Twitter product.

Read Later
Sure, the favorite button does the trick, but I want my “favorites” to only be my favorite tweets. Instead, my “favorites” often turn out to be tweets I want to go back to when I’m on my laptop. A simple “read later” button that allowed me to create a queue of tweets to get back to would be an incredible value add for many power users. I don’t think this action should appear on the interaction tab for users.

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Feb 18

My diary is moving too slow

I keep a diary, there, it’s out. I’ve loved Momento from the first time I opened it. It’s the perfect diary for a person like me, syncing my Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare feeds alongside my personal entries…so awesome.

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Feb 15

I’ve consumed enough

Enough blog posts, enough tweets, enough signing up for every new startup, enough of all this consumption…it’s time to start creating (more).

I’m know I’m not alone in my ridiculous amount of consumption, looking around the average classroom at my university confirms that. Any student with a smartphone (the majority) is constantly texting, checking Twitter/Facebook, posting to Instagram/Pinterest, or playing a game (worst of all).

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Dec 11

“Find a way to say yes to things. Say yes to invitations to a new country, say yes to meet new friends, say yes to learn something new. Yes is how you get your first job, and your next job, and your spouse, and even your kids. Even if it’s a bit edgy, a bit out of your comfort zone, saying yes means that you will do something new, meet someone new, and make a difference. Yes lets you stand out in a crowd, be the optimist, see the glass full, be the one everyone comes to. Yes is what keeps us all young.” — Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google