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.
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.
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).
Joining the hustle at Zaarly
The past two weeks have been busy for me, but at the same time they’ve been extremely exciting. I recently joined on to Zaarly for the summer! I began my role as the company’s first intern on June 6th at their Kansas City headquarters. That’s less than two weeks ago…what could I have learned already, right? Well, I’m not so sure that was only two weeks ago… In fact, I’m pretty sure the company has done more than most companies do in a month in the past two weeks (with less than 20 full-time employees). Needless to say, it has been incredible to be a part of.
Mobile payments revolutionized, again?
BOOM. Today, Square announced the future of commerce…or so I think. Then again, until this morning I was rather confident that Near Field Communication would be the future of the mobile payment ecosystem. Heck, I wrote a 10+ page report on NFC last semester, but in my eyes it has been +1’d.