Monthly Archives: October 2010

Designing for dates: when contact needs a helping hand

I got into social media more or less on the heels of running an online dating service in the late 1990s. It was the san francisco bay area franchise of matchmaker.Com, and I was co-owner with a friend. I made … Continue reading

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Connections: A reflection on the development of social tools

The story of the stirrup Do you know the story of the stirrup? The stirrup was introduced to horsemanship alternately by the Central Asians, Chinese, or tribes in India more than 2,500 years ago. But it was not until combined … Continue reading

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Designing social tools: core user types

In rolling out and growing a successful social product we need to always think from the user’s perspective. Audiences don’t view the product as we do, and we should have no reason to expect them to do with our platform … Continue reading

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