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People don't quit companies -- they quit managers.
As every parent of a nine-year-old has recited at least once, just because "everyone" does something doesn't mean that it's smart.
Everyone wants to be effective; a manager's job is to do everything they can to make that happen.
Everything happens so much.
Eventually, the king always takes liberties ...
It's exciting to me to subscribe to something that's foreign to my earlier taste ... Because I like what I'm not, I like to try to learn what isn't me or what I don't know. I'm curious.
Jessica Kerwin Jenkins:
What pleasure we might know by letting curiosity have its way with us for an hour or two.
Stop talking about time like you need to save it. You just need to use it better.
You've got to be in the game, and to be in the game, you gotta be first.
Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify:
The question of when we'll be profitable actually feels irrelevant. Our focus is all on growth. That is priority one, two, three, four and five.
Dave Murrell, who calls himself Fyrare:
If you're not padding your numbers, you're not doing it right. It's part of the game.
I think Decius and I should start practice claiming that MemeStreams is worth four billion while keeping a straight face.
The general rule is, the more patents a company has, the more closely the quality of their patent portfolio approaches the quality of all patents, which is to say the majority of all of these patents are invalid.
Twitter had created a system that demanded the attention of intelligent people, individuals capable of assuming the entire false persona of a global brand without lapses, but there was no reward for that attention. It was a responsibility, not an opportunity.
Of course, the metabot does not want to create a single fake account that looks human. It wants to create tens of thousands of fake accounts that look sort of human. And it knows it should not overwhelm one user with 10,000 fake followers (though that's what happened). Rather, the bots should be spread out among many people, so that no one gets suspicious that thousands of porny spambots are following them.
State Department officials spent $630,000 to get more Facebook "likes," ... the agency's inspector general says.
Despite the surge in likes, the IG said the effort failed to reach the bureau's target audience, which is largely older and more influential than the people liking its pages.
||Data Portraits: Connecting People of Opposing Views
Eduardo Graells-Garrido, Mounia Lalmas, Daniele Quercia:
Social networks allow people to connect with each other and have conversations on a wide variety of topics. However, users tend to connect with like-minded people and read agreeable information, a behavior that leads to group polarization. Motivated by this scenario, we study how to take advantage of partial homophily to suggest agreeable content to users authored by people with opposite views on sensitive issues. We introduce a paradigm to present a data portrait of users, in which their characterizing topics are visualized and their corresponding tweets are displayed using an organic design. Among their tweets we inject recommended tweets from other people considering their views on sensitive issues in addition to topical relevance, indirectly motivating connections between dissimilar people. To evaluate our approach, we present a case study on Twitter about a sensitive topic in Chile, where we estimate user stances for regular people and find intermediary topics. We then evaluated our design in a user study. We found that recommending topically relevant content from authors with opposite views in a baseline interface had a negative emotional effect. We saw that our organic visualization design reverts that effect. We also observed significant individual differences linked to evaluation of recommendations. Our results suggest that organic visualization may revert the negative effects of providing potentially sensitive content.
Data Portraits: Connecting People of Opposing Views