Suggested reads for June 11th, 2015

A small change of habit today… just four news, instead of the usual five!

Suggested reads for 8th June, 2015

Seven days later, here I am againg…

Look and Feel and Feel

Every scroll through Twitter puts at least one person’s bad day, shitty experience, or moment of snark in front of me. These are good happy people – I know many of them in real life – but for whatever reason, Twitter is the place they let their shit loose. And while it’s easy to do, it’s not comfortable to be around. I don’t enjoy it.

Every scroll through Instagram puts someone’s good day in front of me. A vacation picture, something new they got that they love, pictures of nature, pictures of people they love, places they’ve been, and stuff they want to cheer about. It’s just flat out harder to be negative when sharing a picture. This isn’t a small thing – it’s a very big deal. I feel good when I browse Instagram.

That’s the feel that matters.
Jason Fried

seven years (and counting) on Twitter

Just a couple of days ago Twitter sent me an email notifying me my 7th birthday (or anniversary of my subscription) on their platform, sharing this slice of cake to party… Over the years my relationship with this social networksocial media platform has changed a lot. Love, hate, indifference, love again… I’ve been through all of them! Nowadays I’m using it basically as a broadcast point for sharing my contents or stuff I care about, while every 1:1 tweeting is done with friends. Then last year I’ve opened a (free, basic) account over App.net which gives me a more intimate, personal, conversation with my contacts and fellow subscribers…

Tweetbot for Mac, is the price right?

Yesterday Tapbots studio has finally saw the approval in the Mac AppStore of their Tweetbot for Mac, after the huge success of they iPhone and iPad client for Twitter. One question is anyway going around my mind.

Am I the only one thinking that 20$ for a desktop, personal, client of Twitter is a bit too much overpriced?

Probably their motivation is this (quoted from their blog):

Because of Twitter’s recent enforcement of token limits, we only have a limited number of tokens available for Tweetbot for Mac. These tokens dictate how many users Tweetbot for Mac can have. The app’s limit is separate from, but much smaller than, the limit for Tweetbot for iOS. Once we use up the tokens granted to us by Twitter, we will no longer be able to sell the app to new users. Tapbots will continue to support Tweetbot for Mac for existing customers at that time.

But, still, I don’t think charging the user for a mistaken vendor policy is the answer to success.