In fact, innovation accelerated in several key areas owing to the unprecedented environment we found ourselves in due to the pandemic. Specifically, the shift to remote work drove new ideas and experimentation in digital media, including video-centric platforms, virtual spatial presence, and voice-based products.
Every year, Product Hunt puts on the Golden Kitty Awards to highlight the most breakthrough products and the makers that make them, and this year is particularly competitive.
I feel honored to have personally hunted 27 of the finalists in the categories currently open for voting and want to encourage you to support each with your…
Today, the following categories opened for voting:
I’m happy to report that an additional 16 products that I hunted are nominated in each of these categories! Check them out and go vote!
And if you’d like to work with my on your Product Hunt launch in 2021, you can learn more here:
Ever wonder: who first put a dollar sign in front of a number? Why did they do it, and when?
Moreover, what motivated the invention of currency symbols in the first place? What made it necessary to differentiate between generic counting numbers and monetary figures? Which currency symbols came first, and did all currencies race to find representation in their own unique typographic symbol? What went into the design process of these symbols? Were they on physical money first? Do currency symbols go extinct when their associated civilizations go bust?
Back to the dollar sign… why does it live in…
My Product Hunt journey began all the way back in 2014 and today I hunted my 2500th product on Product Hunt.
And yesterday, Product Hunt founder and CEO Ryan Hoover announced that after seven years at the helm he’s stepping down and installing Josh Buckley as the new CEO.
So: a big day in the Product Hunt world!
I started hunting products as a hobby, because doing so gave me a way to “surf future trends” and to learn from other founders and makers about how they perceived problems worth solving, and then got to work implementing their solutions. …
Andres Lomeña’s questions are prefixed with AL.
My answers are prefixed with CM.
AL:You have told hashtag’s origins many times, so I wonder if you have considered to write a book about it.
CM: Ha, indeed I have! But less about the hashtag itself, although I’m sure there are plenty of interesting stories to tell. Instead, I’m personally more interested in contemplating the individual’s role and responsibility for the…
I’m going to go out on a very short limb here and suggest that most of the issues you’re encountering, especially the lack of authentication information not being consistently retained in a restore, have to do with a) security and b) privacy.
The black market for iPhones is still hot and most people, as you’ve demonstrated, don’t encrypt their phones, nor their backups, if they backup at all. Fundamental data security and information hygiene are still areas of great mystery and consternation for most users.
…ain, you’d theoretically be paying Apple for such a service. And it could be a very Apple-like one. Imagine going into an Apple Store to upgrade and walking out with a brand new version of your phone — with all your apps and data — within a handful of minutes. I’m sure this wouldn’t be technically easy. But I’m also sure it wouldn’t be impossible.
In Managing Your Friendships, With Software, she writes about several startups whose apps appear to be overtaking the productivity category of the App Store as people seem to be looking for assistance in caring for and attending to their personal relationships:
I found this 1995 email exchange in the MIT archives of the TELECOM Digest between Bell Labs engineer Ralph Carlsen (patents) and Patrick Townson, the editor of the digest. The TELECOM Digest is the “oldest continuing e-journal about telecommunications on the Internet, having been founded in August, 1981 and published continuously since then.”
Given the obscurity of that resource, I wanted to bring some attention to it — especially after this story was covered on the 99% Invisible podcast by Roman Mars and Avery Trufelman back in 2014 (“Octothorpe”) and then reprised in 2018 (“Interrobang”).
Don MacPherson was a Bell…
Why did Chris Messina and Sonya Mann have a conversation about sexuality and social norms? Before now, the two had never even chatted online. Why discuss such a taboo topic and then publish their private exchange?
It’s been a long time since I’ve talked about sex or relationships on the internet. And the last time, I really didn’t even touch on sex — I wasn’t confident enough in myself or how to speak to my sexuality to wade into that topic. Instead, I shared what I’d been learning about non-monogamous relationships (i.e. how to ethically have more than one intimate relationship at a time). Many responses were harsh and assumed negative intent, which is another way to say: just another typical day on the internet.
If it’s not completely obvious, because it takes so much less…