I’ve recently listened to Dan Auriely’s Predictably Irrational. Among many interesting things, I’ve learned from it, the one that I would like to discuss with you is (i’m paraphrasing):
Every Man/Woman lives in two different lives simultaneously, 1) Social Life, 2) Market Life. What you do with your friends and family, comes under social norms, and, what you do with your clients, office mates, customers, comes under market norms. For example, if you help your friends/family build a company, most of the time you may giveaway a small amount of money, or give some money as loan, this happens because you are operating in social norms. But, when you talk with investors, both parties are interested in the best possible outcome for themselves. Invester may want equity. A price tag can be attached on everything, because you are operating in Market Norms.
Nothing much too tell here. Do a search using Google. You know google.com? It may be web search or image search. Great!!
Now, Paste your Search Result URL to your facebook chat. You know URL? (Refer the picture below)
Now, you may get this error: This message contains blocked content that has previously been flagged as abusive or spammy. Let us know if you think this is an error.
Try. searching for facebook and post that URL to your friends in Facebook. Still, Facebook thinks searching about facebook on google is spam
You all know what a social network is right? So, lets skip the first paragraph about what are social networks and how awesome they are.
The Story is short. I was thinking about some random things yesterday. Suddenly, realized All Social Networks are handling Relationships Wrong. I’ll explain, All social Networks have groups like friends, acquaintances etc. Lets say you go to Golf Club and Strip Club, and you have acquaintances in both places, you’d put them both in the same group. But, Such a group without context of what it means to us, is really not doing any good.
I’ve been trying Google circles for past few days, I really like it a lot over facebook. The two main selling points for me are:
- Fine grained privacy control
- Media sharing
Everybody was Excited when google unveiled Open Accessory API at Google I/O, Earlier this month. So, Finally everybody can make hardware devices that works well with android phones, It is a great move by google, its mutually beneficial for Hardware makers and Android.
The possibilities are endless, In the near future, I see a bunch of new start-ups, based mainly on Open Accessory API. Many of them are going to make hardware, that were unimaginable few decades ago. But, what about the oldest hardware devices of all? Yea. Keyboard and Mouse.