Tomorrow, my friend David Hyman
will launch MOG, a free social networking service that links people together based on the music they dig. The service's special ingredient is the Mog-O-Matic, a downloadable app (Mac and Windows) that keeps tabs on what you're listening to on your computer and populates your MOG page with the data. I asked David where the MOG idea came from and this is what he said:
My friends and i always turn each other on to music. i wanted to automate the process of sharing what was in our collections and what we are listening to without having to do the work of typing it in.
What would you rather have on your TiVo? Tivo Suggestions or see what all your friends watched? What Jon Stewart watched?
What Charlie Rose watched?
Friends and people you admire are the ultimate trusted voices. If you ask anyone where they discovered music lately, more often then not, it's their friends. More than MTV. More than Clear Channel. More than Amazon recommendations. FRIENDS.
The MOG doors "officially" open tomorrow but it seems that a whole slew of folks, including BB pal Coop
, are already hanging out there. Congrats, David! Link
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey
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