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New Insight: Twitter Profile Update


ThinkUp gives you superpowers, and the newest one is X-ray vision.

With only 160 characters to work with what we share in our Twitter bio often reveals what’s most important to us or what we think is most important about us. But while our followers might see our tweets every day it’s unlikely…

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The End of Gamers


The last few weeks in videogame culture have seen a level of combativeness more marked and bitter than any beforehand.

First, a developer—a woman who makes games who has had so much piled on to her that I don’t want to perpetuate things by naming her—was the target of a harassment campaign that…

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The most common trap here is the early iOS app which gets some buzz. All of a sudden, the founders hear “When are you building for Android?” The natural, enthusiastic response to sincere requests of the Android chorus is to go ahead and build for Android and seek more downloads, more growth, more revenue. I have a different view though. The proper response is: “No. Buy an iPhone.”

iOS First. Android Much, Much Later – Haywire

I wish I had said that about Menu and Hours. Sigh.

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I like to think of it like you’re at a party drinking champagne, and the host is refilling your glass, and at the end of the party it’s like, ‘How many glasses of champagne did you have?’ Just one!

James Freeman, the founder of Blue Bottle Coffee, talking to Fast Company about how much coffee he drinks each day. (via parislemon)

Genius! My coffee cup shall never be completely empty again. 

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Let's! Be! Friends!


One of the most frequently shared ThinkUp insights measures how many exclamation points you’ve used. We’ve talked about it as the “excitement insight” but perhaps we’ve been looking at it wrong. Language is a living thing. It changes and evolves, its rules get updated. While exclamation marks…