Together they held a 70% equity stake in Bebo and walked away with 5 million – enough, I suppose, to buy a small one-bedroom apartment in the Bay Area.Then AOL did what it does best and after absorbing Bebo ran it into the ground.
A representative from Goodreads has followed up on both Micki's blog post and Getsatisfaction post, however, as far as is known, Goodreads' user interface has not been changed/improved accordingly to be less misleading.
Quechup has a feature to "find your friends" which, even if it says "no contact present" will spam all your contacts in your address book and thus annoy all your friends and embarrass you.
Important: You cannot edit Address Book entries from within the Address Book.
You make changes by changing the information for the individual contacts in your Outlook Contacts.
While he’s often viewed as a ponytailed Brit who came out of nowhere to hit pay dirt, the man paid his dues.
The first three startups he launched after toiling for six years in London for an insurance company, failed miserably.
That article was ultimately published in April 2008 as Ning’s Infinite Ambition, which you should read if you haven’t.
After the article, Adam subsequently spent more time researching the topic, ultimately resulting in the book.
I finished it and wanted to share a high-level summary and also talk through some points that the book brings up.
Summary The book mostly covers a series of case studies from both offline and online companies.
Making users annoy, look dumb to their friends, and feel compelled to apologize is not good design.