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Game Time Notifications: Solving for last-minute event changes

Here’s a scenario you might be familiar with: You wake up groggy from an all-too-early alarm, hustle to get showered and out the door on time, only to wait forever eventually realizing who you’re meeting with isn’t showing up. It never occurred to you to check your inbox which had some permutation of: “Hey, I’m…Continue readingGame Time Notifications: Solving for last-minute event changes

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Design Startups

Blast from the past: Looking back to early 2012 at Circa News 1.0 pre-launch

I was rummaging around in some old files today when I came across the original pitch decks for Circa. One in particular was a trip down memory lane: the deck that we put together showing how the app worked for our investors. The deck was dated July 2012, and it would precede our launch by…Continue readingBlast from the past: Looking back to early 2012 at Circa News 1.0 pre-launch

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Social Media Tech Thoughts

Twitter needs an algorithm

Last week’s #RIPTwitter ruckus, sparked by the news that they may be interesting an algorithmic timeline soon, really got under my skin. Time and time again I went to the app to construct a tweet that would perfectly illustrate my thoughts on the matter, and each time canceled it before sending it out. More was…Continue readingTwitter needs an algorithm

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Design Ideas Productivity Tech

Slack is amazing, but will its success destroy any semblance of work/life balance we have left?

Thinking through remedies for the always-on, always-communicating world. About the author:Hi. I’m Matt Galligan, aproduct design & strategy consultant that previously co-founded three startups: Circa, SimpleGeo, and Socialthing. Author’s Note: This post is now out of date. About five months after I wrote this Slack introduced a Do Not Disturb feature that is in many…Continue readingSlack is amazing, but will its success destroy any semblance of work/life balance we have left?