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Until you are useful.

FastCoDesign started a very intriguing series of articles on what today’s social networking solution providers were once set-out to be & what they are now.

Before Twitter became a micro-blogging sensation it was a podcasting business. YouTube’s founders were convinced they’d hit the jackpot with a video-dating site. PayPal’s original mission was to beam IOUs from Palm Pilot to Palm Pilot. Flickr grew out of a massive multiplayer online game as a way for players to drop photos into text messages. Instagram’s founders created a check-in technology called Blurbn before settling on photos.
This pattern of change is not coincidental, or under-considered. All these companies are dealing directly with society, on a daily 1-to-1 basis. These companies that are pivoting in response to the demand are actually answering the need in the market for the organization that can change, which is limber and obviously gets it.

As straightforward as the fact that these companies are unmissable parts of how we connect, they sustain this position by being in tune with their audience, and understanding what their users’ needs are (even what it will be). They seek to be useful.

This leads us to observe that change at human centered organizations is permanent, due to unstable/ ever-evolving nature of people’s needs & desires.

The Pivot is a very interesting read and you can join the conversation following the #thepivot hashtag.

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Momma Made Son Proud!

A year and a half ago I convinced my mom to set up a blog about her cooking, which carries signs of a lifelong journey across Turkey, and her most recent stop Adana. And not long ago she is being out-reached by a tv programmer to be a guest at her show! Thousands of visitors a month, eye-filling mouth-watering piece of heaven food can’t be lying (or can they?), either way, good going mom!

You can tune in to watch the show here on 18th of January at 18oo GMT via TV link on the top right of the page.

You are advised to enjoy that show with a full stomach.




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Maintaining a blog vs Blogging

I owned this blog for about 1.5 year or this illusion dates back to May 09.

At first i designed it myself with the thinking that “it should be genuine”, very noble and useful thinking, this allowed me to improve my php and entertained me a lot.

But times have changed as my needs did, I then started install themes and plugins, so that everything in my blog will have a sense of professionalism, and i will be able to focus on my creative flow and most intended sharing via blogging.

At the third stage of my blog-o-rama i found myself doing weekly maintenance to my blog instead sharing nothing about myself or my collectively generated creative out, or at least my reflections about what i come across within my sight / perception.

I have always been someone who pays attention what he is doing (trying to be self aware) and tries to employ the best practices (subjective) in my practices without being competitive1, but i am living the continuous realization of “Hey! I am wasting time on my blog than my blog should spend on me”

Currently I am in the having tons of drafts phase in my blogging life.

Conclusion :

In one of Faster Future Consulting Blog posts, Clay Shirky touches open this please do carry forward (Life is better when explanations are made by others).

  1. I really don’t care being competitive with people you point finger at, one should be set their own ranks and limits to achieve as pleased.