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What Am I Missy? Episode 26

China's great Firewall; Stoned Biz; Tips from Gruber

Innovation series by Meliza Solan Surdi
July 10, 2009
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/955

What does “GFWed” stand for? It means the “The Great Firewall in China”. Yes, China this week put up a firewall to block its citizens from accessing sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The move, as you can imagine, caused a fury across the blogosphere! But come on China. It's "Social" media. We're not talking about "capitalist-pig, free-market" media. It's social!

See: China blocks Twitter, Facebook, most Web 2.0

Want some marijuana? Go to Twitter. Apparently, some California pot sellers are living the high life on the micro-blogging site. Artists Collective is the largest weed seller, which uses Twitter to promote its products. Co-founder Biz Stone was not available for a comment. Now it is legal to sell marijuana for medical purposes in California. So, California pot sellers appear to be abiding by the rules.  But the rules on promotion of such products on social media sites have yet to be written. Until then… brownie anyone? 

Siri’s CTO Tom Gruber gave us some tips on entrepreneurship recently. The first this was to stay away from bright shiny objects. Don’t work toward something, get bored and move on to the next thing. .. and no, I’m not talking about dating. The other tip was to design for buildability. Meaning design a product with the resources in mind. In other words, don’t bite off more than you can chew. 

See: Siri CTO Tom Gruber on Design for buildability

 


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