“I bought a bicycle. Turns out it’s easier to ride the thing when you’re not trying to simultaneously check your Twitter.”—Baratunde Thurston took 25 days away from the Internet. This is what he learned.
“If you fail, don’t associated yourself with that failure. It’s an event, it’s not who you are.”—Jason Sosa, founder of IMRSV, one of Time.com’s 10 startups to watch in 2013, shares his thoughts on perseverance in the face of challenges.
“Hashtags on Facebook are just a first step. We’ll be rolling out more features in the coming weeks and months that make it even easier to discover and participate in conversations about shared interests on Facebook.”
Turkish channels are being fined for live-streaming the country's protests
According to a Turkish news site, the country’s broadcasting watchdog, RTUK, has fined several TV channels for their coverage of the Gezi protests. Halk TV, Cem TV, EM TV and Ulusal TV have all been reprimanded for live-streaming content that is "harming the physical, moral and mental development of children and young people."
“In all stages of a business, but especially in the early stage, the team is over 90 percent of the success. More than the idea, more than the market, the team is what matters the most.”—Klooff founder Alejandro Russo shares his advice for new startups. Klooff, which serves as a place to unite pet parents, was named one of Time.com’s top 10 startups to watch in 2013.
“I once landed on an uncharted island that nobody’s been to before except the turtles. It’s lovely to be alive.”—Kevin Hardy, deep sea submarine builder. He has one of the 3 coolest jobs one could possibly have.
“He said, ‘…I have some information in the intelligence community. and it won’t be a waste of your time.’”—Activist filmmaker Laura Poitras quotes NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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“Social media is a bliss. I even tweeted to Jack Dorsey, thanking him for inventing such a big thing that gives all information to people who want to stay impartial and get to the real knowledge through checking through all this information and using their minds.”—
25-year old Esin, who has been active in the Turkish protests, both in Gezi park and online.
“Take big risks and take big challenges. The worst thing that can happen is that you learn.”—
We asked Jason Sosa, founder of IMRSV, one of Time.com’s 10 startups to watch in 2013, what advice he’d give to people trying to get a startup off the ground.
IMRSV is the company behind Cara, a software that allows developers to turn any webcam into a real-time video analytics sensor. In a fast-food restaurant, it could track how many people are standing in line. In a house, it could help control the temperature based on who is home. It could even monitor a driver’s attention, alerting him if he falls asleep…