I got my first computer in the 6th grade or so. As soon as I got it, I was interested in finding out how it worked and how the programs worked and then figuring out how to write programs at just deeper and deeper levels within the system.
A squirrel dying in front of your house may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa.
I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.
The question isn't, 'What do we want to know about people?', It's, 'What do people want to tell about themselves'?
They're keeping up with their friends and family, but they're also building an image and identity for themselves, which in a sense is their brand. They're connecting with the audience that they want to connect to. It's almost a disadvantage if you're not on it now.
Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.
My goal was never to just create a company. A lot of people misinterpret that, as if I don't care about revenue or profit or any of those things. But what not being "just" a company means to me is building something that actually makes a really big change in the world.
t feels better to be more connected to all these people. You have a richer life.
People have really gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and different kinds, but more openly and with more people–and that social norm is just something that has evolved over time.
People can be really smart or have skills that are directly applicable, but if they don’t really believe in it, then they are not going to really work hard.
This is a perverse thing, personally, but I would rather be in the cycle where people are underestimating us. It gives us latitude to go out and make big bets that excite and amaze people.
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