Watching Kevin Rose, the guru of Digg, wax it on stage at the Future of Web Design was not as inspirational as I had hoped it would be, but there were some good tidbits that I’ve jotted down here so you can save yourself the 26 minutes and 46 seconds that I apparently spent watching.
There were three major questions that Kevin and his crew have discussed in the past (and I can imagine will continually ask themselves as they work on their product):
- How can we create an experience that you will enjoy?
- How can we enhance your experience based on your participation?
- How can we further empower you to spread the information you care about to the people that want it?
The first question is a “typical” and “classical” product question but the other two are recent entrants into the web world where “social” is the zeitgeist of nearly everything we do.
Imagine an product or app that was able to service the nonbeliever in such a way where they were able to enjoy their online engagement with biblical material, where it was customized in real-time to their participation, and the algorithms behind the front end worked to tailor the content displayed and provided, and where it could provide the community of believers or local network close by with handy information about the person engaging?
I can dream, can’t I? I guess I have to take my comment back about “not being inspirational.” Thanks Kevin.
If you’ve got time to burn, here’s the full keynote: