Design Elitism(

9 years ago from Matt Achariam, Intent Renderer

  • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    I think this argument just doesn't work because of a major counter-example: Twitter.

    Twitter is the exact same kind of stupid toy app as Yo. Your app lets you send 140 character messages to tell people what you're eating? Why don't you go work on better-designed tax forms instead!

    Yet look at what Twitter has become: a major social network, a new form of communication, a new way of sharing news and meeting people…

    Will Yo become the next Twitter? Who knows, but stranger things have happened.

    4 points
    • Clay MacTavishClay MacTavish, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )


      Twitter garners enormous utility through connecting people with common interests. Do I need to even...

      ...I'm not sure you're serious with that comparison.

      3 points
    • Mike MaiMike Mai, 9 years ago

      Great comparison! I (and lots of other people, I assume) thought Twitter was super stupid when it first came out. Now I use it everyday.

      Facebook was essentially a college hot or not app when it first came out, look at its impact on our society now.

      Just as Sacha said, " stranger things have happened."

      0 points