Yo PRODUCT HUNTED

Get a Yo whenever there's a Product Hunt with > 150 upvotes

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matt hartman seed investments, betaworks
@Betaworks intern @AndrewUdell and his friend Matt McNaughton built this in a weekend. I've been using it every day as a quick alert about whether there's something trending on Product Hunt.
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Andrew Udell 
Also, shoutout to http://www.producthunt.com/posts.... @mattjmcnaughton and I used those HTML5 site templates to build the landing page.
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Kyle Ryan A Pragmatic Millennial
I've been using this since Andrew first showed it to me. And it's been working pretty well so far. In the future, maybe I could also get a Yo for PH @mentions. But at that point, I'd just wait until @rrhoover makes a PH iOS app. :)
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Ryan Hoover Product Hunt
@kylry sshhhh, top secret!
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Tom Masiero Building https://Sasquatch.io
@rrhoover don't forget android :)
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Ryan Hoover Product Hunt
@BlendahTom we'll get there :)
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Erik Torenberg Product Hunt
wow! is there a list somewhere of all the cool Yo hacks from the hackathon? @orabel
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Ryan Hoover Product Hunt
Ha! Love these creative Yo hacks. This weekend Yo Server is Down got a ton of love and TechCrunch covered a few other creations at the Yo Hackathon.

Yesterday @Noah_L dropped me an email, suggesting we do a "medieval" Product Hunt hackathon at his castle. We're working on an API (signup here). Who's in!?
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Ben Broca Facefeed
yo is def interesting. product hunted is a cool hack.

i'm not sure i believe Yo will grow organically via its API though. I think there needs to be a person-to-person growth.

I found 2 use cases for yo so far: first one is silly private joke with a friend, send a yo whenever there is a pretty girl around. he yo's back if he sees her and agrees. second one with one of my investor: yo him when i need to talk, he yo's back if he's available.

But essentially you need to make the effort NOT to dismiss the simplicity of the product + make the effort to agree with someone on the meaning of a yo. That's a lot of friction unfortunately.
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Eric Seufert Editor, Mobile Dev Memo
@bencera_ I agree with this. I think the gimmick is too narrow to scale up without having to surrender the simplicity of its origin with the Yo app. This product hunt hack is kind of cool, but it also comes without any meta data (what product was upvoted, when it was posted, etc.). Would I really go from this message into Product Hunt to check the product out without knowing those essential things? Unlikely.
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Geoffrey Weg Quire | Ex. TechStars, White House
Would love to see YO accounts for other amounts too: 50, 100, 150, 200.
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Andrew Udell 
@GeoffreyWeg that would be cool. We set it to 100 for this one because we figured that would be a good number to send out around 1-2 yo's per day.
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Benjamin Hoffman Neighborly
lol is anyone else anticipating their first YO from ProductHunted? I'm like, let's hit 100 already, I want my YO. Been waiting all morning!
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Andrew Udell 
@benhoffman_ Thanks! @mattjmcnaughton and I are really hoping we can get 100 upvotes so that the first official yo from our app can be from something we built!
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Mark Abramson I print on things
@benhoffman_ Damnit just signed up but Yo Product Hunted is at 101 right now. Will have to wait for the next one.
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Jason Crawford Co-founder & CEO, Fieldbook
Just got my first YO from PRODUCTHUNTED, and it's about PRODUCTHUNTED—so meta!
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Jason Crawford Co-founder & CEO, Fieldbook
@orarbel +1 😃 👍
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Jason Crawford Co-founder & CEO, Fieldbook
@orarbel Hmm, weird, my first attempt at using emoji, they don't show up correctly in Chrome. I am such an emoji noob
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Benjamin Hoffman Neighborly
I just got YO'd!! So cool.
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Michael Arrington CrunchFund, TechCrunch
Got my Yo when this hit 100. nice.
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Andrew Udell 
@arrington @jasoncrawford @benhoffman_
Thanks. Glad you're all enjoying it. Really appreciate the support.
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Ryan Hoover Product Hunt
Almost as exciting as watching the ball drop. Well done, @AndrewUdell & @mattjmcnaughton :D
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Matt McNaughton Student, Williams College
@rrhoover thanks ryan! we're huge fans
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Benjamin Hoffman Neighborly
Hi @AndrewUdell & @mattjmcnaughton ..... Is this still working? It seems two products reached over 100 upvotes but I did not receive any YOs.

Did you send a YO for JOBBOX and Sunrise for Mac on Thursday?
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Andrew Udell 
@benhoffman_ we had a little problem, but it should be working again now. Also, our scraper intentionally only looks at today's posts, so if a product reaches over 100 upvotes after the day it is posted, you won't get yo'd.
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Matt McNaughton Student, Williams College
Just a heads up about Yo ProductHunted - @andrewudell and I modded it after Yo 1.1, so that now it'll send you the link to the product in the Yo. Also, because > 100 upvotes meant people we're getting a ton of yo's, we increased the threshold to 150.
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Ryan Hoover Product Hunt
@mattjmcnaughton @AndrewUdell smart! Looking forward to the next yo, yo.
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Andrew Udell 
@rrhoover @mattjmcnaughton Another heads-up...we've received a lot of requests to increase the threshold so we've increased it to 500 upvotes. If it feels like too much, we'll lower it.
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