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Eugen
@gargron · Developer, Zeon Federated
Hey, since a lot of people are mentioning user discovery - I've shared this project on Hacker News as something I am currently working on and not necessarily something that is finished. The project is very far ahead for the time I've been working on it (just a bit longer than a month) but user discovery and on-boarding UX is a big deal that is still on my to… See more
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Bent Stamnes
@gloom303 · Real-time Graphics Enthusiast
Just a personal observation on the choice of demo video: Tweetdeck is obviously for Twitter power users, and while this ability to multi-stream is important for them, it has the potential to come across as really messy and convoluted for the masses. Since mass adoption is needed for any kind of traction, I would definitely take a look at crafting a different… See more
Ryan
@ryanamurphy · Ryan Murphy
I mean... how do you even begin to find people? Do we need to talk about UX?
Ryan Marr
@ryanmarr · Product Manager, N49.com
How cool would it have been if everyone who had signed up via product hunt had joined the same channel and we were having this conversation there? Instead, I literally see nothing. I would have clicked publish on a prewritten message that said "I just signed up to mastodon and found it on #producthunt". Product Hunt tag would have given me a place to see … See more
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Ryan Hoover
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
This reminds me of Diaspora which made headlines in 2010. As Craigslist has proven, it's incredibly difficult to directly compete with those that have strong network effects (not that Twitter is nearly as awful as Craigslist). Curious to hear your thoughts, @gargron!
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Eugen
@gargron · Developer, Zeon Federated
Hey, since a lot of people are mentioning user discovery - I've shared this project on Hacker News as something I am currently working on and not necessarily something that is finished. The project is very far ahead for the time I've been working on it (just a bit longer than a month) but user discovery and on-boarding UX is a big deal that is still on my to… See more