Marc Köhlbrugge@marckohlbrugge · Founder of BetaList
Congrats on the re-launch! Glad to see the vertical feed is back. I'd love to hear more about the thought process behind the personalised feed. Couple of questions for the team: 1. Early on you frequently referred to PH as a daily "leaderboard" of the best new products. I've always felt that presenting it as "these are the best products of today" was one o… See more
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Hey, @marckohlbrugge! Fantastic questions. 1. You're right -- part of what makes Product Hunt special (and also platforms like the Billboard 100 or NYT's front page) is this "town hall" effect where everyone can refer and talk about the same thing. In this new feed, your friends' actions influence what you see but it's still largely driven by the overall … See more
Marc Köhlbrugge@marckohlbrugge · Founder of BetaList
@rrhoover Thanks for your response! Looking forward seeing the Topics in action. I think that will be a very powerful* way to personalise the feed. I can imagine an on-boarding flow where new users can specify their interests (with personalised recommendations based on their social graph) and immediately see a list of highly relevant products. Cool stuff! (… See more
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@marckohlbrugge NICE! That makes a ton of sense for your users. BetaList becomes more of a competitive monitoring tool.
Marc Köhlbrugge@marckohlbrugge · Founder of BetaList
@rrhoover Absolutely. Right now the daily newsletter with 5 'random' startups is only interesting if you're a die-hard early adopter. However, imagine getting a weekly summary of just the new "Product Discovery" startups. Or as an investor being able to get notified of only fundraising startups in Europe in the education, health and/or payment markets. I exp… See more