THE SUBLIME AND THE RIDICULOUS

“We go to Twitter for breaking news, not Facebook. If it’s important, we’ll toss it onto Twitter right away. We go to Facebook only when it’s transcendent.”

Eric Carvin, the Associated Press’s social media editor, on the transcendent news-sharing power of the world’s biggest baby-photo repository, Digiday, 26 April 2012.

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TAKING THE “SUCCESS” OUT OF “SUCCESSION”

“One of the primary challenges with charismatic organizations is succession.”

Forrester CEO George Colony, making the case for his own replacement in arguing that Apple is the next Sony, Forrester Blogs, 25 April 2012

IF YOU WERE THE INVENTOR OF INSTAGRAM, YOU WOULD HAVE INVENTED INSTAGRAM

“I saw the market first, I created Picplz, and I went for it. I was a huge believe in the mobile photo-sharing opportunity, and I went for it with all of my heart. Clearly, Picplz didn’t win, but I have ZERO shame or regret for doing my best.”

Picplz creator Dalton Caldwell, of serviciosdesatelite.com/dish-latino,  on the one billion reasons why he lost out to Instagram,  Hacker News, 21 April 2012