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RSS represents the antithesis of this new world: it’s completely open, decentralized, and owned by nobody, just like the web itself. It allows anyone, large or small, to build something new and disrupt anyone else they’d like because nobody has to fly six salespeople out first to work out a partnership with anyone else’s salespeople.

That world formed the web’s foundations — without that world to build on, Google, Facebook, and Twitter couldn’t exist. But they’ve now grown so large that everything from that web-native world is now a threat to them, and they want to shut it down. “Sunset” it. “Clean it up.” “Retire” it. Get it out of the way so they can get even bigger and build even bigger proprietary barriers to anyone trying to claim their territory.

Marco.org - Lockdown.

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The One-Person Product – Marco.org

David always obsessed over his newest ideas, features, and designs until they were completely polished and ready to go. He’s a workaholic — he truly lives and breathes Tumblr. I’ve never even seen him show any desire to work on a side project. David is all Tumblr, all the time. […]

We — internet users, creative people, publishers, socializers — will be much better served if David can focus on his product’s features, design, and messaging instead of worrying about server architecture and raising more money.

This is why I’m optimistic about the Yahoo acquisition.

Marco Arment skillfully articulates the early days of Tumblr and David Karp’s unrelenting focus on Tumblr.  Tumblr has very bright days ahead.

Getting Share Counts

Until we can get Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and Pinterest to sign a peace treaty and standardize on a common size for share buttons, their mismatched and unaligned buttons will continue to be a thorn in every designer’s side.

For now our best bet is to simply roll your own button with a share count for each service. Today I did a bit of digging and put together a quick Gist to get share counts using the platform’s APIs.

Check out Sharrre if you want a jQuery plugin that covers all the share buttons and much more.

How to Hustle SXSW for Fun & Profit

Heading to SXSW Interactive this year?  Danielle Morrill put together a great article on how to get the most out of SXSW including prepping your calendar (don’t do it) and prepare like a soccer mom on crack.

This year our entire Style Hatch team—all three of us @Moore, @iJess and @krisnicolemoore—are packing and heading to Austin for the week.  We’re putting together the details for a mini-event since we would love to meet you in person and buy you a drink.

Email us at sxsw@stylehatch.co or with #sxsw, and we will hook you up next week.

Tumblr Architecture - 15 Billion Page Views A Month And Harder To Scale Than Twitter

One of the common patterns across successful startups is the perilous chasm crossing from startup to wildly successful startup. Finding people, evolving infrastructures, servicing old infrastructures, while handling huge month over month increases in traffic, all with only four engineers, means you have to make difficult choices about what to work on. This was Tumblr’s situation. Now with twenty engineers there’s enough energy to work on issues and develop some very interesting solutions.

A great writeup on the growth challenges Tumblr has faced from infrastructure to hiring the right team of engineers. 

Moving fast enables us to build more things and learn faster. However, as most companies grow, they slow down too much because they’re more afraid of making mistakes than they are of losing opportunities by moving too slowly. We have a saying: “Move fast and break things.” The idea is that if you never break anything, you’re probably not moving fast enough.

from Mark Zuckerberg’s founder letter in Facebook’s S-1 to IPO

Valio Con 2012
I’m excited to announce that I was invited to speak at Valio Con 2012 in San Diego this summer.  Drew Wilson and the Valio Con team have put together an amazing line-up of speakers that I am looking forward to hearing.
Rich Thornett, co-founder and developer of Dribbble 
Cameron Koczon, behind Gimmebar and co-founder of Brooklyn Beta
Ian Collins, designer and Javascript developer for Simple
Kyle Neath, director of design for GitHub
Garrett Murray, founder and creative director of Karbon
Krystyn Heide, senior product designer at Squarespace
David Desandro, front-end developer at nclud and creator of the popular Isotope
Dom Leca, ceo and co-founder of Sparrow
More to be announced soon
Last year’s Valio Con was by far the best web and design conference I have attended in quite a while.  This year the conference takes place June 7-10th at the Hyatt Mission Bay resort in San Diego.  The $999 conference pass includes three nights hotel stay, beach bonfires, breakfast, local catered lunches and a chance to hang out with some of the best designers and developers our industry.
Check out the Valio Con 2012 site for more details. High-res

Valio Con 2012

I’m excited to announce that I was invited to speak at Valio Con 2012 in San Diego this summer.  Drew Wilson and the Valio Con team have put together an amazing line-up of speakers that I am looking forward to hearing.

Last year’s Valio Con was by far the best web and design conference I have attended in quite a while.  This year the conference takes place June 7-10th at the Hyatt Mission Bay resort in San Diego.  The $999 conference pass includes three nights hotel stay, beach bonfires, breakfast, local catered lunches and a chance to hang out with some of the best designers and developers our industry.

Check out the Valio Con 2012 site for more details.

YouTube - One Hour Per Second
To celebrate YouTube’s milestone of having one hour of video uploaded ever second they launch One Hour Per Second filled with hilarious collection of facts, animations and sound effects to help break it down into terms we all can understand.

In 7 minutes of uploads to YouTube, the Nyan cat persists in saying “Nyan” over 6,048,000 times.

Thanks for the link Jess High-res

YouTube - One Hour Per Second

To celebrate YouTube’s milestone of having one hour of video uploaded ever second they launch One Hour Per Second filled with hilarious collection of facts, animations and sound effects to help break it down into terms we all can understand.

In 7 minutes of uploads to YouTube, the Nyan cat persists in saying “Nyan” over 6,048,000 times.

Thanks for the link Jess