because we have devices that are capable of delivering experiences that aren't just as good as, but better than what we could get on a full PC....and because of the limited screen real estate, there's no room for BS junk
"It’s not just a good experience for flight search for a phone, it’s a good experience for flight search period."
He noticed that they seemed to feel particularly crummy about themselves after scrolling through others' attractive photos, accomplished bios, and chipper status updates. "They were convinced that everyone else was leading a perfect life,"
The human habit of overestimating other people's happiness is nothing new - "If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are."
By showcasing the most witty, joyful, bullet-pointed versions of people's lives, and inviting constant comparisons in which we tend to see ourselves as the losers, Facebook appears to exploit an Achilles' heel of human nature.
The site's very design—the presence of a "Like" button, without a corresponding "Hate" button—reinforces a kind of upbeat spin doctoring.
It's a bad sign when you can't air your grievances with your co-founders in a way that makes everyone better as a result. Every startup has stories of how the co-founders disagree, but you'll find the successful ones are able to learn from the conflict, rather than come away angry with nothing learned and nothing solved.
I'd say we'll see a social application reach 50 million users without having had any outside funding within the next two to three years. And that business will have a fundamentally different set of goals and values than today's large-scale sites, because of it will have been built in a fundamentally different way.