This is not how you write a tweet. *major facepalm* – View on Path.
A company asked me for advice about innovation, relevance, and the consumer. This is what I told them. The entire advice sounds to me like a whole load of corporate speak and essentially things that they should already know, but hey, they asked.
Jakarta Globe asked for my views on the banning of Vimeo in Indonesia which started on Sunday, May 11 2014. Globe reporter Benjamin Soloway wanted to know what the effects might be to tech and innovation in this country, whether it would lead to other actions of the same magnitude, and what is going on with the inconsistency in its implementation. The following is my response.
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This Nokia X looks like a pretty fun phone to use for those who have specific needs for an entry level smartphone and not too bothered by the lack of Google services.
Battery life that lasts about a couple of days between charges, basic apps like Mail (Outlook) Opera mini, Facebook, Twitter, BBM, Line, a bunch of games, and sporting dual SIM cards, although I think only one slot has 3G access, and a Nokia Store that is decent enough for the most part, should be sufficient for the intended market, not to mention having OneDrive support as well as MixRadio and built in FM Radio.
Sadly despite having 512MB of RAM, the sluggishness in response times, in even the built in apps, makes the phone a less attractive phone to have compared to the similarly spec’d and priced Lumia 520. Nokia needs to really optimize the OS to have it operate apps a lot smoother. The OS itself runs just fine but there are noticeable lags when running apps such as delayed typing response, which can be crucial.
On the other hand, people’s tolerance towards the lag may differ and the intended market for the phone may give it a pass. What may go against the phone’s success would be the alternatives at the same or similar price and people’s willingness to use non Google services. If the Microsoft, Nokia, and Here apps are acceptable to consumers, then it’s one less major hurdle to deal with.
Anyone noticing that American couples started calling each other bae? Why are they doing that, is babe too difficult to pronounce? They both contain only a single syllable. Is hun for hunny/honey too quaint these days? That last b at the end of the word causing difficulties?
Of course, intimate couples haven’t called each other by names for decades. They use words like darling, sweety, honey, cupcakes, and in the 90s and 2000s, they try to scare each other by using the word boo. Remember that song by Usher and Alicia Keys, My Boo? That song comes up, my head gets filled with images of that ghost from Super Mario.
Anyway, they already shorten homeboy to homey or homes, so I guess if they call their significant others bae because babe is “old”, then they’re gonna call their friends ho? – Read on Path.