The Friday List at #neato – 2015.05.22

A few interesting articles I’ve bumped into this week, curated from my Pocket and shared for your enjoyment. I read some cool stuff this week around new use cases for the Apple Watch, real-life startup soap operas, and Slack’s product/market fit. Happy Friday!

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“How the Apple Watch is opening up new ways to communicate”

There have lots of back-and-forth commentary on how hard the Apple Watch is to use, how the interface is weird and non-standard, etc. It’s great to see a more expansive look at how wearables will impact different groups of users.

“731 Slack Users Reveal Why It’s So Addictive”

A good look at what users find so compelling about Slack, and a set of analysis that highlights how important product/market fit is.

“Clinkle Implodes As Employees Quit In Protest Of CEO”

I learned about Clinkle and its storied past a few months ago and find the saga super interesting. Massive early funding, unclear product direction and a discerning amount of secrecy have caused this to be what sounds like a terrible experience for their team.

“Workflow Hints At The Future Of The Watch As A Computing Platform”

Another post about the Apple Watch, can you tell I’m getting mine soon? I think it’s fascinating to see lightweight workflow scenarios that could really change how we use mobile and wearable computing. IFTTT changed how I used my Android when I first got it and apps like Workflow could open up similar scenarios for the watch platform.

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