I love this vision slide from Zynga’s Road Show deck.
You cannot build a big company without thinking like this:
A few takeaways that I’ve gotten from the class:
For my final we had to build something and present it. I wanted to build something that helped me visualize data in a new way, and based on my experience in social I wanted to play around with the Twitter API. So, I built an application that allows a user to put in a Twitter handle and then receive a sorted list of words used to @reply that handle, sorted by frequency. Here’s a walkthrough of the application using Charlie O’Donnell’s handle (@ceonyc):
Here’s another visualization of @replies to Gary Vaynerchuck:
As you can see, it needs a bunch of work before it presents real value. On the upside, I was able to dynamically access the Twitter API, pull and sort data, and display it. I’m looking forward to continuing to build on what I started at ITP!