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Can you imagine a social network built on dreams? I reckon it would be something I’d never use, but simultaneously find the most fascinating thing ever, on that day.
It’d start as an iOS app which was half alarm clock, half voicenotes device.
When your phone wakes you up in some algorithmically perfect way, a Siri-like prompts you to speak your brains and blurt out your dreams. The dream notes are uploaded. Your phone spits out infographics. You make friends with people who dream like you.
People who don’t dream every day find themselves apologising to their phone. Web kids learn it can be hacked and use it to send prayers to celebrities.
Dream Scientists learn interesting things despite themselves.
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Google cannot hire a Head of Social because no individual can change Google's DNA of building applications for pandas, not lobsters. Googlers who wanted to develop great social applications had to leave Google to do so.
Google cannot buy Twitter or LinkedIn or Quora (or all three!) because Google's culture has no respect for successful social applications. YouTube's office is still far from the Google campus to avoid the toxic attitude described by a former Orkut employee, "[Google has] an environment that viewed social networking as a frivolous form of entertainment rather than a real utility, and I'm pretty sure this viewpoint was shared all the way up the chain of command to the founders."
Google cannot focus group its way to successful social applications. Henry Ford opined, "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses."