Say what you want, tell me that Slingshot is a new way of thinking and interacting with each other, that doesn’t change the one big problem:
When a friend took a bit of her time to update me about her life and what’s happening in it, I want to see it as soon as possible.
When a friend sends me a picture of her grandmothers funeral, it may be good to know that it’s not appropiate to send a picture of myself poopin’.
Conventional messaging happens like this:
Person 1: Update.
Person 2: Answer to update.
Person 1: Answer to answer to update.
Slingshot “conversations” look like this:
Person 1: Update A
Person 2: Update B (Unlocks Update A)
Person 1: Update C (Unlocks B)
Person 2: Update D (Dies confused)
To make things more complicated and because somebody noticed that you need a way to “react” there is a feature to answer to an update directly. Notice that the original poster only gets this reaction when she posts another update, absolutely without knowing what the reaction contained.
Confused? Yeah, you’re not alone, Facebook is, too, here’s Slingshot’s lead designer Joey Flynn:
I would send them photos of stuff I was up to and I’d notice that what I sent them had been “seen,” but they had no incentive to share back. This idea of [one-sided] sharing is what we know today. It’s, “Here’s what I’m doing, everyone look at it.” It’s me broadcasting myself. With Slingshot, we really want to add duality to sharing. In sharing, you want to let your friends know what you’re up to, and you want to see what they’re up to. That makes you feel more connected to people around you.
No, we were just thinking mainly about unlocking a new type of sharing. I think sending 2 to unlock 1 is a misconception. We don’t look at this as a messaging product. Slingshot is not about, “Oh, I want to see your message. Let me send a throwaway shot.” It’s about you publishing your own story and then being able to see the feeds of your friends’ lives. We don’t think of this as a messaging product. It doesn’t even work that way.
So what you’re saying is that Slingshot is not a messaging app but is the solution to “just broadcasting oneself”? Not by changing broadcasting to “communicating” but to changing it to “two people broadcasting”.
The best thing about Yo? Their onboarding process. You have to choose an username, done. Apart from finding friends, that is.
Why is this great, you ask? When you delete the app you can’t log in with the same username. It’s taken. There is no “log in”, only a sign up. Feel free to send “Yos” to “UARRR” and “Wichmann” because nobody will ever receive them.
Here, have $20.000.000.
After the huge success of HTNSAP #3, here comes the fourth part.
I’ve read many posts on how Sketch is better because you don’t have to search for a specific layer in the layers panel when you want to edit it. At first I didn’t get what everyone was talking about until I noticed that nobody knows about Alt+RMB.
Let’s say you have a circle and a square in your document. The circle layer is selected and you want to move the square? You don’t have to search and select the square layer in the layers panel, just hold Alt (⌥) and click on the object you want to edit with your right mouse button. Photoshop will select the clicked layer, the layer panel jumps to the right location and everything is fine. Done. Credits.
This might change the way you work. I sure couldn’t work without it. Selecting layers in the layer panel like an animal, pfff!
@uarrr cmd + click works just as fine.— Christoph Bach (@chrstphbach) October 9, 2014
Here’s a list of all HTNSAP posts.
Have you tried Fireworks? Easily handles 50+ page documents in a single file, has all the benefits of Sketch apart from easy retina support and also works natively with PS and AI. Yes Adobe has discontinued it but since when has Adobe actually understood the needs of their customers.Anonymous
This question is so stupid, I’m just answering it to make it public.Good luck with your professional life running on Fireworks two years from now.