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Rian van der Merwe
Product manager for (by ) • Author of ‘Making It Right’ () • Product dev, tech, internet culture, sci-fi, music.
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Rian van der Merwe Jun 22
Replying to @imsickofmaps
I used to write :(
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Rian van der Merwe Jun 21
Replying to @nick_canz
I don’t want to be “well actually” guy but if I think I know why they’re doing it. I’d say about 80% of people who get a new phone forget to set up their auth app before wiping the old one. And then they get locked out (and get mad at Twitter).
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Rian van der Merwe Jun 21
Some really interesting research on remote work here. “People often think that constant communication is most effective, but we found that bursts of rapid communication, followed by longer periods of silence, are telltale signs of successful teams.”
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Rian van der Merwe Jun 21
Finally watched ‘Ready Player One’ last night and even though I found it only mildly entertaining, this quote stuck with me. In the context of life on the internet: “As terrifying and painful as reality can be it’s also the only place you can get a decent meal.”
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Rian van der Merwe Jun 19
“There’s no such thing as a ‘Netflix show.’ That as a mind-set gets people narrowed. Our brand is personalization.” This is a fascinating article about what goes on inside Netflix.
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Rian van der Merwe Jun 19
Replying to @allanwhite
This is why it’s important to have a wireless mouse.
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Rian van der Merwe Jun 19
Replying to @nick_canz
Reminds me one of my favorite jokes. How many UX Designers does it take to change a light bulb? Well, are you _sure_ it needs to be changed?
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Rian van der Merwe Jun 19
Replying to @nick_canz
That’s pretty solid problem solving tho
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Rian van der Merwe Jun 19
I completed this form so fast I’m not 100% sure I even put in my address correctly.
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Rian van der Merwe Jun 19
Nice try, but I think Cathryn and Lynette have very good troll radars.
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Rian van der Merwe Jun 19
Replying to @RianVDM
Craig makes a good point. So here’s a list of things we can do. “How you can fight family separation at the border.”
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Rian van der Merwe Jun 19
Never! Yoh, social media is hard…
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Rian van der Merwe Jun 19
Replying to @CathrynR
Hah! Yes I deleted my account. Apologies for any inconvenience caused :) I still use evil Instagram and am enjoying !
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Rian van der Merwe Jun 19
Replying to @CathrynR
👋 Check out Postmark :)
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Rian van der Merwe Jun 18
It occurred to me today that the reason Republican Congress and Fox News continue to defend this sick policy is that a LOT of people support it and they know it. For the first time since moving to America I am ashamed to live here.
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Rian van der Merwe Jun 18
Replying to @nick_canz
I have been eagerly awaiting this. Now to figure out who can go to New York and get me one… Say, Nick…….
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Rian van der Merwe Jun 14
I’m reading the Theranos book and it’s one of those stories that would seem far-fetched if it were fiction. I don’t want to tell you how to live your life, but you should seriously consider getting this.
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Rian van der Merwe Jun 14
“Going outdoors gives you confidence and self-esteem to handle the teenage years, and it carries into womanhood, too.” Great article, and I immediately bought the book too.
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Janelle Shane Jun 13
These "I forced a bot to watch X" posts are almost certainly 100% human-written with no bot involved. Here's how you can tell. 1/12
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Rian van der Merwe Jun 13
Today I learned “music designed to keep your pets calm while you're away” is a thing.
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