All posts filed under: startups

Redesigning SeeAround.me

SeeAround.me began as a side project. I wanted to learn some new skills, improve others and, more than anything, test an idea. When I started, I worked nights and weekends and progress was relatively slow. But when it turned out that people were interested in the project, I made a concerted effort to improve and […]

Startup Lessons Learned

As background, here are some details about local news and the startup I worked on. This was the first product I truly built. I’ve advised on many others (a combination of B2B/SaaS and consumer), but typically at a higher level, like feature prioritization based on market/user research. I was never involved with the ongoing building process before. Here, I was […]

Local News is at a Crossroads

Local news. For me, it evokes a certain vision of a few generations ago – a time when everyone got the newspaper on their porch and neighbors talked to each other. During the 1960s, newspaper penetration was over 90%. By the 1990s it was under 50%. Today it is 25%. More efficient ad-targeting from Google […]