Phones-in-hell app idea: Spasm. Send a silent notification—no message/name, just triggers vibration—feels like phantom muscle spasm. -- @rianmurnen
Yos are used as verifications ("Yo, I made it home from school"), acts of thoughtfulness ("Yo, I'm thinking of you") and as alerts ("Yo, I need your help").
In September 2010, ISP Timico UK pitted a few homing pigeons against a rural broadband connection to see which was faster. Each pigeon carried a microSD card with 200 MB of HD video data, while simultaneously a typical Internet connection was used to upload the same video data to YouTube. This was done to raise awareness of poor Internet speeds experienced by many rural users.
Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway.
— Andrew Tanenbaum, 1989
Arbel created the app at Hogeg’s request—he wanted to be able to page his assistant without having to call or text her.
I started coding it, and eight hours later I was finished! I sent it to a group on Whatsapp and the guys loved it, except one guy who said it was the stupidest app ever. But it’s a whole new way for communication! A hundred and forty characters is way too much these days… It’s lightweight, easy, you don’t have to open a message—the notification itself is everything you need.”
when your friend’s plane lands, Delta might want to Yo you. The Cheesecake Factory might want to Yo you when your table’s ready. He went on: “The New Yorker—do you have a Web site? You could send notifications to your readers.”
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