Tag: april fools

Apr 1 2019

Public Service Announcement: Don’t Look at the Web Today

I used to think April Fools Day was interesting. Companies and people brought out clever web jokes, many of them subtle and almost believable. Some were entertaining, some were cringeworthy, but few were offensive.

Now, the whole thing is just extraordinarily annoying. Maybe it’s because I’m getting old and crabby. It could be because of my friend Nev who has taken up residence in my brain. It’s possible that it makes me feel like my tech news feeds have been invaded by the same kind of endless nonsense that now invades all other news feeds.

Or maybe it’s just easier to skip a day on the web, let people do whatever they are going to do, and pick it up on again on April 2nd.

In the meantime, if you want to play the classic game of Snake, Google Maps has you covered today.

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Apr 1 2010

Shifting to Twitter for Deal Evaluation

Over the past year the amount of emails I receive on a daily basis from entrepreneurs has reached a point where I can’t deal with it any more.  My partners at Foundry Group feel the same and as a result we’ve moved to twitter to deal evaluation

If you are interested in talking to me about a potential investment, please just tweet it.  Limit yourself to 140 characters – that’s more than enough to describe what you are doing.  Optimally, you’d DM me, although I realize that I have to follow you for this, so just use @bfeld in your tweet and I’ll see it.  And please – don’t sent me multiple tweets – that kind of defeats the purpose.

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