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I make apps grow really fast. founder @gasappteam (acq by discord), ex-founder @thetbhapp (acq by facebook), ex-new products @meta
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Jan 25 4 tweets 1 min read
There is a tendency for app designers to create layers & subgroups to deal with complexity:
Mastodon attempts this with usernames—which have 2 parts.

For every part of your app that you fragment, expect to increase your app’s overall probability of failure by 50%. Users don’t have the patience to learn about the subworlds of your community. They are more motivated to churn than to understand.
Jan 15, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to introduce Nikita’s Shitposting Club—a collection of 69 Nikitas. Owners will get access to “Nikita’s app” (there is no app).

Now available on OpenSea.
Link below👇…
Jan 12, 2022 25 tweets 4 min read
After 10 years of building consumer social apps, I've decided to start exploring new areas. Building these products is an unforgiving grind—but I learned a lot along the way.

For those embarking on this path, here's everything you need to know:

TIME FOR A THREAD 👇 A reproducible testing process is more valuable than any one idea. Innovate here first.
All things equal, a team with more shots at bat will win against a team with an audacious vision.