‘A Mile Wide, an Inch Deep’

Evan Williams:

Most Internet companies would build better things and create more value if they paid more attention to depth than breadth. […]

If what you care about — or are trying to report on — is impact on the world, it all gets very slippery. You’re not measuring a rectangle, you’re measuring an multi-dimensional space. You have to accept that things are very imperfectly measured and just try to learn as much as you can from multiple metrics and anecdotes.

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Tuesday, 6 January 2015