Joshua Bergen is a very successful man. His secret workplace app is Notion. Bergen, a product manager based in Vancouver, uses it to plan trips abroad with memos and schedules. He uses it to make a list of movies and TV shows he’s watched, and record what he thinks about them. It’s also a handy way to keep track of his 3D printing projects, map out his skiing, and quickly update his list of funny things his kid said.
Bergen is one of many people who use Notion, a software designed for work, to organize their personal lives. From tracking their meditation habits and weekly schedules to logging their water intake and sharing grocery lists, they’re using it in many ways.
So why does a platform built to handle “better and faster work” make such sense when there are countless other planning applications out there? Read the full story.
– Rhiannon Williams
The inside story of the 34-year-old New York City social network, ECHO
When ECHO was founded, the World Wide Web was being invented, and browsers didn’t exist. The acronym stands for “East Coast Hang Out,” because founder Stacey Horne wanted to create a digital space that was social and unmistakably New York.
What she did was a hotbed of culturally minded early internet enthusiasts – a social network before there was a word for it. ECHO was the blueprint for the large social networks we see today and serves as a reminder that behind all networks there are people exchanging words. Read the full story.