Big & Simple Ideas
There are two types of Internet startups….
- Those that invent new technology.
- Those that invent new cultures.
Google is an awesome example of #1. Tumblr is a fantastic example of #2.
Tumblr does very little that is ‘new’, and everything it does was already possible (and presumably still easy to replicate). However, it pulls together familiar things in such a controlled way, that a culture has sprung up around it that is NOT easy for a would-be clone to duplicate.
The point is, if you have an idea for a startup, a website, or a different way of doing things, it doesn’t have to be complicated, radical, or “mind blowing”.
It can be simple if it’s well-executed and creates new, interesting ways for people to interact.