Disclaimer: The views in this post are my personal views and have nothing to do with my employer.
I am at TechCrunch Disrupt NY and it’s been a fun, inspiring, and exciting five days. The hackathon, battlefield, companies in the startup alley – it has been great.
However, I am seeing far too much of the same. Apps and sites that, at the core of their business, are simply about social experiences, sharing, aggregators, and more (and not necessarily better) ways of connecting with friends and strangers. I am not against this – there are some important problems to be solved in this space but they are few and you’re going to have a hard time discovering the hidden gem – more a matter of chance than of you applying your mind. What I am seeing more of are just evolutionary changes, deltas to the existing. An incremental use of an API here, a location there, a social graph.