Jason Citron – Building the Third Place – [Founder’s Field Guide, EP.4]

( 51:22)– His thoughts around competitive benefit for the platform.

It started as a place for gamers to congregate online, however thanks to how easy it makes it to develop a community of any type and its offering of text, audio, and video as methods of communication, it has broadened far beyond gaming. It has the potential to become the default digital “third location” that we go to discover belonging in a range of online neighborhoods. With over 270 million users, its likewise one of the most fascinating social network services because the initial social networks increased to power.

( 30:43)– Creating more than just a platform, however developing a 3rd place for individuals to gather.

When hiring,( 55:45)– What bothers him the most.

( 57:47)– Kindest thing anybody has provided for him.

My guest today is Jason Citron, founder and CEO of Discord. Discord is among the largest and fastest growing social networks in the world. It began as a place for gamers to congregate online, however thanks to how easy it makes it to produce a community of any type and its offering of text, audio, and video as means of communication, it has actually broadened far beyond gaming. It has the prospective to become the default digital “third place” that we go to discover belonging in a variety of online communities. With over 270 million users, its likewise one of the most intriguing social network organizations since the initial social media networks rose to power.

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( 20:10)– How to understand what signal to build on.

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( 12:23)– From his very first start-up to Discord.

( 45:05)– Big concepts for company building at Discord.

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( 41:32)– Enhancing interaction through Nitro.

( 32:55)– The development and growth of the types of neighborhood using their platform.

( 32:38)– The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community.

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( 37:27)– Discords company model and how its evolved.

Our conversation focuses on his background prior to Discord, Discords founding and growth, its service model and how it has actually evolved over the past 8 years, and what the future holds for Discord. As we talked, I had this sense that I d want to go work for Jason, and I believe youll see why. I hope you enjoy our vast array discussion.

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( 26:17)– Getting the word out about Discord in the early days.

( 52:55)– Creating a holistic experience for the users.

( 7:58)– Going from game designer to game development platform.

( 22:11)– Early adoption of Discord.

( 3:17)– (First question)– Lessons from his time as a video game developer.

( 16:33)– Expressing the hypothesis of discord.

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