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[On Web] Startup Depression, TechStars Demo day, WordPress uses

Here is the list of some good articles I read this week:

  • Startup Depression: A great post by Jason Calacanis. A bit long but worth the 10 minutes spend in reading it.

    You need to access where you’re at and you need to fight on. You can give up, sure, but the truth is that when you give up, you have to live with that fact for the rest of your life. For me, living with having given up in tough times is a much worse fate than certain failure.
    If you fail, then by definition you have tried. But if you give up, you didn’t.

    On the similar lines, Namit pointed me to the movie startup.com, a real story of startup set around the time of dot com bubble burst in 2000. And this is what Seth Godin has to say about the recent situation in the US in his recent post:

    But uncertain times, frozen liquidity, political change and poor astrological forecasts (not to mention chicken entrails) all lead to less competition, more available talent and a do-or-die attitude that causes real change to happen.

  • TechStars Demo Day: TechStars held its Demo day last week to showcase the 12 startups that they were mentoring in a model similar to YCombinator. Interesting thing to note is that, 3 startups have been acquired already.
  • Uses of WordPress: Interesting to see WordPress being used as a social network, chat room, contact manager, etc.
  • Username Check: Himanshu pointed me to this site which checks on which all sites your username has already been taken.