I was chatting with a friend of mine earlier about an idea I have to build a Twitter Bot similar to this.
So he was trying to counter that "What if it fails?".
After some back and forth, I wrote this reply on the fly.
But the gist is.
All products need and requires constant improvements.
But not all products will fail.
I understand the part of the of hedging for unseen situations and unforseen circumstances.
But there are products that have had "senior Brothers" in other/same field and there are markets for them.
Those products are been built on the back of the experience of the senior brothers. Such products hardly fail because you're not experimenting, it's only a matter of time, if it is well niched.
I've been mulling over Twitter bots for a very long time. In fact I have an account (logged in on my phone) I created to personally retweet stuffs of a particular guy I like his tweets. But I'm not following through on it again. I ditched the idea
Check out the product @Superhuman (it's an example of a product that was built not to fail, you only optimize such products)
Such products are built not to fail not because of the owners genius but because of what they are being built upon.
Let me give you a funny example.
Yao Ming - the popular NBA basketballer.
His father was the tallest man in China. His mother was the tallest woman in China. Both of them played basketball.
Yao ming was born to play Bball. He wasn't the greatest but he wasn't a failure at it.
I understand shits happens, but that depends on what you are building and what space and who have built before you.
Let me tell you how easy it is a for Twitter bot to gain traction.
Each time anything that relates to that person is searched on Google your Twitter bot comes up.
Each time that person is searched on Twitter, the jot account too comes up.
Those two factors alone are natural traffic if the person is popular enough.
For naval bot, naval retweets the bots tweets himself.
2) I once unfollowed the bot account thinking I don't need it, but I realized if I actually like Naval's content there are some of his old contents I want to see again. So I followed it again
3) these Twitter personalities who tweet values, often go back manually to retweet their tweets they think are of high value. The bot would do this for them.
Let me know what you think.
Can all products fail?
If yes, what's the point of science then? Why are we making studies if we can't have repeatable successes?