Automattic Experiments With Selfies App For Android

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Selfies App Automattic

A couple of days ago, an acquaintance on Twitter pointed out the website for Selfies, a new social app from Automattic, best known as the company behind WordPress. I found it odd that the app was out in the wild and hadn’t received any press coverage, but according to the site’s FAQ, that was the point: to see what would happen if they just put it out there. Selfies hasn’t exactly exploded: after about a week of availability, it’s been downloaded somewhere in the range of 100-500 times.

After stepping down as chief executive officer in January to let founder Matt Mullenweg take the reins, former Automattic CEO Toni Schneider began to work on new products at the company. He told me that he’s been working with a six-man group informally known as the “tinker team” to experiment with fun, one-off concepts proposed in company-wide brainstorming…

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