By Daren McKelvey
When I approached him after his playfully wry Internet Week NY interview—where he lamented that Tumblr accepted Yahoo!’s offer of $1 billion as opposed to his offer of $8 million—he seemed hesitant at first. “Top 10 apps? Oh I dunno… How about 5??” I assumed he was in a rush, but I then got the feeling that I had asked a rather personal question. Maybe revealing too many gems he had carefully curated and collected on his iPhone was much like giving away his bag of tricks.
That made me quite curious about the ones he deliberately left off the list—but I was happy that he did take the time in the first place; I was simply a curious stranger holding an issue of The Social Media Monthly in my hand.
He remained mum as to why he coveted this lot of aesthetically-pleasing iOS icons, and rather adamant that ‘the people discover them for themselves.