Zaggle: The Togetherness Blog

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Monday, November 1, 2010

New Website!

We are trying out a new Zaggle Local Events website, let us know what you think!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Mercury News: Zaggle Pioneers "Extreme Bootstrapping"

Zaggle has even more coverage over at the San Jose Mercury News. Thanks again to Scott Harris and the Merc!

Some Founder Institute grads were among those offering "alternative compensation" to 300 job-seekers at a recent Jobnob gathering in a Palo Alto nightspot. One was Jesse Hammons, founder of Zaggle, a new twist on social networking.

"We want to put the social back into social media," he declared to the crowd. "We're making no money at all! We run 100 percent on passion and that's what we're looking for!"

Thursday, November 12, 2009

First News Mention! "Techies who work for pizza and promises - San Jose Mercury News "

Zaggle got a press mention today in a San Jose Mercury News story titled "Techies who work for pizza and promises." The article is about our participation today at the JobNob "IvyPlus Happy Hour" Event in Palo Alto. I can verify that Zaggle did in fact pay $40 of precious cash for a chance to pitch Zaggle for 60 seconds. The goal is to briefly broadcast the Zaggle Vision out to the assembled group and hopefully identify a crack team of talented and enthusiastic co-founders and employees. I like to think of this as "Make your own luck" ... Many thanks to Scott Duke Harris and the Merc!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New! Personalized Events Newsletter Keeps You Together With Friends

We have been hard at work on new feature. Our new personalized email newsletter aggregates all the events your friends are attending into one simple email digest. You can set the email frequency anywhere from once per day to once per week. Here is a short example of what the email might look like, most emails will have more events than this.

In addition we have been improving our user aquisition flow. Our facebook connect flow guides a new user through the newsletter registration process on our website. In addition we have upgraded the Zaggle Facebook Application to include newsletter registration. Which flow do you like better?

We also made some usability enhancements to our Facebook App:
We hope you like these ehancements with many more on the way! If you think Zaggle is useful, please help spread the word by posting this link on Facebook, Twitter or anywhere else with lots of friends:

Stick Together...

Monday, November 9, 2009

TheFunded Founder Institute expands to four cities nationwide, applications open

TheFunded Founder Institute (, a four month program to help founders build the next generation of world-class technology companies, is launching a new semester in Bay Area from December, 2009, until March, 2010. The program is run by founders for founders, providing a structure for successful entrepreneurs to share their experiences and to provide guidance. Everyone that graduates from the program is invited to join a pool to share in the equity upside generated from the success of their peers. This adds a unique camaraderie to the program and creates a long-term peer support group with a vested interest in your success. If you have a new company or if you are thinking to start a company, take a moment and apply to the program. The program has an early acceptance deadline of Sunday, November 15th. (apply here:

11 Simple Differences Between Common Cold and H1N1 Flu

Part of togetherness is health. Read and understand this list of symtoms and share it with your co-workers!

Know the Difference between a Cold and H1N1 Flu Symptoms

Fever is rare with a cold.
Fever is usually present with the flu in up to 80% of all flu cases. A temperature of 100°F or higher for 3 to 4 days is associated with the H1N1 flu.

A hacking, productive (mucus- producing) cough is often present with a cold.
A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present with the H1N1 flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough).

Slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold.
Severe aches and pains are common with the H1N1 flu.

Stuffy Nose
Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold and typically resolves spontaneously within a week.
Stuffy nose is not commonly present with the H1N1 flu.

Chills are uncommon with a cold.
60% of people who have the H1N1 flu experience chills.

Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold.
Tiredness is moderate to severe with the H1N1 flu.

Sneezing is commonly present with a cold.
Sneezing is not common with the H1N1 flu.

Sudden Symptoms
Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days.
The H1N1 flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains.

A headache is fairly uncommon with a cold.
A headache is very common with the H1N1 flu, present in 80% of flu cases.

Sore Throat
Sore throat is commonly present with a cold.
Sore throat is not commonly present with the H1N1 flu.

Chest Discomfort
Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold.
Chest discomfort is often severe with the H1N1 flu.

The only way to stop the spread of the epidemic is to spread the awareness.

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