A brief Q & A with GetGlue founder
After striking up a small email correspondence last December with CEO and Founder Alex Iskold over a student-run usability study we conducted on GetGlue, I met up with him to ask a few quick questions after the Social Olympics Panel.
Q: What inspired you to invest in GetGlue as a start-up?
Iskold: Entertainment is a huge part of life. I’m a big fan of all sorts, TV, Movies, Books and there was potential (like Foursquare connects people around location) to connect people around entertainment.
Q: What idea came first the check-in or the stickers?
Q: What has been the GetGlue’s success and gathering 2 million users in two years?
Iskold: Saying no to a lot of things and focus on the details down to every little pixel.
Q: What’s next for Social TV and GetGlue?
Iskold: For us it’s sticking with the very basics of mainstream behaviors: the guide, what’s on tonight … It’s not as sexy as others, but we focus on the basics.
Alex had to run, he’s in high-demand this SXSW with GetGlue participating in several panels on Social TV. If you haven’t heard of GetGlue, check it out! For a TV fan, they are a great place to spark up a conversation about your favorite show.