Here's a cool statistic for you guys:
Did you know that 81% of Kickstarter projects that get at least 20%-funded meet their goal? We've still got 6 days left, so the chances that we'll climb from 14% to 20% are pretty darn good!
Now stop and consider this scenario for a minute:
- We meet our goal
- The app launches
- You were an early backer with a pledge of $20 or more (which let you reserve your username)
- Your poor friend Fred down the road didn't know about the Kickstarter!
- He's late to the game and is now stuck with the username @fred2558_is_cool because there are 50,000 other Freds
That would be a real shame.
If you care about Fred, make sure Fred gets a shot at @fred.
You could even send him a tweet like "Hey <YOUR-FRIENDS-@HANDLE>, you should check out the @instafocus #kickstarter! Don't want to miss reserving your username! http://instafoc.us/kickstarter"
Notice how we didn't give you a pre-composed tweet link this time? That's because then we'd be spamming @fred a hundred times. #not_nice. But we figure you can copy/paste that out of there and edit the < > to be an actual username without too much difficulty.
Cheers guys! Until tomorrow,