BitClout starts taking over the world, a .NET domain name sells for a .COM price, and NFTs are still out of control.
Deeper down the rabbit hole:
✏ Thought of the week
Here are some articles and videos that have been keeping me busy this week.
The Human Race: Driven by compression progress (link)
Beeple deep dive (link)
NFTs for copyrights (link)
The cost-quality curve (link)
The hidden fingerprint inside your photos (link)
The wannabe food influencer wanted by the FBI (link)
Inside Gumroad’s historic crowdfunding (link)
The out-of-control rise of Clubhouse (link)
Pacaso goes to unicorn in five months (link)
Merck’s little brown pill that could transform the COVID fight (link)
How one man built the Sharper Image into a wacky gadget store (link)
Make fast and accurate decisions with the OODA loop (link)
Designing for 911 operators (link)
Anatomy of a newsletter (link)
Six-figure content audits as a business (link)
The impact of inheritance (link)
Got on BitClout this week, and I’m into it. Seems like it’s kinda taking the baton from Clubhouse and dominating the tech world media cycle right now. It’s so genius, I have so many thoughts:
The growth marketing components are straight fire. They scraped the top 15,000 Twitter profiles and creators have all the incentive in the world to claim (they can claim 10% of their market cap). On top of that, you have to tweet with their hashtag to claim it. Elon could claim millions of dollars by claiming his. I also love the invite-only play for users.
Not everyone is loving it apparently. Will there be more cease-and-desists for using people’s likenesses?
The platform is so sketchy. Is it a scam? You still can’t pull out money.
Here are the top 10 creators as of 4:00 3/28. Who would you buy?
For me, Wikipedia is the original rabbit hole. Depths of Wikipedia is a great Instagram account that will send you to some weird places.
For the guitar players out there, I just got the Spark Grid Amp and it’s awesome. It’s my first practice amp.
I featured a Mark Rober video last week (the one with catching the phone scammers). He is hosting a seriously cool-looking engineering course.
Poker.net just sold for $750k - huge .NET sale.
Flourish is a nifty tool for building data visualizations.
Type Studio can translate one YouTube video into a bunch of languages.
The price of shipping containers is up 207% YOY.
This was a good article exploring self-directed IRAs as a retirement option.
Robinhood is next up to IPO.
✏ Thought of the Week
From the Wikipedia rabbit hole:
The Zeigarnik effect occurs when an activity that has been interrupted may be more readily recalled.
Until next week.
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