All the startup ideas that make me say “sheesh!”
As soon as you have 20 minutes to spare, I encourage you to go watch this short film about Sally Schmidt, produced by Oscar® award winning documentary filmmaker Ben Proudfoot, for the New York Times1.
Casey Newton was on the Vergecast in July to talk about how BeReal is taking over. On the podcast he described his “pop-up restaurant theory of social networks”, which he has been talking about since at least 2018:
I have this pop-up restaurant theory of social networks, which is: every restaurant is basically the same, but sometimes a pop-up will open up in your neighborhood and all of the foodies start going there, and they’ve just kinda remixed the ingredients a little bit, and for two weeks all everyone wants to talk about is this restaurant.
This post explores whether this pop-up restaurant theory can be applied to apps in general, not just social media.Read more
Last month the @microsoft Twitter account tweeted something relevant to my interests:
What’s the best advice you’ve received on how to maintain work-life balance?
This post explores the importance of the wording in the phrase “work-life balance”, and my quest to promote a better alternative.Read more