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The end of social media.

And the rise of recommendation media which places “far less emphasis on friends and social graphs in favor of carefully curated, magical algorithmic experiences that match the perfect content for the right people at the exact right time.” | learn more

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Cloned pigs produced by robots.

“According to the South China Morning Post, a fully-automated cloning process now exists, and it apparently works like a charm. In fact, in a slightly brutal blow to human scientists, the AI-powered system is alleged to have drastically reduced the […]

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Status as a service.

Published in 2019 by Eugene Wei, this long essay offers an entirely new way to think about the value propositions of social networks. He starts with two principles: 1) people are status-seeking monkeys, and 2) people seek out the most […]

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Reverse stock slips for collapsed SPACs.

The NYSE requires listed companies to be worth at least $1 per share. To raise price per share, they reduce the number of shares. “But some didn’t even get that far and filed for bankruptcy, like, WOW that was fast.” | learn […]

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On the market for programmers.

“Programmers in the US are well-paid and companies report difficulty hiring programmers. At the same time, while it’s less reported, there are a lot of people who are good at programming but can’t get programming jobs.” | learn more

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Meta’s pivot to “open graph”.

To oversimplify, the social media giant needs to find a way to suck up more users’ time because their user growth is over, they can’t increase ad load, and there’s not enough “connected” content to keep people engaged. | learn more