News, relevant links, random thoughts
This is a catch-all thread topic, so that we don't need to create a new thread for every miscellaneous post. I'm about to post a link relevant to #BuyTwitter below.
john gieryn Fri 6 Jan 2017 3:23AM
Good one on the link dump Mark.
In Medium's own words [it doesnt look good]: https://blog.medium.com/renewing-mediums-focus-98f374a960be#.45usp6446 dropping staff, and also the new route also is gonna cost
Sam Toland Fri 6 Jan 2017 8:01PM
Facebook makes $12 per annum from each user!
12$ a year for Facebook-type service with no ads or spying....
Mark Latham Fri 13 Jan 2017 11:11PM
Very on-point post today from DHH:
The price of monetizing schemes
How oxymoronic. Here’s this thing for “free”, if you give me the most valuable things you own: Your attention, your privacy, your peace of mind. The price tag may say $0, but it ain’t free.
It wouldn’t surprise me if twenty years from now we view the likes of Facebook with the same incredulity we do now to smoking: How could they not know it did this to their health?
Mark Latham · Thu 5 Jan 2017 8:02PM
Medium seems to be on a trajectory similar to Twitter – not surprising I guess, since they share a co-founder. Posted on Medium today by DHH:
Venture capital is going to murder Medium