Thu 5 Jan 2017 7:50PM

News, relevant links, random thoughts

ML Mark Latham Public Seen by 98

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.


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


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

Interesting article.


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?