Spotify announced a new home page, which makes sense both in isolation and in the context of Spotify’s competition with YouTube.
An Interview with Eugene Wei About Streaming and Social Media
An interview with Eugene Wei about streaming and social media, including Netflix, TikTok, Twitter, and why the first wave of social networks were a fundamental mismatch with human nature.
Meta deserves a bit of a discount off of its recent highs, but a number of myths about its business have caused the market to over-react.
Instagram Reels Struggles, Meta’s Mistake, TikTok at Code
Instagram policy with regards to TikTok content shows Meta hasn’t internalized the real risk from the Chinese company; then, revisiting U.S. TikTok policy
Three Trends Follow-Up, The Question of “Cool”, TikTok and the Sinicization of the Internet
Follow-up on Instagram, TikTok, and the Three Trends, including questioning the “cool” thesis of social networks, and why China’s Internet vision is winning.
Instagram, TikTok, and the Three Trends
Trends in medium, AI, and user interaction underpin Instagram’s response to TikTok, and will determine Meta’s long-term moat.
Meta Earnings, Reasons for Optimism, Meta Changes
Meta’s earnings, reason for optimism, and the company’s changing moats
Snap Earnings, Instagram Versus the Kardashians
Snap’s earnings were bad on the surface, and worse in the details; there may, though, be some good news for Meta, both in terms of advertising and also the evolution of Instagram.
An Interview with Eric Seufert About the Post-ATT Landscape
An interview with Eric Seufert about the post-ATT landscape, including Facebook, Shopify, Google, YouTube, Apple, and the future of ad agencies.
DALL-E, the Metaverse, and Zero Marginal Content
Machine-learning generated content has major implications on the Metaverse, because it brings the marginal cost of production to zero.