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  • Writer's pictureAdriana Lakatosova

Platform Digest 2022.15: What is this?

👋 On time for your weekend: a round-up of this week's most remarkable stories at the intersection of #ecosystem #innovation and #platform #organisation.

Musk or Not, Twitter CEO Needs To Go

In comparison to Twitter, Mark Zuckerberg is betting billions of dollars on the future of his company on something called “metaverse.” I don’t know whether he is successful or not, I don’t know, but I know what Meta doesn’t want to be: Yahoo. And neither should Twitter. Musk is right in pointing out the cultural and social significance of Twitter in our connected society. The mismatch between their importance and their execution shouldn’t be why Twitter should find itself on the road to Yahoo.

🪙 Struggling to execute vs. working out what this is, two sides of the same coin - by Om Malik

Does Wall Street Need New Storytelling?

This is why I believe we will see a renaissance of storytelling driven by the new generation of investment firms. They need to find talent, investors, and partners in a world dominated by massive incumbents. They can’t compete on money alone. And they shouldn’t. Instead, they are in a unique position to leverage content and social media to build networks, collaborate, share in the public sphere, and tell their stories.

🔮 Storytelling to shape the future of Wall Street - by Frederik Gieschen

In the Pursuit of Hotness

Ameerah has learned to take all the beauty advice and science shared on r/HowToBeHot with a fat grain of salt. She knows that for all the racism, ableism, and classism baked into our society’s idea of beauty, there’s always a “study” to back it up. Still, she values how in these groups, “you’re allowed to say the things you’ve always thought.” She says they’re a place where you can vent to people who relate to you and will spare you the “you’re beautiful the way you are” speech. Instead, they’ll simply acknowledge your feelings: “You could say it out loud on the sub-Reddits, and I feel like it is, in a sense, a safe place.”

👐 A dynamic community that creates a movement - by Michelle Santiago Cortes

🎧 The future of Twitter

You open it and there is nothing there. It’s a bit like opening Excel. You’ve got this empty blank canvas and you have to kind of mine it for weeks or months to work out who to follow and who do they follow and find more people to follow. And then, how do you get people to follow you? You have got to put a lot of work into it before you start feeling that you are getting something back and it’s not obvious what that work should be... What is this product? How do we experience this?... If you are Instagram, you’ve got pictures, if you are Youtube, you’ve got videos... it is a much easier thing to explain.

💁‍♀️ It's that simple of a question: What is this? - Another Podcast

If you like this digest, you might appreciate the sister newsletter at the intersection of #technology, #business, #design, and #culture as well. This week's edition is all about Havoc!

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