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Obsession: A Journey Beyond the Visible
This week has been too funny, people that I saw leaving Twitter saying blaming the fact that it was just people chatting sh-t have joined Threads. So maybe it wasn’t tweeting that was the issue, maybe it’s your own feed or the people you admired didn’t use the platform like that. Or the people you rated left. Either way, let’s see if Threads will be like Clubhouse or something else. Either way, Zuck feels cool again and Elon Music is enjoying the smoke. Elon Musk vs Mark Zuckerberg in a cage fight? I’d rather watch AJ fight his old nemesis or Bud v Spence.
These people are obsessed with something.
One of the things that I’ve found really interesting is people who are obsessed with their space. The customers they choose to serve, who they want to partner with, and going through whatever it takes to deliver that service.
We’ve all got our own blindspots but don’t you think it’s esoteric or seemingly drunk it is for people who are embarking on a particular journey.
I feel like great sports people, CEOs, business people, leaders, influencers, you name it to possess this quality.
“They call me the exorcist so when I do my ting don't touch me” - Skepta
By faith, not by sight. Have a good week
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Thoughts & News I wanted to share with you
It looks like there’s a general degradation of so many web apps now the economy has turned and the easy money is gone. It costs more money to do business on the internet and will hit the bootstrappers a bit more, less is more season for sure
Elon Musk announces new daily Twitter limitations as thousands of users report problems accessing the site. Link
Meta launched Instagram Threads on Thursday in a direct challenge to Twitter which has already surpassed 30 million signups. Twitter has 400 million users. Will be interesting to see what active usage looks like in the next 6 months and which people continue to use the app. Link
Code Interpreter will be available to all ChatGPT plus users. Link
Slack has recently put history restrictions on the free plan and their open-source alternatives were more than happy to poke holes. Link
On December 17th, 2022, Gumroad announced a fee increase to 10% (plus 2.9% +30c Stripe fees) no matter what you sold. Not surprisingly, the reaction to the increase has been quite negative Gumroad increased their prices end of 2022 to keep up with inflation. Link
Stripe's recent higher fees: Since June, there’s been higher transaction fees and an additional 1% fee on payouts (~50% fee increase). Link
Veed who have delivered entry-level product for consumers have launched AI avatars. Link
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