Bank Holiday isn’t going to stop your must reads, enjoy the read and have a great long weekend for those in 🇬🇧 otherwise enjoy your weekends.
🤩 Your Five For Friday 🤩
📰 Why a hugely popular Instagram account is becoming a newspaper (and likely to see this more and more)
❤️ Marketing / Growth / Advertising ❤️
Google’s rebranding explained (Google’s old mantra of product was its marketing has definitely been complimented by much better design and actual marketing)
💵 Business 💵
The business of fake Amazon reviews (this is not new and just happening on Amazon but we have to remember the impact it has on an ecosystem like Amazon)
Former Google Chairman shares his top billion dollar tips and lessons learned
🚀 Product 🚀
Twitter buys highly for smarter sharing (Twitter needs to understanding what and why things go popular this is just one side mostly from journalism shares)
Twitter wants you to spend quality time vs all the time on Twitter (Sounds profound and bold but they make their money from addictive patterns x time spent)
The next cool product - Discord with 315million messages per day (It has more than users than slack)
＂Quote that resonated with me this week ＂
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower - Steve Jobs
🎧 Must Listen Of The Week 🎧
Tim Ferriss interview Eric Schmidt - worth 90 mins if you want to hear back story of Google, the future and how important coaching is
Otherwise Go binge Blackout, it’s awesome - there are three series of ads but its worth a couple of hours.
🤔Final Thought 🤔
Facebook’s shady operations haven’t stopped, this week has been full of more drama and misinformation (Instagram passwords stored in plaintxt, asked for email log ins and used for adding friends and targeted ads, & allowing racist and anti-semantic stickers on Whatsapp).
At some point we have to understand what value exchange Facebook and it’s suite of tools are really offering us and whether we want such questionable behaviours happening constantly.
If this was any other company you’d have seen a huge campaign to delete facebook and associated apps.
Maybe in the era of smartphone addiction we have been programmed to allow free (utility) apps to dictate what’s acceptable or not.
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