106 - Links in a rush
Hey all, hope you had a smashing weekend.
Ridiculously busy week ahead for me, so here's a quick collection of the best links that came my way in the past week.
I found myself nodding my head to Cory Doctorow's piece from earlier in the year about "The Enshittification" of two-sided platforms:
"This is enshittification: surpluses are first directed to users; then, once they're locked in, surpluses go to suppliers; then once _they're_ locked in, the surplus is handed to shareholders and the platform becomes a useless pile of shit."
Although here's one platform doing things right: Pinterest changes its search algorithm in the name of body diversity.
Some advice from Austin Kleon : “If you want to be the noun you have to do the verb”.
After spending A LOT of time at work lately pushing back on the use of acronyms and jargon, this one resonated: Acronyms Are Hurting Your Business. Here's Why.
I’m a sucker for kawaii, so I enjoyed reading why cute objects are so seductive.
And one last link - The Tyranny of the Marginal User
That’s all for now. Thanks for reading.