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Means of Creation

A Look Inside Pinterest’s Creator Strategy

Pinterest’s Global Head of Content & Creators unpacks why they’re doubling down on creators

17 Jan 4, 2022 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

The Web3 Renaissance: A Golden Age for Content

Like this essay and want to support us to create more like it? Consider collecting it as an NFT!In January 1996, Bill Gates published what w

47 Dec 20, 2021 by Li Jin and Katie Parrott

Divinations

The Three Systems Beneath Network Effects

An exclusive excerpt from a16z general partner Andrew Chen’s new book, The Cold Start Problem

25 Dec 6, 2021 by Nathan Baschez and Andrew Chen

Reddit’s missing business model: Embedding commerce in culture

A deep dive into the monetization challenges of Reddit and the road to profitability it can take by embracing creators.

12 🔒 Nov 18, 2021 by Rohit Kaul

Means of Creation

Legitimacy Lost

How Creator Platforms Are Eroding Their Most Important Resource

66 Oct 14, 2021 by Li Jin and Katie Parrott

Napkin Math

Substack Rhymes With Medium

Substack can't decide if it's a CMS or a media brand. Neither could Medium. Their indecision will likely lead to similar outcomes.

163 Sep 26, 2020 by Adam Keesling

Superorganizers

The Double Life of Productivity’s Most Famous Doctor

YouTuber Ali Abdaal shares how he makes the productivity videos that have netted him 1M subscribers

132 🔒 Sep 24, 2020 by Dan Shipper

Divinations

Instagram can’t recreate TikTok’s Magic

The content format is a red herring. What really matters is the structure and purpose of TikTok’s network, which is antithetical to Instagram.

164 Aug 24, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

Divinations

The open podcast ecosystem is dying — here’s how to save it.

It’s time to compete. Not complain.

89 🔒 May 21, 2020 by Nathan Baschez

Divinations

Inside the Clubhouse

The surprisingly compelling audio app that has consumed my life

241 Apr 24, 2020 by Nathan Baschez