Means of Creation

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Legitimacy Lost

How Creator Platforms Are Eroding Their Most Important Resource

Oct 14, 2021 by Li Jin and Katie Parrott

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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

Dec 20, 2021 by Li Jin and Katie Parrott

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A Theory of Justice for Web3

Web3 Is Our Chance to Make a Better Internet

May 17, 2022 by Li Jin and Katie Parrott

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The Man Who Taught a Robot to Paint

Can a piece of technology democratize the art world?

Oct 26, 2021 by Babe Howard

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How Psychological Ownership Can Make Crypto Less Mercenary

Web3 is missing the magic of “mine”

1 Apr 10, 2023 by Li Jin

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Twitter Acquires Revue

Also in this week’s roundup: Clubhouse’s $1b valuation, a16z’s new media property, Forbes’s new deal for writers, and Instagram’s plan to keep up with TikTok.

Jan 27, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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The Creator Whisperer

Ian Borthwick’s secrets of influencer marketing

1 Mar 4, 2021 by Nathan Baschez and Bryant Jefferson

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Assessing Clubhouse’s Post-Pandemic Future

Also: Getty Images acquires Unsplash, LinkedIn’s new creator mode, the math behind MrBeast’s businesses, and more

Apr 10, 2021 by Li Jin, Nathan Baschez, and Yash Bagal

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DeFi Explained

Nat Eliason helps us understand Decentralized Finance from first principles

Jan 25, 2022 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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The New Creator Playbook: Jumpstarting Communities Through Tokens

Web3 is inverting the online creation model

Sep 16, 2022 by Li Jin

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Braintrust’s Founders on How to Run a Decentralised Marketplace

Gabe Luna Ostaseski & Adam Jackson on why the way we work is broken and how to fix it

Dec 14, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Li Jin on the journey behind Variant’s new $110M fund to back the ownership economy

Variant and Atelier Ventures join forces as the passion economy and the ownership economy converge

Nov 30, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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A Look Inside Pinterest’s Creator Strategy

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

Jan 4, 2022 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Could the creator economy work for fiction authors?

Let's face it: 'writer' has never been considered a viable career goal. And it may be harder to make money as a writer now than it has ever been before.

Aug 20, 2021 by Elle Griffin

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Packy McCormick on Web3 (how he got sucked in)

Packy McCormick, author of Not Boring, one of the most widely-read analysts in tech. His newsletter now has more than 75k subscribers and he

Sep 28, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Unpacking The David Dobrik Controversy

Also: OnlyFans is launching a creative fund for musicians, #BookTok is leading to a resurgence in book sales, and more

Mar 27, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Passion Economy News #3: TikTok’s Creator Fund, Amazon Explore, The Edtech Explosion, and More

Read to the end for why Warner Music Group paid $85m for a meme-making company

Oct 6, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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News Roundup #6: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Livestreams on Twitch

Read to the end for a new tech & society newsletter you won't want to miss

Oct 27, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Passion Economy News: TikTok Deal, Creator Debt Financing, OnlyFans Disruption, Artist Monetization, and More

Plus, find new Substacks, a16z on the Passion Economy, and how to grow your podcast

Sep 22, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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News Roundup #12: YouTube Revamps Premieres & A New Player in Local Newsletters

Read to the end for a 9-year-old YouTube star who launched a Roblox world

Dec 8, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Side Hustle or Job Replacement? What Platforms Like Poshmark Are Really Providing

News Roundup #13: lottery meets YouTuber, Reddit’s Dubsmash acquisition, and a database with 20,000+ newsletters

Dec 16, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Passion Economy News #4: Triller Poaching TikTok Stars, David Dobrik Gets Funding for Dispo, Journalistic Entrepreneurialism, and More

Read to the end for an insightful OnlyFans creator AMA

Oct 13, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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News Roundup #10: Snap launches its own version of Creator Fund & rare interview with OnlyFans CEO

Read to the end for publicly listed TikTok Creator Mansion

Nov 24, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Passion Economy News #5: The Prop 22 Debate, Substack’s Mentorship Program, OnZoom’s Event Discovery Push, Business Insider’s potential Morning Brew Acquisition, and More

Read to the end for how women face unique challenges in the passion economy

Oct 20, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Deconstructing Social Tech, with Chris Messina

And the product dynamics that drive social platforms

1 Dec 16, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez