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Interesting stuff from the internet
Here’s a list of interesting studies, articles, and videos I found on the internet recently.
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Links and recommendations
Diaries and planners market expected to grow to $1.3 billion by 2028 from Business Research Insights - The market for physical diaries and planners is much bigger than I expected. The more digital the world gets, the more people demand something tangible.
Reddit will start paying you real money for good posts from TechCrunch - First came MuskBucks on Twitter/X, now we have KarmaCash on Reddit. Soon the whole internet will be engagement bait.
Why and when to launch new products during a recession from Springer Link - Analysis of product launches in the US and the UK shows that products launched during a recession survive longer. Relevant Substack article: Recessions only suck for mediocre people.
AI content in Amazon reviews from Originality.ai - Extreme reviews are 1.3 times more likely to be AI generated (1-star or 5-star). AI reviews receive less “helpful” ratings from users.
Can we hack our way out of the universe? from Iai News - Interesting article about whether it’s possible to escape the simulation and different escape approaches that might work.
Alex Garland: fundamental questions inspire art and science from The Origins Podcast - Interesting interview with Alex Garland (writer/director of Ex Machina and Devs). People who are extremely creative see the world differently from everyone else. In a world that’s becoming increasingly flat (everyone and everything is the same) it’s refreshing to hear from someone with an actual unique personality and way of thinking. Garland has interesting insights that I haven’t heard from anyone else.
The Helpful Content Update is still rolling out. I’ll write up my analysis once the update is complete (should be any day now).
This one was big.
I haven’t seen this many people talk about quitting SEO since Panda. It’ll be interesting to see the final results once the dust settles.
It’s been awhile since my last Q&A so you can expect another coming up soon.
I’ll create a post on X for questions to be featured in the main article and will also answer as many questions in the comments as possible once it’s live. I recommend replying to the post on X to make sure your question gets answered.