Community Information Bankruptcy

Have you ever visited an internet community, seen an overwhelming number of posts and messages, and decided to “mark all as read” or give up on reading any of it? In doing so, you are declaring information bankruptcy. Information bankruptcy is a common problem for communities to have. When there is too much information toContinue reading “Community Information Bankruptcy”

NFTs Are All About Access

NFTs provide access to things people want. People value access to scarce resources; therefore, access is worth money. Money has always been traded for access and will continue to do so. NFTs are internet-native keys to access events, communities, identities, future benefits, people and status. The type of access they provide can be broken downContinue reading “NFTs Are All About Access”

Building and Bending Frames with Friends

We see the world through frames. A frame is how we view and react to the world formed by our values, identity, and perception. Through a frame, we understand and perceive new information, react to situations, and make decisions. It is formed subconsciously but impacts everything you perceive and think. Frames play a large roleContinue reading “Building and Bending Frames with Friends”

The Group Chat Could Be So Much More

The untapped potential of the group chat is massive. It is how groups of friends hang out online but doesn’t come close to how they hang out in-person. No one ever plans to hang out on a group chat because there are fewer experiences to have together. The group chat doesn’t have the same feelingContinue reading “The Group Chat Could Be So Much More”

Observers of the In-Between

There are places in-between the spaces we live. We rarely “see” them, but they are there. I’ve realized many of my favourite writers, video makers, and photographers are constantly exploring this space in-between. They travel and then observe the space between where they start and finish. Their destination doesn’t matter, it is someplace you’ve neverContinue reading “Observers of the In-Between”

Say What?! Rewards for Communication in Internet Communities

Incentives matter. We do what is incentivized, avoid what is disincentivized, and ignore what is not incentivized. A key way to set incentives is through rewards. Give someone a trophy for winning, and they’ll try harder to win. “Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.” Charlie Munger Rewards shape everything weContinue reading “Say What?! Rewards for Communication in Internet Communities”

The Community Clock

Communities, at their core, have a series of events that keep them moving. These events can be news, rituals, actions, announcements, and more. They create a community clock (imagine the numbers replaced by these events), and keep the community ticking. Without them, the community dies. The clock must be powered by either external or internalContinue reading “The Community Clock”

The Infinite Remix of Kanye West

People want infinite amounts of the content they like. We want more episodes of the series we like, writing from the authors we like, and music from the musicians we like. The internet improved a creator’s ability to do this. The price of publication and distribution is basically zero, the only cost in this instanceContinue reading “The Infinite Remix of Kanye West”