Day: December 18, 2022

How to Find X When Your Product + X = Success

Ahhh 😌. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a world with short instant-success business tips? Yes that one, the same world with free housing and magic carpet rides. Unfortunately there is no such world, and unfortunately there is no TLDR for successful product management 🤗. This is a long read. Hopefully though, like the Harry Potter novels it’ll be so good you wouldn’t want it to end 😁.

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Top Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Trends in 2023

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is a fintech solution powered by a distributed ledger that enables financial transactions without the involvement of centralized financial institutions like banks and finance companies. DeFi uses blockchain technology to make financial resources available to everyone. It removes the need to pay a service charge to such institutions for every transaction. Cross-chain technology has emerged as one of the most recent manifestations of the DeFi movement. Liquidity mining allows crypto holders to earn rewards by lending tokens and assets to a decentralized exchange.

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Musk Seems to Always Run Away from Good Press

The #elonjet story could have ended with Musk giving a clearly bright young man an internship and a photo op. The Musk / Sweeney story would have been compared to 12-year-old Steve Jobs cold-calling Bill Hewlett of Hewlett-Packard & landing a summer gig.

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Avatar: The Way of Water Makes a Big Box Office Splash

Throughout the year, there’s been plenty about discussions online about what kind of reception Avatar: The Way of Water would have at the box office. Boosted by solid social media impressions and reviews but understandably putting some folks off because its three-hour runtime, all eyes have been on James Cameron’s…

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This Fancy $24K Cybertruck Camper Is Ready For Adventure

Space Campers People everywhere are excited about the Tesla Cybertruck and all its potential. With production and a release date set for 2023, we’re starting to see more accessories emerge. Space Campers has launched a wedge-style Cybertruck camper, which will cost you a cool $24,000. While the Cybertruck isn’t in production yet, and many don’t

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Elon Musk’s Twitter blocks links to Mastodon, Instagram, and other social platforms

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Twitter CEO Elon Musk has decided it won’t allow for free promotion on the platform, which basically amounts to posting the handle of an account on a different social media site. The platform announced the strange new policy on Sunday in a series of tweets.

“We recognize that many of our users are active on other social media platforms. However, we will no longer allow free promotion of certain social media platforms on Twitter,” posted the Twitter support account. “Specifically, we will remove accounts created solely for the purpose of promoting other social platforms and content that contains links or usernames for the following platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Nostr and Post.”

Other social sites like Onlyfans, Patreon, Reddit, Substack, Tiktok, and Tumblr were not listed by Twitter and it is presumed that users can still link their accounts to those platforms.

So basically, you can’t promote Twitter’s apparent competitors. The exact limits of the policy are still somewhat unclear but it seems that a user cannot even post the handle of an account on one of those sites. In other words, you can’t post “follow me at @username on Instagram.”

“We still allow cross-posting content from any social media platform,” the Twitter Support account posted. “Posting links or usernames to social media platforms not listed above are also not in violation of this policy.”

Twitter followed up by posting the details of the policy, saying that linking out to those sites will be barred at both the tweet and account levels. It also clarified that using a link aggregator such as and would be banned as well.

Twitter also said it would ban posting usernames even if you don’t actually link out but still direct users to other social media accounts.

“Additionally, any attempts to bypass restrictions on external links to the above prohibited social media platforms through technical or non-technical means (e.g. URL cloaking, plaintext obfuscation) is in violation of this policy,” Twitter wrote. “This includes, but is not limited to, spelling out ‘dot’ for social media platforms that use ‘.’ in the names to avoid URL creation, or sharing screenshots of your handle on a prohibited social media platform.”

It is truly a wild new policy, especially because Musk claims to be a free speech absolutist. Twitter is apparently so concerned about losing users that it won’t even allow users to acknowledge their existence.

The punishment for violating the policy is pretty strong.

“We may take a number of actions ranging from requiring deletion of one or more Tweets to temporarily locking account(s),” Twitter wrote. “Any subsequent offenses will result in permanent suspension.” The same goes for posting these accounts in your bio.

Things have been strange on Twitter. Musk, for instance, just suspended a bunch of journalists who cover him. Now, he’s banning posting that you exist on other social sites.

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