Newsletter #19

Generation Zoom | Imposter Syndrome | Simplified Screenshots | Mockup Tool | and more

Hey, welcome to edition #19 of our newsletter for curious marketers, content creators, and entrepreneurs with a hands-on mentality. Content and tool curation as a service, that’s the mission of this newsletter. Expect stuff about social media, design, marketing, and tech. Stay fresh! Rolf 

🧠 Hand-Picked Content

Generation Zoom (Article, 10min)

Your newsfeed is probably full of news about the videoconferencing app Zoom. The NYT looks at how Zoom turned from a videoconferencing app for business calls and online classes into a social and cultural phenomenon. More 

The End of Independent YouTubers (Article, 7min)

How big corporations, Youtube’s algorithms, and its industrialization may bring an end to the independent YouTubers on the individualistic platform which slogan once was ‘Broadcast Yourself’. More

Simple Design Hacks for Landing Pages (Blog, 6min)

Hands-On advice for non-designers presented with easy to understand examples. More

Luck or Skills? (Video, 4min)

A short history lesson on imposter syndrome and simple advice for fighting it. More

“Long-term contributions matter.” (Blog, 1min)

Seth Godin is making the case for being into it in the long run, again and again, on his blog. More

🛠️ Tools & Apps & Services

A Great Web-App For Creating Flowcharts, Wireframes, Mindmaps

I have looked at lots of apps with a similar feature-set, and I am not easily amazed by such apps, but this is an exception. Whimsical is easy to use and perfect for collaboration in small teams. More 

Create Simplified Screenshots for Your Landing Page

Screenshots are the best way to illustrate how your product/app/service works quickly, but they may distract from other messages or do not fit with the design of the page. Learn how to avoid this problem. More

Test Fonts On Live Websites With This Browser Extension

Choosing a fitting font for your website or landing page can be a time-consuming task. Snapfont is a Chrome extension that you can use to display any website in a font you want. More

Educate Yourself: How Blogging And SEO Play Together

“Blogging for Business” is a course by ahrefs for anyone who is involved in running a blog. More 

📣 Fresh van Root

Handstamp – Facebook Event Alternative

Another app for easily creating and sharing events with others. More

Blog Update

We re-structured our Blog homepage and updated the design of our single blog post view. More

🔗 One More Link

Great Pictures of Empty Cities.

The New York Times shows the empty streets of cosmopolises during the Coronavirus outbreak. And the pictures are astonishing. More