Newsletter #43

Cloud Computing Influencer | Why People Share | Another Audio Room App | New Audio Format for this Newsletter | and more

Hey, welcome to my newsletter for curious marketers, content/web creators, and entrepreneursContent & tool curation as a service, that’s the mission of this newsletter. Expect stuff about social media, design, marketing, tech, and productivity (twice a month)Stay fresh! Rolf

🧠 Hand-Picked Content

The Making of Prince of Persia (Book Recommendation)

Are you interested in taking a time travel back to the 80ies, when the tech- and gaming industry was still in its infants? Then you should check out this book. Apart from the insights into how the game was made it’s also a great reminder of how hard it often is to get the last 20% of a project done, and how much the tech industry advanced. YouTube Trailer | More

Cloud Computing Influencer (Article, 5min)

The sheer amount of products Amazon Web Services offers is overwhelming (see a screenshot of the AWS dashboard). And the invoices you get as a customer can be hard to understand and read. This article portrays a man who made out a business of helping companies to manage that task. More

Newsletter vs Email Marketing (Talk, 20min)

What is the benefit of sending a newsletter that gets subscribed by people not yet interested in your product? This talk explains the difference between newsletter and email marketing, and shares some best practices on how to run a successful newsletter. The talk is framed as “for SaaS”, but the tips shared are helpful for any business. More

Why People Share (Article, 10min)

I try to be helpful with my newsletter, so I share with you what I know. There are 7 other motivations why people share and sometimes help products go viral. More

Newsletter Recommendation: The Slice

I enjoy connecting with like-minded creators. Nic is one of those creators and the author of a weekly newsletter called The Slice. He is on a similar mission like me: Curating content and apps to help people become more successful. I am enjoying his weekly newsletter and recommend you to check it out, especially if you are interested in the creator & maker community. More

🛠️ Tools & Apps & Services

Add a Video Widget To Your Website

Videotouch is a service that you can use to show a video floating on your website. Think of this as a more attention-drawing (but also annoying) way to engage with website visitors. It’s an interesting concept tho. The service also shows collected leads. Screenshot | More

Another All-In-One Online Event Platform

Since the pandemic hit all events moved online. And some might never come back to in-person mode. Airmeet is the newest platform I recently discovered to host your online events. Nice: You can host events with up to 100 people for free. More

Audio Rooms on the Web

Jam is a simple web service for hosting audio rooms. No account or app needed. Just create a room and invite friends. More

A Simple & Free Sitemap Tool

If you quickly need to sketch a simple sitemap in a meeting and want to share it. More

Create Screenshots of Code

Something I need to do often for my clients in the software industry. More

Big Feature Update for Trello

Learn everything about it. More

📣 Fresh van Root

Trying out something new

I discussed the last edition of this newsletter with Tom over on Capiche FM. The idea is to talk about some of the stories featured in this newsletter in detail. Let me know what you think about this format. More

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