Newsletter #44

The NFT Bubble | Playful online meetups | Retrogram | and more

Hey, welcome to my newsletter for curious marketers, content/web creators, and entrepreneurs. Content & 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

Is this the script of the next Black Mirror episode? (Article, 10min)

New technologies and services emerge that make it even easier for creators to burn out. Monetize every aspect of your life by letting your fans control what you do all day. An interesting article in the NYT on the latest trends creators jump on. More

Creators should stay away from NFTs (Blog, 10min)

NFTs explode across the web. If you are like me and have 10 unread posts about NFTs and you can’t find the time to get to it, check this one out by Seth Godin. “It’s an unregulated, non-transparent hustle with ‘bubble’ written all over it”. More

Bonus Link 1: Here is one of the platforms you can buy digital art from with your crypto wallet. More
Bonus Link 2: Beeple NFT becomes the most expensive ever sold at auction. More

The Next Instagram (Article, 5min)

Remember the times when you took a photo on your analog camera, and then sent in the film to get the photo developed? These times are coming back with the Dispo app that simulates that process. My bet: This has the potential to get hyped, but it will stay niche (or the feature might just get copied by big tech). More

Think before clicking Accept! (Blog, 1min)

A reminder by Seth Godin that clicking Accept on meeting invites should not be the default. More

What is talked about in Silicon Valley?

Fully Remote, NFTs, Creator Economy, and so on. All condensed in this funny Twitter video. More

🛠️ Tools & Apps & Services

A fun way to hang out and chat with friends/co-workers

“Gather is a spatial video chat application, where moving closer to other users allows you to see and hear them (just like real life!).” Just got tipped off by Tom about this platform right before finishing the editing of the newsletter. This could be a fun way to hosting online events. Look out for my verdict on this app in the next newsletter. More

Sync marketing data to Google Analytics

If you run a big marketing operation and spend a lot of time analyzing your activities in Google Analytics, you might want to check out GAannotations. What this tool does is syncing data to Google analytics via a browser extension. When looking at the data in analytics, you can see small red dots that indicate some action that might explain a spike in traffic. For example, see when a Mailchimp email campaign was sent. Screenshot | More

Check how well your page ranks on Google search

Using this free SEO tool you can check how well a page of yours ranks with a certain keyword. Screenshot | More

Twitter Publishing Tool

FeedHive is a simple Twitter tool for creating tweets and threads, including scheduling and auto-retweets. For creators that tweet a lot. Tweet | More

📣 Fresh van Root

On Air!

For the second time, I have planned to go live on CapicheFM. If you have time you can tune in. More

🔗 One More Link


Draw an iceberg and see how it will float. More