Newsletter #52

The inventor of the pool noodle | BitClout guide | A new video creator tool | DuckDuckGo profile | A new search engine | DJ Set recommendation

Welcome to Fresh van Root #52!

Hope you are doing well and that you find some time logging off from business and the web during this summer weeks. I fled from the heat in the city, and this is the view I am experiencing while writing this newsletter. Enjoy your summer.

Hello to all new subscribers: this newsletter is for curious marketers, content/web creators, and entrepreneurs. Content & tool curation as a service, that’s the mission. Stay fresh! Rolf

🧠 Hand-Picked Content

BitClout – You Cannot Longer Ignore it (Guide, 20min)

BitClout is a platform that operates on a blockchain with its own cryptocurrency, letting you invest in creators, influencers, and projects. If this is all new to you check out this guide that explains the service from start to finish. More

DuckDuckGo Company Profile (Article, 10min)

The company is on a mission to prove that it is possible to run a profitable online business without requiring its users to give up their privacy. This article portrays the company and its future plans. More

Everyone Is all-in On the Creator Economy (Article, 4 min)

This article sums up what the content creator economy is, how brands can find the right collaborators, and what roles social platforms play. More

Who Invented The Pool Noodle? (Article, 3min)

Currently going through the second heatwave here in Vienna and spending lots of time in the water. That triggered the question of who the inventor of the pool noddle is. More

🛠️ Tools & Apps & Services

Online Video Creator 

Play Play is a web app to create videos for social media (not only) all in your browser. You can upload all your brand assets and apply them to a template. This works well for “low-key” videos, but it won’t replace your talented freelancer mastering Adobe After Effects. More

A New Search Engine

The team behind Brave browser is launching its own search engine, called Brave Search. The key feature for its users is “unmatched privacy”, according to their announcement blog post. We all would appreciate serious competition for Google, lets see if Brave Search can build some momentum in the coming months. More

Post To Instagram From Desktop

Uploading from your desktop to Instagram is finally coming as an official feature. It was possible in the past but only with some workarounds. The feature is still in roll-out. More

Edit Audio Files with Audacity

Whenever I need to quickly edit an audio file, for exmaple increase volume, add an intro/outro, or other small editing tasks, I am using the free tool Audacity. It’s around for ages, and it has the same status as VLC  video player in my software arsenal – it gets the job done. More

📣 Fresh van Root

Get Your Online Consulting Business Set Up 

I recently helped a friend set up his online consulting business. Specifically, to schedule online events via Calendly, connect Zoom, and collect payments via Stripe. If you want to know how to do this check this blog post that I wrote when I set this up for Fresh van Root. More

🔗 One More Link

DJ Set For Your Next Homeparty

I have listened to this DJ Set, recorded at an after-hour in Berlin, about 10 times. If you are into electronic music, worth a listen. More