Namrata Patel: There’s a massive opportunity to reimagine the retail experience on the demand side

Namrata Patel, VP of Product at Minted, wrote an insightful analysis and prediction about the changing climate for direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands in April that I think we will see play out in real life in the coming months and years––to historic proportions. Allow me to explain. What struck me about the essay is that it becomes… Continue reading Namrata Patel: There’s a massive opportunity to reimagine the retail experience on the demand side

Amy Hoy: the chronologically organized web is “a decent servant but a terrible master”

Amy Hoy writes about how the style of chronologically organized, stream updates for websites swallowed up the entire web: "...the damn reverse chronology bias — once called into creation, it hungers eternally — sought its next victim. Myspace. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Pinterest, of all things. Today these social publishing tools are beginning to buck reverse chronological sort;… Continue reading Amy Hoy: the chronologically organized web is “a decent servant but a terrible master”

Slate on Facebook’s “retreat” from news

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I spoke to Slate reporter Will Oremus on the double-sided coin that is the modern web for a feature about how referral traffic from Facebook has tanked for many web publishers (including, sadly, Slate): For every five people that Facebook used to send to Slate about a year ago, it now sends less than one.… Continue reading Slate on Facebook’s “retreat” from news