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 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”
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
I hope this helps anyone who is curious about how they can apply my learnings about product management to their work.
I've been having a lot of conversations about the difference between relevance and usefulness in terms of what the world will leave behind on the web for future generations to parse through. I thought I'd take a shot at deleting some of many tweets I've produced since joining Twitter, particularly because tweets no longer feels… Continue reading Deleting thousands of my own tweets