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the death of vine / unsubscribing from prime (20)
from tech tragedies to moral metrics: unveiling secrets of power, perception, and prime - you won't believe what happens next
feedly had… “scheduled maintenance” last night and I couldn’t get my links out rip.
how vine died - no strategy, moved slower than instagram, creators didn’t have a way to monetize
in anime, the pursuit of power is glorified. in western media, it tends not to be. humans love power. maybe that is one reason anime is popular? see also: authors like brandon sanderson.
software should tell you how to use it. even command line tools. especially tools with config files
commentary on the amazon/ftc prime unsubscribe drama. could prime turn into a tragedy of the commons problem? at some number of prime subscribers, it becomes optimal for amazon to grant everyone fast shipping rather than only give it to subscribers.
scott alexander: measuring morality is hard. counterargument to a study linked a few weeks ago. if you measure morality by church attendance, morality is dropping. if you measure morality by self reported blood donations, it is fairly constant.
the kellogg doolittle house is beautiful. only $4500 a night!