The hottest Content Substack posts right now

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Very Fine Day • 42 implied HN points • 27 Feb 24
  1. The assumption that the future of media will always be online is flawed as the free internet is declining.
  2. Content creation on the internet is now a crowded space with competition from all age groups and professional creatives.
  3. The future of media and content is uncertain, with possibilities like the resurgence of print and increasing skepticism towards online content.
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Artificial Ignorance • 117 implied HN points • 14 Feb 24
  1. Living in the post-ChatGPT era led to a surge in AI news and development, creating a sense of fatigue among researchers and enthusiasts.
  2. Curate relevant and insightful sources to stay informed about AI without feeling overwhelmed by the constant influx of information.
  3. Experiment with new AI tools and technologies, but also know when to step back and not get caught up in trying to keep up with every single update and trend.
Substack Blog • 687 implied HN points • 20 Sep 23
  1. The new Home experience on the Substack app aims to boost growth for writers and offer readers a universe of great writing.
  2. The reading queue in the app helps readers keep up with their favorite subscriptions and never miss new content.
  3. The explore feed and inbox features are designed to enhance discoverability and customization for users within the Substack ecosystem.
Why is this interesting? • 1628 implied HN points • 25 May 23
  1. The evolution of platforms can be a cycle: starting with user focus, then prioritizing business interests, and finally turning inward for maximum value.
  2. YouTube stands out as a platform that has maintained quality over the years despite criticism.
  3. YouTube offers a diverse range of content that appeals to various interests and preferences, making it a beloved platform for many users.
next big thing • 85 implied HN points • 27 Dec 23
  1. AI will drive business productivity in 2024 with a focus on AI showing ROI and AI-enabled applications.
  2. AI infrastructure will evolve with models pushing beyond transformer architecture and real-time AI becoming more embedded.
  3. Traditional enterprises will adopt generative AI at scale and the rise of private equity predicated on data moats and AI transformations.
  4. Geopolitical tensions will shape tech landscapes, and a return to the office culture might be on the horizon in 2024.
The Good Life • 235 implied HN points • 04 Nov 23
  1. Playing for fun and balance, not just to win, can be a powerful strategy.
  2. Consider using social media platforms in a way that goes against the typical approach, focusing on genuine enjoyment rather than audience growth.
  3. By being authentic and unconcerned with building an audience, it's possible to navigate social media algorithms in a more fulfilling manner.
The Social Juice • 15 implied HN points • 26 Jan 24
  1. Long-term partnerships with influencers are more effective than short-term sponsorships for product marketing.
  2. Engaging in discussion-focused content on platforms like Reddit can drive better product recommendations and feedback.
  3. Product marketing for streaming services should focus on brand positioning and unique selling points rather than just promoting content.
{grow} by Mark Schaefer • 19 implied HN points • 18 Jan 24
  1. Content Shock: The world of content marketing became saturated with competition, making it harder and more expensive to stand out.
  2. Spiky Content: Creating bold, unique content with a strong point of view can help cut through the noise and grab attention.
  3. Personal Branding: Focusing on building a personal connection with your audience can be a powerful strategy to navigate and succeed in a world overwhelmed by content.
Substack Blog • 748 HN points • 11 Apr 23
  1. Substack Notes is a new space for sharing short-form content and connecting with other writers and readers on the Substack platform.
  2. Notes can help writers grow their audience and revenue by sharing links, images, quick thoughts, and snippets from Substack posts.
  3. Writers can use Notes to recommend others' work, share commentary and inspiration, 'restack' a quote, and provide a behind-the-scenes look into their content.
42 Slash • 117 implied HN points • 30 Jul 23
  1. Optimizing landing pages and testing alternative messaging can help improve conversion rates.
  2. Organic traffic presents a significant opportunity to drive leads, pipeline, and revenue.
  3. Utilize strategies like additional resources, retargeting, building your audience, surveys/feedback, and alternative CTAs to maximize the value of organic traffic. • 164 implied HN points • 15 Jun 23
  1. Generative AI has the potential to revolutionize the media industry and improve the quality of news stories.
  2. AI can streamline the news reporting process by assisting with drafting, editing, and formatting content.
  3. Creating AI-powered tools for editing, production, art, and promotion can enhance storytelling and make news creation more accessible.
Addition • 137 implied HN points • 07 Mar 23
  1. AI models like ChatGPT can turn research into creative outputs quickly.
  2. Using AI for research and idea generation can help brands stay relevant in fast-paced environments.
  3. By leveraging LLMs for research, teams can create high-quality content and insights efficiently.
Anxiety Addiction & Ascension • 79 implied HN points • 23 May 23
  1. Value comes from scarcity, and the abundance of AI-generated content reduces its value and meaning.
  2. The convenience and entertainment offered by AI tools like ChatGPT and Midjourney risk dumbing down humanity and making genuine creativity obsolete.
  3. Human achievement, with all its imperfections and struggles, holds more value and meaning than the easily obtainable and abundant content created by AI.
thedevmarketer • 39 implied HN points • 17 Jul 23
  1. Influencer marketing may not work for developer-focused startups with specialized solutions and top-down strategies.
  2. Consider alternative community-building strategies like podcasts, workshops, and articles for reaching the right target audience.
  3. Community involvement goes beyond influencers and should focus on engaging relevant communities for your product.
Gad’s Newsletter • 51 implied HN points • 01 May 23
  1. Netflix's transition from DVD-by-mail to streaming marked the end of an era of innovation and disruption in the entertainment industry.
  2. Operational efficiency and supply chain management were crucial for Netflix's success in the DVD era, but content quality is now the primary focus in the competitive streaming landscape.
  3. Lasting competitive moats are built on human interactions, behaviors, and long-term dependencies, rather than just technology alone.
Seeking Tribe • 12 implied HN points • 11 Oct 23
  1. Social media platforms need to prioritize free expression and diverse perspectives to prevent radicalization and misinformation.
  2. Incentivizing inflammatory content through monetization can lead to a toxic online environment with severe consequences.
  3. Improving platform features and user experience can enhance the quality of online interactions and promote positive engagement.