The hottest Social Networks Substack posts right now

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Subconscious • 829 implied HN points • 26 Feb 24
  1. Create good problems to have after the flywheel is already spinning, during rapid growth, which motivates the ecosystem to solve problems.
  2. Avoid building perfect technology as it leads to front-loading work, needing an ecosystem flywheel, and inability to anticipate scale problems.
  3. Creating good problems to have encourages co-evolution with the community and provides opportunities for others to contribute.
Not Boring by Packy McCormick • 168 implied HN points • 30 Jan 24
  1. Farcaster is a blockchain network creating small interactive apps called Frames that can revolutionize social networking.
  2. Farcaster's Frames exemplify the concept of small applications growing protocols, encouraging experimentation and innovation.
  3. Blockchain networks like Farcaster win by offering decentralization, composability, and permissionlessness, enabling new functionalities and experiences for users and developers.
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New_ Public • 589 implied HN points • 19 Feb 23
  1. Social networks can be classified based on governance models and ownership structures.
  2. Different governance models include big room networks, group-hosting networks, the Fediverse, and very small online platforms.
  3. Advocating for a pluriverse, where diverse social network models coexist, allowing users to choose based on community needs.
From The Future • 294 implied HN points • 17 Jul 23
  1. A new era called The Great Interruption seems to be approaching, freeing us from the constant distractions and reclaiming our attention
  2. Information and attention have always been intertwined, impacting humanity's growth and evolution
  3. Interest Grids could be the future of organizing our attention, helping us navigate a world inundated with information and distractions
Logging the World • 358 implied HN points • 10 Apr 23
  1. Networks can be represented by vertices (dots) and edges (lines connecting dots) to show relationships, such as friendships.
  2. The size of the largest connected component in a network is important for social media networks to prevent isolation and promote the spread of ideas.
  3. There is a critical level of interaction for social networks, above and below which functionality can dramatically change, impacting how ideas flow and network connectivity.
Unsyndicated by Mason Nystrom • 39 implied HN points • 25 Jan 24
  1. Unique digital identifiers like domain extensions are valuable in the crypto world.
  2. Blockchain-based namespaces offer new business opportunities for crypto consumer applications.
  3. Companies can choose between leveraging existing namespace platforms like ENS or creating their own namespace protocols.
Path Nine • 12 implied HN points • 10 Jul 23
  1. Threads, a new app by Meta, gained 70 million sign-ups in 24 hours, making it the fastest downloaded app in history.
  2. Online networks are crucial, so we should consider the opportunities and challenges they bring.
  3. Focus on building genuine personal networks for meaningful online connections, rather than just more social networks.
Pacheco’s Substack • 10 HN points • 23 Mar 23
  1. Understanding the importance of maintaining a high signal-to-noise ratio in social networks.
  2. Considering the limitations of human social networks, such as Dunbar's Number and information velocity.
  3. Exploring the potential for a new social network model that prioritizes individual sovereignty, limits global influence, and facilitates meaningful connections.
Links I Would Gchat You If We Were Friends • 0 implied HN points • 06 Apr 15
  1. Social networks use nostalgia for financial gain, but it also offers psychological benefits to users.
  2. Being the target of an internet joke can be hurtful, especially when there's a personal story behind the image.
  3. Even when exposing information for a perceived good cause, like doxing, it's important to consider the impact and potential harm.