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You’ll Never Believe What Medium’s Data Says

You actually would, I just thought the Upworthy-esque title would be ironic.


The more time I’ve spent reading + writing on Medium, the more I’ve developed an opinion on what Medium’s current product is and is not. To me, Medium is a place that feels fitting to be a home for reflective, analytical, thoughtful…


Why Vice is valuable

1/ User-generated video is typically low-quality but can be uploaded and distributed online in real-time. Mostly shot via phones and shared onto FB, Twitter, Youtube.


Athletes vs. Players


The 2014 Final Four highlighted Florida, Wisconsin, UConn, and Kentucky.

During the weekend of the Final Four, NBADraft.net’s current projections have Florida + Wisconsin + UConn combining for 1 player in the entire 2014 NBA Draft (1st and 2nd round) — that’s Shabazz Napier. By comparison, Kentucky had 5. Oh, and Kentucky was the youngest team by leaps and bounds.


Maker meets Disney

It’s not just for Mickey.


It’s interesting to consider why Disney might buy Maker Studios. The aforelinked article suggests:

  • Use Maker/YouTube as a distribution hub for Disney stuff
  • Use Maker/YouTube as a farm team for talent that wants to migrate into “real” media
  • Leave Maker more or less on…

Publications edited by Josh Yang

Thoughts, musings, reflections on product management.

Pontificating on where e-commerce sits today and how it will be different tomorrow.

Stories, musings, ideas, reflections on the changing face of college basketball. AAU, sneaker wars, scouts, NBA rules, international are constantly morphing college basketball, which in turn shapes the NBA. (Photo credit: Rich Clarkson/SI)


Other forms of Anonymous Content

Anonymity is on the rise —why not other forms of media?

Although anonymous content isn’t a new thing on the internets (at all


A Mom’s Reaction to Snapchat

i.e., why Snapchat has staying power

Context

  1. My friend is a mom and constantly embarrasses her children on FB.

Backdoor vs. Frontdoor Products

On content platforms that have successfully become destinations for content consumption


We have millions of people go to our front page and tens of millions of people go to our “B” pages — Jonah Peretti, Buzzfeed CEO

Typically, as online content platforms scale they’re heavily…


The Late Great NBA Center

Exploring the data behind the gradual extinction of basketball’s Big Man


You’ll Never Believe What Medium’s Data Says

You actually would, I just thought the Upworthy-esque title would be ironic.


The more time I’ve spent reading + writing on Medium, the more I’ve developed an opinion on what Medium’s current product is and is not. To me, Medium is a place that feels fitting to be a home for reflective, analytical, thoughtful…


The Startup Product Manager’s Toolkit 

Top services and tools improving the lives of startup PM’s (Asana, Looker, Supermetrics), and musings on what the future holds


Ramblings on the End of Quality Content Craftsmanship

Effects of the buzzfeedification of media

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