the Internet reflects the offline world, where people have always gravitated toward like-minded friends and shied away from expressing divergent opinions. (There is a reason for the old rule to avoid religion or politics at the dinner table.)
In an interesting post, writer Claude Nougat estimated the total number of books on Amazon – about 3.4 million at last count (a number that could include apps as well) and then figured out how many books were added in a day. Nougat noticed that the number rose by 12 books in an hour, which suggests that one new book is added every five minutes. And, most likely, it’s probably an indie book.
Crazy new emoticons.
Vision building is the most relevant and rare asset in our society. We do not live in a world where data and knowledge are missing. Indeed, it is just the opposite. The amount of information is overwhelming. What is rare is the capability to make sense of this enormous and complex picture, to go beyond the past and existing patterns and imagine what is not there.
We don’t have time to think anymore. Thinking is a superluxury. Feeling is an even bigger superluxury. In an era where decent food, water, education, and healthcare are luxuries; thinking and feeling are activities to costly for society to allow. They are a drag on “growth”; a burden on “productivity”; they slow down the furious acceleration of the bullshit machine.
Be proud. Especially if you haven’t achieved anything. If you were only proud of what you have achieved, no one would respect you.
Don’t show us your work, show us how to growth hack your self empowerment. Whatever you do, if you can’t buy attention on Facebook, keep on posting stuff and reposting more stuff wherever you can (yes, of course to Tumblr, and hey, even to Google , LinkedIn and Myspace, whatever, someone might still be there — too bad they closed Posterous). You need maximum growth hacking to make up for the algorithm throttling. If you don’t have much to say, double your output. The more you say, the higher the possibility that you might say something popular.