Frameworks to consider:
How Reblogs Work
The reblog is a beautiful thing unique to Tumblr - often imitated, but never successfully reproduced elsewhere. The reblog puts someone else's post on your own Tumblr blog, acting as a kind of signal boost, and also giving you the ability to add your own comment to it, which your followers and anyone looking at the post's notes will see.
Things to explore:
how to make card formats feel seamless, rather than a jumble of various formats → building narrative organization
tools to prune info: highlight text, cut sections of video
What if information was organized like a museum?
→ current search engines are missing the relations between the results. is there an opportunity for greater curation that forms an overarching narrative?
What if information was organized like a gallery?
→ curated, with a exhibition title, curatorial statement, artwork descriptions
What if information was organized like a menu?
→ What is the starter? the main course? the dessert? is there a wine (information) pairing?
What if information was organized like a neighborhood?
→ street names, landmark, map
What if information was organized like a bento box?
→ unique compartments, pieces of a whole
What if information was organized like a magazine?
→ table of contents, more editorial style content
- as topics get more niche, they get more subjective
- the opportunity to look at topics through a different arrangement
- design note: if visuals aren’t great, how can typography take over?
- high internet activity
- collaborative, curious community
- The rise in individuals starting a new hobby, free time
- The opportunity for evergreen, helpful content
- Natural progression of steps, not an infinite amount of knowledge needed
- Limited chances for controversial content
- “Getting started with XYZ” guides → helpful for beginners
- Simple: allows for ease of creation and proliferation of content, straightforward and not overwhelming
- Trusted: guided by other community members, belief in their expertise
- Creative: inspires people to keep exploring, interconnected
created through building blocks → linktree, beacons.ai builder
searchable notion pages
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Quotebacks - Quote the web
To me the long-neglected advantages of blogging are not just about better presentation of information, but about the level of discourse they once engendered and how it compares to Twitter today. Blogging has a higher cost than tweeting, so it filters for more serious (or at least more committed) posting, where quality trumps quantity.
Highlight moments from audio. Host async audio conversations.
Highlight & host audio conversations
what are the blocks and pieces of content?
→ tweets, quotes
what’s the role of a curator?
→ best snippets of a youtube video, podcast
content modules that slice up pieces of important content
lower the barrier to entry
- surface level → evokes a listicle
- framing of the experience
- create a gardening tool
boring web (corporate, authoritative) v interesting web (cozy, personable) v chaotic web
“ask a friend” — subjective, can be flawed, human, nuanced
seeing peoples digital gardens, inside their mind, an avenue for curiosity, invitation to engage, let the space breathe!
consider the persona over the niche
cultivating a digital third space