I apologize for the radio silence since the beginning of the new year. Life’s been VERY hectic and busy and I haven’t had a lot of brain cycles to throw towards writing the newsletter since the end of the holiday season.
I don’t have much to say now, but I figured I’d throw in this graph that encapsulates me attempting to resurrect my Laboratory for Failed Monetization Experiments:
$4.16 isn’t a lot to crow about, but it does represent the end phase of some long-overdue development just as a New Experiment is slated to begin this week.
Stay tuned, CMDRs.
I also promise that I'll make it relevant to Facebook's recent decision to designate its workers "Metamates":
"Mr. Zuckerberg introduced the term as part of an overhaul of Meta’s corporate values, which he said needed updating because of the company’s new direction. In October, he took many by surprise by shifting Facebook toward the so-called metaverse, in which different computing platforms are connected to one another across the internet. The move de-emphasized the company’s social networking apps, like Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, which have been under scrutiny for privacy and data challenges, hateful content and misinformation."
"So past Facebook values like 'Be bold' and 'Focus on impact'? They are gone. In their place are 'Live in the future,' 'Build awesome things,' 'Focus on long-term impact' and 'Meta, Metamates, me,' Mr. Zuckerberg said on Tuesday."