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10 minutes TikToks? - Easier to monetise?
Passive Income Deep-Dive → Building and selling spreadsheets
A freelance journey from beginner, intermediate, advanced → What to expect and how to grow?
Instagram is rolling out auto-generated captions for videos. Instagram says it’ll stop supporting the IGTV app. It walked so Reels could run (or at the very least become a competent TikTok clone)
Audience increasingly turn to podcasts for news. The controversy around Spotify and its podcaster Joe Rogan has drawn new attention to the medium at a time when podcasting has grown to become yet another platform that Americans turn to for news.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) preparing challenge to Amazon’s $8.5 Billion MGM purchase. Exploring actions including hiring expert witnesses to appear in an eventual trial, according to people familiar with the situation.
Ukraine 🇺🇦 raised defense funds using tech & crypto to fight Russia. A blockchain-based Noah’s Ark is being used to preserve a record of the Ukraine conflict.
Meta releases new 'Widely Viewed Content' report for Facebook, which continues to be a baffling overview. Explore the top results here.
Web3 creator company DNABlock raises $7M in second seed funding round. DNABlock, whose flagship technology allows creators to design and mint NFTs of realistic-looking 3D avatars, is also launching a creator studio in L.A. for talent working in the NFT space.
'South Park' mocks Putin and threat of nuclear war. Currently in its 25th season, the sitcom became the first scripted show to address the war, which is thanks to the cartoon's quick turnaround, allowing it to be so topical.
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10 minutes TikToks?
TikTok on Monday released an update to allow users the ability to post videos up to 10 minutes in length, surpassing the previous maximum upload time of three minutes.
A TikTok update allows users to make videos as long as 10 minutes, surpassing its previous max of three.
The social-media consultant Matt Navarra told Insider that longer videos are easier to monetize.
He also said that TikTok is building "an arsenal" to compete with other platforms like YouTube.
While TikTok is opening the gates for longform, other platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram have shifted their attention to promoting shorter content to compete with the former.
YouTube's Shorts, which launched in March 2021, recently surpassed 5 trillion views in total, while Meta CEO Mark Zuckerbergsaid Facebook and Instagram Reels were becoming a priority in an early February earnings call.
Navarra said he thought it was possible that TikTok could forgo video length altogether in the future and allow users to upload clips of any length, like YouTube.
Passive Income Deep-Dive
As a freelancer, passive income is the way to go. Our education system in the western world hasn’t changed since the late 1800s thus, it still perpetuates creating paycheck to paycheck workers who save a traditional fixed pension. Younger generations in particular, however, are catching on and realising that manifesting passive incomes is a better way to go. This means that you’ll continue to make money after the hard work has paid off. Traditional examples of passive income are real estate owning and stocks…
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Freelance careers are unlike traditional employed careers in that the path is less binary. If you work for a company there is a clear path to the top; hard work means more promotions means more pay means more prestige. As a freelancer, however, it can seem tricky and often mysterious when it comes to carving your own path.
To save you some time, we have carved out the basic stages of a freelance career to help you check in on where you’re at and stay focused on your journey.
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Emails are just as fundamental these days as food and water in our lives, and they form a large part of our daily communications.
A study of around 1 million emails that was done with Microsoft shows the average employee spends 28 percent of his or her day working on emails.
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