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The network effects of Tik Tok

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Every additional user on TikTok makes every other user more creative.

On old social networks you have to create your own version of a meme from scratch. But TikTok lowers the barrier to the literal remixing of everyone else's content. They have a wealth of features that make it dead...

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Markets in the internet and technology age are conducive to winner-take-all effects: If you are first to stumble upon some flywheel/ a good user loop, the returns are even greater than they would've in any other era in history.

If a flywheel requires three or four or even more things to con...

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Tik Tok Duet

On TikTok, you can just press the Duet button and start talking into your phone, and soon you have a side-by-side of the original video and your reaction video (youc an choose from any number of their preset layouts for reactions). That's an explicit productivity boost; I can measure it in time s...

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Tik Tok Stich

You can also post a question in a video and expect that some number of people will "Stitch" an answer to your question and distribute that as a new video.

A popular prompt is "

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According to Jeff Bezos: "When the last smart person in the room gives up on the idea.

It also implies that you should bring some ideas back when a new smart person, or maybe a naive overconfident one, enters the room and champions the idea.

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The toughest job for any creative is the cold start. The blinking cursor on the blank page in a new document. 

The beauty of TikTok's FYP algorithm and the Discover page is that you don't have to create a TikTok from scratch. The vast majority of TikToks are ri...

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Richard Dawkins introduced the term meme in his classic The Selfish Gene, defining it as a unit of information that spreads via imitation. He noted that memes evolve via natural selection just as in evolution.

The internet has always been a fertile grou...

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