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Creator economy: unbundling, rebundling and some issues to solve.

After years of unbundling, we see creators joining into collectives or coming back to publishers as contributors. What´s next for the creator economy? Thoughts and a modest proposal. Continue readingCreator economy: unbundling, rebundling and some issues to solve.

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From publisher to world-leading learning platform: the digital transformation of O’Reilly Media.

A story about business, customer understanding and vision, more than technology. An impressive case study of publishing business transformation.Continue readingFrom publisher to world-leading learning platform: the digital transformation of O’Reilly Media.

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When technology unleashes creativity: the renaissance of the digital spoken word.

Video might have killed the radio star, but the spoken word is alive and thrives. A (re) discovery path between technology and fresh ideas.Continue readingWhen technology unleashes creativity: the renaissance of the digital spoken word.

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2021: the state of Podcasting in Germany

In Germany, 2020 has been the year of the podcasting boom: what will be 2021 like? A year in review and some predictions. Continue reading2021: the state of Podcasting in Germany

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Katapult magazine: social sciences go pop.

What is a publishing startup? The definition is loose, therefore abused. In the business world that coined the word startup in the nineties, that label meant a few things that have to…Continue readingKatapult magazine: social sciences go pop.

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A world of teachers, a world of learners.

As the “passion economy” paradigm is challenging the “platform economy” (i.e. the domain of demand/offer orchestrators, global marketplaces, and social networks), so its extension to the world of learning is democratising the teaching and learning experience: it allows to offer much more than what MOOCs cover, both in terms of topics and of experience.Continue readingA world of teachers, a world of learners.

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Decoding newsletters, part three. Make your newsletters shine.

10 things you can do to make your editorial newsletter a stellar experience. Continue readingDecoding newsletters, part three. Make your newsletters shine.

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Learning with newsletters.

Instructional designers spend more time with Mooc, videos, digital learning platforms and interactivity than with emails. Few of them have considered newsletters as instructional design objects. But they are. In this post, some examples that inspired me, and hopefully you too. Continue readingLearning with newsletters.

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Decoding newsletters, part two. Types and genre.

Made to read on mobile, made to skim, daily or weekly, newsy or narrative. Newsletters grow and differentiate. A map and a taxonomy to explore newsletters. Continue readingDecoding newsletters, part two. Types and genre.

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Decoding newsletters, part one. The value of curated newsletters.

A “back to basics” three-part series on editorial newsletters. Why are they so popular? And how do they work? A short guide and some best practices. Continue readingDecoding newsletters, part one. The value of curated newsletters.

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Inside Patreon, the champion of the Passion Economy.

A record number of artists, musicians and creatives joined Patreon to compensate the revenues lost during the pandemic, asking their fans to subscribe to them and pay a monthly fee. After all, if you get Netflix and Amazon by subscription, why not your favourite band? A journey into Patreon and its business model. Continue readingInside Patreon, the champion of the Passion Economy.

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Rebundling the unbundled.

Reporters left newsrooms to create their own newsletters. Now, their are joining peers to create newsletters bundles: are they recreating the newsrooms? Continue readingRebundling the unbundled.

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Is there a future beyond the platform economy? Yes, and it has a name: welcome to the passion economy.

Patreon is the original champion of a new ecosystem that has been popularised in the late 2019 by Jin Li, a former investor at Andreessen Horowitz, and Adam Davidson, an American journalist working at the National Public Radio, under the charming name of “Passion Economy”.
In this ecosystem, passionate individuals and knowledge professionals can make money out of their talents and turn passions in a livelihood by developing a direct relationship with their audience and customers. Continue readingIs there a future beyond the platform economy? Yes, and it has a name: welcome to the passion economy.