Random Walk at Night: The Creator Economy v. Distractor Economy
When the distractors become the distracted
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Sorry, wrong intro. This is Random Walk at Night, a series of longer essays that include some pictures, but mostly words.
It’s a good one. It’s about the Creator Economy and it’s not going where you think it’s going.
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Random Walk at Night
Creator Economy v. Distractor Economy
For whatever reason, the “Creator Economy” has been in the “news” lately.
For the uninitiated, the Creator Economy refers to all the “creators” making “news” via social media, newsletters, and publishing platforms. The content they make drives revenue through subscriptions, ads, sponsorships, merch, etc., depending on the publishing platform(s) the maker chooses to use.
Random Walk, for example, is part of the Creator Economy (and would be even more part of it, if more of you paid for my efforts, wink-wink, nudge-nudge).
Stripe released some data showing that the Crea…
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