May 12, 2022

This is Kei and Kazuki, founders of Glasp 👋

We send you 3 good articles to highlight this week. Hopefully, it will bring new perspectives and help you develop your career and learning journey.

📚 This Week's Reading List

#TBT: Why Google Won the Search Engine War by Daniel Kosir (3min)
In short, Google had the best utility in terms of search with a better business model that doesn't ruin the user experience. What people seek for relevant information to their search queries. Indexing information based on linking helped them surface relevant information. Also, implementing a clickthrough rate helped them show relevant information in search results.
See: Glasp Community Highlights

Search, discovery and marketing by Benedict Evans (8min)
‘Yahoo’s directory didn’t scale’ misses the point. What we’re really seeing is a trade-off between two problems. You can have a list, solving discovery and recommendation, but once the domain gets big then your list is either unusably long or partial and incomplete. Or you can have a searchable index of everything but you’re on your own working out what’s good and finding things you didn't know to search for.
See: Glasp Community Highlights

The Future of Search Is Boutique by Sari Azout (9min)
It’s no longer enough to organize the world’s information. It becomes important to organize the world’s trustworthy information. The opportunity in search is not to attack Google head-on with a massive, one-size-fits-all horizontal aggregator, but instead to build boutique search engines that index, curate, and organize things in new ways.
See: Glasp Community Highlights

1️⃣ Danielle Fernandez
Danielle is learning about psychology, knowledge, culture, and so on. You can learn what's going on in the creator economy from her Glasp ;)

2️⃣ Ananya
Ananya is a digital content creator who's learning about productivity, content creation, and so on. Check out her Glasp ;)

3️⃣ KT M
KT is learning about reading, knowledge management, content strategy, UX, and so on. You'll learn more from KT's Glasp ;)

📣 Community News

  • 🟩 Hit 200,000 unique highlights 🎉 Now, we all curated over 200,000 unique highlights (digital legacies) from the entire web 📚 Congratulations to all!
  • 🟦 Community meetup + office hour where you can meet other Glasp users and ask founders anything 🤝 Check out from here!
  • 🟧 This month's #read5for5 from next week! Look forward to reading and learning together with you!

See you next week ;)

Kei and Kazuki

Today's Quote: "People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else." — Elon Musk


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