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Why it’s essential to know the difference if you’re a creator

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So you’ve been convinced enough to become a creator and have been creating content and thriving to build a business out of it. Building an audience and bringing 1000 true fans to pay you for a lifetime are amazing concepts, but it isn’t as easy as it sounds.

First things first, these points are valid, particularly for creator-influencers and not just influencers. It isn’t for every creator. If you provide value that aims to change your consumer’s life, go ahead.

Is there even a difference?

You most probably know about the concept of 1000 true fans by Kevin Kelly. …


Immersion Reading, Forgetting Curve, and 3 more hacks that helped me learn faster

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Learning is our superpower. By learning and studying the correct information in the right way, we can unlock our incredible potential.

Just as we can learn new skills and ideas, we can also compound or leverage our learning ability by learning more effectively.

Suppose we are going to maximize our potential improvement. In that case, we will need to push ourselves to the limits of our capabilities and employ helpful high leverage life hacks such as Deliberate Practice, the Pomodoro Technique, Modes of Awareness, Immersion Reading, and the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve.

That subtle strain we feel as our minds stretch…


Apple has a master plan.

Apple doesn’t communicate features, they mention benefits for the straightforward reason that this makes people feel something. You would possibly remember once they launched the primary iPod, I would not say it had been anything groundbreaking. If all they had done was to only say — Look we have got a replacement mp3 player. It’s got five gigabytes of storage.

The iPod kept on a white tabletop.
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I don’t think anyone would have cared.

But the angle Apple took was — This product will offer you a thousand songs in your pocket.

Think about that line and once you believe it you’re probably not thinking any more dull boxes and storage capacities. …


Steve Ballmer joined Microsoft in 1980 as employee #30 and received absolutely no stock options or stock options awards.

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By the time the company went public in 1986, he controlled 8% of the company, which accounts for the vast majority of his $100 billion fortune today.

But how did Ballmer come to own such a large stake?

It was a contractual quirk.

What follows is Ballmer’s Microsoft origin narrative, which begins in 1975 during his sophomore year at Harvard University.

He shared a building with a dude named Bill Gates, and they were neighbors.

As opposed to Gates, who left out to start Microsoft, Ballmer was an all-around Harvard fan, participating on the football team and writing for the Harvard Crimson newspaper.

Following graduation, Ballmer tried his hand at a…


The second usability heuristic developed by Jakob Nielsen recommends that the system and the real world be in sync.

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Thus, the system should communicate with users in their own words and phrases, and with concepts that are recognizable to them rather than using system-oriented terminology. In addition, the system should adhere to real-world conventions, ensuring that information is presented in a logical sequence throughout.

Please allow me to elaborate on each of those elements in further detail: The system should be able to communicate in the user’s native language.

When describing features or online components, I see much too often…


The most used word of 2021 is content

The term “chunk” refers to a small component of a larger total that is commonly used.

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The term “chunking” is used in user experience design to refer to a method of splitting up content into small, distinguishable chunks of information rather than a homogeneous swath of atomic information bits, as in the preceding illustration.

As a result, what exactly is the relevance of chunking for our clients?

On the other hand, when information is broken down into manageable chunks, human beings find it simpler to retain and recall it. …


Ten years ago, Zain Kahn decided to drop out of college.

Today, he is one of the youngest vice presidents at a Canadian venture-backed company.

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Here are 7 lessons learnt from him

“The universe is working behind your back to ensure that you are a successful entrepreneur. If you accept your paranoia, it will be lot simpler to accomplish your goals.”

Unconventional success necessitates the use of unconventional methods.

The majority of people would prefer to be wrong with the crowd than to be right by themselves.

Keep in mind that the social incentives of conformity outweigh the social rewards of isolation.

If you can avoid seeking other people’s approval, your influence is virtually boundless.

Goals are a load of nonsense.

People who are successful and those who are unsuccessful share the…


The most notable UX decisions Spotify makes, explained in 3 lines each.

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Dark Mode Default

Use the dark mode (which Spotify has been using since early days)

White text on a dark backdrop is easier on the eyes than black text on a light background.

Visual comfort leads to more browsing.

The color scheme is a stark contrast to the color scheme used by Apple Music.

Minimalist & Spacious

When compared to Apple Music, the mobile player is more spacious.


In the field of user experience, storytelling is important.

A storyboard is one method of conveying information about a tale.

Generally speaking, a storyboard consists of three primary components: a specific scenario, graphics displayed in sequence and incorporate elements pertinent to the tale, and accompanying captions that summarise the user’s actions, environment, or emotional state.

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Less-than-high-fidelity artifacts such as storyboards can be created in as little as six steps. To begin, gather your information. Create your story based on information gathered from user interviews, usability tests, and website stats.

Authenticity

Second, decide on the amount of authenticity that you like to use. Keep in mind the purpose of the item…


Are you spending a lot of time on social media?

Have you ever questioned whether or not you’re genuinely content with your life?

When your days are filled with obligations and responsibilities and your weekends are rushed, it can be challenging to determine whether or not everything is making you as happy as you could be.

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While numerous factors influence one’s level of happiness, there are some common signs that you may be unhappy without even realizing it.

You spend a lot of time on social media.

After all, who doesn’t enjoy a good scroll through Instagram or Twitter now and then? …

Sumeet

1xTop Writer. I write about UI/UX Design, Creator Economy, and Internet Businesses. Freelance UX Writer. Email: emailtosumeetk(at)gmail.com.

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