One core principle of product development that I’ve come to hold dear is that products must solve some problem for real people. That’s what makes them successful. I have more to write about this soon, but the short version is that most of our content products have lost their way in a race to the bottom - to be the free-time fillers and attention grabbers of our day. Push notifications, algorithmic feeds that try to drive engagement with no actual idea of what users actually want.

I can’t believe this is the best we can do as product developers. As summer winds down, this is something I’m starting to coalesce into a product philosophy. More soon.

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