June 10, 2022
Social Audio, SPACs and Mamby Pamby Land (327)

As the boys dive head first into Mamby Pamby Land, they discuss whether Elon is hot or cold for Twitter. Is social audio dead? And how about SPACs for that matter? A new creator-friendly search engine is born, and yet another social-token player...


As the boys dive head first into Mamby Pamby Land, they discuss whether Elon is hot or cold for Twitter.

Is social audio dead? And how about SPACs for that matter?

A new creator-friendly search engine is born, and yet another social-token player enters the field.

Rants and raves include creating during a recession, privacy, and Meta does something good for a change.

Special thanks to our sponsor Superside, hassle-free design at scale. TOM listeners get a $3,000 credit by signing up at this link.

This week's links:

Are SPACs Dead?

Clubhouse Losing Talent

Is Social Audio Dead?

Yep - A New Search Engine

Calaxy and Social Tokens

Recession Not Bad for Creators

Meta Developing Basic Ads

Apple and Privacy

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Timestamps:

00:00 Intro 

00:40 Another BAYC Fishing via Links, Deep Fakes, and More

09:16 Elon Musk May Turn Down Twitter Deal

13:37 Show Outline by Robert 

16:47 Buzzfeed Goes Public, Stocks Plummet; Media SPACs Talk

26:05 A Word from Today’s Sponsor: Superside

27:50 Clubhouse Employee Laid Offs/ Social Audio Trend Take

44:10 YEP Launches – A Search Engine for Content Creators 

54:33 Web3 Startup Gives Social Tokens 

1:05:32 Rants and Raves: Joe Offers Advices to Content Creators in Recession; Robert Raves Apple IP Addresses and Meta Ad Product

1:13:11 Special Thanks to Twitter Followers for Story Ideas!  

1:13:33 Outro

 

Quotes:

Robert: “Media SPACs are getting slammed with this because of how much they are getting pulled out of the room. This is the problem with media or any SPAC, which is why these companies haven’t gone public yet. Some of it doesn’t have to do with the fact that they don’t have the complexities to take themselves public. Some of it’s that they are just not ready.”  (21:38)

 

Joe: “If you look at how the most successful Twitch streamers work, they don’t just stream anytime they want. They have a schedule… What I saw in Clubhouse, it was all over the place.”  (31:14)

 

Joe [to Robert]: “You’ve always said [social audio] was a feature.”(33:24)

 

Robert: “The interesting part of Clubhouse was always the red carpet, the bouncer standing in your way while the cool kids had shows… I don’t need to go to Clubhouse to hear some chucklehead talk about crypto.” (34:02)

 

Joe: “You know why I like the BeReal app? They have 3M active users right now. They are just slow and steady. They are not going crazy. They are not opening up to everybody. I think they are going to do really well.” (38:07)

 

Robert: “It’s not going to work out that well for anybody… The problem is that they don’t get Google size traffic… You start to see the money won’t be what they think it might be.”  (46:40)

 

Robert: “Why didn’t they go in the most obvious and coolest direction here? Give me a search engine for marketers.”(50:31)