FutureScot’s best of the rest 04.02.18.

I quit Twitter and it feels great

Being on Twitter felt like being in a nonconsensual BDSM relationship with the apocalypse. So, I left.To be clear, it’s not brave to quit Twitter, or righteous (I’m still on Facebook, which is just a differently shaped moral stockyard), or noteworthy. Quitting Twitter is just a thing that you can do. I mention it only because there was a time when I didn’t think it was a thing that I could do, and then I did it, and now my life is better.

How to be a bitcoin thought leader

So you still have no idea how to talk about cryptocurrencies at a cocktail party. That’s fine: Your livelihood doesn’t depend on it. But for a certain segment of the population—investors, industry analysts, lawyers, really anyone who’s tech-adjacent for a living—it’s suddenly their job to have something “smart” to say.

Podcast listeners are the Holy Grail

Podcasters and advertisers alike have long suspected that their listeners might just be a holy grail of engagement. The medium is inherently intimate, and easily creates a one-sided feeling of closeness between listener and host—the sense that the person talking into your ear on your commute is someone you know, whose product recommendations you trust, and whose work you want to support.