Welcome to Digital Native! I’m Rex. By day, I work as an investor at Index Ventures and by night, I write about tech and startups. Every Wednesday morning, you’ll get a piece straight to your inbox.
What to Expect:
I’m fascinated by how people connect and create online. Each week, I write about this intersection of people and technology.
Below is some recent writing so that you can get a taste of what to expect.
The Creator Economy
🤔 What People Misunderstand About The Creator Economy
🔨 The Cambrian Explosion in Software and Content
🪙 Social Tokens and Creator-Centric Economies
💀 It’s Gen Z’s World, and We’re Just Living In It
🔥 Lil Nas X Is Gen Z’s Defining Icon
💰 Everyone Is An Investor
🌐 Reality Privilege and Living Your Life Online
🔮 The Rise of Synthetic Media & Digital Creators
🐯 How Neopets Paved the Road to the Metaverse
🎮 Digital Economies, Gaming, and IP Legos
💵 The Deceptive Complexity of Axie Infinity’s Digital Economy
⛓ Blockchain Gaming and On-Ramps to Mass Adoption
🪐 What China’s Soul Tells Us About the Future of the Social Internet
💄 The Rejection of Internet Perfection
🧬 The Evolution of Social Media
🪞 The Two-Way Mirror of Art and Technology
🧱 Memes and the Atomic Units of Culture
💙 Digital Kinship & the Loneliness Epidemic
And if you want to read one piece tying together many of the topics I write about, check out Throughlines.
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