Hey there,

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


Gen Z

💀 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


The Metaverse

🌐 Reality Privilege and Living Your Life Online

🔮 The Rise of Synthetic Media & Digital Creators

🐯 How Neopets Paved the Road to the Metaverse


Gaming

🎮 Digital Economies, Gaming, and IP Legos

💵 The Deceptive Complexity of Axie Infinity’s Digital Economy

Blockchain Gaming and On-Ramps to Mass Adoption


Consumer Social

🪐 What China’s Soul Tells Us About the Future of the Social Internet

💄 The Rejection of Internet Perfection

🧬 The Evolution of Social Media


Internet Culture

🪞 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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