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📡 Dissolving problems.

Welcome to the first Pulse of the Spring! First, I'd like to congratulate everyone who celebrates Now
March 24 · Issue #30 · View online
Welcome to the first Pulse of the Spring!
First, I’d like to congratulate everyone who celebrates Nowruz and wish them a happy new year!
Now, here are a few things I think you all will find super interesting:
  • 30 of the original pitch decks for successful startups, like Facebook, Airbnb and YouTube.
  • Apparently, two out of every three ‘anti-virus’ apps on Google Play are frauds. [ZDNet]
  • And here’s a Brave move we made this week! You can, too!
  • By the way, are you on Spotify?! Add your favourite song you listen in the car to this playlist.
Now, jump in.
- Ben from Perspective IX

🧠 Insights
Dissolve it - Credit: Lieselot. Dalle on Unsplash
The best solution to a persistent, apparently non-solvable problem is to make the problem itself obsolete.
Go around it.
Cease to need it to be solved.
Redefine your process or goal so that the problem is no longer permitted to slow you down.
An unsolvable roadblock might be better called “reality.”

📊 Statistics
No more rapid growth in digital technology - Creadit: Pew Research Center
Internet, social media use and device ownership in U.S. have plateaued after years of growth
The use of digital technology has had a long stretch of rapid growth in the United States, but the share of Americans who go online, use social media or own key devices has remained stable the past two years, according to a new analysis of Pew Research Center data.
Read more on Pew Research Center.

Facebook Post Engagements - Credit: Socialbakers
Facebook Post Engagements
According to Socialbakers, these are the top engaging post types on Facebook:
  1. Live video 🔴
  2. Photo 📸
  3. Video 📹
  4. Link 🔗

Kerry Flynn 🐶
Hi, here’s how Pinterest is selling ads ahead of its IPO
12:22 PM - 22 Mar 2019
Platforms for Shopping
Here’s how Pinterest is selling ads ahead of its IPO (aimed to list shares on NYSE in April) compared to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat.

Global Ad-Blocking Behavior - Credit: GlobalWebIndex
Global Ad-Blocking Behavior
Since it developed into a mainstream trend, ad-blocking has become a key concern for agencies. With consumers taking more control over their online experiences, GWI has taken a snapshot of consumers’ views in their latest infographic. 
Find out:
  • Why are consumers using ad-blocking tools?
  • How does behavior differ across regions?
  • How are users discovering brands, if not through online ads?
Download the complete infographic at GlobalWebIndex.

📱 Tools & Apps
🐦 Tweet of the Week
We had Twitter’s 13th Birthday this week, but this is our tweet of the week:
katie rosman
Screen-grabbed from Facebook: a teacher had her students turn their phone volume up and create a collective record of the notifications they received in a single class period.
1:45 AM - 6 Mar 2019
And it was more than just the Tweet of the Week. I suggest taking a look at the thread; it’s worth it.
Plus, we ran a Poll about Twitter among our Telegram Audience, which had interesting results. Make sure you check it out.
🎮 Fun Stuff
Am I cute or what!? - Credit: Reddit/u/sweettoothj
But, seagulls…
Jacket or Chips? - Credit: Reddit/u/liberalarts42
This is not goodbye...
This is just wishing you health, happiness, and success.
See you next week!
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