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The enshittification lifecycle of online platforms

How online platforms like Amazon, Facebook, Uber, TikTok, Twitter, etc. evolve as they grow

Stephen Knezovich

“Here is how platforms die: first, they are good to their users; then they abuse their users to make things better for their business customers; finally, they abuse those business customers to claw back all the value for themselves ... Then, they die.”


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