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Judging an app based on Youtube content

I've noticed that my affinity for a piece of software can be predicted based on the Youtube content about it. If Youtube is littered with hundreds of nearly-identical videos with by-the-book thumbnails from "content creators" looking for subscriptions or selling online "courses", I'm probably not going to like the software. (See Obsidian or Notion).

On the other hand, check out videos about Emacs or TiddlyWiki. Those are mostly bare-bones, hastily-made videos with someone speaking awkwardly with no script and poor sound quality. Now that is the sign of useful software! :).

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