Fudge Sunday - SaaS Trendspottingby Jay Cuthrell
Slack might be the Searchable Log of All Communication and Knowledge but Slack communities are not being crawled and indexed by the big search engine companies (Google, Bing, etc). As a result, Slack communities are an example of the “deep web”.
Also, newsletters like this one you are reading can be easily indexed and searched because the author (Hi!👋) and the service permit indexing and searching. However, not all newsletters permit open indexing and open searching by instituting paywalls or requiring authentication to view which is also an example of the “deep web”.
By the way, “deep web” is sometimes confused or conflated with “dark web”. Luckily, the acting duo that provided moving portrayals of Bill Preston and Ted Logan have produced a quick explainer.
This week I’m sharing my answer to a question posed in a “deep web” Slack community that is not indexed or searchable on the open web (yet?).
Question: What do you read to keep up with trends in SaaS?
Answer: In no particular order…
Daily short form stream of thought and summary that can veer into SaaS topics or discussion of new SaaS companies.
A daily 15 minute podcast from Techmeme.com with the day’s tech news headlines where you can listen for references to new SaaS companies.
A weekly post newsletter on sales operations, marketing operations, and customer operations that applies to what might come next in modern SaaS companies.
A weekly post newsletter with three or four decades of historical perspective when learning about new SaaS companies.
A curated newsletter covering the best content on SaaS, VC and PE each Friday.
Technically, there is also a Wednesday show in addition to the Sunday show but a great way to learn about new SaaS companies.
Longer form SaaS essays from David Sacks and sometimes guests likes Ethan Ruby.
The latest articles, podcasts, essays and more from Future by Andreessen Horowitz (known as “a16z”) where you can learn about SaaS companies that might one day be eating the world as a service.
Searching for “SaaS” in the blog posts, news stories and tweets that have appeared as headlines on Techmeme. Items listed only in the “More” areas are excluded from results.
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