Conscious Culture 59: The Five Levels of Hype

Jan 27, 2022 12:44 am


The Five Levels of Hype

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It's week six of the software immersive, and we're tackling a new project. The project requires us to create a full-stack application using MongoDB, Express, and Node, the MEN stack.

My group is doing well so far. A majority of our routing system is in place. One of the biggest challenges we have is getting the models to talk to one another. We are trying to make our restaurant model work with our review model, and our review model work with our user model.

To put it another way, we only want users to review restaurants. And a restaurant page will feature all the reviews for that specific restaurant, along with a user's image, date, and review.

In any case, it's proving more challenging than we had anticipated. We'll get together by Friday.

My understanding of schema has changed. I had to add schema to web pages when I was doing SEO to let web crawlers know what the page was about. Now, doing backend development schema is how we define our models for our databases.

That’s my update. Let’s talk about the newsletter.

This week's newsletter explores:

  • The five levels of hype
  • Gambler’s fallacy and the regression to the mean
  • Color psychology for designers

Feel free to hit reply and let me know what you think.

Interesting Reads

The Five Levels of Hype

“When it comes to creating a new technology you need to sell a vision to attract the resources you need (people, investment, etc.). Hype can also act as glue. At its best, it can create a shared vision pulling the actors in the same direction and thus creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

Gambler’s Fallacy and the Regression to the Mean

“Humans overall suck at logic. We have the capacity for logic, but it is only one of many algorithms running in our brains, and often gets lost in the noise.”

Can’t Find “The One”? Blame Easy Dating Apps

“As dating apps make it easier to find a new match, people become ever more choosy and likelier to reject those they do match with. As a result, some people search forever for "the one."


Color Psychology for Designers

“Get started with color psychology with this amazing course by Coolors! Learn the importance of color, its powerful effect on our emotions, and how our color perceptions change by culture and location.”

Tools and Resources

Cleanup Pictures

“Remove objects, people, text and defects from any picture for free”

Fun Stuff

Notion Style Avatar Generator

“Generate and customize your avatar or character based illustration builder!”

Quote of the Week

"Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow.”

— Mary Tyler Moore


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