Weekly Update – Feb 20, 2023

Jonathan Kressaty

This is Our First Weekly Update

We’ve heard from many of you that you enjoy our updates, but daily emails can be a bit much. Moving forward, we’ll send a weekly update on Mondays covering everything we discussed from the past week. This list is separate from the daily list, and if you’d like to unsubscribe from the daily and only receive this, simply use the “unsubscribe” link on any of last week’s emails.

All Groupthink Email Updates are Now Available on Our Website

Sometimes sharing an email isn’t as convenient as sharing a link, so we’ve posted all of our previous emails on groupthink.com and will continue to do so moving forward!

Happenings From Last Week

  • We’re now sending out daily and weekly newsletters 
  • We’ve moved our email list to a real email marketing platform
  • We acquired the domain and moved to groupthink.com
  • Groupthink now shows unread threads – Unread threads are marked with a Bold title and a small dot 
  • Google Analytics Integration is Now Available! You can now connect Google Analytics 4 with Groupthink and ask VI questions about your web analytics data
  • The Groupthink team will be moving ourselves off of Slack and moving 100% to groupthink.com to work on making the day-to-day chat experience even more pleasant and productive


Ben Thompson at Stratechery is on his fourth consecutive day of writing about AI/ChatGPT/Bing, and as I typically enjoy his writing and opinions, that’s a pretty good signal. At the very end he makes a point that, while I agree with, is difficult to fathom given the current buzz around “AI”.

“This technology does not feel like a better search. It feels like something entirely new — the movie Her manifested in chat form — and I’m not sure if we are ready for it. It also feels like something that any big company will run away from, including Microsoft and Google.” 

Adi Robertson at The Verge has what I think is the best overview of the US Supreme Court’s upcoming consideration of Section 230 and the potential ramifications to AI-powered search engines. I’m not going to even try and summarize any of this one (which, if you read this article, you’ll probably find pretty funny).