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I work on the iOS app @ Commonstock

Bullish, believes in humans, over-indexed on tech. Loves mountain biking, sports, and my dog Dutch.
Can we all admit that without YouTubers pointing out the “defects” in Tesla’s manufacturing, most of the issues would go unnoticed. None of us ever checked panel gaps or paint depth on our Fords, Hondas, or Toyotas.

Disclaimer: I own shares of $TSLA & $F
Agree— and at the same time it represents a march forward in consumer demands / standards. A lot of what makes a product desirable is the social consensus around taste. The presence of YouTubers being taste makers can have a real effect on what is considered quality and what is sub-standard.

But yeah, point taken. Most consumers wouldn't have noticed or cared about panel gaps or paint depth without others telling them to care about it.
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