If you don’t know Roam Research, it’s a fascinating new tool for collecting information, capturing your notes and thoughts, and creating a network of bi-directional links and relationships between all this information. It forms a sort of neural network and facilitates thinking and discovery of new insights.
I’ve been playing with it and really like many aspects, will share more impressions on it in the future. I’m a fan, though for me it performs a specialty satellite role on the side of my central Notion system.
Despite my playful self-deprecating tweet, I loved the response from the #RoamCult (as they’re known on twitter). I love the earnestness. Conner and the Roamers believe deeply in the importance of knowledge tools. I love the passion. Because these things matter, they make a massive difference in peoples lives. And I love the sense of community, of unapologetically embracing something meaningful together. I might just be a closet #RoamCult member, but don’t tell anyone.
I’m certainly in the Notion cult, a term used in the recent New York Times article
to describe the dedicated following that has proven product-market fit for Notion. This following helped the company raise $50 Million dollars in a VC funding round they lined up in just three days, at an incredible valuation of $2 Billion.
Joining cults has never been so productive.