TS #115: Inside the Elon-Substack drama
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This week, Substack rolled out Notes, a new way to share short-form content on the platform to help drive discovery.
Not the quiet product launch they were expecting!
Elon dubbed it 'the Twitter clone,' which they deny - and apparently began to restrict promo and visibility for tweets with links to Substack posts (The Verge).
So much for Twitter being the platform of free speech.
How bizarre to block links to 'competitors'. He’s cutting off his friends and allies publishing on the platform. How are writers/journos supposed to market their work?
"Twitter Files" journalist Matt Taibbi said he's leaving the platform after Elon's latest changes have made it 'unusable' for him. NPR has also quit over the government-funded label.
It doesn't spread goodwill towards Twitter or make you inclined to pay for it, even with Creators Subscriptions to earn income from writing. They shut down Revue!
Political battles and, once again, writers take the hit. It's also backfired and given a tiny product l…
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