Lately, I find myself admiring HEY World, a new tool from the makers of the collaboration platform Basecamp. Here’s how it works: If you use HEY, their (paid) email service, you can write an email, send it to a specific address, and publish it for the world to see. The published email is distributed to readers, … Continue reading HEY World makes what’s old new again with blogging.
A few months ago, there were rumors that Twitter had made an offer for Substack, the hotter-than-jalapeños email publishing platform. If so, it looks like they got turned down. Instead, Twitter bought Revue, an also-ran, Netherlands-based email publishing company. Many in the technology press believe that Revue will allow Twitter to compete with Substack and … Continue reading Twitter vs Substack
Actions taken by technology platforms in the wake of Capitol Hill’s events have generated intense debate, especially from within the tech community. But many of the loudest voices have shown little understanding of the nuance of the situation or the historical context of actions taken by various platforms. Writing on her blog, Jillian York of … Continue reading Tech & the American Crisis
Today is the day after. It was one of those mornings where you wake up and wonder if yesterday was, in fact, real-life — or was it some movie or staged reality show that you watched? Today is the day after we realized that democracy always hangs by a thread. It is just one step … Continue reading The Day After
Ever since Twitter unveiled its new Fleets, I’ve been mulling over the company’s future. What can they do that’s uniquely their own? How can they take advantage of their past and present in a way that builds a better future? Needless to say, Fleets — a watered-down version of a content-sharing format introduced by Snap … Continue reading What Twitter Can Learn From Spotify