"Be the change you want to see." Five things for April 27, 2023. That's it! That's the excerpt.
Stop Getting Clowned by Twitter
Whether it's the outright banning of individual journalists he doesn't like, or the recent mis-labeling of NPR's account, Twitter has become an even more dangerous platform for spreading misinformation under Musk — a comically dystopian combination of The New York Times and Truth Social.
Why I Don’t Give Career Advice: Army Dazed
I was tickled when I saw how Microcosm titled our conversation about my career path in the industry, and listening to it for the first time, it's another reminder that my path was a relatively unusual one, difficult and unlikely to be replicated in the structure of the current industry. That said, I do think there's still an opportunity (and more importantly, a need) for people to be more outspoken about the various challenges the industry is dealing with, dismantling whisper networks to level the playing field for those coming from non-traditional backgrounds.
Five Things: February 16, 2023
"A dim future for big publishers is not a dim future for readers." Five things for February 16, 2023. That's it! That's the excerpt.
On Mastodon — Four Months (and Five Years) Later
I still don’t consider Mastodon a straight Twitter alternative — at least not the Twitter we’ve come to know during the Trump/Musk Error — but it has replaced the Twitter I used to know and love back in the day.... Contrary to some self-serving media coverage, people continue to sign up and kick the tires — most surges apparently align to Musk's latest shenanigans — and a lot of them are sticking around and, like me, enjoying the experience.
Of course, like quitting smoking or other addictions — and let's be honest, for some of us, Twitter had become an unhealthy addiction — it's left a gaping hole in my life. Over the years, Twitter had evolved into my main source of current events, engagement with topics of interest, and connections with people I've known for years but am unlikely to see in person any time soon. The spoke became a hub, something the marketer in me knew was very wrong.
Five Things: November 3, 2022
Five things for November 3, 2022. That's it! That's the excerpt.
Five Things: Moving Day
I’m still not sure what I’m planning to do with my Twitter presence, but I’ve decided to make a related jump and move my newsletter from Revue (now owned by you-know-who) over to Substack.
Should I stay or should I go?
Twitter is an irreplaceable platform for me, and I recently learned I'm among its small minority of "heavy users" who drive the platform's revenue. I've invested 14+ years and more than 51,000 tweets in curating an optimal feed that keeps me informed, entertained, visible and connected to the topics I care about most, and more importantly, other people who share those interests. I'm not as active as I used to be, but I'm still way more active than the vast majority of users, even among those I follow.
Five Things: October 20, 2022
Five things for October 20, 2022. That's it! That's the excerpt.