Highlights
 

11/29/2022

Don’t Fall Into The Well 🪣 : 

New social media networks put a lot of work into onboarding you with cool features. But what truly matters is what those networks look like over time—and open looks better than closed.
#285

11/28/2022

The Signs, They Aren’t A-Changin’ ✍️ : 

Bob Dylan learns the hard way that if you duplicate your autographs in a $600 book using an autopen, you will get called out for it. This is a story about the failures of capitalism, really.
#284

11/22/2022

Bobbing For Leaders 🐭 : 

Bob Chapek’s departure from Disney was a bit of a surprise—but not as big of a surprise as his replacement, Bob Iger. What the heck happened?
#282

11/21/2022

This is Your Escape Hatch 🚪 : 

If you’ve had an unhealthy relationship with social media for a while, the past month could offer an opportunity for a reset. Don’t miss it.
#281

11/17/2022

Is Mastodon Fetch? 🍖 : 

As we close out the pop-up newsletter, let’s talk about the haters for a second here. Do they have a point? Or, are they missing the point?
#280

11/15/2022

With Mastodon, You Have Choices 🗳 : 

While Mastodon releases features at a regular clip, its nature as an open-source tool means that you can ignore them if you’d like, or add your own. That’s a refreshing shift from closed social networks.
#279

11/14/2022

The Infernal September 📅🔥 : 

The case that what Mastodon is experiencing isn’t so much an Eternal September but a trial by fire. Get to know the term “Infernal September.”
#278

11/08/2022

Does Mastodon Need a Buffer? 🗓 : 

Breaking down a few more of the nagging Mastodon questions you might have—including why tools to schedule your posts aren’t common just yet.
#276

11/07/2022

This is a Mastodon Pop-Up 🐘 : 

So, we’re doing something different for the next week or two, and we’re sacrificing MidRange for the task. The reason? There’s a heckuva lot of confusion about the suddenly popular Mastodon. Maybe we can help.
#275

11/03/2022

Past the Personality Cults 🗿 : 

Many people on Twitter seem to be looking past the network they’ve made their digital home for more than a decade. I wonder if it’s because the cult of personality spell has been broken.
#274

11/01/2022

Crocheting on a Tightrope 🧶 : 

The challenge of real-time reporting is that doing it well is really hard. But coming up with some made-up facts about the victim of a crime? That’s the easy part.
#273

10/31/2022

See What Sticks 🤑 : 

Elon Musk appears to be taking a “let’s see what we can get away with” approach to running the large social network he just bought. Whiplash impending.
#272

10/27/2022

Normalize Imperfection 🫶 : 

John Fetterman, managing an auditory processing disability caused by a stroke, should be appreciated for the bravery of what he did on the Pennsylvania Senate debate stage the other night.
#271

10/25/2022

Splitting the AI Fork 🍴 : 

Not long after Getty Images comes out against AI-generated art, a major competitor decides to wholeheartedly embrace it—including as a source for royalties.
#270

10/24/2022

Pulling a Bono 📲 : 

In its fight to win some ground on the messaging ecosystem, Google appears to be intentionally borrowing from the stupidest idea U2 ever came up with—upsetting the iPhone user base.
#269

10/20/2022

Meet Lex ✍️ : 

The new AI-helped word processor Lex has been getting a lot of attention this week, and I have to admit I was curious how the word processor felt about all the attention, so I did an interview. With Lex.
#268

10/18/2022

Dressing Up The News 🥗 : 

On Olivia Wilde, Kanye West, and why a solid news diet needs to go beyond special salad dressing. Not every important story will have an interesting hook.
#267

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