Traditional publishing? That's not Twitter though.
RIP old Twitter
Quote by Elon Musk suggests the Substack limit and other changes are going to be a new norm. Not normal for Twitter though. It became the busiest breaking news site because it was so easy to share links.
This move towards limiting communication may drive away the activity that is what made Twitter unique.
Twitter now disables likes, replies, and retweets if a tweet has Substack links / Substack’s founders responded to the change by calling it “a reminder of why writers deserve a model that puts them in charge.”, by Mitchell Clark, April 7, 2023, The Verge, (theverge.com).
“There are no public statements on the issue from Twitter or its owner / CEO Elon Musk; however, it’s a reminder of the day in mid-December when Twitter temporarily blocked links to all competitors, like Instagram, Facebook, and Mastodon. Before undoing the ban, Musk tweeted that “Twitter should be easy to use, but no more relentless free advertising of competitors. No traditional publisher allows this and neither will Twitter.”” (theverge.com)
I have never viewed Twitter as a competitor to a blog company personally. Micropublishing is not blogging. The two can be a good team though. Share the long article in a short highlight about it.
Free speech is not a toy and Twitter was never a traditional publishing company. That is what made it great.
<my eulogy for old Twitter>
Image via a Twitter friend.
Disclaimer: This information is being shared for educational purposes within the guidelines of Fair Use and is not intended to provide individual health guidance.
Thanks for reading deNutrients - News to Use! Subscribe for free to receive new posts and support my work.