I have heard this before, but is the Twitter situation going to be the thing that moves the needle for RSS? I started using Revue to send newsletters last year as an option for people who were trying to follow my websites on social media but ran into the algorithm deciding not to shat them anything that was being posted, especially with Facebook Pages. It had some subscribers but not that many. After Twitter killed Revue, I also moved to Substack and have seen some growth, but I’m also realizing that we can’t replicate Twitter with email newsletters.
I’ve moved across the country a couple of times now. I’ve lived in 5 different states and have contacts and friends around the country. (And some outside of the US). Facebook, when it allows me to see someone’s new marriage, their kids, or even the sad things they are living with, provides the best way I’ve found to at least keep in touch in some small way with a lot of those folks.
It’s all the other stuff that makes Facebook terrible.
I’m sure many of you have already seen the ongoing battle between Facebook, and Google, and the Australian government. The government, mostly at the behest of Rupert Murdoch, is about to pass a law that forces the “big tech” companies to negotiate with news publishers to pay them for the content that is linked to on Google News or on Facebook.
I’m hear to argue that this is legitimately insane.
Look, it’s going to take some time, but eventually, it’s coming. We’ve only begun to have conversations around things like Universal Basic Income, or free healthcare, and restructuring the economy. Many, if not most, people are against these things, because they don’t fit with the current world, and frankly, if I thought the world was going to stay the same, I might agree that some of these ideas are probably taking things to far. But, what are we going to do when we simply don’t need as many workers? What does society looks like when AI is doing a lot of the economic work, and 1/3 maybe even 1/2 of the population of any country isn’t needed for work any more?
For U.S. businesses, less data is more than ever
The Future Of Mental Health And Career Support For Remote Workers
No, Getting Rid Of Anonymity Will Not Fix Social Media; It Will Cause More Problems
I cannot stress this enough, getting rid of anonymity does nothing to stop harassing (look at Facebook?), and only hurts already marginalized people.
eDiscovery Tug of War: A Breakdown of the In-House vs. ALSP Debate, Part Two
Defensible Deletion: The Proof Is in the Planning
Microsoft launches Microsoft 365 for Legal
How to ensure mental wellbeing policies genuinely work for employees
The ethical quandary of being a social media manager in 2021
Strong stuff from Tim Cook
“What are the consequences of seeing thousands of users joining extremist groups and then perpetuating an algorithm that recommends even more?”
New ESI Sanctions Order Offers E-Discovery 101 Course for Lawyers