This Week in Links, June 8th 2022
Twitter is reportedly shifting away from things like Newsletters, Spaces, and communities to “better focus on the areas that will have the greatest positive impact on the public conversation.” This seems to be happening partially because they want to make Twitter as lean as possible amid the Elon Musk acquisition and partially because Twitter doesn’t want to be in the creator space.
With Spaces, the purchase of newsletter service Revue, and the addition of communities, everything seemed to be on the up and up for creators. Twitter was becoming less of a firehose of information instead of creating nooks and crannies for people to nestle into. Compartmentalizing and creating spaces for different interests and hobbies would have allowed people to create and join their niche communities without dealing with all of the negative sides Twitter has going for it.
I am saddened to hear that Twitter may be reversing course in this direction because I personally loved where things were heading.
Reddit user jcceagle shared an exciting video showing the most popular web browser from February 1994 to May 2022. I have a spot in my heart for cool graphs like this, and if you do too, this one is one to watch.
Creem, “America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine” is back, and so is its entire archive.
You can subscribe today. Issue #1 of the new Creem Magazine comes out in September.
Christopher Lawley, YouTuber and former co-host of A Slab of Glass was invited by Apple for press coverage at WWDC and came out with his first video about it. His excitement makes me excited for what is coming for iPadOS 16.