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Ten years ago today, a new app arrived to strip the “media” out of social media, reducing messaging to two little letters. It burned bright, but not for long.
“We must accept that the beautifully written 10,000-word piece will only reach certain kinds of audiences — those most willing to sit at a desktop and take the time necessary to read it.” Sumi Aggarwal
“Platform-born news brands could prove better equipped than traditional organizations to leverage their relationships with online communities to build a more sustainable future for journalism.” Francesco Zaffarano
We talked to the Financial Times, La Nación, The New York Times, Vox, Chilango, the Times of India, and others about their early experiments sharing news on the world’s favorite messaging app.
“It falls to both the tech companies that built these systems and an engaged public to create technologies designed for social cohesion.”
“Threads’ vibes may have been cheerful and friendly at the outset — disingenuously so, according to Musk — but it may well prove that, eventually, all social media sites regress toward the meanest.”
“This would sustain community radio and enhance its role as a vital source of alternative voices, diverse perspectives, and local engagement.”
“The reason I have to have undercover voters is because social media sites won’t — and to some extent, can’t — tell you exactly what they’re recommending every single voter.”
“After a few tweaks to the reward structure of social media platforms, users begin to share information that is accurate and fact-based.” (Though the tweaks involved paying people to do so.)