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Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg on what’s next for Tumblr

WordPress maker Automattic bought Tumblr from Verizon for pocket change and I don’t usually get excited about corporate deals because they are usually either boring or depressing but this one I am very happy about. I don’t know if Tumblr will ever be an alternative to Facebook et al but Automattic is the best possible company to give it a shot.

The Teens Who Post the Same Thing Every Day on Instagram

YouTube is the preferred platform of today’s teens

They still like Snapchat and Instagram, less so Facebook and Twitter.

Nasim Aghdam’s Massacre Is Part of the Crisis of Big Tech

Online Publisher Dependent Upon Facebook Shuts Down, Blaming Algorithm Change

One of the problems with climate change is getting people to realise it was anthropogenic – created by people. It’s the same problem with social networks – they are manmade. If they are not serving humanity, they can and should be changed.

What I Learned at Personal Branding School

I know it’s pointless to pine for a pre-Zuck world: That golden age when, if you wanted to feel inadequate and self-conscious and also thoroughly disgusted with yourself and with humankind generally, you had to get in your car and go to some party.

Mastodon Is Like Twitter Without Nazis, So Why Are We Not Using It?

Because your friends aren’t there. Same problem with almost every attempt to out-twitter twitter

Mastodon.social is an open-source Twitter competitor

Come, warm your hands by the burning carcass of app.net. (Sorry, was that cynical? I do hope it works but I think it’s not quite ready for its Verge article)