Substack is best known as a newsletter site that this year has drawn many well-known authors and journalists away from existing news outlets: Glenn Greenwald, Matthew Yglesias and Andrew Sullivan, formerly of The Intercept, Vox Media and New York Magazine, respectively, have all jumped ship to sell their work through the service directly to subscribers. Substack, which combines Mailchimp and Patreon elements, is being touted as the media industry’s future, a home for authors who don’t want to be edited, and a place where it can thrive for those who have already made a name for themselves. https://t.co/9KyGkVvPY3- T. T. November 15, 2020 Greer (@Scholars Stage)
On any subject imaginable, the web features more than 100,000 niche newsletters.
Note: Not all substacks are paid – some are free, while others offer a combination of free and paid content. InsightInsight is the development of Zeynep Tufekci, a sociologist and author who writes about how “interacts with the fabric of society” for the Atlantic and the fabric of society for the Atlantic and the fabric of society. Her first Substack article was an astute study of why, because of a “cultural lag.” the tradition of televised debates between presidential candidates in U.S. elections, particularly in the age of Donald Trump, is no longer fit for purpose.
We people, our environment and institutions, have a lot of inertia. Long after it has become clear that they do not serve the purpose for which they were intended, we hold to traditions and ways of doing things.
Remarkably, with a straight face, with pomp and ceremony, we can do it all, even when the exercise borders on mockery in fact. And if some players have agreed that they do not want to play the same game anymore.
Why are government thinkers flocking to Substack? Later episodes discuss why randomized studies have failed to show that mask-wearing effectively prevents transmission of Covid-19, mistrust in elections, and the tradeoffs in determining how and when to vaccinate individuals.
Garbage Day Guardian Australia culture editor Steph Harmon recommends Ryan Broderick’s Garbage Day newsletter if you want lighter newsletter fare. He dives deep into new memes and viral events, explores the origins and evolution of old memes, and sifts through all other weird online ephemera problems, if you’re into that kind of thing that I’m really into,”He dives deep into new memes and viral events, examines the origins and evolution of old memes, and sifts through all other matters of weird online ephemera, if you’re into that sort of thing, which I’m very much into,”
One of the Internet’s oldest and biggest conspiracy theory-based subreddits is r/Conspiracy.
Launched in 2008, it has 1.4 million subscribers.
It has passed through several levels.
It’s currently in the center of another, with pro-Trump users, hardcore QAnon users, and classic libertarian X-Files side character styles all fighting about what in a post-Trump world the subreddit should stand for.
Hi Papi! Hola Papi! There’s almost nothing I know about ¡Hola Papi! With the exception of a single post I found via Twitter, Substack, but it was a post of such excellence that I recommend it without reservation. The post in question is titled “Top 5 Rat Movies I Made Up” and is written by John Paul Brammer, who is the brain behind ¡Hola Papi! (¡Hola Papi! says it began life in 2017 as an advice column on Grindr’s LGBTQ outlet INTO and is being turned into a memoir to be released next year by Simon & Schuster.) The post in question is titled “Top 5 Rat Movies I Made Up” and is written by John Paul Brammer, who is the brain behind ¡Hola Papi!
“the non-existent rat movies in my head, based on Rotten Tomatoes ratings, that I’m pretty sure would have gotten them had they been executed true to my vision.”the non-existent rat films in my head, based on the ratings of Rotten Tomatoes, that I am very confident I would have gotten them if they had been executed true to my vision.
Well, I’m starting small with Ratz, a film that’s supposed to be a funny, tongue-in-cheek criticism of how we market young girls’ goods, but have been exploited along the way.
It’s Bratz, but the girls are rodents, instead of humans. They love garbage and want to buy little rat clothes, and their high school is in the drain. Sadly, some executive with the idea fell into one of those humane rat traps and turned the film into a serious marketing pitch for Hasbro.
Perhaps more catastrophic, at least for the devoted creators involved in the