The Best of Platformer
10+ most popular Platformer articles, as voted by our community.
Big tech and democracy, from @CaseyNewton and @ZoeSchiffer.
Platformer on Artificial Intelligence
Winners and losers in the race to add AI
ChatGPT is now running inside Snapchat, Notion, and other apps. Will it give them a sustaining advantage — or just line OpenAI's pockets?
Platformer on Creator Economy
What I learned from a year on Substack
Your questions about Platformer, answered
«The biggest spikes in both free and paid membership over the past year came after I published the best reporting I did this year.»
Platformer on Elon Musk
Elon Musk fires a top Twitter engineer over his declining view count
Inside Twitter 2.0, turmoil leaves employees stretched to the max
Platformer on Media
Why journalists can't quit Twitter
The media should be building alternatives. Instead, some are doubling down
Platformer on Tiktok
Why TikTok's future has never been so cloudy
ByteDance thought it had a deal with the government in August. Then came the bans — and a spying scandal
These are some all-time favorites with Refind users.
Ev Williams gives up
How Medium got stuck in the middle. PLUS: Twitter sues Musk
🚨 Instagram walks back its changes
Say goodbye to the full-screen feed, and at least some of those recommendations — for now. Adam Mosseri explains why
How Platformer is changing in year three
What I learned in year two, and what comes next
Conservative social networks keep making the same mistake
The rise and fall of Gettr. PLUS: The fine print on Facebook Bulletin
«Lots of questions about social networks are hard. This one isn’t. If you create a place for people to upload text and images, you have to moderate it — and moderate it aggressively.»
The Bored Ape art heist and crypto's trust and safety problem
Can web3 — or its user base — survive decentralization?
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Platformer on Social Media
Musk discusses putting all of Twitter behind a paywall
Will he go through with it? PLUS: Botched layoffs, how the new Blue could lose money, and more
How social networks got competitive again
Facebook's surprising new challengers in audio, video, photos, and text