With Musk's new policy, climate publications like HEATED can no longer effectively share their work on Twitter.
It's worth turning your Mastodon account into an active platform too. It takes work, but you'll end up with meaningful readership through that platform, giving you a hedge against Musk censoring you
Should our public discussion sphere be controlled by a single unstable individual? Well, no. The fact that it sort of worked for a while was a happy accident.
very glad to be a subscriber and extra glad to have broken my hellsite habit.
This is outrageous. You all do great & timely reporting. Hoping the community embraces you.
I hope that Substack keeps growing and the notes option truly is the competition Elon has been afraid of. Very glad to be a subscriber and supporter of your work - regardless of the dumpster fire that my fav social network has turned into. RIP Twitter.
Until now it looked like Twitter and Substack had a symbiotic relationship. But it's pretty clear Musk sees the new "Substack Notes" as competition, so ...
Change is often a struggle, especially when it comes on suddenly, which often happens in this day & age. Hang in there - I suspect you'll continue to grow. "If you build it, they will come."
I used to be an Elon Musk fan-boy. NOW, just the mention of his name infuriates me.
Your last remark is my thought exactly...hang in there 💯
Hi Emily --
I recently made a short film called TESLA which, along with telling a story of radical accountability vis a vis the climate crisis, is also a criticism of the car, Elon, and those who buy them.
I've been lucky enough to have work premiere at Sundance, Cannes, and La Biennale di Venezia, but despite that success, prominent shorts platforms have refused to feature my short on trademark grounds. I believe Elon's/Tesla's vindictiveness and litigiousness has had a chilling effect.
I think our work and efforts are pretty closely related -- I hope this gets your attention and we can discuss what's going on with my short.
Love Heated by the way! It's so up my alley.
Fuck Elon Musk
A potential consequence of using screenshot pictures of content instead of embeds is copyright infringement depending on the content in the picture. I'd use with caution.