Look Out Substack, Facebook and Twitter Launching Newsletters

15 million reasons the social media giants are diving into the newsletter space

Linda Caroll
Feb 5 · 5 min read
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Screencaps from Substack Announcement. Source: New York Times and Twitter

A new model, or more same old, same old?

Andreessen Horowitz provided $15.3 million in Series A funding in 2019, some of which went to bringing high-profile writers into Substack’s network. Substack has provided some content creators with advances to start working on their platform [wikipedia]

Will Facebook and Twitter hurt Substack?

If Facebook and Twitter are earnest in their pursuit of this opportunity, I implore them to go all in. They have enormous influence and can make a big positive difference in the world by taking the lessons from Substack to heart. This is about more than just doing the right thing for writers; it’s about improving the entire information ecosystem. — Hamish McKenzie, Substack

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