Substack faces an unprecedented storm of criticism

Substack really has a Nazi problem now Members Public

In the couple of months since an Atlantic piece suggested Substack has a Nazi problem, the normally PR-savvy newsletter company has dropped the ball repeatedly. And both publishers and subscribers are quitting.

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
substack

Your top 10 posts on OM&HB in 2023 Members Public

2023 was the year of social media uncertainty, and nostalgia for publishing past. Here's which stories caught your attention.

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
OM&HB

The Festive Silence Members Public

My unplanned festive break is over. Here's what happened, and where I'm going next.

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
personal

Better Threads than dead Members Public

Threads has gone global by finally launching in the EU, and is beginning to add ActivityPub, connecting it to the Mastodon world. Could it be winning?

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
meta
A young journalist enslaved by the power of bad SEO advice.

Why you're probably doing SEO wrong Members Public

Why bad SEO advice is costing publishers dearly in the Helpful Content age, and why consolidating local newspapers is a recipe for further decline.

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
SEO
A robot arm shaking hands with a human, after closing a deal

OpenAI is paying Axel Springer for its content Members Public

The German publishing giant has inked a deal with OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
AI

The meta-newsletter newsletter Members Public

Newsletters are over, apparently. But we know better than that, don't we?

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
newsletters

Slow Five #1 Members Public

Five more in-depth pieces, to consume at your leisure through the week.

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth