Introducing a new, easy way to read with friends
Sorry to readers who received this post in their inbox twice today. We published the post again with buttons to update the app and find your friends.
Sorry, I thought this was Substack. Looks like I wandered into FaceBook, oh wait... META.
I want to opt out.
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But seriously can’t wait to use this feature.
Stephen King on Substack?!
I can’t help but feel that this was very poorly announced. And not just because of the double email. The copy itself just seems...off? Like a first draft of something half-hearted. Not to mention the random list of hyperlinked names. I’m not sure yet how useful the new feature will be but for now it carries a palpable lack of enthusiasm.
When I first joined Substack, there was a column displayed on the right of my inbox page that showed me everything my favorite writers (ones I subscribed to) were reading and liking. I loved that feature! Then Substack inexplicably removed it and replaced it with "featured" recommendations, staff picks, etc. I'm glad Substack sees the value in letting us connect with new writers through writers we already love (albeit with a few extra steps involved this time), but I still wonder why that feature went away in the first place.
Why do we / I really need this. No. I don't. How is this, substack dot org, different from awefil facebook, twitter.
I can make up MY OWN mind about my reading, interacting. Thank you.
Hope this drives discovery!
All these 'personalities' are meaningless. Jake Tapper? Really?
Jake Tapper has yet to post on Substack. What is this celebrity inflation supposed to mean to us, who have written 150,000 words over the last 27 months? How are you helping the slow but steadily growing rank and file?
No. Why would you make this a thing?
Thanks for including me in the list Substack 🙌🏻🚀
The half empty list of celebrity writers is a bit stupid. Would love Stephen to follow or restack me, but promoting the top layer is not very sub, Substack. Established names will make it harder for new voices to surface. My phone contacts have hardly any overlap with my readers. Readers do not equal friends. This platform is like a new style library. And while it is great to meet up with writers and readers round the big table you call notes, it should not become an all access mainstream café. Loud chatter is not what I’m here for. Substack is a greenhouse for seedlings. The big fruitbaring shrubs and trees can go to Mainstack, drinking and dancing stays outside on the terrace...
No. Thank you.
This is just yet another unsavoury way to extract ten percent from people. Shame, Substack.
I guess, it HAD to happen.
Half of those guys don’t even post on their Substacks. Wyd.