@caseynewton - Twitter Profile Analysis

Analysis of 200 tweets by Casey Newton, from 07 Jul 2021 to 22 Jul 2021.

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Casey Newton

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I write @platformer, a publication about big tech and democracy. | 1/8th of #Sidechannel | casey@platformer.news | instagram: @crumbler

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11,169 tweets
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13 tweets per day
2009 since
885 following
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Top Tweets by @caseynewton

Casey Newton
The media bundle you never saw coming https://t.co/l99nL8kLkJ
22 Jul, 2021 - 10:00 PM UTC
Casey Newton
At the end of June, Mark Zuckerberg told employees he had a new goal: to turn Facebook into “a metaverse company.” I talked to him about what that means https://t.co/QCD7yLRdWn
22 Jul, 2021 - 02:13 PM UTC
Casey Newton
Wrote about new study by @jsbrennen & @mattperault on the effects of FB/Google banning political ads during the 2020 election. They find: - didn’t really reduce misinformation - hurt poor campaigns, not rich ones - hurt Democrats more than Republicans https://t.co/m4THHOzRYx
22 Jul, 2021 - 12:02 AM UTC
Casey Newton
New Clubhouse stats from SensorTower: - 7.7M installs in June - 5.85M of those were in India, where it was brand new - That leaves ~1.8M downloads for the rest of the world; it previously did 2.7M downloads in the US in March alone Retention still clearly its biggest problem
21 Jul, 2021 - 05:48 PM UTC
Casey Newton
My default assumption upon encountering a person wearing a mask over time: Pre-2020: Hypochondriac Jan. 2020-May 2021: Hero June-mid-July 2021: Anti-vaxxer Mid-July-present: ????
21 Jul, 2021 - 01:32 AM UTC
Casey Newton
I wrote about the UK’s proposed new competition rules for tech. Generally I like them, but I do worry about elected officials announcing they’re going to decide which algorithms are “fair” 😬 https://t.co/W9mfISwcSd
21 Jul, 2021 - 12:07 AM UTC
Casey Newton
In lieu of a “business shower,” consider instead throwing yourself a “business reveal party,” where you fire a shotgun at a balloon containing your new business’ logo and in the process start a wildfire https://t.co/YTV9qMY5so
20 Jul, 2021 - 10:44 PM UTC
Casey Newton
‘Privacy’ can feel like an abstract concern until very suddenly it isn’t: Top U.S. Catholic Church official resigns after cellphone data used to track him on Grindr and to gay bars https://t.co/l7ynmnsrEg
20 Jul, 2021 - 10:15 PM UTC
Casey Newton
Increasingly confident that within a few years every single person I have ever written about will be operating a venture fund
20 Jul, 2021 - 09:22 PM UTC
Casey Newton
Instagram now has a slider you can use to determine how much ‘sensitive content’ you want to see. An experiment in putting content moderation in the hands of the user. I like this approach 👉 https://t.co/pWHK0MR8dP
20 Jul, 2021 - 04:03 PM UTC
Casey Newton
Wrote about“Facebook is killing people” and CrowdTangle getting “reorganized” as two sides of the same coin. We don’t have nearly the data we need to have smart debates on this subject. Either Facebook should volunteer it, or Congress should demand it. https://t.co/PAz7A4Av6R
20 Jul, 2021 - 12:05 AM UTC
Casey Newton
Caught my dad pouring vodka into a mango White Claw
18 Jul, 2021 - 03:23 AM UTC
Casey Newton
Still reeling from the friend in tech who insulted a mutual acquaintance by saying “he has a weird UI”
17 Jul, 2021 - 11:46 PM UTC
Casey Newton
The Oversight Board is actually doing some good at Facebook. I wrote about how https://t.co/yEUpeGtWnh
16 Jul, 2021 - 12:22 AM UTC
Casey Newton
Has any product sunset announcement ever received such a universally positive reception as Twitter Fleets
15 Jul, 2021 - 05:36 PM UTC

Top Retweets by @caseynewton

Simon Taylor
I worked on aspects of this when I was at FB, so I can't comment with any specificity. But I strongly urge anyone with an interest in what our future will (likely) look like to read @CaseyNewton's typically insightful interview with Zuck. https://t.co/EZFv1YCTHA via @Verge
22 Jul, 2021 - 08:36 PM UTC
Kara Swisher
While I never MET A Facebook metaverse I was not immediately averse to, we'll talk about it all tonight here. Besides @CaseyNewton, as always, we have @ceciliakang @sheeraf and @BarryMeier. Tonight at 8 pm ET on @TwitterSpaces
22 Jul, 2021 - 06:55 PM UTC
Gavin Purcell
highly recommend spending 45 min today listening to the @CaseyNewton interview with mark zuckerberg regarding the metaverse. he says in five years facebook hopes to be seen as a metaverse company & that’s a really big deal https://t.co/Xqmk6HpUAW
22 Jul, 2021 - 05:09 PM UTC
nilay patel
I think “who gets to augment reality” is a pass / fail test for everyone thinking about AR - a content moderation problem with the potential to destroy the world. Judge for yourself! https://t.co/yzZeDLCWV8
22 Jul, 2021 - 02:27 PM UTC
farhad manjoo
Joe Biden got me to feel bad (only very slightly) for Mark Zuckerberg. Here’s my @nytopinion column on Facebook, Biden and the pervasiveness of the anti-vaccine movement. https://t.co/2LEJTLUdsy
21 Jul, 2021 - 02:36 PM UTC
Joanna Stern
How does TikTok figure you out so well? How does it know that thing you never told anyone? An insanely powerful algorithm. We created dozens of automated TikTok accounts that watched thousands of videos to learn more. Our @WSJ visual investigation: https://t.co/Niva4NT7LO
21 Jul, 2021 - 02:34 PM UTC
Sheera Frenkel
There was a lot of debate this weekend about why Facebook couldn't give Biden the data on Covid misinfo. The problem is that measuring misinformation is complicated, and FB data scientists have said they are a year out (or more) from being able to do it: https://t.co/7pCEf3PgQf
19 Jul, 2021 - 10:42 PM UTC
kathy iandoli (She/Her)
This Delta Variant better not bring us back on Clubhouse
19 Jul, 2021 - 02:27 PM UTC
Renee DiResta
🧵The last 48 hours on here have been all about The Vaccine Discourse. Is FB killing people? Is the govt passing the buck? Who even can tell what IS misinformation, and who watches the watchmen, anyway? I’ve spent ~7 years watching the AV movement evolve online and have thoughts
18 Jul, 2021 - 03:50 PM UTC
Ryan Broderick
Good. I’m sick and tired of classic artists being exempt from the attention economy. They should feel the dehumanizing pressure of engagement metrics just like the rest of us. https://t.co/3pdIE7h8sW
17 Jul, 2021 - 02:30 PM UTC
Kayvon Beykpour
if @TwitterBlue let you edit tweets within a few minutes of posting them, would you want to subscribe? let me know why yes/no in the replies!
16 Jul, 2021 - 12:47 AM UTC
Joe Weisenthal
The creator of Dogecoin making a brief and rare return return to twitter to blast cryptococurrencies for being a right wing, hypercapitalist technology designed to boost the wealth of its advocates. https://t.co/6rAoWjXwJ0
14 Jul, 2021 - 06:27 PM UTC
James Hamblin
Just sent my first newsletter ... https://t.co/WW21fWNSYZ
09 Jul, 2021 - 09:09 PM UTC
Eric Newcomer
If you believe in independent business journalism, this is one I think you should subscribe for https://t.co/Ood5F86Iab
09 Jul, 2021 - 09:09 PM UTC



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