What is 'Substack Notes'?
New Feature 'Substack Notes' Sparks Platform War With Musk's Twitter
We introduce you here to a new service on Substack called Notes, which is already stirring up a storm.
Here’s an example of one of Maajid Nawaz’s recent status updates on Notes:
Apparently, if you’re Twitter and have been charging creators to use the premium blue-check service, rather than paying the creators for their content like Substack does, then the advent of Notes may be seen as a threat.
This is reportedly why Elon Musk initially blocked all Substack links on Twitter. Musk retreated on this after user outcry, but embedded tweets in Substack still remain blocked by him.
In true internet-wars fashion, Substack responded to Musk about his behaviour on their new platform itself, Notes:
And Maajid Nawaz’s first Note was this:
As you see, Notes is a new free space on Substack for us to share links, short posts, quotes, photos, and more. We plan to use it just as we would use status updates on other platforms, more like a stream of consciousness.
How to join
Head to substack.com/notes or find the “Notes” tab in the Substack app. As a subscriber to Radical Media - by Maajid Nawaz, you’ll automatically see our notes. Feel free to like, reply, or share them around!
You can also share notes of your own. We hope this becomes a space where every reader of Radical Media can share thoughts, ideas, and interesting quotes from the things we're reading on Substack and beyond.
If you encounter any issues, you can always refer to the Notes FAQ for assistance. We look forward to seeing you on Notes!
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