I've been enjoying newsletters more than ever. This old-school form of communication has made a comeback, probably in response to the way Facebook controls the content you see. With a newsletter, there's no middleman filtering out the content.
A relatively new newsletter publishing service called Revue has launched a directory of its favorite newsletters. The newsletters they have selected are not necessarily published using Revue, which is a good move on their part. I'm happy they have included my own newsletter, Recomendo (a weekly newsletter that gives you 6 brief personal recommendations of cool stuff).
Here are some newsletters I really like: Quartz Daily Brief, 5-bullet Friday, The Intercept, WTF Just Happened Today?, Tofugu Thursday, and The Journal.
What newsletters do you subscribe to that you are excited to see appear in your email inbox?
In The New York Times, Mike Isaac explains why newsletters are a better way of communicating than Facebook and Twitter. For me, the change has happened slowly but the reasons for it were unmistakable. Every time I was on Twitter, I felt worse. I worried about being too connected to my phone, too wrapped up […]
Matt Kiser has started a good newsletter called “What The Fuck Just Happened, Today? Logging the daily shock and awe.” He summarizes and links to the major political news events of the day (Trump Picks Neil Gorsuch, A Scalia Clone, For The Supreme Court”) and includes a a few items of Lesser Importance (Bannon explained […]
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