Elon Musk Shuts Down TKC Newsletter

Actually, the "TKC communiqué" (lulz) never really took off but was a fun distraction and offered a bit more streamlined way to interact with my fellow local misanthropes. 

Whilst playing mail lady was kinda fun . . . It's not really a role we want to take on full time. As always, we like the blog format because it's very much "take it or leave it" and that suits our worldview and writing style.

Here's the damage and a quick look at the ditched effort for the tech giant . . .

"Twitter bought Revue at the start of 2021. At the time, the company argued the acquisition was a natural expansion of its platform. And for a while, it had a point since paid newsletters were all the rage last year. Following the purchase, Twitter moved to quickly integrate the two platforms closer together . . . But all of that was before Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter and the newsletter goldrush died out. The billionaire has said one of his goals for Twitter has been to simplify the app. "

Now . . .

We had put out about 50 issues that were worth a peek but nothing spectacular. 

We like the idea of an alternate messaging service to communicate directly with readers but don't want to get bogged down with something too cumbersome.

We're thinking about going back to MailChimp because the idea of a daily question and reader feedback was fun. 

Let us know if you have any other productive suggestions beyond smoke signals.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Twitter is shutting down Revue, the newsletter platform it bought last year | Engadget

One day after Jack Dorsey took to Revue to share his thoughts on the Twitter Files, the company announced it would shut down the newsletter platform early next year. "From January 12th, 2023, it will no longer be possible to access your Revue account," Revue said on Wednesday.