Hey folks, many of you have been asking for alternatives to Twitter. I’ve found some great sites to use like Spoutible and Post, and I hope to see y’all there. I like ‘em a lot.
But I also want you to know about Notes, the new social media component rolled out by Substack today.
How good is Notes? Well, let me put this way: last week, Elon Musk blocked Substack links on Twitter and prevented users from liking or retweeting anything positive about Substack. And now we know why: he views Notes as a dangerous competitor to Twitter, and he’s right to be scared of it.
It’s free to use, and it’s part of the whole Substack ecosystem, meaning that it’s easy to go to folks’ blogs/profiles and interact with their work.
Notes is quite simply better than Twitter, hands down. I’ve included one of my Notes (like a tweet) below and after that is a guide written by Substack that makes it easy to join and use.
Notes is a new space on Substack for us to share links, short posts, quotes, photos, and more. I plan to use it for things that don’t fit in the newsletter, like work-in-progress or quick questions.
How to join
Head to substack.com/notes or find the “Notes” tab in the Substack app. As a subscriber to Charlotte's Web Thoughts, you’ll automatically see my notes. Feel free to like, reply, or share them around!
You can also share notes of your own. I hope this becomes a space where every reader of Charlotte's Web Thoughts 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. Looking forward to seeing you there!
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I really like Mastodon. If you haven’t tried it you might want to give it a chance.