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Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Taylor:

Meta’s vision for Threads is more mega-mall than public square

With its new Twitter competitor Threads, Meta could stand to learn from from both recent and ancient history. → Read More

Threads won’t be fun — but it will give brands a refuge from Twitter

Threads offers brands and celebrities a Twitter alternative with deep ties to Instagram, an app that isn't fun either. → Read More

Threads passes 2 million downloads in 2 hours

It's day one for Threads, Meta's new Twitter clone, and new users are signing up in impressively huge numbers already. → Read More

TikTok's COO is leaving the company

TikTok's longstanding COO V Pappas just announced plans to leave their prominent role at the social media company. → Read More

Elon Musk triples down on making Twitter terrible for trans people

Musk declared that "cisgender" — meaning "not transgender" — is now considered a slur on the social network. → Read More

Roblox invites its community to build mature experiences for 17+ users

Roblox will allow its community to build new, more mature experiences for verified users who are age 17 and older. → Read More

Twitch will require new labels for streams with sexual themes, gambling and M-rated games

Twitch is rethinking the way it flags mature content, swapping its existing system for a more granular set of topic-specific labels. → Read More

BuzzCutt steers the sober curious toward booze-free bar and restaurant options

BuzzCutt aims to shepherd non-drinkers, mindful drinkers and the sober-curious toward their best local options. → Read More

Twitch’s new Partner Plus program offers some streamers a 70/30 revenue split

Twitch's Partner Plus program restores a more favorable subscription revenue split to streamers who qualify, with some strings attached. → Read More

Twitch backtracks on branded content changes after streamer backlash

"These guidelines are bad for you and bad for Twitch, and we are removing them immediately," Twitch wrote on Twitter. → Read More

YouTube rolls back its rules against election misinformation

YouTube reverses its rules against some election misinformation, allowing some previously prohibited content around U.S. elections. → Read More

Twitter's trust and safety lead Ella Irwin resigns

Twitter's head of trust and safety Ella Irwin has resigned, the now-former executive confirmed on Thursday. → Read More

Match Group debuts Archer, a new face-first gay dating app for men

Online dating behemoth Match Group is introducing a new gay dating app, just in time for Pride. The company, which owns the lion’s share of the global dating market, is launching Archer, a “social-first” dating experience for gay, bi and queer men. Archer won’t actually be hitting the App Store just yet — that happens […] → Read More

Twitter technical issues crash Ron DeSantis's 2024 campaign announcement

The Twitter Space with the presidential announcement experienced ongoing technical issues Wednesday and ultimately crashed. → Read More

Elon Musk ushers in DeSantis’s 2024 campaign, signaling a new era for Twitter

Ron DeSantis's decision to forgo traditional venues in favor of making a big media moment with Musk marks a new phase for the social network. → Read More

The surgeon general's advisory on risks of youth social media use could shift the conversation

A new public health warning this week from the U.S. surgeon general explores concerns that social media use among children and teens poses serious risks that science has only just begun to understand. “… The current body of evidence indicates that while social media may have benefits for some children and adolescents, there are ample […] → Read More

TikTok sues Montana over its controversial new law banning the app

TikTok's new lawsuit hits back against a new Montana law, signed last week, that bans the app in the state. → Read More

Supreme Court rules in favor of Twitter and Google, avoiding the issue of Section 230 for now

The two cases, Twitter v. Taamneh and Gonzalez v. Google, sought to hold tech platforms accountable for terrorist activity. → Read More

Montana just banned TikTok

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte just signed the nation's strongest restrictions on Chinese-owned social media app TikTok into law. → Read More

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom early impressions – a feast fit for a short king

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has only been out in the wild for a few days at this point, marking a mere sliver of the time players will spend unfolding Hyrule’s fresh secrets in the coming months — and even years, if Breath of the Wild is any indication. For anyone avoiding […] → Read More