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Taylor Hatmaker


Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Taylor:

Twitch’s new experiments hub tells streamers what’s being tested each month

Twitch is giving streamers a place to find out what features the company is testing and what experiments are coming soon. → Read More

Houseparty’s founder launches Towns, an open source group chat app that comes with a blueprint

The founder of Meerkat and Houseparty is launching Towns, a vision of a decentralized future for the social web. → Read More

Supreme Court arguments this week could reshape the future of the internet

The Supreme Court doesn't sound eager to shake up Section 230, a law that protects online companies from liability for user-created content. → Read More

Roblox wants to let people build virtual worlds just by typing

Roblox is exploring how novice developers can use language-based generative AI to build out new virtual worlds. → Read More

LGBTQ organizations report a recent uptick in Twitter hate

LGBTQ groups report that hate and harassment is on the rise in Elon Musk's new Twitter era. → Read More

Epic Games launches Postparty, an app for sharing Fortnite clips

Postparty, available for iOS and Android now, gives Fortnite and Rocket League players a way to easily share gameplay clips to social media. → Read More

Twitter is telling users that they’re over the daily tweet limit

Twitter users have seen their fair share of erratic policy changes and weird bugs lately, but today they can't even tweet through it. → Read More

Meta’s Reality Labs lost $13.7 billion on VR and AR last year

Meta's investment into its vision of a VR-connected future for social media remains colossal. → Read More

Meta stock perks up as the company promises a ‘year of efficiency’

Meta's stock shot up around 15 percent in after-hours trading, giving tech stocks a much-needed shot in the arm. → Read More

Superstrata e-bike review: Rebel without a cause

Superstrata’s e-bike is a strange specimen, but it could be a good option for people who can't normally buy a bike in their size. → Read More

The best Twitter alternatives worth checking out

There's no 1:1 Twitter replacement -- not yet, and possibly not ever. But these social apps are still well worth exploring. → Read More

Meta will restore Trump’s Facebook account ‘in the coming weeks’

Two years after the company formerly known as Facebook suspended then-President Donald Trump's accounts indefinitely, it's bringing him back. → Read More

Critical Role’s second campaign will get its own Amazon animated series

Amazon is deepening its ties to hit D&D actual play series Critical Role and will adapt the streaming hit's last campaign into its own show. → Read More

Roblox taps former Google Play VP for creator role

Roblox has hired a former Google Play VP who was once the CTO of Hulu to lead the product side of its creator efforts. → Read More

Microsoft is sunsetting social VR pioneer AltspaceVR

Microsoft is sunsetting AltspaceVR, an immersive VR platform that blazed new paths toward the future of social virtual reality. → Read More

More universities are banning TikTok from their campus networks and devices

The University of Texas and Texas A&M University are two of the latest colleges to take action against the app, which is owned by Bytedance. → Read More

Netflix founder Reed Hastings steps down as co-CEO

Netflix founder and co-CEO Reed Hastings announced Thursday that he would step down after more than two decades at the company. → Read More

YouTube plans to modify profanity rules that prompted creator backlash

YouTube's gaming community pushed back against the company this week after some creators saw their old videos demonetized out of the blue. → Read More

Instagram and Facebook introduce more limits on targeting teens with ads

Facebook and Instagram advertisers will be more limited in the ways they can target personalized ads to users under 18. → Read More

Stardew Valley’s big update is now available for iOS and Android

Over the weekend, Stardew Valley patch 1.5 rolled out for the game's Android and iOS ports, bringing a ton of new stuff to do with it. → Read More