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Taylor Hatmaker


Portland, OR, United States

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Recent articles by Taylor:

Roblox will let 13+ users import contacts and add recommended friends

Roblox is adding some key social features to help users ages 13 and up connect and find friends on the social gaming platform. → Read More

The FTC is suing to block Microsoft from buying Activision

The FTC announced Thursday that it would sue to block Microsoft's acquisition of gaming giant Activision Blizzard. → Read More

Cinder’s content moderation software is custom-built for trust and safety teams

Cinder launches software for companies grappling with some of the internet’s most complex, dangerous challenges. → Read More

Meta’s Oversight Board wants Facebook to be more transparent about VIP accounts

Meta's Oversight Board is now back with their recommendations for Facebook and Instagram's secret VIP account system. → Read More

Lensa AI, the app making ‘magic avatars,’ raises red flags for artists

Photo editing app Lensa AI went viral this week for making AI-generated stylized avatars. Its popularity raises alarm with artists. → Read More

Elon Musk vicariously publishes internal emails from Twitter’s Hunter Biden laptop drama

After teasing his plans, Elon Musk took the unusual step of leaking a conversation that took place inside of Twitter before he bought it. → Read More

Elon Musk just brought an infamous neo-Nazi back to Twitter

Neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin re-appeared on the site, tweeting from a new handle associated with his account banned back in 2015. → Read More

Discord opens up paid subscriptions so servers can sell premium perks

After launching premium memberships as a pilot late last year, Discord will now allow more servers to offer paid memberships in exchange for special server-specific perks. Plenty of Discord communities were already using third-party services like Patreon to offer access to premium content, but the expanded feature will allow Discord-centric communities to manage that process […] → Read More

Twitter is going to show you more tweets from people you don’t follow

Twitter says it's going to put more algorithmic recommendations in users' timelines and the changes are already rolling out. → Read More

Elon Musk’s next trick? Picking a fight with Apple

Elon Musk declared war on Apple after complaining about App Store rules and the iPhone maker's infamous developer fees. → Read More

More key Twitter execs just quit, including the head of trust and safety

Hours after news broke that Twitter lost top cybersecurity executive Lea Kissner, another round of departures deepened the company's ongoing crisis. → Read More

Fake Twitter accounts flock to blue check mark chaos

On Twitter, paid blue check marks are live and accounts impersonating LeBron James and other athletes are already creating chaos. → Read More

Elon Musk’s Twitter faces US midterm elections, his first high-stakes test

Elon Musk's Twitter faces U.S. midterm elections with half the staff, fresh chaos and an unstable leader at the wheel. → Read More

Elon Musk just axed key Twitter teams like human rights, accessibility, AI ethics and curation

On Friday, Elon Musk decimated a number of key teams at Twitter focused on everything from ethical AI to human rights. → Read More

Twitch opens Guest Star up so anyone can run their own talk show now

Through a new tool called Guest Star, streamers can now pull other creators and fans into their streams for a talk show-like experience. → Read More

Elon Musk’s Twitter already looks grim for the LGBTQ community

Elon Musk has already undermined his credibility on some of social media's most vexing problems and promoted anti-LGBTQ views. → Read More

Elon Musk says Twitter will form a content moderation ‘council’ before deciding on Trump

Musk says he won't make any major content moderation decisions — i.e. restoring former President Donald Trump — until he forms a council. → Read More

It happened: Elon Musk officially owns Twitter

Musk accomplished the unthinkable: he bought Twitter for $44 billion, a costly price for what social platforms are worth. → Read More

Meta is in trouble

Meta is in trouble Thursday, with shares plunging by 25%. The company is now worth almost a quarter of what it was last year. → Read More

Elon Musk’s Twitter deal has to close by Friday or the trial is back on

Musk is expected to close his deal to buy Twitter by Friday, putting him officially in charge of one of the world's biggest social networks. → Read More