Is Social Media Losing Ground To Email Newsletters?

“My favorite new social network doesn’t incessantly spam me with notifications,” brags New York Times technology writer Mike Isaac. “When I post, I’m not bombarded with @mentions from bots and trolls. And after I use it, I don’t worry about ads following me around the web.
“That’s because my new social network is an email newsletter.”

Every week or so, I blast it out to a few thousand people who have signed up to read my musings. Some of them email back, occasionally leading to a thoughtful conversation. It’s still early in the experiment, but I think I love it. The newsletter is not a new phenomenon. But there is a growing interest among those who are disenchanted with social media in what writer Craig Mod has called “the world’s oldest networked publishing platform.” For us, the inbox is becoming a more attractive medium than the news feed…
For me, the


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