Why this time won't be different.
"Don’t sign up for platforms that won’t let you leave, kids." Exactly why I'm not signing up.
Spot on! I’m not sure if you’ve discussed this elsewhere, but do you think that the “community” that is Substack can avoid also becoming a “mall”? I have moments when I think it can and I try to comport myself on Substack as a person and not a consumer, but some of the new feature introductions speak to the same quest for user growth and engagement that the malls seek out.