Rude surprise for Substack creators. Most creators rely on Twitter. It's their number one driver for growth - Musk knows this and bans links and content from Substack.
E. Another reason to keep writing for Medium, because he clearly doesn't care about that.
Wondering if link shorteners work (like bit.ly or Buffer)?
Musk never really supported free speech, just “free speech” to say what he wanted to- and to cut out what he didn’t.
E. This is abuse of a dominant position. There are laws against that, even in the USA
E - if you're surprised you haven't been paying attention. Musk never had a "free speech principle."
Have you looked at Post News I have been posting content there and although not given it much time I have picked up a steady flow of followers. My other tip would be to use Instagram, I download the media assets and then link to my Substack in my profile. I get twice as much traffic from there as I do from Twitter.
I pointed my Substack to a separate domain, and the link still seems to work on Twitter, much like the bit.ly link I guess:
He's getting too big for his britches. I hope he never follows through on buying Substack.
I shared your post, but deleted the link. So far, they have not banned me or done any other bad things to me. ;-)
Yeah, this really sucks.
I wrote about this change on Medium too.
Twitter has truly taken a turn for the worse.
twitter feels like a joke to me at this point. I barely invest time into it.
What? I can't believe this. Just checked it. It's true. Thanks so much. You always stay on top of all things related to Substqck, Medium and so many other platforms. Thanks! Happy Easter
My shares get on Twitter without problems. I just wish it has the cover pictures like sharing on Facebook. I don't think Musk sees Substack Notes as threat because Notes are just for writers. Can't replace Twitter's broad audience.
It's definitely not a good move on Musk's part in my opinion. Banning competing platforms makes Twitter look irrelevant and abusive. If they truly care about freedom of speech and user choice, they shouldn't have a problem with links to Substack. Period. I like Twitter, and I plan to keep using it, but this move just seems petty on their part.
It seems the link issue has been resolved?
Disappointing. I am just starting to build my twitter audience. Now I'm wondering if I should revise my strategy.