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Twitter Buys Substack Competitor Revue in Pivot to Newsletters

Nature for nerds: Earther covers all things climate, science, and environmental. AboutGizmodo StoreGizmodo Store is a third party site which is subject to its own terms of use and privacy policy.Gizmodo Store is a third party site which is subject to its own terms of use and privacy policy. Twitter announced on Tuesday it is buying one of newsletter service Substack’s competitors, the smaller Revue, in a deal with undisclosed terms. It surged in 2020, inspiring all manner of takes and thinkpieces about whether it represents the future of news. Some of the highest-profile Substack converts have been journalists and bloggers with huge Twitter followings, such as Glenn Greenwald, Andrew Sullivan, and Matthew Yglesias, who staged dramatic breaks with their prior employers. But other users include former BuzzFeed culture writer Anne Helen Petersen, former Verge tech journalist Casey Newton, newspaper columnist David Sirota, rock critic Robert Christgau, academics, and humorists. So it’s not surprising that Twitter—without which many of these writers and editors would have struggled to build audiences independent of their employers at all—wants a cut of the pie.

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