Once I was a journalist, then a VC. When the cold war between the two sides went nuclear on Twitter, I finally had to find a new home. On Substack, of course!
Thank you for finding a forum. I was a faithful listener to the Mktplace podcast until you left. I’ve missed your voice.
Long time market place fan here. It is great to see you when you can express yourself more freely. I still have my banana pants!
Looking forward to reading more.
Great to “hear” your voice again. I look forward to reading more.
So happy to have found you! I have followed you since the early days with Tom and relied upon you for my tech knowledge. After you left Market Place, I tried the podcast, but it didn’t work for me. This is perfect.
Hi Molly! Still missing you on Make Me Smart, Kai and Kimberly are great, but it’s not the same. I took a break when you moved on and eventually came back because it’s just so good. I hope the same of Twitter, it’s going through a transition and I don’t think it will die, I just don’t know how the story will end yet. Meanwhile, checkout projectliberty.io, dsnp.org, and unfinished.com. They are one of many organizations trying to build a new and better social networking world. Hope springs eternal!
Molly, it's nice to have you back. I've missed your reporting with Kai and Marketplace and what the algorithm would allow me to see (without personal intervention) on that bird app. I hope this can be a good place to chat and exchange thoughts and enjoy the longer form. I know it's possible.
Again, glad to see you here and looking forward to reading what you share with us (with your voice of course). Welcome to Substack.
Finally, been waiting for this!
long time fan, first time follower. Looking forward to this.
Not happy about Elon's behavior on Twitter either, but I find the bird app a delightful place full of smart, amazing, and stimulating professionals. It takes a bit of cultivation, but not much. Tips: NEVER go to trending topics, block aggressively, turn on the "Quality Filter" in settings, tweak with advanced filters.
And glad to see you here too. One of my goals for 2023 is to write more about how to nurture a more resilient biosphere to support climate, with a strong focus on forests and watersheds.
Molly - Welcome to Substack! As for Twitter it will get better. Don't delete it, just make & follow Lists on Twitter. I have made a great List recently..."#LithiumWave".
Covering a hundred or so smart people, battery analysts, & mining minds in battery supply chain Twitter. A little EV overlap, but mostly here to topple the coal/NatGas world order. Come say hi.
Go into the Mastodon Light, Carol Ann! I’m on newsie.social and it’s a real world on there, like early 2000s blogging, like 1995 Geocities.
On an unrelated note, as an old fan from your CNET round table days, I’d love a post on what you think of the CNET AI content fiasco. Lordy, how far they have fallen.
Thank you for continuing to find ways to share your voice. I followed your thoughtful reporting from Marketplace then to VC Sundays to keep up with climate solutions and now here.
I agree with you regarding all you said in this post. I would add that media, journalists, unfortunately have given those with histrionic personality disorders way too much press, feeding them exactly what these cluster B spectrum disorders desire and adding to their collective drama.
I look forward to the day when actual sociologists and psychologists design social media platforms rather than those who simply do not have the mental capacity to understand human emotions, such as empathy and contentment.
Thank you for all your amazing work.
"Journalism hasn’t been popular for a while — a couple of years ago I told an IT guy at Verizon that I was a journalist and he told me to be careful out there because “people don’t like your kind these days.” "
At a tech show 30 years ago (yes, I'm old) an engineering type come up to me and, unbidden, said "I don't like journalists," turned and walked away. I'd never seen him before, and I'm not sure even now how he cottoned to the fact I was a scribbler.
Anyway, just so people understand, journalists have NEVER been popular. You want to be popular, don't be a journalist. It's still a worthwhile job (comforting the afflicted etc.), but it's not and never will be popular.
Good luck on Substack, Molly.
I'm a long-time fan who followed you over to #TWiST, where I've heard some great interviews. Reading what's on *your* mind is a lovely bonus. The historical arc here is really informative.