What apps to use if you leave Twitter


One of the delights of Twitter is that you can read the thoughts of fascinating people free. Academics, law experts, reporters, comics and people who have devoted their life to niche topics have all shared their brilliance in an accessible way. Luckily, many are posting those same thoughts, more in-depth, other places.

Sign up for newsletters. Many big Twitter personalities have longer-form offerings, published through their employers or independently on Substack or Medium. You can also support creators on sites like Patreon and Ko-fi, which let you pay different amounts for access to their content. Follow them on the other big social media sites, like Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and LinkedIn. Finally, subscribe to podcasts featuring the same kind of smart, funny and informative people you find on Twitter.

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