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Casey Newton is the very model of a modern technology reporter.
He breaks news, has mastered Twitter, and he built a newsletter so popular at the Vox Media tech site The Verge that he left in September to write his own newsletter for Substack called Platformer. Newton reports on major tech platforms, but he’s also figured out how to use them to build a loyal, paying audience.
So when Twitter announced Super Follows, a way for users to paywall some of their tweets for those willing to pay a few bucks, Newton was intrigued.