Newsletters are a new take on the old media distribution and curation model, which leverages an reliable and old technology: email. (I love email; a wrote about newsletters back in 2017. Since my original writing newsletters have become even more prevelant and now a large player in the email newsletter space is Substack is launching a reader style app.

The Verge has an interesting article on the topic, which includes a review on beta software a little history on the reader space It is an interesting move as newsletters are seen as response the walled garden approach for social media as email is open though a newsletter company is now offering a reader app to collect your newsletters (it does supposedly allow for users to add RSS feeds).

I will need to check out the reader and also see what the response from others newsletter services like Tiny Letter or Revue. Is this the start to a new walled garden or just a way to share newsletters?