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Opinion | Donald Trump’s Glitchy, Snaggy Social Media Rollout


Lofty. However like the rest, solely recent options and the excitement they create could make it a profitable platform, for the reason that pleasure of round the clock trolling by the previous president is bound to put on off. I’ve seen it earlier than, to be a winner in tech requires greater than offering a stage for bloviating, infinite scream fests and stunt posting. You’ve bought to get busy being both helpful, entertaining or distinctive — and being all three is the golden aim.

Reality Social is already enjoying catch-up within the right-leaning social media behind Gettr, Rumble, Parler, MeWe and others. So it had higher get higher, quick. That’s hardly a given right here, even with Trump’s backing, since they’re all combating for a comparatively small pool of customers. (I imply, there’s solely a lot Dinesh D’Souza nonsense to go round.)

Wall Avenue, nonetheless, didn’t appear to thoughts the mess. Digital World Acquisition, the particular function acquisition firm, or SPAC, that Trump Media is ready to merge with, noticed its shares up 14 p.c after the Reality Social debut. This, regardless of an ongoing investigation by the Securities and Trade Fee that might cease the SPAC transaction and deny Trump Media entry to some $1.3 billion in money.

However let’s face it, Trump clearly nonetheless pines for Twitter, his best digital love, a relationship that’s now unrequited. Whereas he has been tweet-banished, I might lay good cash down on a wager that he would run proper again to his previous stomping floor — emphasis on stomp — if he got the chance, leaving Reality Social with no backward look.

This week I caught up with Liza Donnelly, whose new ebook “Very Humorous Girls,” about girls cartoonists for The New Yorker, shall be printed subsequent month. However somewhat than my tried-and-true query and reply format, I requested Donnelly, herself a cartoonist, to lean into her sketching skills and reply my queries together with her drafting pen. No enhancing wanted this week.

Your ebook is titled “Very Humorous Girls,” which they’re. However I might like to know why we have to differentiate men and women in the case of cartooning, because it doesn’t, say, require a feat of bodily energy to choose up a pen or pencil. In different phrases, what are the distinctive challenges girls face in cartooning?

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