Would you pay for it? 🤔

The Timeline
Not gonna lie. I probably would.

I knew y'all were fam
I hope you had a good week!
I’m going to start off by saying thank you to the subscriber who let me know there was a misspelling in last week’s subject line. (LOL please don’t go through your inbox to find it!)
I knew I could count on you all to have my back. 🙌🏽
Anyway, this is one of those issues that sort of wrote itself. While the timeline was relatively quiet, there were still some scroll stoppers.
Twitter Blue might get my money
Would you pay for a new Twitter experience with new and enhanced features (undo tweet, reader mode, custom icons, etc.)?
Twitter is probably the platform I’m on most of the time. I mean, this newsletter wouldn’t be possible without it and its name comes from what some seasoned tweeps call the home tab.
Anyway, I digress. I’ll probably pay for Twitter Blue once it becomes available to me. I’ll report back. OBVIOUSLY.
Jane Manchun Wong
Twitter confirms “Twitter Blue”, which costs $2.99 per month by publicly including such In-App Purchase on the App Store

For testing, I’ve become the first paying Twitter Blue customer 😅

Twitter Blue comes with Color Themes as well as custom App Icons

Reader Mode coming soon https://t.co/RxQHwi6apl https://t.co/UC7kfNS9PE
Scroll stoppers
The Friends reunion finally happened. A lot of people were happy about it. Some debated whether the sitcom would be relevant today because of its lack of diversity. Its director said if the show was around today, it probably wouldn’t be an all-white cast.
If you could keep one item from the Friend’s set, what would it be? #FriendsReunion #HBOMax https://t.co/sq9IPmdstV
People are selling the packaging and sauces from the McDonald’s BTS meal. The collaboration was released earlier this week and ARMYs are sharing their drive-thru experiences on social media. Personally, I am TEAM SWEET CHILI.
miracle⁷₁₂₇dripping in hot sauce
people are already selling the BTS x McDonald’s meal on eBay 🧍🏽‍♀️ #BTSMeal #BTSxMcDonalds https://t.co/cFCqMo0t6R
NPR used Twitter Spaces to talk about how their staff covers Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. It was refreshing to see a news organization use Spaces this way.
A screenshot of NPR's tweet promoting its Twitter Spaces event
A screenshot of NPR's tweet promoting its Twitter Spaces event
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In case you missed it
🛒 Ross fired an employee whose TikTok video went viral. It’s a missed opportunity if you ask me. The TikToks are 🔥
🎙 I hate to say that I told you so, but social audio is here and it’s only going to get bigger.
🎧 Twitch takes DMCA takedowns seriously, but at least they’re warning creators before it happens — again.
🌯 As if there weren’t already enough uses for Discord, Chipotle used it to recruit employees.
👥 The president’s Venmo friends were leaked. Now the app lets you hide your friends.
📹 YouTube was the spot for Asian American creators and we will put some respect on Michelle Phan’s name. Thank you very much.
📰 The digital divide kept some rural Alaska Native villages from being able to send in an application for COVID-19 aid.
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