Casey Newton

Casey Newton


I write The Interface. Get it by email: https://t.co/0umDpRUfyZ | casey@theverge.com | instagram: @crumbler

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3. There are now going to be Congressional hearings about why YouTube un-verified a bunch of pro-life and pro-gun channels and my brain has pre-exploded just thinking about it

1. If you've verified people's identifies, do not un-verify them without cause. This reduces trust in the whole system 2. Introducing different verification icons for different types of creator, such as🎵 for musical artists, will create vastly MORE confusion in the system

make 👏 things 👏 less 👏 bad 👏

6. Apparently until recently YouTube had been 'verifying' any account that hit 100,000 subscribers, even if it hadn't, uh, verified their identity. So today's mess is a consequence of the previous mess

Smart displays like Echo Show, Nest Hub and Portal could be 10x more popular if we didn’t all work in open-plan offices. I would LOVE to videochat with my colleagues by tapping 2 buttons at my desk instead of doing the ‘let me grab a room / I’m being kicked out’ dance every day

Straight culture is only using your Instagram Close Friends list to post baby photos

Thinking strongly about turning this notification into an ornate brooch

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Absolutely shaken by the way this man on Muni is wearing his AirPods

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Today, three former Facebook content moderators are going on the record to talk about working conditions at their site in Tampa, FL. Their office was filthy, and their work was grim. Last year, a moderator had a heart attack at his desk and died

Uber’s “safe rides fee” was 100 percent bullshit from the start. There is no bottom with this company

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iMessage should display "average time to text you back" for every contact and the app should have a leaderboard

VCs in real life: hello VCs on Twitter: success is a raft made out of tears. obstacles are lovers in disguise. a startup is a wish your heart makes

Google Assistant: I booked you a rental car, found your Yellowstone photos, checked your flight time and sent an email Siri: Here are some results I found on the web for “Siri”

Google Calendar is down so here are your meetings for the day!! - 10-minute meeting in which the host says “Just waiting for a couple more people to join before we start” for 8 minutes - A Zoom link, but it’s the wrong link and you have to ask Karen for the new one - Drinks

Each day I: - wonder what time it is - look at my phone - see a notification - check the notification - put my phone away - wonder what time it is

Recently I decided my favorite YouTube genre is “teenagers getting pulled on stage to perform with their idols and melting everyone’s faces off,” and so here are some videos in that vein that you may enjoy

A fourth Matrix??? Finally we’ll see *checks notes* whether the peace between the Oracle and the Architect held after Neo allowed himself to be assimilated into the machines, creating an energy surge that destroyed all the clones of Agent Smith (1/806)

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