This week in our DJR Slack: Anti-harassment filters on Twitter and bookmarking tools.
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Hello World!

First of all a huge thank you to @tilman who put together the newsletter last week while I was enjoying the sun in Andalusia! <3

Among the Rockstars we are currently discussing, whether it would be better to send out the newsletter every two weeks. What do you think? Do you like the newsletter? How often would you like to have it in your inbox?

PLEASE give us some feedback in the #headquarter Channel!

And now: Rock on, enjoy the summer & read you in Slack!



Question of the week: Should @mattnavarra be a person or a page?
  • There has been an ongoing discussion about Facebook announcing the fight against adblockers. Any thoughts?
  • In other news, @mattnavarra asked for advice: Facebook offered him a chance to convert his personal profile into a Page. Would you take it? According to @victorp83, this would come as a degradation to his followers, who would become fans. Do you have any advice?

Channel Rockstar: @davidtvrdon. Check out the channel for more or contact David for questions.


About the power of first-person-storytelling

Channel Rockstar: @henrik.stahl. Check out the channel for more or contact Henrik for questions.


How it is to move your publication to Medium

By popular demand, @benwolford shared some really interesting insights on moving his publication to Medium. “It gave us new life, but hasn’t been a silver bullet” is Ben’s summary of the process.
  • The most notable difference: the overwhelming traffic boost. “If the key to publishing is to put the right stories in front of the right people at the right time, Medium has come very close to that ideal.”
  • The most notable problem: paid memberships. “[They] are trickling in, but we've had to work for every one of them.”
Have some insights of your own to share, or opinions about Medium as a storytelling platform? Join the discussion!

Channel Rockstar: @henrik.stahl. Check out the channel for more or contact Henrik for questions.


Do you know any good bookmarking tools?

The tool-discussion of the week is about bookmarking managers.

Channel Rockstar: @tilman. Check out the channel for more or contact Tilman for questions.


Twitter's anti-harassmant filter seems to work - and is now available for all users
  • Matt Navarra has shared his rant about the most annoying kind of Twitter user: “The Spammy Follow / Unfollow Twitter Account Parasite” - and, of course, he’s completely right, that those self-proclaimed “Social Media Strategists”, or “Digital Experts” are definitely a pain in the ass.
  • My personal opinion: I don’t think that they’re a real problem for Twitter. Their behaviour is embarrassing, but mostly for themselves. You can just ignore them, they won’t hurt yout. Matt says this as well: “I’m not for one minute suggesting this is Twitter’s biggest issue, nor that it even comes close to the upset and distress caused by other bigger challenges the platform faces (think harassment and abusive tweets).”
  • The quote in bracket brings up another topic (that we didn’t discuss in the channel): Twitter is finally rolling out its anti-harassment filter to all users. Verified users have been using for quite a while, and it seems to work really well - last year, Caitlin Dewey tested the tool and was confident: “Twitter has taken its biggest step yet against harassment. And here’s the incredible thing — cue parades, confetti, brass bands, etc. — this new step actually works.”

Channel Rockstar: @simon. Check out the channel for more or contact Isabel for questions.


How to start into Youtube? Help @maxieq!
  • @maxieq is planning to expand his work to Youtube. He’s not sure how yet, though. Have some tips and/or ideas? Tap in to #video and help him out!
  • And, while you’re there, raise your opinion about the competition among major platforms (Youtube, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter) of tying publishers to produce native video content. :)

Channel Rockstar: @henrik.stahl. Check out the channel for more or contact Henrik for questions.

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What this week felt like

carefully selected by @textautomat. 

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These people contributed to this newsletter, give them all your love as they clean up our Slack for you!
@davidtvrdon@dorien_luyckx@flight_1, @henrik.stahl@jankoenig, @kollege,  @madalina.ciobanu@marcbiskup@martinhoffmann@simon@textautomat@tilman@thomasweyres, and @trotzendorff.
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