Platformer is an independent publication devoted to exploring the intersection of technology platforms and society. It was founded in 2020 by me, technology journalist Casey Newton.

Platformer publishes on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 5PM PT, and sometimes on particularly newsy Wednesdays and Fridays. You can subscribe here. Offering a mix of original reporting, analysis, commentary, and curated links, the newsletter effectively serves as a daily live blog for a tumultuous period in the history of technology and governance.

More than 140,000 people trust Platformer to keep them informed on the day’s most important developments. Subscribers include executives at Facebook, Twitter, Google, Amazon, Apple, and Snap, along with their counterparts in academia, government, and journalism.

What does Platformer cover?

My focus evolves with the news, and I intend to update this list at least quarterly. Here’s what I’m obsessed with right now:

How do you see the world?