Thinking more about NPR and PBS leaving Twitter (which I think is a good thing) . . . This is a really great opportunity for media creators or really any internet creator to take a step back and think about whether or not it makes any sense to produce content in a walled garden like Twitter, Meta, etc.
There are internet standards and protocols that make syndicating information and interacting with content consumers free and open like RSS and ActivityPub. There are protocols from the major operating system vendors that allow notifications directly from websites, and it is always possible to use an app to completely control how a consumer experiences content.
My point is this – if enough creators choose open standards to distribute their content, consumers no longer need to use scattered, disparate, and walled solutions to consume information. The question is no longer what consumers are able to access but how they want to access it.
NPR and PBS have a big opportunity to lead here.