#171 - Twitter is looking for younger users | Curio

#171 - Twitter is looking for younger users

19 mins | Mar 22, 2022

Today's episode from 22nd March 2022. It's easy to get lost in the doom of the war in Ukraine but our first story looks at one of the moments of hope and humanity. As the fastest growing refugee crisis since the second world war continues, we follow a Ukrainian journalist on what greeted her at the Polish-Ukrainian border. Then later, Twitter is turning to the tech world’s teen savant to help compete with Tik-Tok. Having worked on Instagram Stories and Youtube Shorts, can Michael Sayman bring the bird app to younger users? Following Russia's full-scale military invasion of Ukraine, more than 1 million people have fled to safety across the Polish border. With horrifying scenes of refugees across the world forced to return to war zones, journalist Anastasia Lapatina expected a humanitarian catastrophe. But instead, she tells The Guardian of the astounding and heart-warming generosity she witnessed from ordinary Polish people going above and beyond to help. As TikTok maintains its grasp as the platform of choice for teenagers, Twitter is trying to find a way to make inroads with younger users. For the Washington Post, Taylor Lorenz explores how the company has hired the tech world’s teen savant to help court more youthful users, but will this be enough to be a true competitor to the video-focused giant? Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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