It’s been a busy few months for Mark Luckie.
In May he announced that he was leaving his post as Twitter’s manager of journalism and news to finish writing his book “DO U.” and to figure out what’s next. Earlier this month, he launched Today In #BlackTwitter, a news digest meant to give readers a depiction of what the online community is tweeting and reading about.
According to Luckie’s Medium announcement, he started Today In #BlackTwitter because “it is easy to be detached from pertinent conversations if you’re not logged in at the right time or aren’t following specific accounts.” The digest uses Twitter’s streaming APIs and combs through more than 150 Black Twitter influencers to give readers insight on what is resonating with them. Read more