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  • Doug Belshaw 11:44 am on December 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: attention, ,   

    When there’s a single metric (likes/followers), we end up looking in the rear-view mirror when we should be driving instead.

    Maximizing the benefits for the social media platform you’re on are different than maximizing the benefits for you and those you are leading.

    Seth Godin, The real scam of ‘influencer’
     
  • Doug Belshaw 8:51 pm on July 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: attention, governance, ,   

    The problem of governance in a world of cascading tweets 

    Aside from the fact that flash mobs are actually an offline thing (the author is almost painfully un-hip), this paragraph from page 380 of Niall Ferguson’s The Square and the Tower does a good job of explaining why we’re in the mess we’re in.

    As Ferguson notes, the main problem is getting people’s attention and sustaining it on important issues. The news cycle, a constant barrage of celebrity gossip, and good old-fashioned nosy neighbourliness drowns out most engagement with serious problems.

     
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