$INV: Capturing attention in and of itself isn’t valuable unless it leads to other forms of monetization | Jan 2020

1/ A weird adage has emerged that "attention is the most valuable and scarce resource in the world" It is finite, it is important, and it is more fought over than ever before. There is not evidence is the 'most', or even super-valuable; plus competition is eroding bottomline — Matt Ball (CES 7-9; YYZ 10; […]

$INV: Thread on public sector-run, non-predatory tech bootcamp | Jan 2020

Resharing some info I first shared when I fell out of love with Lambda school. I wanted to be a fan! But it’s clear they’re doubling down on selling ISAs and ignoring feedback from marginalized students, SWEs, and hiring managers. So what can a non-predatory bootcamp look like? pic.twitter.com/JjEhjto7Xo — Mekka Okereke (@mekkaokereke) January 4, […]

$INV: Thread on the chronic failure of college education to help people succeed in working life and the political protections preventing reforms | Jan 2020

1/ Okay, since I’ve written on this at length I can tweet a short essay. The gutting of high school excellence, followed by the promotion of college for all, sentenced new adults to an extended bondage with big loans and closed most job opportunities to non-grads. https://t.co/FBqgKSgpTb — Jeb Kinnison (@JebKinnison) January 2, 2020

$INV: NYT in 1922: “[Hitler] was merely using anti-Semitic propaganda as a bait to catch masses of followers and keep them aroused, enthusiastic…” | Jan 2020

The @nytimes 21st Nov 1922: “Reliable, well-informed sources confirmed the idea that Hitler’s anti-Semitism was not so genuine or violent as it sounded …he was merely using anti-Semitic propaganda as a bait to catch masses of followers and keep them aroused, enthusiastic…” https://t.co/nU9MI4tmuv — Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) January 2, 2020

$INV: “Introduce deliberate friction into your decisions and skepticism into your reactive instincts” before sharing breaking news and hot takes | Jan 2020

for the love of all whatever remains please follow the lead of reporters like @JaneLytv and the breaking news desk @BuzzFeedNews: think hard before you share that thing about which you, personally, know very little but about which you feel strongly. And then don’t share it. — stacy-marie ishmael (@s_m_i) January 3, 2020