1. Full disclosure: I was not a fan of his schtick, but on the other hand I didn’t at all dislike him. But, Jesus, days like today in the media landscape make me want to actively hate people.

  1. I really hate that box-link set-up.

    Also, did you catch that bit in The Atlantic about why Tech hasn’t done well at Education? Seems right up your alley.

  2. Maybe one problem is the very concept of “Education”? What is it, who defines it, who benefits from it?


  3. I don’t get it. Five stories on Williams and one on Michael Brown. The one on Brown is highlighted vividly in yellow. It’s the one I would click on. The “subtlety” applies to the celebrity stories whereas to me the click bait is Brown. Is that what you meant, or am I missing something? Not sure what you mean by “subtle” here.

    1. I mean that dozens of sites flooding their feeds with post after post about a celebrity’s death, cynically exploiting people’s emotions for page views, is gross. Slate could have run one piece on Robin Williams’s death. Instead it ran many. “Subtle” was meant ironically.

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