* You can’t beat the algorithm [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=177836123&f=1081591&c=7623313&u=5102652 ]
When a new medium shows up that allocates attention, someone comes out ahead.
They win a Google search, amass a ton of FB followers, hit the jackpot on Twitter or even Clubhouse.
“They picked me!” and the attention feels inevitable. Others see the pennies from heaven and rush in to follow, eager for their share of traffic.
But there is no “they” and you weren’t picked. The algorithm needs to send attention somewhere, and for a while, it sent it over there. But it almost certainly won’t last. Because the ecosystem is changing, all the time.
You can’t post on a same platform twice, because the second time, it’s not the same platform as it was last time.
We have a chance to do work we’re proud of, and to do it for people who care. And maybe we can do it in a way that will lead them to tell the others. Traffic from an algorithm isn’t the point, it’s a random bonus.
No sense being a puppet, especially if you can’t be sure who is pulling the strings or why.
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Focusing on irrelevant facts is like looking through clouded eyes.
Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with. (Robert Staughton Lynd)
It doesn’t take a master to hold a sword.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. (Publilius Syrus)
Birds of a Feather Flock TogetherMeaning: People tend to associate with others who share similar interests or values.
Motion after death
Sweet chorus ahead of time
Lament in the spring
“If we don’t believe in free expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” — Noam Chomsky
“The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.” — John Stuart Mill
Today’s Inspirational Quote:
“Though I might travel afar, I will meet only what I carry with me, for every man is a mirror. We see only ourselves reflected in those around us. Their attitudes and actions are only a reflection of our own. The whole world, and its condition, has its counterparts within us all. Turn the gaze inward. Correct yourself and your world will change.”
— Kirsten Zambucka
Did you know…
… that today is the anniversary of Sybil Ludington’s Ride? In 1777, 16-year-old Sybil Ludington rode her horse from New York to Connecticut during the night to rally her father’s militia. She rode more than twice the distance of Paul Revere. This is especially remarkable because modern day endurance horse riders using lightweight saddles can barely ride such distances in daylight over well-marked courses.
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Paul Boese – 1923-1976, Businessman and Writer