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    WIRED | Cal Newport | 4/23/20 | 7 min
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    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      2 months ago

      Good Read.

      Several intriguing sections:

      Or Hendrick Streeck (@hendrikstreeck), the director of the Institute of Virology at the University of Bonn, whose pioneering field studies of a German coronavirus hot spot are radically changing our understanding of how the virus spreads. (Hint: You’re not likely to get it from the jogger passing you on the sidewalk.)

      And the bit about essays being removed from Medium.

    • kellyalysia
      Scout
      2 months ago

      But also you still have to convince the average user to actually read.

    • thorgalle
      Scribe
      4 months ago

      He’s basically arguing for an expert-only Medium for Reputable Institutions. Doesn’t sound like a bad idea. But then how did he see discussion on that Medium? Also expert-only?

      while the platforms would continue to work their algorithmic magic to amplify the more impactful content. The big change, however, is that this short-form content can now be pointing back to their longer, more stable elaborations.

      With the extant problem of short attention spans and not bothering to read behind the headlines. I wonder if Cal is aware of Readup?

    • deephdave
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      11 months ago

      When confined to Twitter, pandemic experts mainly express themselves through 15- or 20-tweet long threads. Not only is this format cumbersome to consume, it also can’t easily be updated.