Best of #econtwitter - Week of December 10, 2023: interesting tweets
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State of the twitter
^“The robustness of Twitter”. For better and quite plausibly for worse. Network effects on social media platforms are even stronger than (I, at least) thought
^some interesting back-and-forth in the replies showing evidence of link throttling 😐
^Next: We Can Stop Capitalizing Every Word In The Title Of Papers
^haven’t seen an evidence-backed explanation for why academic hiring is down (links welcome). Some speculation about concerns on secularly declining enrollment? Is it just noise? Is there variation across fields?
Good back and forth here from Nate Silver about a John Burn-Murdoch column on this topic
^might also expect that higher education = higher income = higher opportunity cost of time = more stress (Alex Tabarrok had a post on a related topic earlier this year)
^‘you best start believing in science fiction stories, Miss Turner… you’re in one’