Best of #econtwitter - Week of July 9, 2023: interesting tweets
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Twitter might be dying, and it was a holiday week in the US, but a lot of good content here?
^surely there is heterogeneity across fields, but also does sometimes seem like everyone thinks they’re the ones who have it the worst — would love any references to empirical evidence
^this is a new beta feature for Pro users. Here’s another thread
^more, on complaints about Twitter. Also: the Twitter algorithm silences substack-linked threads; and seems to downgrade links in general. Also: as previously editions of this newsletter have complained about, killing the Twitter API has killed third-party platforms. Also: searching/QTing sometimes break / don’t show all results. Also: the neutering of tweetdeck
^it will be hard for the newsletter to continue if Threads overtakes Twitter (this would not be the end of the world) given how non-customizable the platform is… it looks too hard to filter for Good Content there. But that might change!
From the archives
^Aguiar et al (2021): underrated
^is something going on with prices? :
^“Most tech jobs are in NAICS 51. [Wolfers] cited a sub category of NAICS 54.” That said, underlying point about media distortions re: “highly visible”/elite sectors still probably true though, cf paper
^agreed, increase the demand for our labor :)