We often hear lamentations about declining educational quality, but the focus is usually misplaced on SAT scores and graduation rates. Missing from the conversation is the quality of what’s being taught. Meanwhile, we are mistakenly wed to the notion that more people going to college means more people will find jobs.
“If you keep tweeting like you do, you’ll be unemployable.” That’s the advice cum low-level threat I received from a national newspaper journalist late last year. (…) But, in reality, Twitter and the connections I have made there have got me work. A lot of it.
The truth is, I think not using the web properly is what will make the old school hacks unemployable. When it happens, let’s all try not to laugh, OK?