Excerpt/Analysis: I'm not sure I totally buy the "white flight" argument. But looking at the faces of those who've shelled out $50 to join app.net, they definitely are overwhelmingly white and male. I'd add too that they're more than likely tech industry folks. That's all well-and-good, I suppose, right up until part of the point of abandoning Twitter is that the "normals" and their pesky K-Mart ads have arrived. I am really concerned about the future of Twitter, don't get me wrong. But I'm not sure that app.net is the right answer yet. In part it's too soon to tell. And in part it's because it really does look like the white boys club.
Audrey Watters is an education writer, a recovering academic, a serial dropout, a rabble-rouser, and some days, ed-tech's Cassandra.
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- The Real Reason I Dropped Out of a PhD Program, August 29, 2012
- "The Audrey Test": Or, What Should Every Techie Know About Education?, March 17, 2012
- Codecademy and the Future of (Not) Learning to Code, October 28, 2011
- The Wrath Against Khan: Why Some Educators Are Questioning Khan Academy, July 19, 2011
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