We measured the mix of advertising and editorial on the mobile home pages of the top 50 news websites – including ours – and found that more than half of all data came from ads and other content filtered by ad blockers.
I’m not at all surprised. Well, maybe a little. More than half of all data in the sample is ads. – leading the pack is boston.com, 38.9 second load time reduced to 8.1 seconds without ads. Holy cow.
Via NYT, HT @Brian Krogsgard / Post Status Newsletter
The Cost of Mobile Ads on 50 News Websites
Is college worth the cost? Many recent graduates don’t think so.
I certainly don’t think so. I regret my decision to attend University of Baltimore. I’ve saddled my family with a huge debt that will take years to pay off, and I’ve seen exactly zero return on investment.
I will say that I don’t feel the sane about community college. I got a lot out of my time there for a reasonable price and it kick started me on my career path. I feel it was a good value and time well spent.
YMMV, but in my case the things that have benefitted me the most in my career are things that I took the initiative to learn myself.
These kids were geniuses — they were just too poor for anyone to discover them.
Card and Giuliano’s research found that those disparities could be blamed in large part on the county’s gifted nomination process, which relied on teachers and parents to recommend kids for IQ testing by a psychologist. Many promising students, particularly those attending poorer schools, just weren’t getting referred.
That all changed after the county began universally screening its second-graders. The screening test flagged thousands of children as potentially gifted, and school psychologists started working overtime to evaluate all of them. Out of that process, Broward identified an additional 300 gifted children between 2005 and 2006, according to Card and Giuliano’s research. The impact on racial equity was huge: 80 percent more black students and 130 percent more Hispanic students were now entering gifted programs in third grade.
14-Year-Old Boy Arrested For Bringing Homemade Clock To School
Update – All charges against Ahmed have been dropped.
Our little boy is 5 today! 🙂 I think he may be the most photographed child ever. It’s been an awesome 5 years, and I’m so glad that Jennifer takes so many pictures of him.