- Nov 11, 2008
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Honest question for people more knowledgeable about social media than me - does someone make good money putting out these lists, or is it just a weird hobby?BGB = rolls out of bed, throws darts, and slaps together some "top 50" list of complete horses__t.
40k followers on Twitter.
Doesn't deserve threads for the worthless charts, IMO. Sorry I don't mean to be harsh towards you Bleed, you obviously do amazing work on the board!
I'm sure there is a way to monetize a high follower count on Twitter.Honest question for people more knowledgeable about social media than me - does someone make good money putting out these lists, or is it just a weird hobby?
I don't think I've ever met anyone who thought Northwestern had the nicest campus in the Big 10. It's a weird list.Northwestern campus is boring and so is Evanston. It’s getting points for being in a suburb adjacent to Chicago, while Minnesota gets none for being next to downtown Minneapolis.
Yeah. It's like 3 train stops from campus to downtown of a major city - one that is clean, safe, and in good shape for the most part. Evanston is a solid 10-12 stops on the sometimes-running Purple Line from even the far north side of Chicago.
I would think that someone made some good money on this. Probably wrote up a great but misleading cover letter and submitted it to a news source. Internet is full of weird stories where you don't know if they are true or not.Honest question for people more knowledgeable about social media than me - does someone make good money putting out these lists, or is it just a weird hobby?
It's the doldrums of the offseason, anything to get people talking is fine by me.So again ... you guys are debating the merits of a list .... that was barely off from being randomly generated, and slapped into a Twitter post as clickbait.
I'm all for so-called "talkers". But IMO they should have at least an ounce of genuine effort to them, to be worthy of being that.
Totally disagree. The Mall and original campus are splendid. I'll agree that the original Cass Gilbert master plan should have been followed with a promenade to the river, but I assume you are picking on structures like the Moos tower which does not incorporate the campus design model. What campus doesn't have a few brutalist structures; their aesthetic is in the eye of the beholder.Let's be honest, UM Campus is a sprawling compilation of concrete alongside a beautiful river. There is no apparent design to the buildings, just a hodge podge of architectural attempts.