Why the Bytedance “Attention Factory” Is a Threat to Facebook (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 52)


Matthew Brennan has published:

It’s a great read, with lots of interesting ideas about how to fight for attention. And how to manage information flows in a world overflowing with content and ideas.

You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya.

The slides mentioned are below.

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This is part of Learning Goals: Level 7, with a focus on:
  • #32: Adaptation, Innovation and Resilience as Competitive Strategy

Concepts for this class.

  1. SMILE Marathon 2: Machine Learning / AI and Zero-Human Operations
  2. SMILE Marathon 4: Rate of Learning
  3. Learning Advantages
  4. Social Capital

Companies for this class:

  • Bytedance
  • TikTok / Douyin
  • Facebook


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