The Atlantic

You Can’t Escape the Attention Economy

That’s not just a tweet; that’s your original idea and your intellectual property, and maybe you can sell it

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By Kaitlyn Tiffany

Back in 2011, when Twitter was young, the artist and musician Leon Chang made a joke that you might remember even if you didn’t see it: “slept over at a kids house once in…