The $5 Revolution: How Fiverr Changes Everything

Jason Articles

The revolution has begun—and it’s cheap. How would you like 50,000 Twitter followers, 10,000 Facebook Likes and 100,000 new visitors to your tiny blog overnight? For just $5 you can get these and more—with the click of a button. But while this will give your site a boost what does it do for the current system of social media and social sharing? Simple, it’s over. The game has changed and sites like Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and even Google must make core changes or risk losing their credibility and becoming irrelevant. The culprit? A little startup called Fiverr and its army …

A Dropout’s Guide to Education Reform

Jason Education

It’s a telling commentary about education reform that just about everyone has been given a forum about ways to address the appalling dropout rate afflicting public schools in this country except the dropouts themselves. I say this unabashedly because I was an urban high school dropout myself, and after much research on the subject, I can tell you first-hand why it happens and how to fix it. Charter schools, vouchers, smaller class sizes, and standardized testing are definitely not the answer as they will not make real, systemic change. Until reformers start listening to the students who dropped out or …