Two Pyramids

I was thinking about the relationship between the pyramid scheme and the pyramid of attention. The pyramid scheme is a non-sustainable business model that involves the exchange of money primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme” (Wikipedia).

And the pyramid of attention? I like the term as something to do with retweeting, blogging about, posting to social bookmarking services, etc. But I never did come up with a definition that would enable me to write an interesting comparison between the two pyramids (i.e. the economic pyramid scheme and the pyramid of attention).

While I was thinking about it, I looked for a suitable image. I found this one, which made available with no known copyright restrictions by the Brooklyn Museum. I liked the image so much I wanted to post it anyway. Perhaps the sphinx has views on economic and attentional pyramids: we will never know.