Figuring out Twitter Bluesky, Protocols versus Platforms and the Fediverse. How will decentralized approaches affect social networks?
I don't normally feel moved to make product suggestions to people but ... reflecting on the year so far there is one that I've gotten so much out of, I just feel it's worth a suggestion. That product is Masterclass...(*) you may have seen it pop up in Facebook ads and clicked them away. So … Continue reading The Genius of Masterclass
Former President Obama's comments on a "Messy World" where we should get over absolute purity are spot on.
The media is already shaping the 2020 debate into a sporting event - at the expense of real policy debate.
Technology is creating massive change in society. In many cases, that's for good, but there is certainly the potential for great harm. A lot of press coverage focused on anecdotal incidents of bad outcomes. These are sometimes outliers or red-herrings (deaths from autonomous vehicles, for example, are terrible for those involved, but it is still … Continue reading Getting Better at Technology Ethics: EthicsOS
Naval Ravikant is one of the smartest thinkers there is on startups, angel investing and life in general. Quite a few people will likely have seen this tweetstorm from him last year. It keeps resurfacing on twitter because it's just so good. Take a look for some profound thoughts...: https://twitter.com/naval/status/1002103360646823936 But also.... what's so amazing … Continue reading Advice for Life in a Tweetstorm: The Upside of Social Media
A human life, no matter how long, has a limited amount of brain cycles available. A limited number of thoughts that can be thought. A limited amount of time for processing information and coming to conclusions. In AI terms this is called Bounded Rationality: Bounded rationality is the idea that when individuals make decisions, their rationality is limited … Continue reading Podcasts in the Shower
The web turns 30, it's time to make sure it remains a truly open driver of good
This week's post is inspired by a tweet from Matthew Ingram's and Jeff Borek's perfect reaction to it: https://twitter.com/jeffborek/status/1089250900667846656 What happens when all the trustful information is restricted? It was Jarrod Dicker's original tweet which lead to the twitter discussion on the topic: https://twitter.com/jarroddicker/status/1088810263044915201 The tweets and the discussion are thought-provoking. On the one hand, … Continue reading Freedom of Information