Small little bits to consume quickly.
Hiking through California. Morning walk back to the car and there was this.
The lead guitarist for Roky Erickson.
The question is no longer how technology can be used for social good but why so few of these projects have gone mainstream in the way commercial technology has. New technologies have changed how we shop, travel and socialise, but the same can’t be said for social challenges. Even some of the best ideas have struggled to scale beyond their original locations and early adopters.
It’s a hard problem. But I’ve always viewed Silicon Valley tech as primitive. Facebook is an ad platform. Twitter is an ad platform. Instagram, Snapchat, Google are ad platforms. And these things are weaponized so easily. But once Europe figures this out, mark my words, it will be a competitive advantage. Silicon Valley tech will soon thereafter be playing “catch-up” and never getting there because they can’t see past the money.
“If you apply for a job, they seem to give the blacks the first crack at it,” said 68-year-old Tim Hershman of Akron, Ohio, “and, basically, you know, if you want any help from the government, if you’re white, you don’t get it. If you’re black, you get it.”
This is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.
It’s hard to pinpoint the thing that explains why you appreciate a song, or an album, or ultimately, an artist. The Nerdwriter does an excellent job helping me find the epicenter of what makes Drake an excellent artist.
Overall, our results showed that, while real-world social networks were positively associated with overall well-being, the use of Facebook was negatively associated with overall well-being. These results were particularly strong for mental health; most measures of Facebook use in one year predicted a decrease in mental health in a later year. We found consistently that both liking others’ content and clicking links significantly predicted a subsequent reduction in self-reported physical health, mental health, and life satisfaction.
I bet Twitter makes you feel worse.
If you haven’t gotten into The Nerdwriter, do yourself a favor. I love these small insightful videos on cinema, art, and music. Just really well crafted.
My friends put out a new video awhile back.