Daily Archives: September 1, 2019

The Technology of Better Humans | Chris Messina | TEDxBend

Published on Sep 1, 2019
Chris Messina spent 15 years immersed in the culture and tech companies of Silicon Valley. Among other popular creations, his best known contribution to social media is the ubiquitous hashtag. In this talk, Messina reflects on the unprecedented adoption of social technology and ponders a future similarly transformed by artificial intelligence. Drawing in his observations about the impact of the hashtag, he suggests that we can promote long-term, positive cultural change not by focusing so much on technology, but on the mental fitness and emotional wellness of the people making technology. Then, as they design human-friendly features into their technology products and those products become massively adopted, their users may become better connected to themselves and to others. “Chris Messina has spent over 15 years living on the edge of social technology. He has designed products and experiences for Google and Uber, founded startups, and changed the world by giving away many of his creations, including the hashtag. His skillset is broad, anchored in product and user experience design. He lead developer experience at Uber and co-founded Molly (YC W’18), a conversational social AI.

Chris has created movements online and off, and acted as catalyst for change in large and small organizations. In 2004, he helped organize the grassroots movement that propelled Mozilla Firefox to its first 100 million downloads. In 2005, he co-organized the first BarCamp and then popularized the unconference event model to over 350 cities around the world. In 2006, he opened the first coworking spaces in the world, giving rise to a global movement. Then in 2007, he championed the idea of the hashtag, eventually changing social media forever and galvanizing popular social revolutions.

He has spoken at conferences like TEDx, SXSW, Google I/O, and Microsoft’s Future Decoded, and is frequently quoted in media outlets like The New York Times, Business Week, LA Times, Washington Post, and Wired.” This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Hurricane Dorian hits Bahamas as second-strongest Atlantic storm on record

Published on Sep 1, 2019
Hurricane Dorian hits Bahamas as second-strongest Atlantic storm on record…

Slow-moving Hurricane Dorian heads toward southeast U.S.

Published on Sep 1, 2019
Ken Graham, director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami joins Hari Sreenivasan with updates and forecasts on Hurricane Dorian’s path.

Space Station Images of Hurricane Dorian Over Bahamas

Published on Sep 1, 2019
The International Space Station captured images of Hurricane Dorian over the northern Bahamas, Sunday, September 1. ––––––––– READ MORE: Hurricane Dorian, a dangerous Category 5 storm, made landfall in the northwestern Bahamas Sunday, slamming the island with 295 kilometer an hour winds.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Dorian is the strongest hurricane in modern history to hit the area and warned “catastrophic conditions” are occurring in the Abaco Islands.

The hurricane agency had said the storm’s advance is expected to slow over the next day or two, followed by a gradual turn to the northwest as it edges closer to southeastern U.S. state of Florida

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How has education shaped HK residents’ views on Chinese mainlandi

Published on Sep 1, 2019
James C. Hsiung is a professor of politics at New York University. In 1997, he was in Hong Kong as a visiting professor. He shared with CGTN his view on the current situation in Hong Kong.

E-mails reveal Monsanto ran ‘smear campaign’ to discredit critics

Published on Sep 1, 2019
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Newly-released e-mails reveal how agri-chemical giant Monsanto attempted to discredit an action group campaigning against its weedkiller.

Moms Across America had raised the alarm of the use of one of the company’s leading products called Round-up