How Online Relationships Rule the World
Would-be philosopher and founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman realized at a young age that other people give meaning to life. He took up studying software and rest, as they say, is history.
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As a former student of philosophy at Oxford University, it is perhaps no surprise that LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman has some big ideas about the future of the Internet. His first book, The Start-Up of You, argues that the lines dividing individuals and businesses are quickly being erased. 'Every individual is a small business,' he writes, urging readers to 'craft iterative, flexible plans,' to be in 'permanent beta.' The genius of online social networks is not just connecting people to new people, he argues, but connecting people to new insights.
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Reid has a storied history with a host of Silicon Valley start-ups, which resulted in the development of personal relationships with other venture capitalists like Peter Thiel, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg. Of his own LinkedIn, Reid says that the nation's GDP would increase if everyone learned to use it properly. When it comes to data privacy, Reid supports a co-ownership model, allowing users to download their data into a CSV file. 'We try to give you an authentic individual choice,' he says. Reid remains unconvinced that ownership of private data is necessary for the success of social networks.
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- Upstreamism tasks health care professionals to combat unhealthy social and cultural influences that exist outside — or upstream — of medical facilities.
- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
A plan to forgive almost a trillion dollars in debt would solve the student loan debt crisis, but can it work?
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren has just proposed a bold education reform plan that would forgive billions in student debt.
- The plan would forgive the debt held by more than 30 million Americans.
- The debt forgiveness program is one part of a larger program to make higher education more accessible.
America isn't immune to attempts to remove books from libraries and schools, here are ten frequent targets and why you ought to go check them out.
- Even in America, books are frequently challenged and removed from schools and public libraries.
- Every year, the American Library Association puts on Banned Books Week to draw attention to this fact.
- Some of the books they include on their list of most frequently challenged are some of the greatest, most beloved, and entertaining books there are.
In most states, LGBTQ Americans have no legal protections against discrimination in the workplace.
- The Supreme Court will decide whether the Civil Rights Act of 1964 also applies to gay and transgender people.
- The court, which currently has a probable conservative majority, will likely decide on the cases in 2020.
- Only 21 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws effectively extending the Civil Rights of 1964 to gay and transgender people.
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