Donating to the right charities can save lives.
- Make-A-Wish stories are heartwarming, but are they worth the cost?
- Effective donations to the right charities can save lives, even if they don't make for good reading.
- A recent study into the value of wishes on health care costs gives good news for everybody.
Why this $600 million business isn't about money.
- Problem solving doesn't have to involve numbers. Sometimes it just involves connecting dots between markets, and simple experiments based on data.
- These tweaks can make huge differences in people's lives. And anyone can do it, as social design can life entire communities.
- People who participate in social design learn how to apply it in the future, making social design a learnable and transferable skill.
Journalism got a big wake up call in 2016. Can we be optimistic about the future of media?
- "[T]o have a democracy that thrives and actually that manages to stay alive at all, you need regular citizens being able to get good, solid information," says Craig Newmark.
- The only constructive way to deal with fake news? Support trustworthy media. In 2018, Newmark was announced as a major donor of two new media organizations, The City, which will report on New York City-area stories which may have otherwise gone unreported, and The Markup, which will report on technology.
- Greater transparency of fact-checking within media organizations could help confront and correct fake news. Organizations already exist to make media more trustworthy — are we using them? There's The Trust Project, International Fact-Checkers Network, and Tech & Check.
At what point does spending billions on rocket technology seem irresponsible to those suffering on Earth?
- The private space enterprise he founded will be testing even more in the near future, with $1 billion investment by Bezos each year
- He wants to be seen as "risk taking" and a "needle mover"
- Watch Blue Horizon's escape module test
The Seattle tech magnate died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
- He co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975.
- A major figure in Seattle, he revitalized the city landscape.
- As of his death, he was the 46th richest person in the world.
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