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Humanist technologist. Equality and adventures.

I co-founded Elgg and Known, worked on Medium, and now invest in innovative media startups at Matter.

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Interesting story about a Macedonian journalist fighting misinformation with real journalism. https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-02-24/macedonia-infamous-fake-news-woman-trying-combat-it-real-journalism

 

I'm not sure these are the devices to do it, but this is yet more evidence of a mixed reality future. https://www.wired.com/2017/02/review-here-one/

 
 

I'm at Homebrew Website Club!

 

Homebrew Website Club SF is at Matter tonight. 6:30pm; optional writing hour at 5:30pm. Come join us! https://www.facebook.com/events/171653883330781/

 
 

This is so important. Decent, collaborative people make things happen - and make people want to work with them. https://medium.com/matter-driven-narrative/in-search-of-human-entrepreneurs-48a9ad71c3b4#.pgt0swh44

 

Cuts to the arts and public media - but yet more military spending. We already spend far more than anyone else. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/17/us/politics/trump-program-eliminations-white-house-budget-office.html?referer=

 

I strongly support this call for a new kind of American endowment-based media organization. http://www.cjr.org/tow_center/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-fix-journalism.php

 

There's only one rule that I know of, babies: you've got to be kind. https://medium.com/matter-driven-narrative/in-search-of-human-entrepreneurs-48a9ad71c3b4#.n10b4t2i3