Evan Williams

Facebook is ripping society apart, and other reasons to abandon social media

"We curate our lives around this perceived sense of perfection, because we get rewarded with these short-term signals - hearts, likes, thumbs-up -and …

Social Media

The “hater” is calling from inside the cap table

<b>[Story updated with Facebook's response below...]</b><p>Back in March, I wrote an in-depth piece about Silicon Valley’s astounding waning Soft Power.<p>That …

Sean Parker

Tyson Foods Injects More Money Into Plant-Based Meat

This week Tyson Foods announced that it made a follow-on investment into Beyond Meat, increasing the five percent ownership stake it established last year (terms were not disclosed). This was part of the latest fundraising round for the California-based Beyond Meat, which makes a burger designed to …

Entrepreneurship

I asked 8 brilliant people for their best advice — here's what they told me

• <b>The following is an adaptation from Tim Ferriss' book, "Tribe of Mentors."</b>• <b><br>He writes that 2017 was a rough year for him, so he reached out to dozens of people he considers mentors to ask them for life advice.</b>• <b><br>The CEO of Basecamp advises focusing on your writing skills.</b>• <b><br>Co-founder of Twitter Evan</b> …

Self-improvement

Beyond Meat Says It’s Tripling Production Capacity of Its Plant Burger

Burger disrupter Beyond Meat says it’s raised another $55 million in funding — enough to triple the production capacity of its “bleeding” meat …

Veggie Burger

How dual-CEO Jack Dorsey manages to run both Twitter and Square

Jack DorseyGetty<p><b>A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Dorsey got his start in business at a young age by developing dispatch routing software used by taxi companies.</b>• <b><br>With an estimated net worth of roughly $3 billion, his return to Twitter as CEO in 2015 was seen by many employees as similar to when Steve</b> …

Advertising

Watch: NZ men's team fill squash arena with passionate haka ahead of world champs playoff with France

Other Sport<p>Watch: NZ men's team fill squash arena with passionate haka ahead of world champs playoff with France<p>Source:<p>NZN<p>New Zealand have lost 2-1 …

Squash

Edits-Weekly Vol. 5

Sorry for the post delay, got to go skiing on Sunday! Without further delay, here are ten dope edits from the last week, don't forget to vote for …

Skiing

New-Zealand

28 November 2017 To 12h00 : Modern'Squash - Court 4<p>Group phase - Group F<p>vs<p>United States<p>Order<p>Event<p>Score<p>Match length<p>1<p>WS1<p>Paul Coll<p>Todd Harrity<p>2<p>WS3<p>Evan …

Squash

Designers, It’s Time To Move Slowly And Fix Things

Basecamp designer Jonas Downey ruminates on the heavy weight of software design in the 21st century.<p><i>This story was adapted from the original on Signal v. Noise.</i><p>Recently I took a monthlong sabbatical from my job as a designer at Basecamp. (Basecamp is an incredible company that gives us a paid month …

Design Thinking

The End of the Social Era Can’t Come Soon Enough

It seems increasingly likely that our society will one day view our infatuation with Twitter, Facebook, and the like as a passing, often destructive fad.<p>Many people imagine 19th-century antebellum America as a frontier fantasia: men with handlebar mustaches sitting in dusty saloons, kicking back …

Long-form Journalism

Twitter crackdown sparks free speech concerns

Twitter's verification program put the company at the center of another political headache this week, with the social media giant stuck between …

Social Media

Ev Williams Predicts Tech Firms Will Compete on Trust

Major tech companies are going to start competing on whose brand can be trusted the most, Twitter co-founder Ev Williams said, by seeking to limit …

Silicon Valley

How Louisville Stole My Heart at the 2017 YALSA Symposium

During this year’s YALSA Symposium, not only did I experience southern hospitality at its finest, I had the pleasure of meeting amazing YA library …

Young-Adult Fiction

Move Slowly and Fix Things – Signal v. Noise

People can’t decide whether Twitter is the next YouTube, or the digital equivalent of a hula hoop. To those who think it’s frivolous, Evan Williams …

Web Design

Square's Market Cap Is Now Bigger Than Twitter's | Investopedia

While social media platform Twitter Inc. (TWTR) may be more well-known around the world than Square Inc. (SQ), a financial technology company in …

Jack Dorsey

Talking Horses: Has Evan Williams found another Grand National type?

The Welsh trainer has an excellent record of making the frame in the Aintree race and Cesar Collonges could be going there one day<p>Today’s best bets, by Chris Corrigan<p>Evan Williams, the Vale of Glamorgan trainer, achieved the astonishing feat of saddling horses to finish placed in five consecutive …

Sport (UK)

Trefil World War Two New Zealand airman memorial praised

<b>New Zealand's military has thanked people in Blaenau Gwent for commemorating one of its airmen who died there during World War Two.</b><p>Six men, including Sgt Reginald Brown, died when their Wellington Bomber crashed on the mountainside near Trefil on 9 December 1940.<p>New Zealand's Defence Attache in …

Brecon Beacons

Raf, the Olsens, and More Get Arty at Dia’s Fall Night

While most were tuckered out on Sunday evening following the marathon, the art world was just getting started. In Chelsea, the Dia Art Foundation hosted its Fall Night benefit with Calvin Klein, gathering a stellar crew including Raf Simons, Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, and Olivier Sarkozy. …

Raf Simons

Don't Believe the Microtransit Hype

Minibus startups like Chariot aren’t succeeding. But transit shouldn’t be judged on whether it turns a profit.<p>In 1914, during a streetcar strike in Los Angeles, a motorist in a newfangled private car began giving rides for a jitney—slang for nickel. The flexible service and novel automotive …

Transportation

Colorado’s rural startup fund sets a model for the nation

If it seems like rural Americans face an uphill fight, it’s because they do. Research shows that job growth in rural areas significantly lags job growth in urban areas and still has not returned to 2008 pre-financial crisis levels. Prime-age (25-54) workers in rural areas are also poorer than their …

Business

An hour with Ev Williams: founder of Medium, Twitter, and Blogger

As I say at the start of our interview, Ev has founded an almost unreasonably long list of companies - and the three listed above each had huge …

Medium

High school football: St. Francis pounds Bellarmine

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Illinois safety Bennett Williams will roam the secondary at Purdue on Saturday, but before he fell asleep the freshman caught the …

College Football

Why Medium chose to reward the internet with 👏

In August, Medium, the publishing platform used by apologetic CEOs, PR departments, and freelance writers, announced it was introducing a new way to react to posts on its site, as part of a larger brand redesign. Medium started the year with sizable layoffs in an attempt to monetize the site beyond …

Medium

Mark Zuckerberg's Big Blind Spot And The Conflict Within Facebook

In July 2016, the aftermath of a police shooting of an African-American man was broadcast live on Facebook. Instantly, Americans of all stripes used the platform to step up the race wars and attack each other. Across the world, in India this past summer, a post of a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad …

Mark Zuckerberg

Why Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Both Severely Limited Their Kids' Tech Use

They built our tech-obsessed world, but they wanted something different for their own kids.<p>Technology has made Bill Gates the richest man in the world. You'd think he'd want to teach his three children to benefit from technology just as he has. Instead, the Microsoft founder seems more concerned …

Steve Jobs

Cairns In ternational Squash 2017

<b>Cairns International 2017 <br>26-29 Oct, Cairns, Australia, $5kx2</b><p><b>Cairns International 2017 <br>26-29 Oct, Cairns, Australia, $5k</b><p><b>Round One<br>27 Oct</b><p><b>Quarters<br>27</b> …

Squash

Horse racing betting tips: Fagan can fill pockets and put a smile back on Elliott’s face

JUMP racing returns to Cheltenham for the first time this season with last season’s Champion Hurdle sixth Sceau Royal looking to keep up his 100% …

Sport (UK)

Twitter doesn’t need more policies, it needs diverse moderators

Last week, when actress Rose McGowan’s Twitter account was suspended, a boycott of the social media platform was called. Thousands people refrained from using Twitter for one day in protest of her suspension. But the boycott, which was backed by prominent celebrities, was criticized by some for …

Big Ideas

Leonardo DiCaprio Believes This Burger Is The Key To Saving Planet Earth

Actor, philanthropist, flat cap-enthusiast and keen environmentalist, Leonardo DiCaprio is becoming as well known for his green-friendly activism (just don't mention the yachts) as he is for his work on screen, but his latest planet-loving move might surprise you a bit.<p>Because they're …

Leonardo Dicaprio