All posts in think

Facebook Cofounder Chris Hughes On Why Facebook Is Broke | Applies To Instagram / WhatsApp Users Also

Watch and learn why Facebook needs to be broken up.

Mark’s influence is staggering, far beyond that of anyone else in the private sector or in government. He controls three core communications platforms — Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp — that billions of people use every day. Facebook’s board works more like an advisory committee than an overseer, because Mark controls around 60 percent of voting shares. Mark alone can decide how to configure Facebook’s algorithms to determine what people see in their News Feeds, what privacy settings they can use and even which messages get delivered. He sets the rules for how to distinguish violent and incendiary speech from the merely offensive, and he can choose to shut down a competitor by acquiring, blocking or copying it.

Quote from NY Times article
Related posts: Suction Media | The Death Of “Social” / Chamath Palihapitiya | We Are Being Programmed / Goodbye Facebook | A Failed Social Media Utility That Is Succeeding In Other Ways

How to Save Our Planet | Cultivating Diversity And Wildness

Like with most things, it’s all about balance.

Plus:

  • Phasing out fossil fuels and replacing them with renewables.
  • Upgrading to efficient food production and reducing our consumption of meat.
  • Working together to properly manage our oceans.
  • Working hard to keep hold of the wild populations we still have, encouraging nature wherever we can.

#5 May 2019 | Monthly Digital Breadcrumbs

Get those digits dancing and brain buzzing.

READ

Ruined By Design sample chapter which deconstructs how Silicon Valley destroyed the social fabric of humanity to make a profit.

Unethical UK businesses using AI to monitor staff activity.

Major report finds New Zealand’s environment is in serious trouble.

WATCH

“…grooving with the present…”:

Thank you @MrJacobBanks:

Another great offering from @Tom_LSOO:

EXPLORE

Endlessly unique ambient music maker by @alex_bainter.

How to create an RSS feed for a YouTube channel.

A free AI tool to remove image backgrounds.

Commercial free stock videos.

Live radio from all over the globe.

Automatically colorize black and white photos.

All monthly digital breadcrumbs posts.
Image credit: via GIPHY

#4 Apr 2019 | Monthly Digital Breadcrumbs

Time to use your digit and wander the information superhighway.

READ

A year on after the Cambridge Analytica scandal what has been learned, done, not done.

A new study from Harvard just proved that open plan offices are one of the dumbest ideas of all time.

Apparently the hippies have been right about vibrations and consciousness all this time.

WATCH

This stupendous video essay on what it is to be human within the philosophy of Blade Runner 2049, by Tom van der Linden:

A 90minutes chat between Russell Brand and Douglas Rushkoff:

Men read other men’s deepest secrets by Jubilee Media:

EXPLORE

The 35 questions from the Proust Questionnaire which Vanity Fair uses in their interviews.

Nearly 12 hours of Lo Fi Hip Hop for those who need to chill out / study / work.

An emulator for the very first web browser from 1989.

All monthly digital breadcrumbs posts.
Image credit: Angry Dog

Introverts (& Quiet People) Looking To Develop Their Voice Unite | Exploring An Offer

Register your interest.

Been thinking about crafting an afternoon learning experience for those on the introverted end of the social spectrum who struggle with speaking up at meetings and / or in public group settings.

Will focus on it being a small group of humans (up to 10 maximum), nurtured in a safe space to be themselves and to include many insights into forming voice plus controlling those frustrating psychological and physiological hurdles which constrain.

If you’re interested in a session like this please indicate by completing the form below. Would be aiming to host this in early / mid May in Wellington as a pilot project.

A bit about my pedigree (testimonials here):

As a Creative Producer, DK is the TEDxWellington / TEDxWellingtonWomen licensee, founder of Creative Welly plus the Creative Leadership NZ conference. He’s also a Speaker Coach, working with CEO’s and senior executives plus a random ex-All Black and Dame thrown into the mix. Previously, DK founded Mediasnackers and through it has over a decade of working in the social media space consulting / delivering training on five continents and to a cross-sector range of clients from UNICEF, Gates Foundation, BBC, Ubisoft, Hasbro plus spent time as a social media manager for a national education company in NZ. He also established Collider, a city-wide programme focussed on transforming Wellington into an internationally recognised Smart Capital (with 200 events in 14 months with over 5000 attendees averaging quality rating of 4.2 and above (out of 5)). DK loves ‽’s.

Your email will only be used if the event is run and deleted if not. Please share on.

Photo by Artur Rutkowski on Unsplash

TEDxWellington 2019 Announced | Here We Go Again

Still learning and hungry to get better.

Last night we announced this years TEDxWellington event along with opening the call for speakers and performers.

This will be my eighth as licensee (2x TEDxWellingtonWomen, 2x TEDxTeAro, 3x TEDxWellington) and have mentored other events in the city (Women and Youth plus University) plus other new licensees in other parts of the country, although I’m still learning so much and find it incredibly challenging.

After taking a break last year it’s good to be thinking with a TEDx lens again and serving my fundamental why: to give people voice (not just those on the stage but also my fellow volunteers who work their bits off to bring the event to life and allowing them space to grow into action).

Please do share this opportunity to those across the region who might have an “idea worth spreading”, with thanks.

#3 Mar 2019 | Monthly Digital Breadcrumbs

Allow your brain to wander with your clicks.

READ

Facebook moderators tell of a sad story of strict scrutiny and PTSD symptoms.

Check out these 30 startup pitch decks with some learnings from each.

Looking for feedback? Try these three questions.

WATCH

Ten Star Wars movies edited down into one super trailer by @TopherGrace & @JeffYorkes:

Listen to @stephenfry & @SamHarrisOrg chat -> two wonderful gents with minds the size of the planet & pools of empathetic insights:

Just some delightful minimal animals:

EXPLORE

A simple platform to create gifs from YouTube vids & other sources.

Here’s an easy-to-use online PDF tool for 18 things.

Over a 1000 free pixel-perfect vector icons for your next project.

A wonderful free service that lets you listen to any YouTube or Vimeo channels, playlists or videos in podcast format.

All monthly digital breadcrumbs posts.
Image credit: via GapingVoid, subscribe here
Mark Brand + DK

Opportunity Through Diversability | Mark Brand, Sandbox Session #1

Mark Brand + DK

“We have to see the ability, not the problem.”

Last week, the ‘Sandbox Sessions’ was launched (exclusive and intimate gatherings for the CLNZ community to gain insights and inspiration from impressive creative leaders) featuring my pal Mark Brand.

Watch this:

nowthisnews mark brand

It was a beautiful reminder of the transformative opportunities in societal challenges plus the power of designing through the lens of inclusion and from a place of courage.

These smaller experiences heightens the emotional impact as well as accelerates openness and personal connections as the CLNZ community continues to thrive (there has been nothing but positive feedback from the participants of the event and there will be a few more before the next event in December).

Big thanks for PwC Wellington for hosting us.

Image credit