k – interested now…
Technology leaders launch partnership to make internet access available to all
Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, Samsung to be founding partnersMENLO PARK, CA, —
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, today announced the launch of internet.org, a global partnership with the goal of making internet access available to the next 5 billion people. “Everything Facebook has done has been about giving all people around the world the power to connect,” Zuckerberg said. “There are huge barriers in developing countries to connecting and joining the knowledge economy. Internet.org brings together a global partnership that will work to overcome these challenges, including making internet access available to those who cannot currently afford it.”Today, only 2.7 billion people – just over one-third of the world’s population — have access to the internet. Internet adoption is growing by less than 9% each year, which is slow considering how early we are in its development.The goal of Internet.org is to make internet access available to the two-thirds of the world who are not yet connected, and to bring the same opportunities to everyone that the connected third of the world has today.
The founding members of internet.org — Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung — will develop joint projects, share knowledge, and mobilize ..
the site: internet (dot) org:
making the internet affordable
the plan – make the internet 100x more affordable
knowledge economy has no scarcity – internet as backbone
1. lower cost
- network extension technology – infrastructure that makes signals travel farther
- white space spectrum – cleaning up the airwaves
- affordable devices – low cost hardware
2. less data (can do in a few weeks)
- caching technology – apps cache data instead of having to request everytime
- data compression – so that you only have to transfer 40% of the uncompressed data
find out more about Mark:
interested enough to finally watch
In a press release announcing the monumental buy, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, “WhatsApp is on a path to connect 1 billion people. The services that reach that milestone are all incredibly valuable.” Over 450 million people use WhatsApp each month, according to statistics in the press release, with 70 percent of those users active on a given day.
ok.. so imagine reaching 7 billion with 20 million …
oct 2014 – 1st interview in mandarin:
future vision/plan – oct 2014:
first townhall q&a at fb – nov 2014:
inaccuracies… hollywood ness of social network
31 min – 2.7 billion have internet.. 4-4.5 people don’t
85% of people that don’t have access – live w/in a network.. either money or not know about how to use it
1:01 – key to success – people around you.
clearing my life – from decisions.. resonate w/this:
no man is an island ness:
Zuckerberg’s 1 argument for why he’s not all about money
For example, Internet.org — one of the questions people ask is, “[Is] this just a way for you to get more people on Facebook?” I can promise you if what I cared about was making more money, I would take the engineers and the people who are working on Internet.org and spreading connectivity around the world and have them go work on our ads products.
Facebookers frequently field questions related to this concern. For instance, in 2012, early coworker Ezra Callahan answered the same question on Quora:
When I worked with Mark Zuckerberg, money was certainly not his primary motivator. He lived an absurdly spartan lifestyle. Well after the point that Facebook’s valuation passed $1B, Mark still lived in a small, crappy apartment and slept on a mattress on the floor.
#1 on Mark’s reading list – Moisés‘ end of power.
even more important now.. as you birth a child. two needs.
how to get/be there: a nother way.
sept 2015 – facebook and ed –
Inside Facebook’s plan to build a better school http://ift.tt/1XkWOga
so imagine plp’s or whatever for 7 billion people.. as the day. leap frog to us.
mark on end of language
“the degradation of personhood is one of Facebook’s explicit goals” http://t.co/hd8YTDWp8Q
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/rogre/status/643639420906635264
zuck school work – video and post oct 2015:
100 mill newark via democracy now
seeking something to model global change
great for free.. et al.. but perhaps ie: nicer – more equitable.. matters less (at this point) than systemic change..
perhaps we try – a nother way..
none of us are free if one of us is chained…
chan zuckerberg initiative
Zuckerberg outlined his philanthropic mission, focused on “advancing human potential and promoting equality,” in a letter to his newborn daughter.
for breakthrough energy coalition
“Our society has an obligation to invest now to improve the lives of all those coming into this world, not just those already here,” Zuckerberg and Chan wrote in the letter. “But right now, we don’t always collectively direct our resources at the biggest opportunities and problems your generation will face.”
we can’t not.
CNN (@CNN) tweeted at 8:42 AM – 3 May 2017 :
Facebook to hire 3,000 people to review content following incidents of people sharing videos of suicide and murder https://t.co/LvyynAz9N1 (http://twitter.com/CNN/status/859780082537287680?s=17)
Auto TLDR (@auto_tldr) tweeted at 8:42 AM – 3 May 2017 :
“Review the millions of reports we get every week.” That is in addition to the 4,500 people already on the team. “Over the last few weeks, (http://twitter.com/auto_tldr/status/859780087947907075?s=17)
Zeynep Tufekci (@zeynep) tweeted at 8:51 AM – 3 May 2017 :
FB Live should not have launched without sufficient staff. “Move fast and break things,” breaks things. One reviewer per half a million ppl. https://t.co/r1YlRyZcLs (http://twitter.com/zeynep/status/859782381296902145?s=17)
harvard commencement 2017
when things are so clear to you.. ie: everyone wants to be better connected.. that you assume someone else will do it.. but they won’t.. you will
i didn’t want to build a company.. i just wanted to make an impact.. so when big cos wanted to buy fb.. and i didn’t want to sell but most of the others did.. hardest time in life w fb
it’s really good to be idealistic.. but be prepared to be misunderstood..
we’re so afraid of making mistakes we ignore everything wrong with today
thriving when it’s easy to try lots of new ideas
society that rewards successes of few and doesn’t give chance to most
don’t get successful by working hard.. get successful by being lucky
every generation expands it’s definition of equality.. time for us to find a new social contract
let’s try this: equity is everyone getting a go everyday..
today.. when we say everyone.. we mean everyone in the world..
let’s get them all to leap .. a nother way
create a world where every single person has a sense of purpose
Hot thread on Zuck’s absurd Harvard honorary degree speech.
Also: don’t profile billions of people to sell .003 more shoes per person—and hawk that infrastructure to the highest-bidding authoritarian? https://t.co/IL1hBt713D
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/zeynep/status/867845894711853056
Eleanor Saitta (@Dymaxion) tweeted at 4:54 AM – 26 May 2017 :
Seriously — what’s questionable for shoes becomes actively malicious and sociopathic when applied to politics. https://t.co/f9iJMXiiYp (http://twitter.com/Dymaxion/status/868057647567826946?s=17)
despite all the counters.. feeling his potential authenticity/intention in watching Priscilla watch him
The company even has a new mission statement: “To give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.”
This marks the first time the company has overhauled its mission, which had previously been “to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.”
Zuckerberg believes he has just the tool for the job: Facebook Groups, which are now used by a billion people.”
we need to empower people all around the world to build communities..
Max Read (@max_read) tweeted at 7:34 PM – 1 Oct 2017 :
after watching zuckerberg in the year after the election, and talking to people who’ve met him on his tour, i tried to make sense of what, exactly, facebook is (and what it wants from us) https://t.co/nVcdQZzReF (http://twitter.com/max_read/status/914664969702137856?s=17)
This has, generally, been the theme for the trip: How does this whole “community” thing work?
Facebook had grown too big, and its users too complacent, for democracy.
fb vr in puerto rico
Colleen Broderick (@ColleenBroderic) tweeted at 9:58 AM – 22 Oct 2017 :
“Our goal is to help every child know who they are as a person…” @alexragone Getting off the train with @altschool https://t.co/HzaCTotwRs (http://twitter.com/ColleenBroderic/status/922129957706330112?s=17)
Colleen is vp of pedagogy (the method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept) – if faciling curiosities.. pedagogy counter.. no?
ny tuition is 32000
How does AltSchool assess learning? Throughout the school year, we use standardized testing, performance assessments, and quick assessments such as quizzes and surveys, to ensure that educators, parents, and learners have a holistic understanding of academic progress, strengths, challenges, and growth areas. Three times a year, we administer age-appropriate standardized tests that are short and adapt to each child’s level of knowledge. Learners who read at a second-grade level or above take MAP tests, and younger learners take CPPA. Our educators use the results (available within 48 hours) to help set personalized goals with learners. In addition to standardized testing, we also assess understanding through performance assessments, which give learners the opportunity to demonstrate academic skills in meaningful ways. Some examples include writing a speech, play, or paper; building a model; constructing an object; creating a work of art; running a small business; or organizing a community event. How does AltSchool measure competency? At AltSchool, we measure competency through Milestones. Drawn from common core standards and research about how kids learn best, AltSchool Milestones ensure that all students achieve academic mastery, and acquire the social-emotional skills and critical thinking strategies they need to be successful learners, doers, and citizens, in an ever-changing world. Milestones aid in the development of student agency in a few ways: setting clear expectations around learning; serving as a tool for appropriate goal-setting; creating a clear way to track student progress; and providing a framework for learners, educators, and parents to discuss progress.
we can do better.. we have to do better
‘still has to follow rules of road..but have a diff sense of control’
time to let go of car as well we have means to facil no rules infra
the post by John we’ve been waiting for
My personal challenge for 2018 is to focus on fixing these important issues.”
The post is worthy of a doctoral dissertation. I’ve read it over and over, and would love, at some point, to break it down paragraph by paragraph. Maybe I’ll get to that someday, but first I want to emphatically state something it seems no one else is saying (at least not in mainstream press coverage of the post):
You cannot fix Facebook without completely gutting its advertising-driven business model.
change in fb news feed jan 2018
Mr. Zuckerberg said he was now focusing his company around the new approach. Product managers are being asked to “facilitate the most meaningful interactions between people,” rather than the previous mandate of helping people find the most meaningful content, he said.
Mr. Zuckerberg added that his way of running Facebook has shifted since the birth of his two daughters, Maxima and August, in recent years. He said he had rethought the way he views his and Facebook’s legacy, even if it will cost the company in the short term.
“It’s important to me that when Max and August grow up that they feel like what their father built was good for the world,” Mr. Zuckerberg said.