Facebook Destroys Democracy

Brian P. Christie Brian P. Christie
Posted at September 4

Facebook is destroying democracy. I wish I could state this were hyperbole. But it’s happening right in front of us on so many levels. Let’s just focus on one aspect of the Facebook business model and their policy that permits advertisers - more specifically political candidates - to advertise lies.  

Facebook announced yesterday that they would limit some political ads in the fi...more

Categories: Social Media
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The New York Times (and Google) Profit from Racist Conspiracy Theory about Kamala Harris

Brian P. Christie Brian P. Christie
Posted at August 19

We’re on the home stretch of the 2020 election cycle and things are heating up. Newsweek recently published a Birtherism inspired opinion piece entitled “Some Questions for Kamala Harris About Eligibility | Opinion” which questions her eligibility to be on the ticket for the highest office because her parents were immigrants with an uncertain naturalization status at the time of ...more

Categories: Social Media
Tags:
  • #stophateforprofit
  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Color of Change
  • Common Sense
  • Free Press
  • LULAC
  • NAACP
  • National Hispanic Media Center
  • Sleeping Giants
  • Mozilla
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Does America Still Lead in Space?

Paul B. Huter Paul B. Huter
Posted at April 13

Today, 13 April 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of the explosion that rocked Apollo 13. If you have ever seen the Ron Howard film, or read the book by astronaut Jim Lovell, you know the story of how the United States space program turned a potential tragedy into an amazing triumph. What happened over the few days following that explosion truly demonstrated what American ingenuity was all about in...more

Categories: General  |  Innovation
Tags:
  • NASA
  • space exploration
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What does a good answer on a (Brainsy powered) network look like?

Brainsy, Inc.
Posted at March 29

If you are reading this, then you are probably a designated contributor, expert, or author in an online community or branded social media network (powered by Brainsy) and someone wants to hear from you. The objective of the network in which you are participating is likely to share knowledge, expertise, or opinions and to be a valuable resource for others. If you get asked a question, then it’s you...more

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Tags:
  • Q&A
  • AMA
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Looking to raise capital in 2019? Check out these investor tips.

1776
Posted at 5/29/2019

To say 2018 was a record year for the venture capital market, would be an understatement – more money was invested in the highest number of private tech companies than ever before. And it wasn’t just the later rounds and unicorns that saw all of the activity. According to Crunchbase, angel and seed-stage activity accounted for approximately 59 percent of all deal volume – almost $25 billion was in...more

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Sponsored by: Brainsy, Inc.
Tags:
  • Raise Capital
  • Investor
  • Tips
  • Venture Capital
  • Networking
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An AI Governance Approach to Support Innovation

1776
Posted at 5/29/2019

Artificial intelligence is developing so quickly that standardized responsible practices—set out in legislation, regulation or industry codes—may take many years to adequately govern intelligent technologies. In the meantime, organizations must self-regulate to ensure AI is used responsibly. But what should this self-regulation look like? And can it work effectively without blocking innovation?

Pe...more

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Sponsored by: Brainsy, Inc.
Tags:
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • AI
  • Future
  • Innovation
  • Amazon
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Making Inclusive and Accessible Tech a Priority

1776
Posted at 5/29/2019

Technology grants instant access to world events, distant loved ones, and on demand transportation, but the access that many take for granted isn’t readily available to everyone. This begs a critical question: who and what does this technology serve? The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology states that accessible technology is “designed with the needs of a lot of different us...more

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Sponsored by: Brainsy, Inc.
Tags:
  • technology
  • inclusive
  • accessible
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FREE advice for @LinkedIn regarding fake profiles #fakelinkedin

Brian P. Christie Brian P. Christie
Posted at 3/17/2019

Recently, I got yet another connection request from a fake LinkedIn profile / user. Fake profiles seem pervasive on LinkedIn and it gives bad actors a chance to wreak havoc, steal data, hack, and be a general menace to society.

Someday, LinkedIn may be more similar to Brainsy powered networks which are identity-verified networks to reduce these risks. But until that day, let's offer Lin...more

Categories: Social Media
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