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I see a big difference in how the country is running now, and I just would like to beg the media to stop dragging everything back to Trump. He's gone for now, so let's move on. And R.I.P. Rush Limbaugh. Didn't agree with him, but he was too young to die.
To what extent are new companies, particularly those in new spaces, pushed versus pulled into existence? Last week I wrote about how Tesla is a Meme Company: It turned out, though, that TSLA was itself a meme, one about a car company, but also…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStates🇺🇸Ben is just such a good analyst. He puts me to shame. Clubhouse has become an amazing place to learn and have conversations, and it will cause institutional changes eventually. I hope they turn out to be for the better.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's largest healthcare provider on Sunday reported a 94% drop in symptomatic COVID-19 infections among 600,000 people who received two doses of the Pfizer's vaccine in the country's biggest study to date. Health…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStates🇺🇸This is unbelievably good news. It looks as though we will vaccinate our way out of this after all if the virus doesn't keep mutating too often.
The Washington Post
– Feb 17, 4:38 AM
Microsoft founder-turned-philanthropist Bill Gates raised eyebrows in November when he predicted that half of business travel and 30 percent of “days in the office” would go away forever. That forecast no longer seems far-fetched. In…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStates🇺🇸Completely expected. But not by the people who are in power. Some of us futurists haves been discussing the future of work forever. (Well, five years anyway).
Donald Trump limped his way to acquittal in his second impeachment trial, with 57 Senators voting to convict him of inciting insurrection. But it is an ominous sign that not only did many of the Senators who did vote to acquit base their position…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStates🇺🇸That's how I read the impeachment process myself. Everyone is hoping he will be prosecuted, but no elected official wants to do it.
Two variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes covid-19 have combined their genomes to form a heavily mutated hybrid version of the virus. The “recombination” event was discovered in a virus sample in California, provoking…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStates🇺🇸There is so much to understand about the coronavirus. Every time we figure something out, something else, new, pops up. Good thing I'm not a researcher. I'd be berserk by now.
– Feb 16, 7:49 AM
In the months leading up to and after the election, researchers attempting to redirect people who sought out far-right groups away from disinformation found that in Arizonans searched for extremist content and conspiracy theories more than many…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStates🇺🇸We may have elected Democratic senators, but we are still a very red state here in Arizona.
– Feb 15, 10:55 AM
This will be my fourth article about Clubhouse, although no one is paying a dime to hear what I have to say. But when I look back at my old posts, they seem so inadequate that I have to begin again. Every couple of weeks it shape shifts. Clubhouse…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStates🇺🇸I have followed the growth of Clubhouse closely, becoming addicted to it in the process. One of the interesting things about audio is that I have over 10k followers. On the internet, nobody knows you're an old woman OR a dog.
Will your future boss be a computer? If your first thought upon reading that sentence was 'well it would be an improvement on my current human one,' you wouldn't be alone. After all, an artificial intelligence (AI) software system might be better…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStates🇺🇸The problem isn't the fact that it's an algorithm, it's the bias in the algorithm.
You have likely heard that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine efficacy is 95%, Moderna's is 94% and Johnson & Johnson's is 66%. But what do these numbers actually mean? It's not just an academic question. How people understand these numbers affects how they…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStates🇺🇸We're not really math literate OR media literate. Could we please fix ourselves?
Google Chrome is ditching third-party cookies for good. If all goes according to plan then future updates to the world's most popular web browser will rewrite the rules of online advertising and make it far harder to track the web activity of…
Francine Hardaway #ReUnitedStates🇺🇸And yet the advertisers will still be able to advertise. They just will have to organize their information in different ways. Right now the coming changes are turning the industry on its head. No one knows what will really happen.