Facebook is, without question, the world’s leading social platform with over 1.09 billion active users. After launching just 12 years ago, they swiftly fulfilled their mission “to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.”
With such success — and the power that comes from it — comes great responsibility and equally as much critique from the public eye. A few weeks ago, in an article released by Gizmodo, Facebook was accused by former employees of suppressing conservative news on their “trending” feeds. Considering the current election season and the huge influence that Facebook holds, the public didn’t take this news lightly and luckily neither did Facebook. Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg began an investigation and has been looking into the issues. Also, earlier this week, to show his care and passion for honesty and integrity from his team,Zuckerberg held a meeting at Facebook headquarters with A-list conservative leaders, CNN reported that the meeting was civil and that Zuckerberg did more listening than talking. After the meeting he posted on Facebook:
“I know many conservatives don’t trust that our platform surfaces content without a political bias, I wanted to hear their concerns personally and have an open conversation about how we can build trust. I want to do everything I can to make sure our teams uphold the integrity of our products.”
It appears that Zuckerberg understands the weight of these accusations, and is working to secure trust and honesty within their company’s teams and conservative Facebook users.
Jason is the cofounder of the iconic non-profit Invisible Children which was founded to increase awareness of the horrendous activities of the LRA in Central Africa. Jason was also the director of the iconic Kony 2012 film that took the world by storm. In this two-part interview Jason and Branden talk about what it means to create a movement, what Jason experienced during his breakdown and subsequent recovery, and Jason’s experience in the world of theater.
Aharon Rabinowitz is the head of marketing for Red Giant based in New York City. During our conversation, we discussed the importance of work life balance, his start as a production intern at Sesame Street and why artist’s feel personally offended when you reject their work.
United gets their cheap on, fake news, and Trump hired who?
Welcome to Episode IV. This week, Dan spends some time with his favorite singer/songwriter, Matthew Perryman Jones. Matthew and Dan talk about panic attacks, growing up in Atlanta, the way music is informed by pain and suffering and the way music gives freedom.
If you have spent any time watching television in the last decade you have most likely heard one of Mattew’s songs on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, One Tree Hill and many others. His insightful writing and voice have drawn comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley, and he is on the short list of songwriters who skillfully weave the deeply philosophical and the vivid utterly human without ever losing sight of either.
To get his new album Cold Answer, (which features the three songs from him you heard on this episode), visit MPJmusic.com.
Branden sits down with writer and speaker Tyler Huckabee days after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States to talk about empathy, justice, listening, and where we go from here.
Special Election Edition, President Trump to legalized weed and everything in between.
This week we reflect on the election and discuss our strategies for staying sane.
Luca and Ilenia are the founders of Illo, a studio based in Turin, Italy. During our conversation, we discussed their self-driving video bot named Algo, how Illo was formed and how they’ve crafted a unique office culture.
This week we discuss Beyonce’s night at the CMAs, last minute election plans and how SNL might save us all.
We appreciate everyone sticking with us through this long hiatus but are planning our return even as we speak, with a bunch of new goodies and an updated format. In the meantime, here’s a brief primer on Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange — just so you can go into the movie knowing what you’re getting yourself into.