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Participated in a Hackathon: ArthritisHack 2017

On the weekend of October 13th to 15th, the #ArthritisHack hackathon took place at the Mars Discover District. It was a cool event and I haven’t attended a hackathon in ages. The last hackathon I attended was a hackathon sponsored by LinkedIn in the same place and before that it was a kind of catch-all hackathon with multiple APIs in the west end of Toronto where people used the Yellow Pages API and Soundcloud API.

At this event, with a team of five, we built a small automated marketing platform for arthritis-focused charity events and built a chatbot to engage people and raise awareness about arthritis.

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The Facebook experiment has failed. Let’s go back.

The Facebook experiment has failed. Let’s go back.

In the end, there is a lot to learn from this massive social experiment. Your friend circle and impulsive actions such as ‘likes’ cannot predict what you want to read. Indiscriminate sharing is a bad idea. A large social network isn’t the best way to find information.

We need to go back to smaller communities. Where people aren’t lost in the mediocre averages of large networks. That’s where ideas flourish.

Sounds like he wants the circles of Google+ (which makes it super easy to only share things with a select few people) or the ultra small social network of Path.