TL;DR; Here’s why MLH Hackathons are awesome:
One of my friends recently posted on Facebook asking for nutritional advice. I responded with the following heavily-edited overview – but lately, I’ve been storing snippets of my Facebook responses, especially the ones that are well thought out. Think about it, people usually only see that content once, when Facebook’s algorithms happen to grace you with the content in your newsfeed. Then, for the most part, it disappears into the Facebook nether realms of unseen threads.
Now, this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down!
Hacking Neuroplasticity – Why The $#@! Not?
Why Anime Stimulates Me Intellectually.
On facebook, my friends list is private, but [almost] everything i post is public. My reasoning is this: ultimately everything we post online is preserved indefinitely and will exist until the end of time. So why not? Whether or not we “share” it with our friends, someone will have a copy of that data because of online surveillance at least. It’s moreso philosophical reasoning and obviously it’s impossible to preserve 100% of the information people post online.
Obviously, citing studies is the proper way to go about things, but I am interested in far too many topics and unexplored ideas. And I definitely don’t want to do this in a Facebook debate, where no matter how hard you research, when you’re right, your facebook friends are just going to shit all over the thread with memes anyways. That just pushes your words so far up the thread that no one will ever read them again. Doesn’t happen to me because I don’t debate on FB a lot, but I’ve seen it happen to others. I usually only discuss these topics with a select few people who are OK with differring opinions. If you’re going to spend time creating something, Facebook comments probably aren’t the best time investment.
So I saw a post by Bill Gates on LinkedIn, calling for crazy ideas. It linked to an organization calling for solutions to three new problems and a dozen others. They offered grants, which I have no interest in, nor did I have suggestions to the health problems they suggested.