Inviting everyone to participate Ensuring people’s safety Encouraging the humanization of others Keeping people’s information secure Cultivating belonging Building bridges between groups Strengthening local ties Making power accessible Elevating shared concerns Showing reliable information Building civic competence Promoting thoughtful conversation Boosting community resilience Supporting civic action The team also asked survey participants to identify which of those dimensions were important for the products they used frequently. Unsurprisingly, the researchers found that users identified different positive traits on different platforms. That makes sense, since the various apps and websites are used for a variety of purposes: Users don’t expect the same benefits from using Google that they do from Pinterest, or connect with the same people on Twitter that they do on Facebook Messenger. LinkedIn and Twitter, for instance, were rated relatively highly for their … [Read more...] about These 14 principles could help big platforms create healthier social media
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Biden is taking office at a critical time. The coronavirus vaccination effort has become somewhat mired in confusion, with several states reporting difficulty getting the vaccine and accurate data about dose availability from the federal government under Trump. The government missed a target of vaccinating 20 million people in the U.S. by the end of 2020. Biden has pledged 100 million doses of the vaccine would be administrated within his first 100 days in office. … [Read more...] about Amazon offers President Biden help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution
When’s the money coming? Ask Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader after Wednesday. Congress needs to pass a relief bill, and McConnell’s track record is not one of speed: As majority leader last year, he repeatedly postponed, even as millions of Americans faced financial peril, leading to an epic nine-month process to pass a second relief package with stimulus checks. … [Read more...] about Biden stimulus update: What the new president and Senate could mean for third checks
President Biden is expected to sign 17 executive orders, memorandums, and proclamations just hours after taking the oath of office, administration staffers told news outlets. Several of those signatures will undo some of the Trump era’s flagship policies, including a full stop on construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall and the lifting of the travel ban targeting Muslim-majority countries. … [Read more...] about Joe Biden is the president. Here are some executive actions he is expected to take
Being able to make these changes will require more communication between tenants and owners, and also more data about how spaces are being used as the pandemic drags on. Robin says that if the two or three different tenants on one floor of a 50-story office building install better sensors to determine when rooms are being used and how much cooling they need, building-wide systems such as air handlers can be adjusted to more precisely meet those needs. This kind of detail will be important as offices begin to reopen, Robin says. … [Read more...] about Empty office buildings are still devouring energy. Why?