Years ago, there was some Facebook lore that the entire site was brought down because Ruchi Sanghvi – one of Facebook’s first engineers and the exceptional early Facebook product manager who launched News Feed – plugged an office ethernet cord back into its own socket and took down the site. This, of course, was untrue – but it underscores the magnitude of Ruchi’s impact and the respect she received internally and externally! LP and South Park commons community – you are lucky!
“I didn’t arrive at my understanding of the fundamental laws of the universe through my rational mind.” ― Albert Einstein.
It is time for us to broaden our perspective and understand the power we hold to change our personal and collective narratives when we do. To open our vision and hearts to the whole of Creation of which we are part. But a single star in a whole vast universe; one cell of a larger body. Deeply connected and intertwined. We must find our way to work harmoniously and in balance with all the other cells. Our future depends upon each of us awakening to this remembrance. Humbly accepting the truth and immensity of who we are and what we have come to do at this time in our planetary evolution. #youaretheoneyouvebeenwaitingfor #rememberwhoyouare
8 Years later, and I am still on this lifelong journey to live fully from my heart…
Layers, upon layers, upon layers we shed – in order to fly from the wings of our heart. Patience, compassion and deep listening to what is truly being said are sign posts along the way. Maps to navigate through the self and others. Be gentle, be kind; slow down and know that you are exactly where you need to be.
The Guardian and Observer have been told the Israelis brought a laptop from their office in Tel Aviv and handed employees a USB stick containing what they believed were hacked personal emails.
Sources said Nix, who was suspended on Tuesday, and other senior directors told staff to search for incriminating material that could be used to damage opposition candidates, including Buhari”.
Further details have emerged regarding Cambridge Analytica’s ties to the British regime. It has been reported that the firm contacted the ruling Conservative faction in order to try and establish a relationship prior to the most recent UK General Election. Today in the UK Parliament, Ian Blackford, the leader of the Scottish National Party, asked Premier May to come clean regarding allegations that a director of Cambridge Analytica donated $985,000 to her ruling Conservative faction. He stated,
“Can I point out to her that the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, Strategic Communications Laboratories…it has been run by a chairman of Oxford Conservative association. It’s founding chairman was a former Conservative MP. A director appears to have donated over £700,000 to the Tory Party. A former Conservative Party treasurer is shareholder.
We know about the links to the Conservative Party. They go on and on. Will the Prime Minister confirm to the House her Government’s connections to the company”.
An installation photo from UNDERWATER: An Operatic Disco @koenigzwei on #worldwaterday Show on view 24/7 through April 21. Enter the space to dance to its music on Thursdays from 7-9 and by appointment. Submit your stories about global warming, seas rising, marine life, and hurricanes to @koenigzwei so they can be included in the show. And listen to the story about the show that aired yesterday on Radio ORF in Austria: http://oe1.orf.at/programm/20180321/509144 (story in link live for next week) #joeltauber #KOENIG2by_robbygreif #UNDERWATER #operaticdisco @koenigzwei @christinekoeniggalerie #environmentalism #trancemusic #mysticism #marinelife #seasrising #hurricanes #globalwarming
It’s #WorldWaterDay – so much to think about & do; with seas rising, fish dying & coral reefs disappearing. Kudos to UN-Water for focusing our attention on these topics and other water related issues today; and many thanks for recognizing UNDERWATER: an operatic disco at Koenig 2 as a World Water Day event.
I’m super excited about the story about UNDERWATER: An Operatic Disco at Koenig 2 that airs on Austrian Radio ORF: Ö1 tomorrow at 7:52 am. Many thanks to Hanna Ronzheimer for interviewing Robby Greif and me! Tune in to hear the story live, or listen to it via this link (beginning tomorrow and for the next week).
Both Ariel Speed Wagon and I are going to be presenting at this AMAZING camp next month, and if you’re into camping, social justice, and getting together with change makers who are on a path to un%&k the world together, come join us in the Catskills over Memorial day weekend!
Early bird tickets on sale now: Register by April 30 for 20% off
Ariel’s talking about literally how the federal gov’t works and how we can hack it, and I’ll be talking about how capitalism works and how we can hack it + doing an installation on collective economic power. It’s gonna be rad and also there’s dancing, art, poetry, and so many cool cross-movement folks coming together.
Come join us May 25-27 at GroundShift, a summer camp experience that brings together civic empowerment, creativity, and community building. Seriously these folks are some of the most thoughtful and rad movers and shakers I’ve gotten to meet recently: www.groundshift.us
I just left the stage at F8 – it’s always so great to be in the room with so many of our amazing developer community – I cannot wait to hear first-hand and will be stopping by our booth at various points.
I announced that we are now re-opening app review. We are so grateful to our community of over 200,000 developers for their understanding during this time – we are more committed than ever to building tools to help them scale their businesses on the Messenger Platform – home to over 300,00 active bots.
So, what’s our other news:
AR for the Messenger Platform: Businesses large and small can leverage Camera Effects Platform to easily integrate AR into their Messenger experience, bringing the virtual and physical shopping experiences one step closer together. We’re initially launching this in closed beta with a handful of partners including ASUS, KIA, Nike, and Sephora but will be rolling it out soon.
M Translations: When people connected through Marketplace receive a message in a language that is different from their default language in Messenger, M will ask them if they want to translate the message. At launch, translations from English to Spanish (and vice-versa) will be available in Marketplace conversations taking place in the US, and we plan to expand this and gradually roll out M translations to people using Messenger in the US in the coming weeks.
Built-in NLP for Page Inbox: Developers can now integrate built-in NLP with their Page inbox, allowing them to easily create a custom Wit app based on frequently asked questions and themes in their Messenger conversations.
We also shared a very early sneak peek of some changes we have planned for Messenger – we’ll update more on that later in the year.
I really can’t wait to see what our amazing developer community will build with these new capabilities this year!
Who’s ready for #F8? We can’t wait to see you. Many awesome @Messenger sessions in store this year. See you tomorrow for the keynote and if you can’t attend in person, make sure to tune in on the livestream at www.f8.com!