How Mark Zuckerberg failed his 2019 personal challenge

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As 2019 dawned and Mark Zuckerberg announced this year’s personal challenge, I suggested it might be time to retire the concept altogether. Zuckerberg’s “challenge,” as he described in a Facebook post, would be to “host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society.

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How to Become an Influencer in Your Industry

Influencer marketing has skyrocketed since it first made its mark.
That’s very much due to the way purchasing decisions have changed over the years. In 2018, a study found that only 4% of people trusted celebrity endorsements. This is probably because they prefer to seek product and service recommendations from those who are, above all, knowledgeable and credible.

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Examining the arc of 100,000 stories: a tidy analysis

I recently came across a great natural language dataset from Mark Riedel: 112,000 plots of stories downloaded from English language Wikipedia. This includes books, movies, TV episodes, video games- anything that has a Plot section on a Wikipedia page.
This offers a great opportunity to analyze story structure quantitatively.

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