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"connie chan" Discussed on KQED Radio

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05:31 min | 5 months ago

"connie chan" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The FBI director today on morning edition from NPR News. Congress is investigating a health care provider that let people jump the line for covert 19 vaccines. I'm Noel King, and I'm Steve Inskeep. NPR revealed that vaccines went to ineligible patients, including some connected with executives of the company. Also a Supreme Court case could allow states to make it harder to vote. And how if it all can the U. S resist a coup and me and Mark it is Tuesday, March 2nd. The founding date of Howard University in 18 67. Graduates of the historically black college include Vice president Kamila Harris. The news is next. I'm from NPR news In Corvo Coleman MPR's learned that drugmaker Merck is going to help its rival producer coping 19 vaccine. It's Johnson Johnson's one shot vaccination that just got emergency use authorization. More. Details on the arrangement are expected day from the White House. The Senate Judiciary Committee will question FBI Director Christopher Rain today. Lawmakers are examining the deadly insurrection at the U. S. Capitol and Delaware Democratic Senator Christopher Koons wants to know whether the FBI was investigating white supremacist groups ahead of the riot. The Department of Homeland Security has called white supremacists the most persistent and lethal threat to our nation. There's public reporting that suggests that under the previous administration, the FBI was directed to shift their resource is toe looking at left wing activists and advocates. Folks active in Antifa, or even the black lives matter movement rather than focusing on white supremacist groups that were known threats. He spoke to NPR's morning edition. U S. Supreme Court focuses on voting rights Today, the justices will examine a question that could make it easier or harder for state legislatures to limit voting rights. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports. Since the November election, Republican dominated state legislatures in 33 states have introduced 165 bills that would limit the right to vote, for instance, bills that would dramatically limit the ability to cast absentee ballots. Prior to 2013. Those bills likely would have been blocked in advance under the 1965 Voting Rights Act. But the Supreme Court effectively gutted that provision of the law in 2013, leaving on Lee one other enforcement mechanism in place how to interpret that provision is what the court will now consider And how it rules in the case will tell us a lot about whether there are any teeth left in the voting Rights Act. Nina Totenberg NPR NEWS Washington The White House says that President Biden will meet with Senate Democrats later this afternoon. NPR's Giles Snyder reports that the president is expected to renew a push for his nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief package. President Biden is scheduled to participate virtually in Senate Democrats weekly policy launch after urging them over the weekend to move quickly after the House passed its version of the relief package. Now the mill moves the United States Senate where I hope will receive quick action. Have we have no time to waste. Democrats want to get the bill to Biden steps by March 14th when pandemic jobless benefits expire, it would extend them through the end of August. The package also includes those $1400 checks for most Americans and funding for schools and colleges, small businesses and money to track the virus and distribute vaccines. Options for increasing the federal minimum wage in the Senate bill appear to be running out trial. Snyder NPR news and you're listening to NPR news. Live from KQED news. I'm Brian what? Good morning. Several San Francisco supervisors are pushing for the city to hold free summer camps for elementary school students in hopes of relieving families who were struggling during the pandemic. Summer programming would primarily take place outdoors and last nine weeks over the summer half of the initiatives Budget $15 million would be covered by a budgetary supplement, with the rest coming from philanthropic efforts here, San Francisco Supervisor Connie Chan The goal is to really ease the burden of many working families. Francisco Unified School District normally serves around 20,000 students in their summer camps last year capacity was limited due to the pandemic. PG Any gas and electric bills are going up this month. It's part of a regular hike that the state's Public Utilities Commission approved in December. KQED Sarah Hussaini reports, The average customer will pay nearly $9 more. PG and E says the money funds about half of its annual investment and safe and reliable service. That includes efforts to reduce wildfire risk and improve the public safety power Shut off program. The company says the rate increase won't go toward executives or pay for well far claims. The genie is attempting to rebound from the billions it has lost after causing a serious of catastrophic events, including major wildfires and a fatal explosion in San Bruno. I'm Sarah. Who's Amy KQED knows. PG neat is also facing more pressure to prevent its power lines from causing wildfires more on that in about 15 minutes.

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"connie chan" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

Techmeme Ride Home

05:06 min | 7 months ago

"connie chan" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

"And you can go on twitter. You can go on reddit. That's not location based it's also hard to know who's actually on the other end to make a great first impression unless you already have a following engine better solution here let's end with one pushback and then one takeaway so the pushback would be. I'm old enough to remember a start up called needing the premise of which was let a thousand flowers bloom and and could they're not going to be just one social network there can be you know tons of social networks for every niche in the world and that kinda didn't work out 'cause face kind of was that for everything and we even here that still today when we talk about facebook even people that don't like to use facebook anymore are still stuck there because of their groups. You know they're quilting group or whatever so again that's sort of talking about what you're talking about so my pushback would be well. Who's to say that any of these platforms facebook twitter. Instagram can't just do this like. Is this an idea whose time has come or are we in danger of well. Of course facebook in some other platform will just absorb these ideas and do them. Let's say two things in response to that. Facebook groups is is still a very powerful product and a lot of people still use facebook groups. I i know buildings who all their tenants are using facebook groups to even just interact with their hoa but like facebook groups are still very very powerful but there are some use cases where they don't necessarily work One is on facebook everything real identity and there are cases where you want to engage in certain topics. And you don't want people to be able to click into your facebook profile and see how many mutual friends you have. There are topics even support group. Where you want to control how much information the other side has about you in there are also groups where you maybe want to charge money to be part of the curated group right you. Maybe want to have exclusive subgroups within that group. There are a lot of functionality features. may face the will build them but facebook groups hasn't built a huge set of features yet i think that scratches all of those inches and i think i i go back to that identity point which is why do think these third parties will always still have have a place. Because there's a lot of topics. Even i think about like parenting amami topics like you don't always want to use your full name and identity when you're asking random question about something you're not known for and it's because we inherently have multiple identities that i think leaves room for more than one social network right and i think that we we are now habituated to using different social networks in different use cases. And like this is what. I use for my quilting interests. This is one of us or my. I think you're right about that. The takeaway finally is something that you mentioned in one of the last. Say if i was a entrepreneur who who reads these essays and thanks mrs pointing me in the direction of where the puck is going. This is the future. What would your advice be should shouldn't entrepreneur attempt to steal away a chunk of these big platforms for themselves or should you rip apart the big platforms that go vertical yourself. Well i think to be honest. You're gonna hate this answer but them. Both of them can work like one of you have a feature functionality that existing incumbent just is not catering to and you do that feature better than anyone else i think that can spur a brand new network. Madd focus just on audio mayor focusing just on video or maybe you're just handling it in a way that allows for better search or better discovery at the same time there are whole communities that are willing to migrate off of these existing platforms the tricky thing on that So either the community has to be quite young or or you have to really convince them to migrate have all their historic chats other historic rat relationships that are already built onto a brand new platform at the latter. One is probably harder to be honest and than starting with a feature as a witch it would fit a thousand different startup so it doesn't matter it's not binary choice about can work. And that's what i'm say- that's what. I'm saying what i love about a sixteen z. Is that you love to show your work and you love to share what you're thinking about so i appreciate you coming on to do just that. It's nine pleasure. I hope everyone cheques. Social strikes back will link lincoln lincoln. The show nuts and thank you connie..

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"connie chan" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

Techmeme Ride Home

05:40 min | 7 months ago

"connie chan" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

"Twenty twenty one right. Because you actually. I'm actually in the midst of this. I've probably watched six hours of youtube videos. Because i'm in the market for a new bike and you made me go down like this sort of logic chain of. Yeah maybe thirty years from now. We'll think it's insane. Commercials didn't weren't instantly bible. You know what. I mean like you would go somewhere and watch all this stuff but then had to go somewhere else and then if you think about it like if you look at it through that lens like amazon and everybody else is still very much in a catalog paradigm where it's like. It's a list of items and like here's reviews and things like that. They've advanced it that way. But like the idea that your point of purchase should also be your point of education and your point of like learning the about the product and things like that it should be one place as opposed to these separate places. Yeah and catalog really is fantastic on. You're searching for something you know exactly what you wanna buy. You just want the lowest price point. Just want speed rank. There's a lot of us especially for these big ticket items. Were in the discovery mode. We don't know which e bike brand is great. I don't know which features really matter. I don't know what the battery charging. I don't know anything about to be honest. I want to know if i can fold it up. And how much is it going to you know. How hard is it to the battery out of there right. And that's what those videos are doing for me. Yes exactly exactly and so. Youtube is already a great place to discover a great products. And i'm just saying that video is a fantastic way to discover things. Have more confidence in. You're going to purchase and it also is a great place for the by you say how to folded up can demo the product right back to the infomercials that we watch ten years ago. It was all this like. This is how the george foreman grill works right. Look at what this nice can. Shop right exactly exactly demonstrations unboxing customers like forget about forget about infomercials. That's what a store used to be. Showroom was the place where you demo the product for the patheticness. Right go ahead. yeah. I remember the brixton stores and trying all their other gadgets in massages right i mean. That's what apple stores functioned as well. You know exactly exactly as i think about all that. I'm like okay for very long time. The industry was fixated on turning the television and figuring out how to make the television shop or like. How do you create the second screen experience for the television commercial. And i'm just saying we watching video content now on our computers on our phones and the television is like a monitor right to broadcast the thing that was on our computer anyways. And so you don't now need to solve things for this old television world. it's all interactive. it's all internet enable. Everything can become more shop lable and it's from a discovery standpoint also from a storytelling standpoint. So if i'm buying arts crafts. If i'm buying painting to watch the person painted in real time i have a much deeper appreciation for the product She's for my friend's daughter from her shop in store. And it's because i was watching her youtube videos of her crocheting and she's showing people how she crocheted countries. She puts out two videos a week and from that. I'm like okay if i ever need advice conscious. I'm gonna buy from alley. Because i now have a deeper affinity to her product. And so all craters with youtube following that have any kind of product. You can see how that same mentality means that they're gonna be able to move more merchandise with more product. It's the platform skilled in the right tools. And you had mentioned in china. The infrastructure is there and then of course that plugs into what we've been talking about with shop and things like that real quick one more. I don't keep you too long meeting new people again beyond just dating you even using examples of networking and mentoring and things like this. So tell me some about that because that plays into the whole idea again of this. This is social not just for people you know or not just for people who follow its for finding new people. Yeah i think inside. It's a shame that if you have specific interests it's really hard to find your tribe online to scratch. All of those is right and and again. It's all about how humans are really a multifaceted all have multiple identities. Yes i liked tag. I like studying innovation. I also collect old vintage peanuts. Comic books right like i have all these different interests that are not captured. My existing social circles. So how do i find those people. And historically i'd have to go to old form website. That's my muscles communities. Live still on these really old text based forms and saying there can be a new version of the communities and there should be new places where i can find those like minded people so we can talk about topics that were interested in when you think about someone moving into a new city. Sometimes i even ask howdy howdy need friends and sometimes people are not just wanting to meet people for dating. There's a lot of great products out there for dating and meeting new friends. But when you're looking at a for a non dating context of people who share similar interests. I still feel like that problem. Hasn't been.

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"connie chan" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

Techmeme Ride Home

04:31 min | 7 months ago

"connie chan" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

"Forever. First grade. Math curriculum doesn't change very much. Frank teaching someone. How does a plant grow that. That doesn't change very much. Enzo it's really empowering especially for people who don't have access to those world class instructors because those world class instructors almost in the same way they make a movie or tv show you invest in creating the content once and you can use it and apply it to millions of people and on the live instructor point you know the other thing that unlocks is actually the ability for more people to afford this kind of learning because now if i'm living in the bay area i don't just have to choose from the tutors. Who live in the bay area. I can choose from tutors. Worldwide who aren't mit tunsil. Who aren't in my country. And in fact learning language for example right to helps to actually speak with So there's a bunch of topics where i think the online learning platform not only can tax the kind of content you would normally get access to but actually make these courses cost one tenth the price of the person equivalent. Now that isn't to say that. Like in person tutoring or in-person piano teachers going away on you know honestly like when kobe passes or whatever i i hope. My daughter's piano teacher can come back to our house again. Because they are forming a great relationship with their in person he gives her a physical sticker and the physical sticker probably makes her happier than the digital segregated. Be quite honest. But i'm saying that the piano on zoom if done well can get really close to the human equivalent. I was gonna say that. Dan smith will teach guitar. Guy that puts up all those flyers around new york city. That doesn't have to put up the flyers anywhere. Just everyone can come to him so let. Let's move onto shopping. Because this is one where i have great skepticism. But tell me tell me what you can see this doing for shopping. Yeah when i first learned about video. Shopping was probably two three years ago. When it started taking off in china so around four or five years ago. China had a big wave of livestream irs just for more companionship. Entertainment and live streaming was a very big source of entertainment. Now you can go to these apps. Find a bunch of people to talk to watch them eat out with them. Whatever let's give him digital stickers and a couple of years ago he started seeing this evolve into commerce. You're talking to them. There's a button that pops on the screen you click and you can complete a purchase in five seconds right because they have the infrastructure of which payments alipay they have the infrastructure of tele shots and so it was really easy for a lot of these platforms to kind of bootstrap that e commerce A functionality in launch. that very quickly. What you started thing was in the same way that we grew up with infomercials and qvc people very quickly learned how to make engaging entertaining content to selling. And i totally understand the skepticism. Because i know like a lot of us. We don't watch qvc anymore. I mean i grew up watching a lot of infomercials. But i don't anymore and a lot of us would say home shopping network. Qvc those are for older generations. But you have to somehow marry that with the fact that younger generations stole a video. and not. just the millennials. It's everyone everyone's still loves video and inherently video is a better way to have more confidence in a product that you're thinking about buying you know if i am looking for a product. I will go. Read the reviews on amazon but i will also oftentimes. If it's a high price point product read about it not re watch it and listen to it on you to buying a camera. I'm going to youtube for my reviews. When i find a baby stroller i went to you to. I wanted to see. In comparison to other strollers. I could choose from which ones bigger. How hard is this to open and close. How have any like. I'm still going to for properties so we naturally have all been shopping with video already for many many years. It just was not so easy to check out on the same place. Another big difference that once we realized if you could check out on the place he had all the.

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"connie chan" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

Techmeme Ride Home

06:42 min | 7 months ago

"connie chan" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

"Let's dive into your essay specifically because you're looking at video as a platform in this lens and at the at the risk of putting words in your mouth like i'd roughly summarize your thesis as like in this new video era of tiktok go through. The history of tv is just a lean back engagement than you came in and said well it can be a one minute video or twenty four hour video whenever now tiktok will it can be a fifteen like. Yeah yeah so now. Inter activity is baked in also with tiktok. It's not lean back so this opens up a whole world of possibilities for education shopping the whole lot so tell me about this like how does this open up new vistas in the gauge. Sort of tiktok video world. Yeah totally i. If i had to summarize the fm one sentence. I would say video historically was something exactly like you said we used to lean back and watch it and now video is going to be something that we do which means you are interacting with some way you are responding to whether to in the same way that when you're gaming you you like we kind of hate the cut scenes and gaming because we can't be involved in it like you're saying that video can be engaging all the time like gaming has been yes go ahead exactly exactly and and that engagement means that can disrupt every kind of normal human interaction that we had in the offline world. I'm saying video. It's going to develop new features so that alda's human interactions can work just as well if not better in an online world and you. You pointed out that. This was happening even before kobe. Hit because you know streaming had been rising going back even five years six years or whatever but it helped but like so again. You feel like that. This is a moment that we were building towards on. We're gonna hit eventually one hundred percent. I do think this amount. We are going to hit no matter what now of course. Everyone knows how to use them. I think a lot of people about webcams a lot of people tablets. Whatever it is the people yes now have more of the hardware equipment. They need to enter this new era. But i don't think ultimately changes that we were going to get here anyways because videos just another way for you to interact with another human and rather than just reading about something or listening about something you actually can see the person and so naturally videos more fun. It makes everything more fun right if i am even right now as a recording. This podcast if i did this just by audio and i couldn't see you on your cool purple shirt. Not he as fun right. But i see you and i see her background. Moving your microphone setup. An i feel like i'm talking to you in a completely different way than just a normal phone call and so video brings things alive and it makes things more fun and again going back to why socials powerful social is more fun and in the end say i do think everything has to be more fun. 'cause if i can choose between a fund education platform at not fun on. I'm definitely choosing the fun. One if i can choose between a fun finance app or a or a not fun finance. I'm choosing the phone. One and a lot of it is because fun gives us the motivation to do things that we didn't want to do anyways. You know it takes vitamins. It turns into candy. Well so let's get into some of the actual applications like use cases that you're seeing here and since you mentioned education. Let's start with that. Like specifically like what can we do with this new type of interactive video era in education. A such an education for video in particular have been studying for a few years because it's very big sector in china and very quickly grinding. A a lot of moms specially in the tier one cities are now using their tablets for math lessons for science lessons for art lessons for every single subject really for online coding. You name it. And what's been really powerful is in this new video world. You're not just talking to a a talking head on the other end of the video you're incorporating cartoons you're using puppets you are using arcade game in the actual class to kind of reinforce the curriculum you know in my essay i talk about how an attack this is really a a math. Meets mickey mouse moment. Imagine taking all the best folks who create video games and ask them to create first grade math curriculum. I guarantee you. it's gonna be more fun. It's gonna be more engaging it's going to have sound effects it's gonna have stickers that fly across the screen and all of those things make it more motivating for the student to complete the actual lesson well and like as an example like what i found compelling hitting a first grade curriculum. You're right up my alley right now Because i've got a first grader. That's struggling over zoom at the moment but like things like you know we've known for years that hey if in this modern era if you wanna learn to play guitar or something like that you can go to youtube and for free get these masterclasses but again. It's sort of this old paradigm of all right. I m lectured to. But i can't really i found it really fascinating you're describing the sort of interactivity where it's like learning to play guitar piano whatever it is not only is. The person live instructing teaching in front of you. But your interaction back and forth like you can see the actual like you're okay. You've got that cord. Let's move onto this cord. That sort of thing. Yes exactly so so it. Almost mimics does actually a hundred percent in the neck like a real live instructor right there in your room and oftentimes these courses are recorded so during the week before your next lesson you can go back and review things these platforms could also eventually incorporate a so that. When i'm playing something. Maybe i have a Even without my live instructor on how. I can improve my guitar planes. I might be posted clips of songs. That i'm working on and i might find a community of other people learning guitar and they can write comments on how i can improve or even. Just give me more validation. That i'm doing a good job There's a lot of things are possible on this online world. That are really hard to replicate in the offline and an ed tech in particular I think it super is you create this curriculum. Once.

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"connie chan" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

Techmeme Ride Home

05:04 min | 7 months ago

"connie chan" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

"Your friends are interacting with polygon. The motivating factor for you to exercise. And that's really key so social can actually get someone to be more engaged in the long term and more likely to use the product that if it was a completely solo single player experience the natural fund creates competition. Increase the motivation. It just make something that's inherently not necessarily fun a lot more game like and so i believe that social naturally will help products have basically long retention and then the second piece that social really unlocks is very growth. Because right now we're hitting a point where people are more hesitant to download a new app. You have to have a very strong value proposition to get me to download a new application now. Then companies are realizing hey rather than just buying ads all over the place. Can i build in some vitality more social hooked so that users have an incentive to share it with their fans so that my users have an incentive to posted on instagram. well this is from one of the pieces. I can't remember who wrote this one in the past but there's also with with social generally the scale can be huge even if you get like a small slice of a like a niche or an interest things like that with just one percent share of active users. Tinder claims well over five million daily active users and brings in a billion dollars a year in revenue from that. So that's not the billion scale. That's only five million. But that can still generate a billion dollars in revenue. Just from that. Sliver well i think it's because social at the end of the day is interactive which means you're emotional you're not just interacting with algorithms you're interacting with actual humans on the other side and once you bring in the element of emotion. There's all kinds of things people are willing to pay for right. You're willing to pay to get noticed. You are willing to pay to to flatter someone. You're willing to pay to flirt. You're willing to pay to buy status. Whatever it is the willingness to interact with a platform at a much deeper scale increases. When you feel like you're actually building relationships of human beings on the underside well and that was another key takeaway for me is that you're distinguishing between like we think of engagement all of this time as well right. I opened instagram twenty thirty times a day. That's that's the. That's the addiction of certain types of apps. And things like that. But there's a difference between like that sort of engagement and like absorption like you can also with social have apps that you don't open them every day but when you do you engage with them for hours at a time like we've again. We're seeing this a lot in gaming but that is also there's more of a quality sort of thing that we're talking about here then just the quantity in the scale. Holly and i think part of it is some social companies like you alluded if they focus on just a niche. There's actually a higher chance that it will resonate with one of my identities that i will personally identify right. Maybe i feel like a trendsetter. Maybe i am a collector. Maybe i'm a diy crafter. Maybe i am a a deal hunter. Whatever it is you have these new communities social communities that really make me feel included and make me feel like that part of my identity can shy and i think that's also a reason. Why the incumbents quite honestly We'll have to figure out how to navigate this new world because humans. We have multiple identities and a lot of these existing social platforms. Don't make it easy for you to share all parts of yourself right like i have a youtube channel. Maybe i talk about tech. Hey i really love singing karaoke. i can't put that on the same channel right. Or maybe on twitter talk a lot about inspiration and innovation coming out of asia international but i have a whole bunch of thoughts around parenting or whatever else it is and i can't put that in the same twitter feed even right because a lot of these existing platforms in order for you to kind of really develop your following. You kinda have to choose one or two identities it to max and really just go deep on that. It's very hard to find a platform that allows you to develop all these parts of yourself. And i think that's actually the opportunity. This episode is supported by the team at vistaprint. Have you ever re gifted a gift. Did you feel good about doing that. Have you ever gotten a gift that you know was re gifted. I bet that definitely didn't feel good. Vistaprint specializes in unreal giftable gifts gifts so unique and personal that you wouldn't dream of passing them on one off gifts like calm mugs and canvas prints photo books and wa- counters. They're the kind of thoughtful gifts. You really can't.

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"connie chan" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

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06:24 min | 7 months ago

"connie chan" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home

"Welcome to another weekend. Bonus episode of the tech. Name ride home. I'm brian mccullough. Did y'all do your homework. I'm just kidding. Of course but we are going to talk to the great. Connie chan once again about that package of essays from andriessen hurwitz. That i mentioned on the weekend long reads yesterday and we're going to talk about the future of video. Connie says it's going to be live social and shop abol oh and a reminder to maybe watch this on our youtube channel to up our numbers a bit please enjoy kami. I was just saying you basically seated my weekend long range segment for this week. The the whole run a whole. I guess the package that y'all put out is about social not being dead or at least not being completely you know Claimed at this point. Can we start with the premise of these essays while people think social was basically done that big platforms had locked. I'll let you guys are positing. The exact opposite almost yes. I think there wasn't phase in a time when a lot of investors felt. We already have instagram. We already have snapped. There isn't going to be a new social player and we are exactly like you're saying bryant am arguing the opposite because we actually still think. There's a lot of problems in jobs to done. Social that are not addressed today are also new formats around video around audio where we think there's still a lot more experimentation to be done anything about social. I think one very narrow definition of social is capturing the people you are not know the reality is social just means you're interacting with another human being and so there's a whole wide universe of formed yet to be built to help you meet. Other people may be that you don't know as well or your maybe just acquaintances with that. You'd actually have a fantastic relationship that you had great interaction so maybe is it fair to say. Maybe the social graph has been locked down in terms of we've mapped out all of our relationships. But what you're saying. Is this new type of social is going beyond that. And basically ways that that aren't actually lining up to a graph digitizing the rest of our human interaction right actually like the people. I call most frequently. Don't necessarily map to the same people iheart on instagram. Which don't necessarily mapped to the same. People are messaging online den and so we as human beings have multiple identities and different social graphs. And right now. I still believe. There's a lot of our grass and interactions. that are not yet digitized. So maybe it would help if we mentioned some for framing purposes like you're saying new types of social so like name some of these apps or services that are these new types that you're talking about. I mean well. For example in the audio faith clubhouses a new way. You can engage in meet with people that you haven't met in the past and maybe you don't even know but you get together because you have a shared interest in a topic and you learn about each other and you can become friends with each other in the in the video space. Tiktok i think has taken the country by storm and continues to grow because it is also introducing you to new content creators and new people. You want to follow it otherwise right. There's that eugene way idea of it's not about followers so much as it's this new you're able to surface new ideas and new people in different ways. Beyond just again. Mapping to a social graph. Yes because they idea that my friends know exactly what i want to buy what i want to eat what i wanna do next. I think is just a flog premise. When i when i buy things. I don't actually ask my closest friends for the recommendations because most of the time and buying completely different things i actually trust even though i know the reviews aren't one hundred percent accurate. I trust the amazon reviews more. So when i'm shopping for say a baby product than just asking one or two friends because you have the wisdom of the masses you have more people engaging in that conversation and that was the other interesting thing reading all of the essays like basically. You're positing that. Having social component can be plugged in for all sorts of uses. Now like a retention tool you. Can you can use it for education. Shopping fitness food entertainment. Everything so again. Maybe if we've always from the beginning of the web era been like well you can have commerce as a component of whatever your platform does. It's almost now. The inverse is that you can have social media component of whatever you're doing education commerce but the social at the end of the day just means you're interacting with someone and that whole idea social plus exactly what you're saying my partner. Darcy wrote a great piece on that. And i do believe that. Social can be embedded across the board especially on anything where you are watching content interacting with other viewers interacting with the creator. Or maybe you're doing something that's interactive to begin with such as education in you're interacting with the teacher and other students You know reading the the whole suite of essays. It made me think that yeah it. It not only is social not dead. But we're kind of seeing like a weird resurgence right now in everything because if you think like peleton has a social element that they're starting to build out like we hear so much about like in gaming fortnight and roadblocks among us even you're mentioning like clubhouse but house party also in messaging and things like that. Do you have any idea why now that i see that. It is almost a resurgence. Do you have any idea why. We're seeing this resurgence right now. Like what changes. Technically or culturally have happened. That have led to this resurgence. I think we were always going to get here. Get here to this moment and it just takes a little while to kept those realization. That social really does to wonderful things for companies one is. It's very fun and so you talk about like among us games. This makes doing whatever you're doing more fun. It makes it more game like it has leaderboards right like with palestine when you can see how.

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"connie chan" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:53 min | 9 months ago

"connie chan" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And affect the northern part of that state by the end of the week. On Wall Street, the Dow is up 1232 points or more than 4%. This is NPR Live from KQED News on Brian what San Francisco's last Open race has been decided. Connie Chan has won a seat on the board of Supervisors representing the city's Richmond district. Her opponent margin Phil Hower. Conceded the race last night. The movie ends a neck and neck race between the two since election night. Fill our is a moderate Democrat. She was a senior adviser to mayor London Breed. Chan is a progressive. She worked for Vice President elect Kamala Harris when she was the city's district attorney and supervisor, Aaron Peskin. The latest count shows Chan ahead by 123 votes. Head of one of the e space largest school districts is stepping down. The superintendent of West Contra Costa Unified is leaving the district at the end of his contract in June. He says he wants to make way for new leadership after four new members were elected to the board cuties Julia McAvoy reports. Superintendent Matthew Duffy took over the district five years ago and has been able to improve teacher retention increased graduation rates and will leave the district with 35 million and reserves. But he was nearly fired last year after an unforeseen accounting hit pushed the district to have to make deep cuts and increased class sizes. Duffy says the pressures of running a district during a pandemic may give pause to his successor. So I do think it'll push people to think about how much they want Teo and can take on Duffy says the challenges that lie ahead include digging in on race and equity issues important to the community. I'm Julia McAvoy News. Quick Sports The San Jose Earthquakes lost in Seattle yesterday for the one on Brian Watch News..

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"connie chan" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:42 min | 9 months ago

"connie chan" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Are very serious again. I'm not going to run and rush to judgment and push push allegations out until we've at the first U. S. Agriculture secretary and former governor Sonny Perdue also called for an investigation. But admitted that he quote didn't know if these reports are true or accurate. Democrat Joe Biden closed a 300,000 vote gap in Georgia and past Trump on Friday after county spent days counting signature verified absentee ballots that had arrived prior to a state established deadline. For NPR News. I'm a meal. Moffett in Atlanta, U S. Supreme Court has ordered Pennsylvania to separate all ballots that arrived by mail after election Day from current totals State Republicans following an emergency appeal today. The limit counts is Joe Biden's lead increases Their other prime from member station. W. L V. R has more The order, signed by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, effectively affirms of practice that was already in place. Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar told counties last week two separate late arriving ballots even though they're allowed to be counted under state law. Alito's order denied another request from the state GOP. You stop counting the late arriving ballots altogether. Book far has previously said she doesn't expect the late arriving ballots to change the elections. Final result. An attorney for Pennsylvania State Democrats says Alito's order has served on Lee throw fuel on the fire of mistrust. That the Trump campaign continues to generate without providing evidence for NPR news until a Pratt incumbent David Perdue, and George will be facing a runoff against Democratic challenger John all soft in January. That's based on Georgia State law, which requires that a winning candidate must receive more than 50% of the vote to avoid a runoff between the top two candidates. Stocks closed mixed today. The Dow down 66 points. The NASDAQ was up four points. You're listening to NPR. Live from the news. I'm terrorist. Seiler, A Sonoma County sheriff's deputy, fired last year for wrongful use of force is facing felony manslaughter and assault charges. Duties. Alex Emily reports former deputy Charles Blount was charged in a grand jury indictment. The investigation surrounding the death of David Ward, a disabled man played out in secret for nearly a year. Criminal charges became public in a grand jury indictment unsealed Friday morning. Blount was captured on body camera video last November, slamming Ward's head into a car door frame after a high speed pursuit. Civil attorney Isaac Schwager represents Ward's mother in a wrongful death lawsuit. Mrs Ghastly what happened to David, who was not entirely innocent in the episode, but he certainly didn't deserve to die. The coroner found. Ward died as a result of blunt force trauma and other injuries suffered during a violent struggle with deputies. Warren also had methamphetamine in the system. Blount is due to appear in court on Thursday. I'm Alex Emslie. The news in the race to be the new supervisor for San Francisco's Richmond district. Connie Chan has taken the lead again. Chan is a progressive Democrat. And she's now in the lead with 107 more votes after rank choice voting than her main competition, the politically moderate margin fill our That's, according to the city's latest ballot count, released a couple of hours ago, which includes Tricked one provisional ballots. Chan started off in first place Tuesday but was over taken by fill our in a matter of hours. Fill our how the lead until this afternoon. But with thousands of ballots still uncounted, the race remains too close to call. The city says it will release its next count tomorrow afternoon. For full berry election results, visit dot org's slash elections. Have a great evening..

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"connie chan" Discussed on a16z

a16z

05:22 min | 9 months ago

"connie chan" Discussed on a16z

"If, you , don't have to use using your product or talking about product or share your product. . To, , break it to you you're irrelevant, , and so that's what every single company that is targeting consumers needs to care about whether you're a fortune five hundred company or whether you're a startup are their percents that jazzy has mental. . Jansy considers anyone who is not really speaking their language or not understanding trends boomer. . It doesn't matter if you're a millennial, , it doesn't matter if your genetic doesn't matter of your boomer. . Jets. . BOOMER's anyway. . Do you think though given how personalized Z. has preferences on that? There ? is a definitive. . This is cool. . This is not cool a changes weekly so you have to keep up. . If you understand what's score not. . Really hard on the wardrobe man to. . Say that the difference between Jansy and millennials is much bigger gap than between millennials older generations I would say so because Gen Z. is the first generation that's mobile I and mobile native I totally agree millennials will say were mobile first but there's a lot of stuff that we still feel much more comfortable going to a computer to do they ticket purchases. . We still feel like we're safer on the browser for some reason whereas Jesse's do everything from their phone right? It's ? like we're we're used to that. . We're used to buy things from our phone signing documents from our full for better for worse requiring much more instant gratification. . I'd say the youtube videos even now to me feel too long if the first minute is the person apologizing and trying to be politically correct, , they just need to get to the point where the Roi has to be real. . Yeah. . If it's good content if it's entertaining content, , then boomer out and you've lost us. . When people say Okay I want to go be an influence are now before for millennials that was you became a youtube star now as A. . More desirable to be tiktok influence Sir versus Youtube. . One certain ones are clearly more easy to go viral on. . Twenty nine percent of youth in America wants to become bloggers or youtubers versus twenty three percent want to become professional athletes. . The more people want to become youtubers than athletes, , which is a massive shift on the platform that Gen Z. wants to be an influence or on tiktok seems the easiest for people because we've obviously seen Charlie demilio becoming one of the biggest influencers in under a year the conversations around the actual talks right now are like living on other platforms, , but it's Super Valuable Tiktok. Stars . are all spending time on Youtube now. . It's a natural growth phase so Are tiktok stars the new. . Youtube. Stars. . . There's a whole correlation there in the sense that if you're big on Tiktok, , the way you can really continuously build your audience status sustainable is on Youtube. . But many have not been able to be successful on Youtube. . It's more likely. . They will not be successful actually because they haven't really adapted on how to make long form content there used to making sixty second videos which doesn't translate well to Youtube. . You Wanna be making ten minute videos because that's how you monetize. . There is no. . Easy variety factor you just gotta be really good at distribution and marketing honestly especially in tech talk there so much remix name culture it's not necessarily original one, , hundred percent. . And maybe that's part of why it's hard when they translate to you to for the most part, , you have to come up with something completely people who are really really good storytellers will be able to do. . So across different mediums whether it's Tiktok whether it's you whether instagram weather's twitch I, , think the shot from video especially the stuff on Tiktok it's what's the punchline what's the actual point of the video that makes it interesting and why it's so democratizing video creations you don't need to bring light to be a good tiktok crater. . You literally just need your phone. . Yeah. . On Tiktok you get thirty seconds, , you can record it with your phone you can have whatever quality of. . Video and as a good story line, , people will watch it and people shirt or if you're adding value to the viewers life. . Young short videos are not just jokes I. . Mean, , I cringe when people say tiktok is a bunch of people dancing to music because I'm like you clearly have not use this thing. . Right there's educational stuff on it. . There's financial advice on Tiktok. . There is stuff that teaches you how to cook. . So short videos a really powerful form I think, , and it's basically getting rid of the fluff that you don't need and delivering maximum value per second. . Literally per second because you can lose the person after like three or four seconds of it's not good enough. . To your point people talk just a fun lip synching at or dancing. . APP. . And it's not it's a place where he can learn anything you ever wanted to learn. . Whether it's cars whether it's how to take photos how to model I've watched so many talk videos about videography tips and I phone tricks and all sorts of stuff, , and it's just endless amounts of short form education

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"connie chan" Discussed on a16z

a16z

02:08 min | 10 months ago

"connie chan" Discussed on a16z

"Bit on audio, but we don't have to go on that side tangent. Video showing. The second thing. The second thing is that in order for video to scale as a medium. You do have to do some work to overcome some of the challenges inherent to video video is traditionally a little bit harder to scan for conceptual information. You know it's harder to understand what's in a video. Even if you're watching a video of someone, send you video sometimes people are like I wish you would just send me the transcripts. I can just scan through it really quickly. Scanning videos even hard. So TIKTOK. Fortunately, the videos are really short and they allow additional layers of Meta data. You can bring text into the video really easily. and. So video overall in medium is a richer medium on tick. If you can bring that all to bear, then I think video becomes more relevant in other fields like education or you know if you WANNA pick a place to go on vacation or you WanNa pick a restaurant to go eat at. Our Partner Connie Chan actually argued a lot about the power of every commerce will become video and every video will become commerce and sort of the intersection of the two right video is really just the bed for a whole bunch of other information to be laid on top of it. Video is just such a high bandwidth medium. I think we haven't really taken advantage of the full level. Of Bandwidth in the past we know that humans are super attuned the body language to reading another person's face. You know one of the downsides of trying to read body language over zoom you may have like fifteen people in zoom. Each is just a small thumbnail. You can't really see anything other than a version of their face. There is something that is lost when you lower the bandwidth. Video brings that back and video gets higher fidelity every day and you know something like takes hop now is just making more use of that full bandwidth. Great. So then the last question. What do you make of this larger phenomenon given? The whole point of your post is about how this is the first time? A social network from another place has really cracked.

"connie chan" Discussed on a16z

a16z

04:16 min | 1 year ago

"connie chan" Discussed on a16z

"So. . Much of the discourse attack online education is often posed any stark terms. . Much of the discussion seems to be on the education was abject failure in the spring. . Now, , kids are doomed to lose another year if we don't go back and person so I think what I'd like to post the group is what are some of the most common misconceptions you see in the discourse around online education? ? Well first of all, , we didn't really have online education in the spring, , right? ? That wasn't anything that any of us who've been in online education for a long time would recognize his minded Asian. . So I think we I have to completely move away from. . Making any conclusions about online education from this emergency pivot to learning to cove it? ? Right in and out argued that we should also make sure that we aren't just judging the concept of online education by what we see today. . There's so much potential for further innovation around the platform around the median that I. . Think we just don't see. . We already seen other countries around the world. . I think one common misconception is more of a conflicting of two things. . One is the medium by which education happens is it online or in person or some mix of the two, , and in the pedagogical approach lecture base is a discussion based. . How much of it is students facing? ? What is the size of the class? ? What in taught in what way I think what you see for most of the brief history online education is the classes that are online tend to be a one type that is often quite different than lacey, , Burson until people say online education, , they often have this idea. . Maybe it's superstar lecturing. . Broadcast all over the web or it's a for profit college that people perceive as being predatory on some types of students or whatever. . But there's nothing that is intrinsic about online. It . makes it better worse at its core online is a mode of delivery for education that has tremendous potential to reach people that couldn't be reached with person education models with far better curriculum. . Than They could've afforded potentially potentially although I don't think that's a guarantee I think we should get into that I. . think there's a question of whether it gives the education can be better and under what conditions is true that you see a lot of education innovators in the online space but a lot of what they're doing could just as easily be done in. . Earth. . What I would like to hear his more discussion of what should education look like, , and then we decide whether it's easiest best to deliver it online versus in person rather than debating about online merson person only later talking about or actually teaching at Howard. . I agree that. . One of the challenges we have when we talk about all this definitions. . People often talk about online education when they're talking about a lot of different things and very different things and I think to that point some people are thinking of this as strictly k. through twelve k. through college and reality. . You can also clump in things like masterclass things like lifelong learning things like worker training things like extra curricular classes have been already online while before cove it. . So one of the confusion too often here is to conflate online education at scale, , which kind of started with nukes and now have moved onto to what? ? Does what addicts does with what's been going on with online education. . Now, , for a couple of decades, , which it looks very different than that, , which is about very small classes. . Of active learning lots of engagement between students and faculty a lot of work with instructional designers they happen to be in the same medium. . They happened to be education that done with technology, , but they're completely different things. . Do you mention the precedent of mooks which is massive online courses? ? So those have been hyped for a decade or so and have had limited success in disrupting education it's pretty commonly agreed. . So what has changed? ? Why do you see this newfound optimism? ? Now? ? What specifically are we seeing that we haven't seen in the past? ? I? ? Think you judge most historically it's done really targeted for college students and Post College. . Graduates. . And I think the effectiveness of books varies dramatically based off the age group and the kind of content you're trying to teach

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"connie chan" Discussed on a16z

a16z

02:40 min | 1 year ago

"connie chan" Discussed on a16z

"When one APP rules all the case of we chat and mobile in China by Connie, Chan, I published August Twenty fifteen. You can also find an share this essay at a success dot com slash mobile I China. This post is all about we chat, but it's also about more than just we chat while seemingly just a messaging APP, which had his actually more of a portal, a platform, and even a mobile operating system depending how you look at it. Much has been written about. We had in the context of messaging APP, Trans but few outside of China really understand how it works, and how it can pull off what for many companies and countries still far off? Vision of a world managed entirely through our smartphones. Many of which most interesting features such as access to city services are not even visible to users outside of China. So why should people outside of China even care about we chat? The first and most obvious reason is that points to where facebook and other messaging APPs could head. Second we chat indicates where the future of mobile commerce may lie. Third we chat shows us what it's like to be both a platform and a mobile portal what Yahoo could have been. Ultimately however we chat should matter to all of us because it shows what's possible when an entire country which currently has a smartphone penetration of sixty two percent. That's almost one third of its population leapfrogs. Era Directly to mobile. We felt was not a product started as a website, and then was adapted for Mobile to paraphrase a certain movie. It was born into it molded by. Most notable, however for anyone in the tech business, we average revenue per user or are Pu, which is estimated to be at least seven dollars us. That's seven. The arpaio of what's up the largest messaging platform in the world. So. How did we chat do it the first some background? WHAT IS WE CHOP? Known in Chinese as wishing which translates to micro letter, which had his first and foremost,.

"connie chan" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:45 min | 2 years ago

"connie chan" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Off mid high noon is an official with the Palestine Liberation Organization he says whether they like it or not Palestinians in the occupied territories will feel the impact of Israel's election a synovial as well who was on the road now can you know who were in the worst possible scenario told me Netanyahu is talking about annexing one third of the west bank the Americans seem to be willing to go along with this and if Netanyahu wins a noon says it's a crisis for us as for the one million or so era voters inside Israel many of them feel targeted by the Israeli prime minister Netanyahu supported legislation that downgraded the rights of Israel's Arab citizens it's called the nation state law and Yasser Falah a dentist in Nazareth worries it's only going to get worse if the right wing campus stays in power here where you'll was born and your grandfather was born it's not your country in your lawn. what you want to be more than that this was our good blow to make it I don't people lose is the fate pelos says he's not willing to lose faith that's why he was offering a ride to anybody who needed one today to get to the polls and cast their vote for the world Matthew bell Jerusalem democracy is messy but activists and Hong Kong I think it's worth fighting for that's why Hong Kong lawmaker travel to Geneva this week legislator Tanya chan pleaded with the U. N.'s top human rights group to investigate police brutality against pro democracy activists chance says police abuse of protesters and ordinary citizens in Hong Kong is rampant for example a female first aid she was shot by the police with being backgrounds and blind one of her on ice and recently we can see that even on the H. school boy just a bystander beaten up by the police with batons and suffer serious injuries returns I visited him and so far after fourteen weeks of protest over the one thousand four hundred people were arrested over two thousand five hundred to a gas cans were used causing serious injuries to a lot of normal civilians as well as protesters so going back to your request by the U. N. how did officials with you and respond to your request I don't have very encouraging response yet but at least it's a start and will do more expression as a legislator will do more to communicate with the U. N. human rights council but for the time being isn't it correct to conclude that right now the UN officials are basically saying you know you're on your own we can't really help. I of course I would say it is an uphill battle so basically saying we're going to be polite and let you talk but we're not that interested. China's diplomatic mission wrote to the United Nations in Geneva asking it to deny you accreditation they called you a convicted criminal why I'm convicted it due to my participation in the democratic umbrella movement all cases now waiting for appeal case will be heard in February. the weekend protests in Hong Kong they tend to start out peacefully and then they break down to chaos and when we saw the photos this weekend of masked demonstrators throwing petrol bombs outside government headquarters do you think this is inevitable that the protests become violent or is it a tactical decision to up the ante also all these weeks and over a hundred days of protest the chief executive miss Carrie lam finally withdrew the peel off the oldies weeks and and unless the extradition bill exactly straight a night at these protests the first place exactly and at the same time we have all four on the demands which is I think very reasonable so what about the issue of protest turning violent do you worry that the protesters are going to alienate supporters if protests continue to be violent there is no leader most of the protesters are very rational stayed to correct the mistakes and they learn from that experience and the most important elements Easter support from the public so if the the kind of violence and or disturbing scenes you keep on increasing that would be more difficult for them to maintain the support but at the same time or these can be settled if the government response to all the moms positively so what is the end game here do you feel like the protesters should stay out there until the demands are met even if it gets violent well frankly speaking is a question that I've lost my friends and other legislators and I think the end the game hopefully is the government can on Sir our demands positively this is down I mean they they certainly haven't so far except for the extradition bill I do agree that we have a a we are facing a extremely difficult up hill battle even. if they can settle kind of you know with quotations settle the protest now they conned keep the peace for too long Connie chan is a legislative councillor representing Hong Kong island she's a founding member of the civic party thank you so much thank you..

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"connie chan" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily

Software Engineering Daily

02:00 min | 2 years ago

"connie chan" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily

"Ecosystem in two thousand nineteen grew out of our internal deal team and was authored by legion who's on her deal team and she works very close with andrew chen. Who's one of general partners who's really interested in investing in podcasting startups and then avery seagal also authored a section in that report on podcasting casting china because it's huge in china and he works very closely with connie chan who's very interested in investing in podcasting startups and new media startups as well and then the third author was ben at karachi who did a lot of research on that report and they also really called a lot of the research out there so i wanna give a shout out to edison research. They produce the infinite dial study and tom webster. I've been following his work for like fifteen years. Is the main lead there in. It's a really thoughtful report so that's the context with that report. I think the big takeaways at a very high level are that podcasting is hitting a quote inflection point that it's becoming more mainstream now. I actually still don't think it's there. It's still very early. Days of my big reflection on modern podcasting is that it is becoming more mainstream but it is still phase one because we don't have the infrastructure that we need to really do podcasting well by that. I mean it's still lacks discovery. I mean how do you find a podcast. How do people find software engineering daily if they don't already know about exactly and as you know one of the ways people find podcast number one way to discover podcast is listen to other podcasts so that's basically how people find out then there's a complete lack of episodic discovery. Mrs big pet peeves. I don't believe everybody wants to follow. Every single episode of a podcast is not a serialized narrative show. They want topical things so what i want all the podcasts on quantum computing crafting fantasy novels and romance which are all things. I'm interested in kind of weird combo but i can't find that now so that's missing but what's some good news on this talking about modern podcasting is that google recently announced that they are transcribing podcasts which is a huge important move because now finally all that sort of dark voice for lack of a better phrase is is going to finally be indexed which will help a ton with the discovery side..

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"connie chan" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily

Software Engineering Daily

10:43 min | 2 years ago

"connie chan" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily

"To software engineering daily. I'm so excited to be here. I know you it's mutual. I mean most of the time with a podcast broadcast. You have the ace symmetric intimacy. We actually have. Yes symmetric asymmetric intimacy. We actually know each other right. It's really funny when people come up up to you now feel like they know you and you're like. I don't know who you are but it's also great at the same time you host the sixteen z podcast. Why did it make sense for a venture capital firm to start a podcast. It's a really good question so first of all the broader context for the podcasts as white as a v._c. Firm have an editorial operation and the reason for that is that a six and z has always had a culture of writing and communicating and sharing ideas well before we built an editorial operation that was here before i even joined and and then there's this trend of a lot of i used to joke when i was at i was at wired at the time that it's really funny v._c._r. The new editors and it kinda said it in a snarky way because i felt like who are these people that think they know it's up in us. Editors have more things to say but then i realized that they were talking about more leading versus lagging indicators others and i got frustrated because i felt like i'm focusing on lagging indicators in my narrative work and i would like to go back to leading indicators which is why it came to a six z so before i joined there was another journalist who was here and i joined as editors and the model sorta shifted to more editing other people than storytelling in the third persons we went to a first person send model and that takes me to why a podcast so to answer your question why we did a podcast it actually existed three months before i even joined and and the it was i believe the brainchild of chris dickson and then kim lhasa vich and michael copeland helped with getting off the ground and it was intended to start off just sort of hallway conversations and dixon was an early blogger and so i believe that podcasting sort of potentially the next evolution of blogging and being able talk intimately but really started as an experiment but the night took over shortly after joining in the production and it's been growing since what lessons from the history of blogging apply to podcasting oh. I love that question jeffrey. I'm so glad you're asking that because i think about this all the time so it's funny a a lot of people complain about the end bogging or the nostalgically think of the heyday of blogging. I kind of roll my eyes a little because i feel like you know what you're just missing talking to each other what i love about podcasting. Is there something more inclusive about it that anybody can listen to a podcast on a mobile phone and it's not to say that blogging wasn't accessible because if you think about the history of the printing press and how the printing press made what would formally very elite ideas more available in the form of mass books similarly lee blogging sort of took what we're quote formally elite ideas in the form of certain media outlets articles into the form of mass blogs but there was even though i loved the early wave of blogging a little bit of elitism to it where it felt it was very much a bunch of bloggers who would talk to each other. There wasn't really this shared sense of an experienced. The whole community was having one of the parallels in podcasting is that in many ways podcasting is the next evolution of blogging because of the intimacy podcast. They're so intimate. You're really in someone's ear. The other similarity is the authentic nature of the communication. You don't have to write like a five paragraph essay and have it perfectly edited so podcasting is very similar and and that sort of you're really hearing someone's voice. You can't fake that but what's different is that podcasting is to me like shared community and it's a movement like people are really following a movement. You have a completely different relation to the people are listening to to go deeper there. A sixteen zero recently had a series about podcasting. There was a long p._d._f. There's a long article two hour long episode with connie chan and nick kwa. Did you have any any reflections on the spirit of podcasting in its modern form today from all that research in that grinding on that data yeah i mean you had an amazing post which is on pod sheets and your view on open source podcasting. You also did like a great overview of all the different players in the industry and i thought that was great. I loved loved it and very aligned with a lot of my own views too so the podcast about podcasting it was me in connie nick as you noted and nicholas known for doing hotpot newsletter which is one of my favorites and i know you're nodding that's one of yours too and the report on investing in the podcast ecosystem in two thousand nineteen grew out of our internal deal team and was authored by legion who's on her deal team and she works very close with andrew chen. Who's one of general partners who's really interested in investing in podcasting startups and then avery seagal also authored a section in that report on podcasting casting china because it's huge in china and he works very closely with connie chan who's very interested in investing in podcasting startups and new media startups as well and then the third author was ben at karachi who did a lot of research on that report and they also really called a lot of the research out there so i wanna give a shout out to edison research. They produce the infinite dial study and tom webster. I've been following his work for like fifteen years. Is the main lead there in. It's a really thoughtful report so that's the context with that report. I think the big takeaways at a very high level are that podcasting is hitting a quote inflection point that it's becoming more mainstream now. I actually still don't think it's there. It's still very early. Days of my big reflection on modern podcasting is that it is becoming more mainstream but it is still phase one because we don't have the infrastructure that we need to really do podcasting well by that. I mean it's still lacks discovery. I mean how do you find a podcast. How do people find software engineering daily if they don't already know about exactly and as you know one of the ways people find podcast number one way to discover podcast is listen to other podcasts so that's basically how people find out then there's a complete lack of episodic discovery mrs or my big pet peeves. I don't believe everybody wants to follow. Every single episode of a podcast is not a serialized narrative show. They want topical things so what i want all the podcasts on quantum computing crafting fantasy novels and romance which are all things. I'm interested in kind of weird combo but i can't find that now so that's missing but what's some good news on this talking about modern podcasting is that google recently announced that they are transcribing podcasts which is a huge important move because now finally all that sort of dark voice for lack of a better phrase is is going to finally be indexed which will help a ton with the discovery side. How would you encapsulate the competitive dynamics between apple spotify google well first of all. None of this is investment advice. I am not an investor. I'm commenting on mainly. The trends of these companies being really containers of interesting models that are happening in the podcasting industry. Sorry so it's funny because i've never seen this before where three platforms at all have the opportunity to own space seem to be really doing very different things so so spotify. It's really interesting because they have very openly said they wanted really grow podcasting. The ceo daniel is on the public record talking about in a speech. He gave this year about what all the investments are making. You know they acquired gimblett. Obviously they acquired anchor. All people whose work i've been following for a long time and they're realizing that audio wpro is music and podcasting and they're two different things and that's super important and they're obviously clearly thinking about the user generated side of things hence the acquisition of anchor so a lot of people will often say that they have to become the youtube of podcasting which they have a lot of potential for but i think what's really interesting about spotify always had really creative ways of thinking about a person's whole audio profile for the day and i believe third piece of this that is not currently in there is audio books because to me the definition of podcasting lasting in connie beliefs as to is. It's not just technically quote podcasts audiobooks. That's other audio. It's spoken-word basically not words that are sung spotify has a really unique opportunity because of their model with playlists and their ability to do more creative things on the recommendation side then google will have a really interesting play because as their their model has always been to index the world's information the ability to index podcasts is huge and i recently heard that there are more people coming to podcast ask via google then via spotify. I wanna double check. This stat google has an advantage. I'm be transcription side and being able to search and find podcasts and then the third player apple huge fan of that team by the way james boggs. Those guys in the past apple hasn't really invested deeply and podcasting. You know the classic story. There's like two people in the department winner by people or whatever it is it seems that they are now but the thing about apple is at because of their big position on protecting user privacy. They're not gonna do some other things that podcasters want which is like the ability to communicate with fans like to be able to send out an email for instance update to your fans and by the way none of these three are hosting platforms. They're all distribution platforms right. None of them are actually upload your podcast to spotify google or apple. They're basically taking second all the feeds. What is your provision for podcasting becoming social and is an inevitability. I do believe podcasting should be social inherently even though it's not i know elite. Our partner in the deal team also believes in social podcasting so far one of the leading social podcasting apps breaker but i think there's a lot of interesting innovation still what happened on this in this space. I'm interested in two things on that front. I definitely want the graph of people there's a classic thing you always ask other people what other podcast podcast you listen to and find out through word of mouth like here are the podcast that i want to hear but i'm also interested in people coming around live events around podcasting and sort of coming together in that that frame but for me and other piece of it as a creator. How do you communicate with your fans like right now. I'm in a room with two people sometimes recording something and dan. I can't engage with them so when i go on public and they're like we went self as we want to hang out is really cute and really weird and completely mind boggling that this happens but i would love to be able to continually early because if you think about it it's again movement. You're creating a world view in a glimpse into our world and how to think about tech imagine if we could send updates to them via apps apps and various things cruise is a san francisco based company.

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"connie chan" Discussed on CodeNewbie

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"connie chan" Discussed on CodeNewbie

"Always enjoyed making things. And actually, this goes even beyond I think code in products and websites, but I also used to film in like create a lot of video. So when I was, you know, dabbling with things it was a lot of it was just hacking things together and figuring out. How do I use a research skills? I have to create something that maybe it's an MVP or or just kind of a kernel of idea. But that was usually kind of how he started. So when you were growing up, and you were building all these things both technical things and videos and more creative other stuff. Did you ever hit a wall where you said man, if only I really knew how to code? I could do these things and because I don't have that skill. I'm I'm stuck, you know, I taught myself each basics how to get a website up when I was in high school in a quickly realized in myself that I I took some classes in college minor in computer information technology, and actually took some CS classes as well. In addition to that, and I actually found it just not fun enjoyable once. I got to certain place in certainly with with anything that you learn you hit the sort of wall on you have to really power through. It didn't have enough motivation to power through it. I didn't see myself as someone who would sit at the computer in code like his primary function of my role. I'm much more enjoyed the aspects of design product design and in marketing in in later on more committee building but certain. Only I wish I could code like I wish I could do a lot of things. But you can you had to prioritize folks on the things you want to do the things that you are good at. I think I really appreciate that. Because being the founder of code newbie. You might assume that I think everyone should code, and I don't I think that if you want to code, then you should do it. And we're here to support you encourage you make sure you cross the finish line. If that's what you want. But if you try it, and it sounds like between, your computer, science classes, and the minor in computer information technology, and all that sounds like you gave it a very honest effort. And you're like that's not for me. And that's totally cool. Yeah. Yeah. Takes a lot of different skills in towns to build a great product great business. So I feel like Nepal Dickey. We've had a lot of focus on engineering as sort of the thing that you do if you wanna get in technology. Not everyone needs to be an engineer, not everyone should be an engineer. Everyone is an engineer then we actually went build great businesses. If it was pure. Focused entirely on that that is appoint a you describe yourself as being a product guy. What does that mean? I don't even know if I like that term anymore. Yeah. So vague, it is I really this is why products started really is. I just love playing with products exploring them. And I love the creativity of building a product and I used to prior to product really browse the app store in Japan and to see what was popular or playing with. And I just found it fascinating. And interesting to see how they were different than maybe some of the products that was familiar with and curious what differences? Did you see in the Japanese at market compared to the US? Yeah. So some of it in this was back in two thousand ten doesn't eleven is when I was really kind of exploring around the time. I moved to San Francisco it felt more complex, actually. But a lot of it felt a little bit more colorful more complex in terms of number of features and things, you know, if you look today, there's actually really good video by Connie Chan. Meduse Hauritz that she published recently that goes into some of the differences between business models of the east in the west and how you know companies like ten cent..

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