Getting involved is easier than you think, your effort means a lot, and there are often opportunities to do more that you didn’t realise.
There is a clear bias in the majority of news outlets. A bias toward the status quo and simple answers. Anything that challenges the norm, or is hard to understand, is at best dismissed, and at worst demonised. Alternatives to the mainstream US news outlets exist, here’s a list to start from.
Simple, informal, peer-to-peer advice for people working on ‘good’ initiatives, whether that be a business or not. Come and talk about anything that might be challenging you right now, an idea you have, or just to meet others.
There are enough coworking spaces in Brighton, and my vision is not simply to rent desks out (while those are of course needed), but to create a destination — a club house maybe. Somewhere people can gather, work, meet, learn, and collaborate.
There are ‘tech for good’ project teams springing up more and more, tackling difficult problems, and trying to have a positive impact. But they’re often voluntary, unfunded groups, and they usually don’t have anywhere to meet and work. This is where you come in.
Things the internet would have preferred Apple do over U2 being given $100m for an album nobody wants. Would U2 have made $100m from fans buying the album? Unlikely. What else would we the internet have preferred apple have done, or spent that money on