Progress Open Thread: February 2021

by Aaron Gertler1 min read2nd Feb 20213 comments

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The Progress Open Thread is a place to share good news, big or small.

See this post for an explanation of why we have these threads.

What goes in a progress thread comment? 

Think of this as an org update thread for individuals. You might talk about...

  • Securing a new job, internship, grant, or scholarship
  • Starting or making progress on a personal project
  • Helping someone else get involved in EA
  • Making a donation you feel really excited about
  • Taking the Giving What We Can pledge or signing up for Try Giving
  • Writing something you liked outside the Forum (whether it's a paper you've submitted to a journal or just an insightful Facebook comment)
  • Any of the above happening to someone else, if you think they'd be happy for you to share the news
  • Other EA-related progress in the world (disease eradication, cage-free laws, cool new research papers, etc.)
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About a year ago, I discussed with some of my colleagues how EA is very tied to longform text, and the world seems to be moving towards short form amateur video. I decided to create a TikTok account, and recently passed 50,000 followers.

Also I made a video about moral cluelessness that was unpopular even by the standards of my EA videos, but I thought was good, so I'm calling it a win.

EA Giving Tuesday directed $400,000 of Facebook matching funds to EA charities. Congratulations and thank you to Avi, Megan, Rebecca, Gina, William, Marisa, Angelina, and Nix for organizing the initiative, and everyone who donated $1.6 million on giving Tuesday 2020!

I've been voting on videos for Project for Awesome and it's very fun (while also making a difference)! I've put most of my effort into voting for EA charities, but I've voted for other charities as well.