The Best of EA in 2016: Nomination Thread

Ba­sic Idea

The CEA team is think­ing of cre­at­ing a list of the best con­tent from the Effec­tive Altru­ism com­mu­nity dur­ing 2016. This would be dis­tributed on effec­tivealtru­ and po­ten­tially in the EA Newslet­ter and el­se­where.

The goals of the pro­ject would be to:

  1. Help busy peo­ple stay up-to-date with the best con­tent from the com­mu­nity;

  2. give some ad­di­tional recog­ni­tion to EAs that work hard to pro­duce ex­cel­lent con­tent.

We’ll figure out some method of choos­ing the win­ning con­tent and will dis­tribute it in De­cem­ber.

The goal of this thread is to get a sense of how valuable peo­ple think this pro­ject would be and to so­licit nom­i­na­tions for some of the best con­tent of the year.

What we’re look­ing for in a nomination

We’re look­ing for the best con­tent from around EA. The term “con­tent” is in­ten­tion­ally vague since we’re in­ter­ested in fo­rum posts, per­sonal blog posts, blog posts from EA or­ga­ni­za­tions, pod­casts, videos, even par­tic­u­larly good posts on so­cial me­dia. If it made you think or changed your mind then it’s likely some­thing worth nom­i­nat­ing.

We’re mostly in­ter­ested in con­tent from the “EA com­mu­nity” broadly con­ceived, but it may make sense to in­clude con­tent that is rele­vant to the EA com­mu­nity but pro­duced el­se­where. So, feel free to nom­i­nate any con­tent that you think is es­pe­cially good.

Some prompts to help

Below are some prompts you might use to help re­mem­ber some of your fa­vorite con­tent.

  • What was the most im­por­tant thing you changed your mind about this year? What made you change your mind?

  • What was the most sur­pris­ing thing you learned this year?

  • What was the best con­tent you read about in some of the ma­jor cause ar­eas (e.g. global poverty, an­i­mal welfare, far fu­ture, EA com­mu­nity build­ing, Cause X, bio se­cu­rity, open bor­ders and oth­ers)?

  • What was the best post from the blog of an EA or­ga­ni­za­tion?

  • What was the best post from some­one’s per­sonal blog?

What we need from you

  • Please up­vote this post if you think this is a worth­while pro­ject (the re­sponse we get here will, in part, de­ter­mine how much time we spend on this).

  • Please post a link to your fa­vorite con­tent and, if you have time, a quick ex­pla­na­tion of why you liked it. (Please post a sin­gle ar­ti­cle per post so that we can get up/​down­vot­ing data on each ar­ti­cle).

  • Please up­vote posts you also found im­pact­ful.