University of Cambridge Natural Science Graduate, Effective Altruist and Bioscience Entrepreneur
Would it be possible to have a ‘sort by area’ option? To see what people in the local community are writing, reading, commenting on, working on etc. May need location tags or location to be listed in profiles.
Leading from this, will the views each post gets be measured? Is that currently used to rank ‘top’ posts? Is the ratio of people reading with a hub profile to without a hub profile measured?
Having a quick suggestions/feedback form at the side of the main page or FAQ section may be useful. I’ve introduced them onto a few other online communities and they’ve been more popular and used than expected.
Lovely meeting you at the EA Hotel Gina :) the importance of this research has been growing on me in the past few weeks, and I’m in full support of your work. Even your short workshop on the topic significantly changed my life (perspectives, behaviour and priorities). I’ll keep an eye and ear out, and just let me know if there’s any way specific way I can help.
Also, I’m trying to access the link but it’s broken :(
There’s a Google spreadsheet called the EA Database with hundreds of links, all ordered into categories and subcategories. Do you have access to this?
Thanks for this! It’s very useful to have such a detailed list, and on the EA.org website too. There’s also a post from a few years ago with ideas on how to get involved, perhaps more useful to existing EAs: http://effective-altruism.com/ea/7k/what_small_things_can_an_ea_do/
Are there any upcoming career profiles to be excited about?
Do you have updates on the impact of any recent university leafleting activities?
There’s a website (who’s link I’m trying to find) of EA related tasks ranging from 2 minutes to a few hours that could be used in a discussion/hackathon meetup. And also effectivealtduism.orgs new ‘Ways to get involved’ guide. THINK also has worksheets that cover various issues to use personally or in groups. Is this the type of material you were looking for?
Amazing! How long did it take to give out the 250 books by the way? Did people jump at the chance for a free book, or were only certain people interested?
Amazing article! Are there any resources available to help identify, prioritise and facilitate opportunities for high-impact science? I’m currently researching cause prioritisation of, and within, biotechnology—especially it’s positive applications. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated :)
Great job! My suggestions would be to include questions covering: a) career path and career changes, b) ways how individuals first got involved and are currently involved (e.g. via an EA hub event, if they attend any, or get involved in the online EA community) and c) what events/resources they use and would like more of/would get them more involved. Hopefully addressing the identity/discomfort issue!
could the ‘GiveWell’s Top Charities for Giving Season 2013’ blog post link be updated to the newest each year?
DGB also has some free sample chapters [https://80000hours.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Doing-Good-Better-Chapter-9.pdf] and then there’s 80,000 Hours’ free online careers guide in paperback and ebook format [https://www.amazon.co.uk/80-000-Hours-fulfilling-career-ebook/dp/B01M70QISP] which 80,000 Hours were recently offering for free.
Has anyone calculated a rough estimate for the value of an undergraduate student’s hour? Assume they attend a top UK university, currently are unemployed, and plan to pursue earning to give. Thanks in advance for any info or links!