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⛩🌲🐈 Product Manager @google, previously @twitter like chrissy teigen but for workplace tips and mindfulness • I also have a newsletter (link 👇🏼)
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Jan 9, 2020 18 tweets 13 min read
Some personal news: After 4.5 years @Twitter my time has come to move on... I’m headed to Google to work on Privacy for Search & Assistant!

1/(a much longer 🧵 than I expected...) It’s been an honor to help build Twitter’s Health team over the past 3 years into a core part of everything we do… I’m so proud of how far we’ve come and love to see our plans become reality!

(also, can’t wait to try out this feature! )
Apr 16, 2019 7 tweets 3 min read
1/7 We’ve been focusing on proactive initiatives to make Twitter healthier and keep people safe. A more holistic approach allows us to better address potential rule violations and coordinated attacks before we receive reports. Learn more👇 2/7 Our first goal is to improve our proactive detection of abuse to not rely exclusively on reports — we’re now at 38% for abuse and this is just the start…
Jul 26, 2018 6 tweets 1 min read
tried a new schedule based on this book and it’s been amazing:

1. Appreciate need for deep work
2. Block 3 hours a day for deep work: 9-10:30am and 2-3:30pm. Other times can be used for 1:1s, etc.

Obviously there are exceptions but trying to stick to it. It’s been great... 2/ deepwork = more focus -> better decisions, better feedback + less overall meetings since there's less rework... however,
Jul 19, 2018 13 tweets 2 min read
Different work happens in different time horizons - long-term thinking can't happen in short-bursts.

I've been thinking of these as mental time zones 1/ Different mental time zones lend themselves to different types of thought -- the main determinant of a mental time zone is communication.

Communication synchronizes time zones. Communication speed determines time. 2/
May 31, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
Update on @Twitter’s request for Health metrics proposals. We received great submissions and appreciate all the effort from those involved…1/
After thoroughly reviewing all 230+ @Twitter Health proposals, we narrowed down to the final five. We will be following up with these groups for more information and will provide our selections in the weeks ahead... 2/
Mar 2, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
1/ We know there are a number of researchers studying Health-related topics – many for years and decades... 2/ We also know we haven’t always been able to meet the needs of the research community – our API doesn’t reflect additional spam & safety filters used in-app to keep people safe & we haven’t always made it easy or possible to get the right data to understand these issues
Dec 12, 2017 14 tweets 4 min read
Spent some time learning how to use @SlackHQ -- went down some documentation rabbit holes. Here are the 10 most useful things I learned: 1. First - change your mindset: Slack looks like a chat client but it's so much more. Don't think of it as messaging or it will drive you crazy (this is a big risk given the sheer volume and velocity); use it asynch.