The future of all political campaigns; a deeper look into Artificial Intelligence, bots, and the rise of platform-as-a-service.

For the past couple of elections, I have spent some time reading about how social media has played a role in our elections and more specifically how it's helping or hurting political campaigns. Through my research, I have found some rather alarming ways that political campaigns are using artificial intelligence, and how some companies are offering platform-as-a-service software to political campaigns.

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Optimizing Android for RN

I know, I know, you shipped your app and it was lovely on iPhone but a complete mess on Android. The same thing happened to us, when we launched our [podcasting](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tess) [app](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tess-podcast-app/id1409521849?ls=1&mt=8). So we scoured the internet, performance docs, and ultimately made Tess work much smoother across Android devices. This is not an intensive look, but it’s what we did that worked and hopefully can help you too.

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All Projects Aren't Startups

It’ll be not too long before my company's app, [Tess](http://tess.fm), launches. I started Tess a little bit over a year ago with my friend Nick Ruspantini because we wanted to make an app that let anyone record a podcast straight from their phone. We've learned much on the way.

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Notes on Twitter

For the past 12 months I haven’t had any main social media app installed on my phone (except Reddit and Medium). I’ve found that for productivity reasons and for my mental health it’s better to not have these apps on my phone, but the other day I finished reading “Hatching Twitter”, by Nick Bilton.

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