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Katie Harbath
A weekly newsletter with my thoughts on what's happening around the world at the intersection of democracy and technology along with the occasional musing about entertainment, cooking, good books I'm reading or Wisconsin sports.
Created 10 Sep 2021
  • Confessions of a swing voter
    03 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 1
    I guess I’ve always been a swing voter. The first presidential election I could vote in was the 2000 race between Al Gore and George W. Bush. I was a sophomore at UW-Madison, hadn’t really thought abo...
  • Making Sense of the Facebook Docs
    27 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 4 0
    It’s weird seeing the last few years of your work life come out to the public. The latest started this summer when Sheera Frankel and Cecilia Kang’s book The Ugly Truth came out, then the Wall Street ...
  • Be Prepared
    20 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    When I wrote last week’s newsletter about what was next for Facebook I should have known that I was nowhere near prepared for the beast of a week we’re about to enter into. This week’s newsletter is a...
  • What's Next?
    13 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 3 1
    It’s been one month since the Wall Street Journal dropped the first of its “Facebook Files” - a series of articles based on thousands of documents from a whistleblower now known as Frances Haugen - a ...
  • Community and Choice
    06 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Hello from Interstate 94. My dad and I are headed west to North Dakota to do some duck hunting after spending some time home in Wisconsin. When I planned this, I didn’t realize it would be one of the ...
  • The United States vs Rest of the World
    29 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 4 0
    Whoo boy. I knew this fall would be busy, but like always, it's a different thing to live through the crazy versus trying to prepare for it. There’s a lot of tech news in the States, but I’m mostly fo...
  • Platforms and Politicians
    22 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 4 1
    Greetings from the Amtrak train on my way back to DC after a day and a half in New York City for my first in-person board meeting since the pandemic started. It was lovely to see people again, but als...
  • Rethinking assumptions and blazing new trails
    15 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 10 9
    Today marks the six-month anniversary of my leaving Facebook after ten years. Going out on my own was a terrifying step, and when trying to decide what I would name my LLC, I went through many differe...
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