It’s a meeting of the social media minds on tonight’s StarTalk, when Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Arianna Huffington. She’s the co-founder of the Pulitzer Prize winning news aggregator and blog “The Huffington Post.” She is writer herself – her latest of 14 books is titled “Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder.” During Huffington’s interview tonight, she talks shares her beginnings in online journalism, her strategy of combating Internet trolls, and the influence science has had on her life.
See what Huffington has to say on how people are perceived, want to be perceived and the reality of those perceptions on social media:
Also on this evening’s episode, Neil is joined by Chuck Nice and Director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at CUNY, Jeff Jarvis. Jarvis has made a significant impact on the journalism world through his blog Buzzmachine.com, his books “What Would Google Do?” and “Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live,” and is the creator and founding managing editor of Entertainment Weekly magazine. Together, they all discuss topics ranging from the invention of the printing press, the evolution of blogging, to the future of journalism online.
Then, Bill Nye gives us his our weekly dose of his straight up opinion, during a quick coffee break. He gives us his take on how humans have evolved a method of sharing information that is unique to our species and trumps all others in the animal kingdom. Today, with an Internet connection we can deliver news instantly and reach millions of people all over the globe.
Don’t miss an all-new StarTalk, tonight at 11/10c!