Bob Filbin is the Chief Data Scientist of Crisis Text Line.
Stratechery’s Ben Thompson, Lightshed’s Rich Greenfield, and Crisis Text Line’s Bob Filbin join Recode’s Peter Kafka to talk about the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Thompson talks about the pros and cons of social media in a crisis - and what it’s like to live in Taiwan, where he’s based; Greenfield discusses Hollywood’s move to let us watch new movies at home instead of theaters; and Libin explains what we can do to help people in crisis.Featuring: Ben Thompson (@benthompson), founder of StratecheryRich Greenfield (@RichLightShed), analyst and partner at LightshedBob Filbin (@bobfilbin), Chief Data Scientist at Crisis Text LineHost: Peter Kafka (@pkafka), Senior Editor at RecodeMore to explore: Subscribe for free to Recode Media, Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians, and more to get their take on today's media landscape.About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Bob Filbin, Chief Data Scientist at Crisis Text Line, joins hosts Katherine Klein and Sandi Hunt to discuss how his texting hotline offers counseling to those in their darkest moments but also uses collected data to identify unnoticed warning signs, spot trends, and ultimately pave new ways to help those in crisis on Dollars and Change. See for privacy and opt-out information.
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New York, New York, United States of America
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1 hour, 26 minutes