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=== New timeline ===
 
=== New timeline ===
 
Remove from list when updated to contract work page [https://contractwork.vipulnaik.com/worker.php?worker=Sebastian+Sanchez] and [https://github.com/vipulnaik/contractwork/blob/master/contributor-lists/sebastian-sanchez-list.mediawiki].
 
Remove from list when updated to contract work page [https://contractwork.vipulnaik.com/worker.php?worker=Sebastian+Sanchez] and [https://github.com/vipulnaik/contractwork/blob/master/contributor-lists/sebastian-sanchez-list.mediawiki].
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=== Expansions ===
 
=== Expansions ===
 
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Remove from list when updated to contract work page [https://contractwork.vipulnaik.com/worker.php?worker=Sebastian+Sanchez] and [https://github.com/vipulnaik/contractwork/blob/master/contributor-lists/sebastian-sanchez-list.mediawiki].
 
Remove from list when updated to contract work page [https://contractwork.vipulnaik.com/worker.php?worker=Sebastian+Sanchez] and [https://github.com/vipulnaik/contractwork/blob/master/contributor-lists/sebastian-sanchez-list.mediawiki].
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* [[Timeline of SpaceX]]: (Tentative payment accepted)
 
   
 
   
 
Other (not requested):
 
Other (not requested):
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== Priority work from Vipul ==
 
== Priority work from Vipul ==
 
=== By November 7, 2020 ===
 
  
* [[Timeline of Amazon]] (expansion)
 
** '''Vipul's reasons for marking as priority work''':
 
*** '''Pageviews''' (sufficient in isolation): The timeline has had [https://analytics.vipulnaik.com/top-pages.php?project_title=Timelines%20wiki&pagepath_regex=Amazon.com&start_date=2018-04-29 over 4,000 pageviews] since the last significant update on 2018-04-28.
 
*** '''Time since last update''': The time since last update will be 2.5 years at the due date for this timeline. This is well above the 1-year minimum.
 
*** '''Qualitative outdatedness''': There have been many developments at Amazon since the last update to the timeline.
 
*** '''Topicality''': Interest in the timeline has increased in light of general increased in interest in Amazon due to COVID-19.
 
*** '''Cannibalization opportunity from Wikipedia''': The corresponding timeline on Wikipedia gets comparable numbers of pageviews, so we have a doubling opportunity by improving search engine ranking.
 
  
=== By January 15, 2021 (start any time) ===
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=== By February 1, 2021 (start any time) ===
  
* [[Timeline of contact tracing]]:
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* [[Timeline of contact tracing]] and [[timeline of contact tracing in the COVID-19 pandemic]]:
 
** '''Vipul's reasons for marking as priority work''':
 
** '''Vipul's reasons for marking as priority work''':
 
*** '''Topicality''' (almost sufficient): Contact tracing has been in the limelight in connection with COVID.
 
*** '''Topicality''' (almost sufficient): Contact tracing has been in the limelight in connection with COVID.
 
*** '''Existence value''': It's hard to find a good single source explaining the evolution of contact tracing. A timeline could add considerable unique value on that front.
 
*** '''Existence value''': It's hard to find a good single source explaining the evolution of contact tracing. A timeline could add considerable unique value on that front.
  
=== By March 15, 2021 (start any time) ===
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=== By March 15, 2021 (start/continue any time) ===
  
 
* [[Timeline of vaccines]] (Expansion started on June 1, 2020): Expand, restructure, add columns and in particular make it a more useful timeline for people trying to understand vaccines in order to understand the prospects for a coronavirus vaccine.
 
* [[Timeline of vaccines]] (Expansion started on June 1, 2020): Expand, restructure, add columns and in particular make it a more useful timeline for people trying to understand vaccines in order to understand the prospects for a coronavirus vaccine.
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*** '''Time since last update''': The timeline was last updated 2018-06-01, so it is a little over two years old. This passes the minimum threshold of one year, but is not enough to be sufficient for an expansion.
 
*** '''Time since last update''': The timeline was last updated 2018-06-01, so it is a little over two years old. This passes the minimum threshold of one year, but is not enough to be sufficient for an expansion.
 
*** '''Topicality''' (almost sufficient): Vaccines are a subject of discussion these days with potential coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines in the works.
 
*** '''Topicality''' (almost sufficient): Vaccines are a subject of discussion these days with potential coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines in the works.
* [[Timeline of influenza]] (add a few rows for recent developments including interaction with COVID; do not spend effort expanding historical portions of timeline)
 
  
=== By May 15, 2021 (don't start more than 60 days before due date) ===
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=== By April 15, 2021 (start/continue any time) ===
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* [[Timeline of influenza]] (expansion; '''incremental expansion only'''; add a few rows for recent developments including interaction with COVID; do not spend effort expanding historical portions of timeline)
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=== By May 15, 2021 (start/continue any time) ===
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* [[Timeline of senescence research]] (expansion):
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** '''Vipul's reasons for marking as priority work''':
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*** '''Existence value''': A solid timeline about the biology of senescence can be extremely useful background to people navigating the subject.
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*** ''' Time since last update''': The timeline got its last minor expansion in 2018; it is mostly the same as when it was originally created in 2016. Since then, our standards for timelines and our processes for creating them have evolved quite a bit.
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*** Pageviews so far is a non-reason, but there is a possibility that an improved, revamped timeline can attract way more pageviews.
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** Suggestions for expansion (from Vipul); don't limit yourself just to these:
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*** Probably we should add more column(s) to classify by the theory or approach that the row is about. These columns may be blank for some rows.
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*** There should be more context on individual rows, including possibly some context that explains the significance and current standing. The idea is that readers reading it should have a sense of the ups and downs of specific theories in the marketplace of ideas.
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*** Things like Wikipedia Views, Google Trends, Google Ngram viewer
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*** Maybe some charts of things based on Google Scholar, research budgets, etc.
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=== By June 15, 2021 (start/continue any time) ===
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* [[Timeline of calorie restriction]] (new timeline, currently only a collection of links)
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** '''Vipul's reason for marking as priority work''':
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*** '''Harmony with other work''': This might fit well with the work on timeline of senescence research.
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*** '''Existence value''': Googling for timeline of calorie restriction  does not currently surface any hits. The timeline, once completed, could be a canonical reference for people interested in how calorie restriction developed.
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=== By July 15, 2021 (start/continue any time) ===
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* [[Timeline of quantified self]] (perhaps rename to timeline of personal science? It may be worth looking at different potential terminology)
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** '''Vipul's reasons for marking as priority work''':
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*** '''Existence value''': Having an official timeline of quantified self would help understand this really interesting trend/space. There are a few timelines of quantified self currently available, but most don't give a good feel for the development (e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantified_self#History https://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2017/04/13/what-is-the-history-of-the-quantified-self-a-history-of-part-1/ https://michaelrucker.com/well-being/brief-history-of-the-quantified-self-movement/)
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* Timeline of biohacking (?) -- might be good to work on this alongside; if there's not enough distinction between this and the quantified self timeline, they could be merged into one.
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=== By August 15, 2021 (start/continue any time) ===
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* [[Timeline of weight loss]] (currently partially done)
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** '''Vipul's reasons for marking as priority work''':
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*** '''Existence value''': Having an official timeline of weight loss would help us understand this fairly important topic.
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=== By September 15, 2021 (start/continue any time) ===
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* Timeline of nutritional supplements (?)
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** '''Vipul's reasons for marking as priority work''':
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*** '''Existence value''': Supplements are embraced across many branches of medicine, and are considered very importance in prophylactic medicine. It would be good to have a timeline exploring this space.
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* Timeline of Vitamin D
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** '''Vipul's reasons for marking as priority work''':
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*** '''Existence value''': Vitamin D may be the single most important micronutrient, as shown in its role in COVID.
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=== By October 15, 2021 (start/continue any time) ===
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* Timeline of fats (or fatty acids): An in-depth timeline about the various debates surrounding saturated vs unsaturated fats, cis vs trans, omega-3 vs omega-6, partially hydrogenated oils, etc.
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* Timeline of proteins (or amino acids): An in-depth timeline looking at the role of various kinds of proteins in diet, and our understanding of them.
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=== By November 15, 2021 (start/continue any time) ===
  
 
* [[Timeline of Tesla, Inc.]] (expansion; '''give priority to incremental expansion but feel free to expand earlier content if time and interest''')
 
* [[Timeline of Tesla, Inc.]] (expansion; '''give priority to incremental expansion but feel free to expand earlier content if time and interest''')
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** Sebastian: Google Trends and Wikipedia Views. Compare with SpaceX and other Musk companies.
 
** Sebastian: Google Trends and Wikipedia Views. Compare with SpaceX and other Musk companies.
  
=== By July 1, 2021 (start/continue any time) ===
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=== By December 15, 2021 (start/continue any time) ===
  
 
* [[Timeline of artificial intelligence]] (new timeline)
 
* [[Timeline of artificial intelligence]] (new timeline)
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** Sebastian: First deadline date: April 1, 2020
 
** Sebastian: First deadline date: April 1, 2020
  
=== By August 15, 2021 (start/continue any time) ===
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=== By January 15, 2022 (start/continue any time) ===
  
 
* [[Timeline of robotics]] (new timeline)
 
* [[Timeline of robotics]] (new timeline)
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** Sebastian: First deadline date: April 1, 2020
 
** Sebastian: First deadline date: April 1, 2020
  
=== By October 1, 2021 (start/continue any time) ===
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=== By February 15, 2022 (start/continue any time) ===
  
 
* [[Timeline of machine learning]] (expand and possibly revamp the existing content in the timeline as well)
 
* [[Timeline of machine learning]] (expand and possibly revamp the existing content in the timeline as well)
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*** '''Pageviews''': The pretty skeletal version of the timeline has had [https://analytics.vipulnaik.com/top-pages.php?project_title=Timelines%20wiki&pagepath_regex=machine_learning 400 pageviews on Timelines wiki] since the launch of Timelines wiki.
 
*** '''Pageviews''': The pretty skeletal version of the timeline has had [https://analytics.vipulnaik.com/top-pages.php?project_title=Timelines%20wiki&pagepath_regex=machine_learning 400 pageviews on Timelines wiki] since the launch of Timelines wiki.
 
** Sebastian: First deadline date: April 1, 2020
 
** Sebastian: First deadline date: April 1, 2020
* [[Timeline of OpenAI]] (cover new events only, no need to expand the already-covered time)
 
  
=== By December 1, 2021 (don't start more than 90 days before due date) ===
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=== By March 15, 2022 (don't start more than 180 days before due date) ===
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* [[Timeline of OpenAI]] (expansion; '''incremental expansion only''')
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=== By May 15, 2022 (don't start more than 240 days before due date) ===
  
 
* [[Timeline of WeWork]] (expansion; '''incremental expansion only''')
 
* [[Timeline of WeWork]] (expansion; '''incremental expansion only''')
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*** '''Time since last update''': The gap between the last update and the due date for this one is at least one year.
 
*** '''Time since last update''': The gap between the last update and the due date for this one is at least one year.
  
=== By February 1, 2022 (don't start more than 90 days before due date) ===
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=== By July 15, 2022 (don't start more than 240 days before due date) ===
  
 
* [[Timeline of 5G]] (expansion; '''incremental expansion only''')
 
* [[Timeline of 5G]] (expansion; '''incremental expansion only''')
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*** '''Time since last update''': The gap between the last update and the due date for this one is at least one year.
 
*** '''Time since last update''': The gap between the last update and the due date for this one is at least one year.
  
=== By April 1, 2022 (don't start more than 120 days before due date) ===
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=== By July 1, 2023 (start/continue any time from July 1, 2021 onward) ===
  
* [[Timeline of 4G]] (new timeline)
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* [[Timeline of Microsoft]]
** '''Vipul's reasons for marking this as priority work''':
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* [[Timeline of PayPal]]
*** '''Pageview potential''': Judging by how well [[timeline of 5G]] is doing, a timeline of 4G may also do reasonably well (I'm guessing that it'll get at least 20% of the pageviews of timeline of 5G, which should still be enough to justify creation, particularly considering that updates will not have to be that frequent).
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* [[Timeline of Stripe]]
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=== By January 1, 2024 (start/continue any time from January 1, 2022 onward) ===
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* [[Timeline of Facebook]]
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* [[Timeline of Uber]]
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== Suggested time-sensitive content ==
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With time-sensitive content, the idea may be to add a few additional important recent events to a timeline, without doing a systematic expansion. So, there may be holes in coverage. The "focused coverage period" banner on top can help to clarify the situation.
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For instance, let's say you last expanded a timeline in March 2019, and it covers content till March 2019. You want to add a couple of significant events in 2020. You can do so, and keep the focused coverage period as March 2019. So readers get the information that the coverage after March 2019 will be only partial, and less complete than coverage until March 2019.
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In some cases you may decide to do a more complete expansion while adding time-sensitive content, but this should be done only if time and mood permit.
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* [[Timeline of online food delivery]] (one of the most viewed timelines):
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** COVID-19 has probably boosted online food delivery a lot? This may deserve a mention.✔
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** DoorDash IPO (filed for one on November 13, IPO date still unclear)✘
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*** Sebastian: It filed confidentially on February 27, 2020, but maybe we should wait until it becomes effective, as it remains private as of date.
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* [[Timeline of nonprofit evaluation]]:
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** Add the acquisition of ImpactMatters by Charity Navigator.✔
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* [[Timeline of OpenAI]]:
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** {{w|GPT-3}} release (note from Vipul: there's already a row on this?)
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* [[Timeline of Salesforce]] and [[timeline of Slack]]: Add the definitive agreement by Salesforce to acquire Slack! (requested December 7, 2020)
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* [[Timeline of GiveWell]]: Add 2020 top charities (requested December 7, 2020); btw, I (Vipul) am okay with doing a more complete incremental expansion which might only include a couple of additional rows, but just adding top charities is fine.
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* [[Timeline of Animal Charity Evaluators]]: Add 2020 top charities (requested December 7, 2020); btw, I (Vipul) am okay with doing a more complete incremental expansion which might only include a couple of additional rows, but just adding top charities is fine.
  
 
== Not ready ==
 
== Not ready ==
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=== Returned with feedback ===
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* [[Timeline of bioethics]] (expansion started on 18 December 2019)
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** Vipul: There are two nearly identical rows about stem cell research in 1998. I suggest removing one of them?✔
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** Vipul: The sample questions are centered around event types. I suggest some sample questions whose answers involve sorting the "Main topic" column?
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** Google Books Ngram Viewer✔
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=== Others ===
  
 
* Wikipedia: take a look at missing influenza outbreaks. Also check family ''{{w|Coronaviridae}}''.
 
* Wikipedia: take a look at missing influenza outbreaks. Also check family ''{{w|Coronaviridae}}''.
* [[Timeline of bioethics]] (expand (expansion started on 18 December 2019))  
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* [[Timeline of medical ethics‎]] (Agreed on July 13, 2020)
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* [[Timeline of medical testing]] (Proposed by Vipul here: [http://effective-altruism.com/ea/150/looking_for_global_healthrelated_wikipedia/])
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* [[Timeline of Animal Ethics]] (requested on 20 October 2018)  
 
* [[Timeline of cognitive biases]] (Requested on January 6, 2020)
 
* [[Timeline of cognitive biases]] (Requested on January 6, 2020)
 
* [[Timeline of pollution]]  
 
* [[Timeline of pollution]]  
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** {{w|Category:Waste disposal incidents}}  
 
** {{w|Category:Waste disposal incidents}}  
 
* [[Timeline of web search engines‎‎]] (Agreed on June 28, 2020)
 
* [[Timeline of web search engines‎‎]] (Agreed on June 28, 2020)
 
 
* [[Timeline of medical ethics‎]] (Agreed on July 13, 2020)
 
 
* [[Timeline of experiment design]] (Requested on January 6, 2020)
 
* [[Timeline of experiment design]] (Requested on January 6, 2020)
 
* [[Timeline of poverty studies]]
 
* [[Timeline of poverty studies]]
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* [[Timeline of chemotherapy]] (discussed on January 5, 2020)
 
* [[Timeline of chemotherapy]] (discussed on January 5, 2020)
 
* [[Timeline of index funds]] (agreed on August 4, 2020 as a non-priority work)
 
* [[Timeline of index funds]] (agreed on August 4, 2020 as a non-priority work)
 
 
 
=== Moved out of priority work ===
 
 
 
 
* [[Timeline of Neuralink]] (Agreed on March 1)
 
** Sebastian: Cover staff
 
** Sebastian: Add Wikipedia Views and Google Trends data.
 
** Sebastian: Add a sample questions section.
 
 
=== Returned with feedback ===
 
 
* [[Timeline of face masks]] (new timeline):
 
** '''Vipul's reasons for marking as priority work''':
 
*** '''Topicality''': The role of face masks in combating COVID-19 has received a lot of attention.
 
*** '''Existence value''': Face masks seem like an important topic to understand, given the role they may play in infection control.
 
** Feedback:
 
*** I think for the big picture, 20th century could be broken down into first half of 20th century (widespread use in hospitals) and second half of 20th century (increased mainstreaming esp. in Asia, and in the context of pandemics)
 
*** For 21st century, I'm wondering if pre-COVID (till 2019) and COVID (2020) should be separated. This will be a roughly "equal" splitting by importance or amount of information.
 
*** I think it would be good to have a table giving a summary of the broad categories of masks/respirators, along with high-level information on origin, rise to popularity, and advantages and disadvantages. Probably you can crib something from Wikipedia and tweak some columns. Also, would a "mask type" column make sense for the full timeline?
 
 
=== Others ===
 
 
 
* [[Timeline of animal welfare and rights]] (Agreed on October 10, 2020 as "non-priority". Vipul: "I think you can add expanding that timeline to your queue of work. I'm not totally convinced it should be priority work, but you can use your non-priority work time for it".)
 
* [[Timeline of animal welfare and rights]] (Agreed on October 10, 2020 as "non-priority". Vipul: "I think you can add expanding that timeline to your queue of work. I'm not totally convinced it should be priority work, but you can use your non-priority work time for it".)
 
* [[Timeline of Cochrane]] (requested on 13 April 2019)
 
* [[Timeline of Cochrane]] (requested on 13 April 2019)
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* [[Timeline of food and nutrition in Belgium]]
 
* [[Timeline of food and nutrition in Belgium]]
 
* [[Timeline of food and nutrition in Netherlands]]
 
* [[Timeline of food and nutrition in Netherlands]]
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* [[Timeline of Neuralink]] (Agreed on March 1)
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** Sebastian: Cover staff
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** Sebastian: Add Wikipedia Views and Google Trends data.
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** Sebastian: Add a sample questions section.
  
 
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* [[Timeline of Vegan Outreach]] (requested on 20 October 2018)
 
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* [[Timeline of Deworm the World Initiative]] (requested on 20 October 2018) ([https://www.evidenceaction.org/blog-full/dtwi-2017-milestones], )
* [[Timeline of Animal Ethics]]
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* [[Timeline of animal equality]] (requested on 20 October 2018)
* [[Timeline of Vegan Outreach]]
 
* [[Timeline of Deworm the World Initiative]] ([https://www.evidenceaction.org/blog-full/dtwi-2017-milestones], )  
 
 
* [[Timeline of MIT Poverty Action Lab]]
 
* [[Timeline of MIT Poverty Action Lab]]
* [[Timeline of medical testing]] (Proposed by Vipul here: [http://effective-altruism.com/ea/150/looking_for_global_healthrelated_wikipedia/])
 
 
* [[Timeline of Center for Global Development]] (expand)
 
* [[Timeline of Center for Global Development]] (expand)
 
* [[Timeline of emergency medical response]]
 
* [[Timeline of emergency medical response]]
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== Pending timeline ==
 
== Pending timeline ==
  
=== General (jointly discussed) ===
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=== Jointly discussed ===
  
 
* [[Timeline of gold]] (Discussed on March 28, 2020)
 
* [[Timeline of gold]] (Discussed on March 28, 2020)
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* [[Timeline of weight loss]] (Suggested on August 2, 2020)
 
* [[Timeline of weight loss]] (Suggested on August 2, 2020)
 
* [[Timeline of the common cold]] (Suggested on August 2, 2020)
 
* [[Timeline of the common cold]] (Suggested on August 2, 2020)
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* [[Timeline of Substack]] (Suggested on December 7, 2020)
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* [[Timeline of Coinbase]] (Suggested on December 7, 2020)
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* [[Timeline of Flexport]] (Suggested on December 7, 2020)
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* [[Timeline of reservations and affirmative action]] (Suggested on December 7, 2020)
  
 
=== Suggestions from Sebastian ===
 
=== Suggestions from Sebastian ===
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Note: Vipul may use ✘ for works he is not interested in (quicker than using strikes).  
 
Note: Vipul may use ✘ for works he is not interested in (quicker than using strikes).  
  
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* Check {{w|List of emerging technologies}}
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* [[Timeline of Telegram]]
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* [[Timeline of human intelligence research]] ([https://news.mit.edu/2020/brain-reading-computer-code-1215?fbclid=IwAR3mPpmfbmMB4XzCQc3KD5YOp5k2vbxkhjdho469g_UmOuwWDgQvFZV7nX4],[https://bigthink.com/mind-brain/how-many-thoughts-per-day?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1])
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* [[Timeline of science and technology in India]]
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* [[Timeline of education in India]]
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* [[Timeline of women in science]]
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* [[Timeline of women in business]]
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* [[Timeline of women in politics]]
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* [[Timeline of the stock market]]
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* [[Timeline of cellular agriculture]] (expansion)
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* [[Timeline of Amazon Alexa]]
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* [[Timeline of Amazon Prime Video]]
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* [[Timeline of allergology]]
 
* [[Timeline of sleep research]]
 
* [[Timeline of sleep research]]
 
* [[Timeline of calculus]]
 
* [[Timeline of calculus]]
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* [[Timeline of the World Medical Association]]
 
* [[Timeline of the World Medical Association]]
 
* [[Timeline of the World Food Programme]]
 
* [[Timeline of the World Food Programme]]
* [[Timeline of Schistosomiasis]] ([https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5363045/])
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* [[Timeline of Schistosomiasis]] (requested on 20 October 2018) ([https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5363045/])
 
* [[Timeline of optics]]
 
* [[Timeline of optics]]
 
* [[Timeline of telescopy]]
 
* [[Timeline of telescopy]]

Latest revision as of 10:46, 18 January 2021

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Priority work from Vipul

By February 1, 2021 (start any time)

  • Timeline of contact tracing and timeline of contact tracing in the COVID-19 pandemic:
    • Vipul's reasons for marking as priority work:
      • Topicality (almost sufficient): Contact tracing has been in the limelight in connection with COVID.
      • Existence value: It's hard to find a good single source explaining the evolution of contact tracing. A timeline could add considerable unique value on that front.

By March 15, 2021 (start/continue any time)

  • Timeline of vaccines (Expansion started on June 1, 2020): Expand, restructure, add columns and in particular make it a more useful timeline for people trying to understand vaccines in order to understand the prospects for a coronavirus vaccine.
    • Vipul's reasons for marking as priority work:
      • Pageviews: The timeline has had 500 pageviews since being published 2018-06-01. It's halfway to the 1000-pageview mark that is sufficient to trigger an expansion.
      • Time since last update: The timeline was last updated 2018-06-01, so it is a little over two years old. This passes the minimum threshold of one year, but is not enough to be sufficient for an expansion.
      • Topicality (almost sufficient): Vaccines are a subject of discussion these days with potential coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines in the works.

By April 15, 2021 (start/continue any time)

  • Timeline of influenza (expansion; incremental expansion only; add a few rows for recent developments including interaction with COVID; do not spend effort expanding historical portions of timeline)

By May 15, 2021 (start/continue any time)

  • Timeline of senescence research (expansion):
    • Vipul's reasons for marking as priority work:
      • Existence value: A solid timeline about the biology of senescence can be extremely useful background to people navigating the subject.
      • Time since last update: The timeline got its last minor expansion in 2018; it is mostly the same as when it was originally created in 2016. Since then, our standards for timelines and our processes for creating them have evolved quite a bit.
      • Pageviews so far is a non-reason, but there is a possibility that an improved, revamped timeline can attract way more pageviews.
    • Suggestions for expansion (from Vipul); don't limit yourself just to these:
      • Probably we should add more column(s) to classify by the theory or approach that the row is about. These columns may be blank for some rows.
      • There should be more context on individual rows, including possibly some context that explains the significance and current standing. The idea is that readers reading it should have a sense of the ups and downs of specific theories in the marketplace of ideas.
      • Things like Wikipedia Views, Google Trends, Google Ngram viewer
      • Maybe some charts of things based on Google Scholar, research budgets, etc.

By June 15, 2021 (start/continue any time)

  • Timeline of calorie restriction (new timeline, currently only a collection of links)
    • Vipul's reason for marking as priority work:
      • Harmony with other work: This might fit well with the work on timeline of senescence research.
      • Existence value: Googling for timeline of calorie restriction does not currently surface any hits. The timeline, once completed, could be a canonical reference for people interested in how calorie restriction developed.

By July 15, 2021 (start/continue any time)

By August 15, 2021 (start/continue any time)

  • Timeline of weight loss (currently partially done)
    • Vipul's reasons for marking as priority work:
      • Existence value: Having an official timeline of weight loss would help us understand this fairly important topic.

By September 15, 2021 (start/continue any time)

  • Timeline of nutritional supplements (?)
    • Vipul's reasons for marking as priority work:
      • Existence value: Supplements are embraced across many branches of medicine, and are considered very importance in prophylactic medicine. It would be good to have a timeline exploring this space.
  • Timeline of Vitamin D
    • Vipul's reasons for marking as priority work:
      • Existence value: Vitamin D may be the single most important micronutrient, as shown in its role in COVID.

By October 15, 2021 (start/continue any time)

  • Timeline of fats (or fatty acids): An in-depth timeline about the various debates surrounding saturated vs unsaturated fats, cis vs trans, omega-3 vs omega-6, partially hydrogenated oils, etc.
  • Timeline of proteins (or amino acids): An in-depth timeline looking at the role of various kinds of proteins in diet, and our understanding of them.

By November 15, 2021 (start/continue any time)

  • Timeline of Tesla, Inc. (expansion; give priority to incremental expansion but feel free to expand earlier content if time and interest)
    • Vipul's reasons for marking as priority work:
      • Time since last update (sufficient in isolation): The timeline passes the "five years since the last update" threshold; it has not undergone any significant expansion on Timelines wiki (it was last updated on Wikipedia, and the last paid update was in 2015).
      • Pageviews: The timeline has had almost 900 views on Timelines wiki as of mid-July 2020. At this rate, it should get 1,000 views by the due date of the expansion.
      • Qualitative outdatedness: The subject of the timeline has had significant updates in the last few years (and its stock price has grown like crazy), to the point that the timeline feels quite outdated.
    • Sebastian: Google Trends and Wikipedia Views. Compare with SpaceX and other Musk companies.

By December 15, 2021 (start/continue any time)

  • Timeline of artificial intelligence (new timeline)
    • Vipul's reasons for marking this as priority work:
      • Existence value: A good, solid timeline of artificial intelligence will complement the timeline of AI safety by providing a good background of the AI landscape relevant for AI safety.
    • Sebastian: First deadline date: April 1, 2020

By January 15, 2022 (start/continue any time)

  • Timeline of robotics (new timeline)
    • Vipul's reasons for marking this as priority work:
      • Existence value: A good, solid timeline of robotics will complement the timeline of AI safety by providing a good background of the AI landscape relevant for AI safety.
    • Sebastian: First deadline date: April 1, 2020

By February 15, 2022 (start/continue any time)

  • Timeline of machine learning (expand and possibly revamp the existing content in the timeline as well)
    • Vipul's reasons for marking this as priority work:
      • Existence value: A good, solid timeline of machine learning will complement the timeline of AI safety by providing a good background of the AI landscape relevant for AI safety.
      • Pageviews: The pretty skeletal version of the timeline has had 400 pageviews on Timelines wiki since the launch of Timelines wiki.
    • Sebastian: First deadline date: April 1, 2020

By March 15, 2022 (don't start more than 180 days before due date)

By May 15, 2022 (don't start more than 240 days before due date)

  • Timeline of WeWork (expansion; incremental expansion only)
    • Vipul's reasons for marking this as priority work:

By July 15, 2022 (don't start more than 240 days before due date)

  • Timeline of 5G (expansion; incremental expansion only)
    • Vipul's reasons for marking this as priority work:

By July 1, 2023 (start/continue any time from July 1, 2021 onward)

By January 1, 2024 (start/continue any time from January 1, 2022 onward)

Suggested time-sensitive content

With time-sensitive content, the idea may be to add a few additional important recent events to a timeline, without doing a systematic expansion. So, there may be holes in coverage. The "focused coverage period" banner on top can help to clarify the situation.

For instance, let's say you last expanded a timeline in March 2019, and it covers content till March 2019. You want to add a couple of significant events in 2020. You can do so, and keep the focused coverage period as March 2019. So readers get the information that the coverage after March 2019 will be only partial, and less complete than coverage until March 2019.

In some cases you may decide to do a more complete expansion while adding time-sensitive content, but this should be done only if time and mood permit.

  • Timeline of online food delivery (one of the most viewed timelines):
    • COVID-19 has probably boosted online food delivery a lot? This may deserve a mention.✔
    • DoorDash IPO (filed for one on November 13, IPO date still unclear)✘
      • Sebastian: It filed confidentially on February 27, 2020, but maybe we should wait until it becomes effective, as it remains private as of date.
  • Timeline of nonprofit evaluation:
    • Add the acquisition of ImpactMatters by Charity Navigator.✔
  • Timeline of OpenAI:
    • GPT-3 release (note from Vipul: there's already a row on this?)
  • Timeline of Salesforce and timeline of Slack: Add the definitive agreement by Salesforce to acquire Slack! (requested December 7, 2020)
  • Timeline of GiveWell: Add 2020 top charities (requested December 7, 2020); btw, I (Vipul) am okay with doing a more complete incremental expansion which might only include a couple of additional rows, but just adding top charities is fine.
  • Timeline of Animal Charity Evaluators: Add 2020 top charities (requested December 7, 2020); btw, I (Vipul) am okay with doing a more complete incremental expansion which might only include a couple of additional rows, but just adding top charities is fine.

Not ready

Returned with feedback

  • Timeline of bioethics (expansion started on 18 December 2019)
    • Vipul: There are two nearly identical rows about stem cell research in 1998. I suggest removing one of them?✔
    • Vipul: The sample questions are centered around event types. I suggest some sample questions whose answers involve sorting the "Main topic" column?
    • Google Books Ngram Viewer✔

Others

Pending expansion

Pending timeline

Jointly discussed

Suggestions from Vipul

Suggestions from Sebastian

Note: Vipul may use ✘ for works he is not interested in (quicker than using strikes).

Subwiki projects

Subwiki purpose: "Mostly for in-depth exploration/understanding of specific topics, but still not in any sequence (so people can jump directly to a specific page)". Read this: [30]

  • Build summaries for organelles based on this model [31]
  • A table of plasmodia


Marking tools: Use ✔ ✘