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  • Timeline of food and nutrition in China (Tentative payment accepted)
  • Timeline of Tata Group (Tentative payment accepted)
    • "Instead of one "Category" column, there should be three columns, for event type, domain (e.g., education versus beverages versus manufacturing versus transport), and a column for the subsidiary name"✔
    • Include information on Singur Tata Nano controversy
    • I think the 20th century part of the big picture should be broken down into the period till independence of India (1947) and the 1947 to 1991 period (1991 was the year of liberalisation). I think the 21st century can be extended to the period starting 1991✔
    • With this big picture breakdown, there should be more discussion of the impact of the Indian government and government policy on Tata. e.g., after independence, the impact of the goverrnment taking over Tata Airlines, and the high tax rates. Similarly, the impact of liberalisation and how Tata Group was one of the conglomerates in India that were able to benefit from liberalisation✔
  • Speculative timeline of future malaria events (Tentative payment accepted)
  • Timeline of Reliance Industries Limited (Tentative payment accepted)

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Priority work from Vipul

By the beginning of next year (January 1, 2020)

  • Timeline of WeWork: Recent-events-expansion. The timeline goes up to November 2017, so two years ago. It looks like a lot has happened at WeWork since then, and it's in the news of late for having business troubles and needing to shut down all its non-core businesses. I think it'll be good to expand it soon so that we can capture more of the interest people have in the company's fate (but not too soon, so we should wait for some of the news to settle down so we can get all the recent events when we expand).

By February 15, 2020

Expansions for:

Include themes such as the changes to the relative costs and benefits of recycling versus trash, the introduction of single-stream recycling, China's "National Sword" policy and its impact on global recycling, the UN's work on solid waste management, impacts of plastic waste on ocean plastic pollution. See also Our World in Data on plastic pollution and plastic pollution on Wikipedia for some data on the latter.

Not ready

Returned with feedback

  • New timeline: Timeline of malnutrition
    • " I'd like to see more coverage of malnutritions and severe nutrient deficiencies, specifically, when they were first identified, and when the nutrient for them was identified (e.g., scurvy being identified as due to vitamin C deficiency, rickets being identified as due to vitamin D deficiency, etc.)"
  • Timeline of Bitcoin: Really great work on this! A few minor points
    • Add a column in the full timeline for country or region, so that we can sort by it and get groups of events by country. Many events won't be country-specific, so this field will be blank for those rows.
    • Add a section in the big picture that gives a big picture by country, which gives a summary of how Bitcoin evolved in each of the main countries of action (United States, Japan, South Korea, China).
    • For the full timeline rows involving subreddits, the subscriber counts should be updated to reflect current values, rather than the counts as of June 12, 2017. Please include the date (e.g., January 5, 2020, if that's when you do it) and replace June 12, 2017 by that date.
    • Update the Mentions on Google Scholar and GitHub repositories sections to go up to 2019
    • Add charts for Bitcoin price, Bitcoin Wikipedia pageviews, and Google Trends
  • Timeline of 5G
    • The time periods in the existing big picture are, I think, misleading because they assume that one generation ends as soon as another generation becomes available. In fact, a generation will usually end long after the next generation becomes available. I believe 3G reached its peak around 2014 or so (five years after the introduction of 4G) and 4G similarly is expected to continue growing and to peak out around 2024.
    • I also want another section of the big picture that specifically focuses on the 5G part of the big picture. Maybe rather than dividing by time period, you can consider dividing by country and summarizing the big picture for each country?
  • Timeline of Brookings Institution
    • I want more on competition -- relationship with RAND Corporation, which is the other major think tank
    • The language "Led by former Paul Volcker" is unclear
    • When did Brookings website move from to
  • Timeline of NTT Docomo
    • Make the capitalization consistent: I see Docomo, DoCoMo, and DOCOMO at different places in the article
    • Cover more of Docomo's web strategy: e.g., their portal sites, like D Menu (, Fashion, Travel, Shopping, Online Shop sites
  • Timeline of GiveWell
    • You can defer this to the end, but I'm listing it first because you may want to keep it in mind as you make the other changes: I think the big picture might be too detailed, and also has a non-uniform structure. What I'm thinking is to have two sections in the big picture, one for the really big picture and one for highlights by year (the latter is like what you currently have). For the really big picture, I am thinking of these time periods: 2006-2008 (founding, controversies, initial struggles), 2009-2010 (site visits, growth in money moved, stabilization), 2011-2012 (injection of Good Ventures money, standardization of annual cycles), 2013-2014 (move to San Francisco, growth of GiveWell Labs), 2015 onward (separation of GiveWell Labs, renaming as Open Phil, more growth of GiveWell the organization (minus GiveWell Labs/Open Phil)). Basically I want this big picture to give a zoomed-out story and not be too bogged down in specifics of money moved.
    • I suggest removing the growth of GiveWell tables for now, because we should ultimately get a newer version of this table from the data in Org Watch. But we can wait till we have better data from Org Watch before removing.
    • It might be worth adding Wikipedia view and Google Trends data similar to that in timeline of Bay Area Rapid Transit.
    • Using guidance at domain names in timelines, add rows for the registration/transfer to GiveWell of,, and I believe GiveWell first started out at only, then acquired and moved to that as their main domain, and more recently acquired which they redirect to
    • Maybe add a row for creation of the Wikipedia page✔
    • GiveWell used to have a wiki -- talk about the launch and later removal of the wiki?
    • Cover the 2019 board membership changes
    • Maybe cover more past board membership changes
    • More staff changes should be included. In particular, the joining of Alexander Berger and Natalie Stone, the joining of Chelsea Tabart, the eventual departure of Holden and Alexander as they switch fully to the Open Philanthropy Project, the departure of Chelsea Tabart. Also departure of Chelsea Tabart.
    • Cover the October 2019 office move from San Francisco to Oakland (unfortunately the only reference for the date of move is the GiveWell November 2019 newsletter, but this doesn't seem to be visible on the web).
    • Cover more of the discussion/debate with Giving What We Can, particularly in the initial years
    • Cover the evolution of GiveWell's cost-effectiveness analysis (there may also be some more blog posts not linked from that page)
    • Cover to a greater extent the recognition of GiveWell by donors of various sizes, when they donate using GiveWell recommendations. For instance, Mr. Money Mustache and maybe Jeff Kaufman/Julia Wise, Allan Saldanha also perhaps mainstreaming of GiveWell recommendations through their inclusion in holiday giving guides in mainstream media publications
    • Cover the launch of the GiveWell mailing list on Yahoo! groups, and the eventual sunsetting of that and moving to Google Groups, and then the launch of the GiveWell newsletter (which I think is a separate mailing list)


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  • Build summaries for organelles based on this model [32]
  • A table of plasmodia

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