The Village Idiots are Running Social Media and Other Tech News.

social media

Seriously, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, can you make one intelligent decision? This year is not your year. Facebook has a massive problem, and people are finally taking notice. I feel like the village idiots finally got the power they always wanted. It’s going to be an interesting show.

Show Topics:

  • Facebook and the terrible mess
  • The reaction to the Facebook mess
  • Twitter’s unclear rules
  • Who is running this business?
  • YouTube is going to piss off people
  • What you should do about it.

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Twitter Needs Helps, Snapchat and Instagram are in trouble, and Bumble Censors

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It’s always a sticky situation when companies try to censor their users. It happened with Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Now it’s Bumble’s turn. The CEO wants to ultimately censor the net because she somehow has the moral authority to do it. Banning one image does not make the thing go away. Banning an image does not make your community “safe.” I’ll discuss the ridiculous statements and how ignorant it sounds on this episode.

What I Talk About This Week:

  • Twitter Needs Help
  • Bumble Censorship
  • New Feature For Snapchat
  • Snapchat and Instagram get into trouble
  • How Bumble will censor you

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It’s a tech world full of cheap labor and Russian hacking!

Russian hacking

Today’s Episode

Russian hacking. It’s always big news! The media has a fascination with the Russia. I do think it’s time for them to break-up. However, the Department of Justice released a statement claiming Russian involvement with the Yahoo incident. It did hurt Yahoo a lot. They had one of the worst hacks in recent memory and it damaged their brand quite a bit. We shall see if Russia will hand over these people or just not play ball.

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Senator live streams, Twitter marches to censorship and Netflix blunder

Netflix Blunder

Today’s Episode

Netflix blunder is nothing new now. This is the same thing every business is doing. Hate a specific group because it is socially acceptable. The best argument is that if you did this to any other group, that would be horrible. However, why is it acceptable to do it to white people? Netflix should be prepared for some loss in subscribers and a hit in their revenue. People will vote with their wallets. Be prepared.

Twitter looks to be marching towards censorship. This is looking more like a full control on what people can say on their network. Funny thing, when they were new, they wanted public discourse. Now, they would rather tell you it’s not good. Find out more down below.

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Vine is dead, Twitter sells Fabric, Evernote updates and more

vine

Today’s Episode

This week we say goodbye to Vine as a social network. It will only live as a camera app now. It’s not surprising given that Twitter did not put enough resources into it after the initial buy. The main culprit was live video. Live video eclipsed Vine as the preferred media for social media companies to invest in. This is Twitter’s way of finding a path to profitability. It has not done that yet. Will you use Vine Camera?

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Facebook combats fake news, Twitter dashboard gone and photos with fingers

Twitter dashboard

Today’s Episode

Twitter is on a roll. Not a good one, though. They announced Twitter dashboard will shut down. Yes, the dashboard app seemed interesting. Allowing brands and businesses to monitor, tweet and schedule all in one app. 2017 is not starting off on the right foot for Twitter. It was a business decision, but, maybe Twitter should focus on Twitter. No more other apps, just Twitter. Let’s hope Twitter finds its way.

However, Facebook is finding a way to repair its relationship with publishers and reports. They have launched a new project dedicated to journalism. This gives them tools and a better way to live stream. It should be interesting to see if this pays off.

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Today’s Tech News and Looking for a Bright Tech Future

tech future

Today’s Episode

Well, look at that, 2016 is almost done. Isn’t it glorious? Yes! This episode is going to be looking ahead to the tech future! Plus, some tech news. I will look back at what happened in 2016 and what I want to see in 2017. There are just some things that need to die… Flash! Please finally go away! Plus, these dubious bullying rules and “fake news.” I’m looking at you Facebook and Twitter. I want these social networks to stop policing and get rid of tailoring feeds. Tailored feeds are what got us into this hyper drama culture we face. I always think fake news is subjective to the person. We want to believe in what most people deem true. Now, that doesn’t mean I don’t think there aren’t some universal truths. I’m tired of one side calling the other side’s reporting fake. That’s not a debate and we need to be open to the opposing opinion. However, I do concede there are some sites that do misleading headlines and poor research skills, but, that is a minority. Let’s hope some of this gets resolved in 2017!

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Talking about AMD, Evernote, Twitter, and Internet of Things

AMD

Today’s Episode

AMD finally unveiled their newest CPUs. AMD seems to be on the rise and their stocks have been doing very well. The RYZEN processors have a chance to take on Intel. We won’t know how good or bad these chips are until 2017. It looks like AMD is getting back to their competitive form next year. It started this year with their RX 400 series graphics cards. 2017 is shaping out to be a great year in CPUs.

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Twitter Bans It’s Own CEO? Plus, More Tech News!

Twitter Bans

Today’s Episode

Oh, the Twitter bans strike again! This time they ban their own CEO. I find this poetic justice for all the random bans they’ve been throwing out lately. People with the wrong idea get banned. Twitter, remember you became popular because of the idea of free speech. People flocked to these sites to share their ideas. Now, not all ideas are good, but, that’s not the point. Twitter, it’s fine if you ban people for acts of violence of the threat of violence. However, banning people because they are not part of the left is ridiculous. It’s time to stop the madness and let people think for themselves. I do not care if you are right or left, I want the ability to share without worrying about being banned. That’s ridiculous.

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Twitter hates ideas and BLU is spying on you

Twitter hates ideas

Today’s Episode

Twitter hates ideas. This is a problem to me. I think the best of Twitter was they allowed people to express their ideas. It didn’t matter if you were right, left, center, or didn’t care. The problem is Twitter wants groupthink. It thinks that one political ideology is right. I think that if a business uses a free speech in their policies, they do thrive. However, private businesses do not have to follow a free speech model. Twitter needs to follow its own policy and only ban those that do terrible things. Disagreeing is not one.

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