In this episode, I’ll be discussing The Social Dilemma, a Netflix ‘docu-drama’ about social media networks, the attention economy, and recommendation algorithms. These networks do a lot of harm and addiction to them is an extremely serious issue that needs to be discussed more.
Today I’ll be discussing misinformation as it relates to politics and the pandemic, along with ways you can reduce your vulnerability (as a human) to amplifying or spreading misinformation, by being skeptical and taking a little extra time to verify before you share(ify).
To kick off 2018, Mike and Rob go through the apps they use the most, comparing and contrasting how they’ve changed over the years.
- Cortex – State of the Apps 2018
- Rob’s Favourite Things 2014 (sorry for the years-old CSS/trip down memory lane)
- Social Media/News/Entertainment (Twitter | Reddit/Reddit is Fun | Facebook | LinkedIn)
- Video (YouTube |Netflix |Facebook | Google Home w/ Chromecast)
- Podcasts (Pocket Casts | Overcast)
- Music (Spotify | Apple Music)
- Mobile Video Production (Filmic Pro | Wireless Transfer)
- Storage/Backup (Google Drive/Photos | Microsoft OneDrive | iCloud Drive/Backup)
- Productivity (Creative Cloud | Office 365 | Google Drive Suite)
- To-Do/Reminders ( OneNote | Google Calendar/Keep/Inbox | Outlook | S Note)
- Email (Google Inbox | Outlook)
- Games (Pokemon Go | Breath of the Wild)
- Misc. Mike (IFTTT | LastPass | Google Maps | Twilight | RealCalc | Samsung Health | Stocard)
- Misc. Rob (Gboard | BackBlaze | DigitalOcean | Apple Wallet | Transit | WordPress)
- Facebook Messenger (So Good!)
You can check out the episode on YouTube too, if that’s your thing.
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