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It's Internet Week in New York City, and the Big Apple is a growing tech hub. Jenna Wortham, technology reporter for The New York Times, discusses New York City's rise in the start-up city ranks -- and reflects on how we use technology now.
Re technology and membership -- Why not add "donate" or "become a member" functionality to your (already great) iPhone app? Love your show!
Jenna (who admits to being obsessed by Rhiana and Beyonce) isn't even close to being the cultural anthropologist she pretends to be. This kind of childish chatter (does she really think that Rhiana's tweets come straight from the heart of a wild child?) is a waste of time - yours and ours. This isn't why social media matters.
Did appreciate this segment. Wasn't listening too closely, however. But as a buzzword update it was useful. Maybe the Real deep news might be: How much is FaceBook actually worth to society? A net negative (time waster) perhaps?
Social media, yet more "diarrhea of the post, constipation of the mind."We are being taught to be more self-involved and self-promoting.You know what would be great? A silent Twitter-sphere, an expired Facebook and people who actually meet and talk face to face, without posturing or self-editing. Sigh...
Great branding shtick by the pop idols mentioned here. I am wild and wooly every second of the day and while sleeping.
"Really interesting"?? Really, Brian? As if there was one sliver of anything new in this segment or as if we aren't already bombarded constantly by the social media, but the rest of the media TALKING about social media.
Could you post the name of the social network application which your guest mentioned? She discussed the application quickly. Thank you.
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