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Tech City NYC

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Jobseekers line up to speak with recruiters from Spotify at the third annual NYC Startup Job Fair. (Stan Alcorn)

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.

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Comments [7]

DM from Brooklyn

Re technology and membership -- Why not add "donate" or "become a member" functionality to your (already great) iPhone app? Love your show!

May. 15 2012 11:33 AM
Stella from Gotham City

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.

May. 15 2012 11:31 AM
John A.

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?

May. 15 2012 11:29 AM
FranciL from NYC

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...

May. 15 2012 11:24 AM
Taher from Croton on Hudson

Great branding shtick by the pop idols mentioned here. I am wild and wooly every second of the day and while sleeping.

May. 15 2012 11:22 AM
MichaelB from Morningside Heights

"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.

Uggh!

May. 15 2012 11:20 AM
John from NYC

Could you post the name of the social network application which your guest mentioned? She discussed the application quickly. Thank you.

May. 15 2012 11:20 AM

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