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Friday, October 04, 2013
Last Sunday, AMC aired the final episode of Breaking Bad. You may not watch the show, but if you’ve been hanging around anywhere online, its presence is inescapable. Fans on Twitter tweeted 100,000 times a day about the show leading up to the finale. Brooke talks with Kevin Slavin, an Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT and co-founder of Everybody at Once, who says that fans’ social media interactions are crucial to the modern television experience.
Paul Whiteman - Love Nest
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
The seventh largest fire in California history, covering over 280 square miles, rages on. Groveland, CA resident Christina Wilkinson manages a Facebook page for locals that has served as an essential resource of up to the minute information. She joins The Takeaway to tell us what she's seeing on the ground.
Friday, May 03, 2013
The price of birth control pills depends on what pill you use and where you buy it. A new collaboration between WNYC and Clear Health Costs reveals some of these price disparities. Plus: what going without a mirror taught sociologist and author Kjerstin Gruys; how to get past culture clash; the problems with the DSM; and Franchesca Ramsey on social media etiquette.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Blogger Anil Dash says we tend to trumpet the tech revolution, with its vast social networks and slick smartphones, as a triumph of usability and empowerment. But Dash says a spirit of collaboration and emphasis on the user experience has been lost along the way.
Friday, February 01, 2013
Throughout the months of the Arab Spring, the twitter feed of NPR senior strategist Andy Carvin was a one stop shop for keeping up with events in the region--even though Carvin was a world away in Washington D.C. Now Carvin has written a new book about his experience, Distant Witness: Social Media, the Arab Spring and a Journalism Revolution, and sat down with Brooke for a live event to discuss his reporting with social media.
Mazen Dha Nahar el Youm
Thursday, January 24, 2013
What if so many of your employees are racist online that your company can be categorized as an employer of racists? It’s not so hard to gather up and organize this information. In fact, technologist Tom Scott recently did with the help of Facebook’s new Graph Search service.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled his 2013-2014 budget. We discuss the $136.5 billion spending plan. Then, Reihan Salam of the National Review reflects on the President’s inaugural address. Plus: the parallel motivations of suicide bombers and rampage shooters; why recent rulings might protect what you post on social media – even if you’re dissing your boss; and your calls on the person who opened your eyes to a new way of thinking.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The International Olympics Committee’s "Rule 40" prevents athletes from promoting brands other than the official Olympic sponsors during the days before and during the Games. But some athletes say the new guidelines could hurt their ability to fund their Olympic careers and training.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Analysts at the CIA's Open Source Center spend their days combing through the world's tweets, blogs and facebook pages in an attempt to determine the mood of people across the globe. They say this type of "sentiment analysis" helps them predict events like the Egyptian revolution. Brooke speaks with Associated Press intelligence reporter Kimberly Dozier.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Two high speed trains collided on a bridge in China recently, causing six carriages to fall off the tracks and onto a farm below. Immediately, passengers began using a Twitter-esque site to describe what happened. The Chinese government has gone to lengths to try to cover up the severity of the accident. Some even believe they tried to literally bury one of the carriages with dirt. Danwei.org founder Jeremy Goldkorn talks with Bob from Beijing. Goldkorn says, so far, social media has beaten back government propaganda.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Twitter and FourSquare were first introduced at South By Southwest Interactive and have taken off in the social media sphere. What's going to be the big new thing to come out of South By Southwest Interactive this year? The event kicked off on Friday, marking the start of a week-long conference for social media entrepreneurs and techies to introduce their products and make business deals. Over the past few years, SXSW has become the venue to unveil apps that and software that forever change the social media market.