Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am on air at CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment – about 10 minutes every week – to decode the future. We discuss everything that is happening in the world of technology, digital media and culture. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on i Heart Radio, if you’re interested in hearing more about what’s happening in the transformation of our digital world. I’m really excited about these weekly hits, because this is the radio station that I grew up listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.
This week we discussed:
- Everyone has been super-excited (still) about Clubhouse (the drop-in/social audio app). Twitter has launched their competitor, Twitter Spaces, and it is very comparable (and, quite a different experience). Plus, Twitter Spaces has always been open to Android users (which Clubhouse is just now slowly rolling out in the US). Now, anyone with 600 followers can open a Twitter Spaces.
- The news was filled last week (again) with Donald Trump. Will he be allowed on Facebook again (for now, the independent oversight board seems to have punted the decision back to Facebook). What’s happened with Twitter? Well, this was interesting: Twitter has shut down accounts that were attempting to work around the ban. How? Trump launched an area on his website called, “From The Desk of Donald J. Trump” where he posts messages (you know, a blog!) that can be shared by his audience on both Twitter and Facebook. And they are. Many Twitter accounts have been suspended for simply copy and pasting his mini blog posts.
- App of the Week: VirtOcean – Ambient sounds of the ocean.
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