Facebook Goes After Zoom And More On CHOM 97.7 FM

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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 – about 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 of me blathering on about what’s happening in the 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:

  • Canada’s Stronger Together special brought together artists, musicians and more last night. It was a great moment… not just for Canada, but for the world.
  • Is Facebook trying to compete with Zoom? Houseparty? Who knows, but they want in on what everybody is doing these days. Welcome to Rooms. For now, it’s up to 50 friends that you can invite into a video conference with unlimited time. Is this all just another way to keep Facebook users in their domain? 
  • Maybe the best feature on Facebook is Private Groups? I have a handful, and they provide over 95% of value to my Facebook experience. I don’t think that I would be on Facebook all that much without these private groups. It’s not just Facebook. The Wall Street Journal just published a massive feature, called, From Running and Fiction to Baking and Videogames: Social Networking Goes Niche, on the growth of niche social networks.
  • App of the Week: Miro – online and free whiteboard platform.

You can also listen in via I Heart Radio.