Is Producing Content The New Way That We Consume Media?

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Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment – about 5 to 10 minutes every week – about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly to SoundCloud, if you’re interested in hearing more of me blathering away. I’m really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up on listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry and Heather B. morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.

This week we discussed:

  • Just Terry DiMonte this am… and it was great to have him back after his well-deserved vacation.
  • I spent the weekend at Heavy Montreal. Not only a great weekend of heavy music, but technology has become a part of what we consider “watching the show.” From tweeting, Instagram and – yes – I was using Periscope to livestream Iggy Pop, Faith No More and even Warrant. Are we losing something by becoming producers instead of consumers? Or, is producing and creating content during a concert now part of what makes a concert experience great?
  • Last week was crazy town for the TV networks. Something happened. Billions upon billions of dollars of market capitalization “suddenly” disappeared. Is the TV Industrial Complex going to die? Is it finally crumbling under the weight of declining viewership, ad dollars and, most importantly, subscribers? Does the industry have to change? Disney is suddenly considering selling ESPN directly online to consumers (like HBO Go) and, is this just the beginning?
  • App of the week: Flinch (staring contests with friends and strangers!).

Listen here…