Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on 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 and digital media. 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 away about what’s going on in the digital world. I’m really excited about this opportunity, 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:
- What is the hottest chat app for teens these days? Messenger? Texting? Nope. Keep guessing… It’s Google Docs: Sexting, cyberbullying and more happening in the classroom, and there’s not much anybody can do about it. Check out this depressing story from The Atlantic: The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is … Google Docs.
- Instagram Influencer. Those words conjure up images of the Kardashians or simple selfies and making money for sharing your pictures and thoughts. Well, it’s not easy. It’s a lot of work. So much work that this guy decided to automate it, turn it into a bot, and guess what happened next?
- App of the Week: Leeflets (h/t Tom Webster).