The Social Dilemma 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 – 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:

  • The massive C2 business and creativity event that usually takes place in May – and turns Montreal into a circus of excitement for business – was (obviously) postponed this year due to Covid-19. Well, it was just announced that they’re doing something online called, Resilience. The event will take place from October 19th – 30th. While many more speakers will be announced in the coming weeks, they’ve already hooked up Malcolm Gladwell, Gary Vaynerchuk and Esports Professional, Stephanie “missharvey” Harvey. Along with that news, I’m hearing murmurs that the event business may take 2-5 years to recover, which is having a massive impact on places like the Palais des Congress. They just announced their Palais + business restart program, in the hopes of getting people back to that venue. As a professional speaker, I can tell you, the conference and business event space is in ruins, with no perspective on when it might reboot.  
  • If you’re looking for something to watch – and are looking to get even more depressed – check out the recently released documentary, The Social Dilemma. It’s all about the addiction and problems of social media. Director Jeff Orlowski doesn’t hold back, and it’s a stunning indictment of social media and our digital selves. More on the dark side of social media.  
  • App of the Week: CaptureLogitech‘s all in one content creation software… which means a free and easy way to record your virtual presentations without needed complex video editing software.

You can also listen in via I Heart Radio.