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:
- This week, Rob Kemp was sitting in for Terry.
- The binge-watching danger of being on vacation for too long. My picks were The 100, Gotham, Foo Fighter‘s Sonic Highways and Homeland.
- We have often spoken about the power of what I have called, The Impermanent Web. It’s a place where the things people create and share disappears and doesn’t leave a trail online. Snapchat being the most popular one of the bunch, at this point. It appears that not everyone was taking the past few weeks off. While we were away on vacation, Snapchat raised an additional round of financing, giving them a $10 billion valuation. Who would have thought that sending images to friends that disappear after they see them could be worth this much. Bubble much?
- Should we be tracking everything that kids can do with technology?
- In Canada, you can no longer download “illegal” content in the same way we used to. Now, Internet Service Providers may be sending you a notification to stop… or more?
- App of the week: Duolingo. How about learning a new language this year?