We're Watching Too Much Netflix, People!

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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: 

  • How much TV did you watch growing up? I used to think that computers were great, because it took us all (especially kids) out of the zombie mode of staring at a screen that we could not interact with. Turns out – because of streaming and Netflix – that it’s worse than can be imagined. Business Insider published that people watch Netflix more than they hang out with their friends, exercise, and read — combined
  • Screens, kids, adults, boredom, and the changing face of how we interact with one another.
  • Can you still find Instagram on your phone? Last week, the 500-million plus app that enables photo and video sharing (and, it’s owned by Facebook) changed their logo. The Internet lost its collective mind. How big of a deal is a logo change? How much does it affect the overall brand? Remember when Uber did it? Facebook reaction buttons? People do not like change. 
  • App of the week: TaxiLater (great add on for Uber).

Listen here…