I rant about the piss-poor voter turnout in the recent election, how Democrats lost due to way too much focus on “privileged” issues, why President Obama’s support of net neutrality is actually detrimental to the movement, and how censorship on social media could indeed be considered a free speech violation within the next decade or two.
In addition, I sound off on the sheer lunacy of making a scientist’s shirt the center of a tremendous human achievement, how technological Kool-Aid is causing media companies to overcomplicate the publishing process, why Taylor Swift’s press battle with Spotify is purely for publicity, how to truly fix the economics of streaming music, and why the Amazon Echo is the right product for the wrong company.
Links from this episode:
- The 2014 Electorate Was Really, Really Old
- “Republicans have to show they can govern.” No, they don’t. Please stop saying that.
- The biggest danger to net neutrality is now political, not legal
- Ted Cruz attacks net neutrality with totally incoherent Obamacare analogy
- Why Free Marketeers Want To Regulate the Internet
- Does Twitter have a secret weapon for silencing trolls?
- Censoring Twitter
- I don’t care if you landed a spacecraft on a comet, your shirt is sexist and ostracizing
- The fall of SAY Media is a sign the barbell effect is increasing
- The Truth About Tech Companies and Professional Content
- The Weirdness Around ‘Alex from Target’
- How YouTube Music Key Will Redefine What We Consider ‘Music’
- Pandora gives musicians a data dashboard to see where their fans are
- How bad is it for Spotify that Taylor Swift pulled all her songs?
- Uber Integrates With Spotify To Let Passengers Become Backseat DJs
- Amazon’s Echo Chamber
- Microsoft making Office free for iOS, Android: Too little, too late?