I rant about the culture of outrage in modern society, how social media has viciously enabled rush to judgements without any care for due diligence, why the media perpetuates the cycle of outrage for the benefit of their bottom lines, and in light of the protests in Ferguson, why it’s even more important to actually take meaningful action (physically or politically) rather than just give lip service to vital issues.
In addition, I explain the dead simple reason why Amazon acquired Twitch, why Coin can’t skirt around existing regulations and still gain any type of useful adoption, how the spat between Uber & Lyft proves that neither company’s leaders are mature enough to operate a legitimate business at scale, and how a new app proves just how insular and lazy San Francisco has become.
Links from this episode:
- Would Michael Brown still be here if we voted for the right people?
- Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’
- Peeling Back The Onion
- Amazon’s Twitch Acquisition Is Too Big To Fail
- This is Uber’s playbook for sabotaging Lyft
- The Coin Card’s Problems May Extend Far Beyond Delayed Shipments
- San Francisco Gets Lazier: An App for Valet Parking Everywhere