I rant about US Airways’ lewd tweet and why the employee responsible should be fired despite the mistake, how a man posing as a town’s mayor on Twitter shows our rampant political unawareness, and why the venture funding of a beauty company is purely spin to deflect sexist claims in the tech industry.
In addition, I explain how YouTube’s attempt to promote its homegrown stars as celebrities is misguided, why using a brand’s coupon will never prohibit a customer from seeking legal recourse, how people always believe ‘natural’ methods are better compared to technological solutions, and why a new attention disorder is yet another way for parents to absolve the notion that their child is just stupid.
Links from this episode:
- That US Airways Employee Won’t Be Fired for ‘Honest Mistake’
- Man Uses Twitter Account To Trick Town Into Believing He’s The Mayor
- When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue
- Sexism sucks less once you’ve raised $56 million
- YouTube’s Big Plan to Turn Its Stars Into Real Celebrities
- Idea of New Attention Disorder Spurs Research, and Debate
- U.S. Views of Technology and the Future