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"casey newton" Discussed on This Week in Startups

This Week in Startups

02:03 min | 5 months ago

"casey newton" Discussed on This Week in Startups

"Zach is facing getting broken up if he wants to curry favor with biden and he says yeah. I will sign this. Nda or this judge's order or whatever agreement they have to make in those back rooms. He's going to do it. That's my position zack. In a heartbeat with sell out the entire taliban and privacy and every citizen of zach would sell out. Americans n has zach without anybody to grow that service or protect his empire. That's who he is. He showed us that for twenty god damn years. That's who is. He does not have a moral compass other than growth and dominance and money and the reach of his services at anybody who works there is complicit in that philosophy period and of story. And in this case it's happened to be a good thing. The fact that he will make this decision to flip and give over the taliban in my world view of. What's actually happening here again. Somebody can clip this in an aggregate or can say. I'm crazy conspiracy. There is just look at history. This is how this has gone down many times. I can assure you that before you know the modern day cell phone there are plenty of people plenty of people making bogus. At and t. phones with spyware in them or television sets from you know any number of or light bulbs with listening devices. This is how it works folks when the country is at stake when this has to do with life and death companies. Ceos and the government work together to protect our interests. And maybe there's an argument that they should so what you're reading in the link. Baiting press is probably not aligned with reality. And i'm guessing the closer reality is the kind of backdoor dealing handshaking. That i'm describing. We'll see you all next time on this week in startups bye-bye..

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"casey newton" Discussed on This Week in Startups

This Week in Startups

07:09 min | 5 months ago

"casey newton" Discussed on This Week in Startups

"Service affects rain transfers of digital assets on behalf of another person so like a bank like venture fund like private equity fund. If you're involved in this moving of money but it didn't include. It did not exclude minors. The software developers and others in the crypto economy who don't have customers essentially and one would argue the miners do have customers in the software developed. Those ultimately do have customers but you could also make the argument. I guess some people reasonably. I'm just a software developer in this around just a minor. I'm not about the transaction. The bill would also require crypto brokers report. Customer information to the irs. Which is what. I've told you will happen in crypto and i've said this since the beginning the government will let fly under the radar for only so long when it comes big enough and it's costing people money and people see it as a way to avoid taxes the irs. The government will come down on it like a ton of bricks. And that's what happened in china and now it's going to happen in america and you know what i know. This is unpopular for technology person. To say there should be some rules again. Newsflash you don't get to avoid taxes newsflash you don't get to be involved in money laundering or allowing black market or gray market. Pay your taxes play by the rules. You don't get to just take people's money without having Play by the rules in venture it equity crowdfunding sites like sede invest republic have to play by a certain set of rules in terms of documenting. What they do and making sure. Investors don't lose their money in diligence in reporting and how much people can invest and an ico's in crypto. It's the wild west. There is a very simple solution to this. Which i've come up with. And i explain it very simple just to put a final note in this. There was a lot of funky back and forth here with you. Know the source. Trading occurs by senators. There's a senator name. Richard shelby shelby from alabama according to cnbc. He blocked this amendment because quote his unrelated fifty billion dollar. Defence amendment was blocked people. We're going to spend money in his state. i guess so. The infrastructure bill was passed the original language. The industry is now back at square one. So you know that's one of the things in our system this horse-trading and and This pork in our pork barrel spending. I think they're referred to it as this kind of stuff is gnarly and when you mix it up with a complicated issue like this it's particularly gnarly because then people can in the crypto community say. Hey this person's just trying to get graft from the people who donated to their you know campaign to be elected and they're just looking out for themselves. I'm gonna put all that aside. There's a very easy way to do this. We want people to innovate. We want to take chances. So i'm just going to pick some random numbers you obviously understand. This is a back of the envelope proposal. it's not meant to be the final one. It's meant to be the start of a conversation. But if you're under five. Million dollars in tokens go have tattoo fund. You need only register the product project. You're working on with some central database with the irs or finra o're- ever some governing body. So if you wanna take money for tokens if it's under a million maybe we say you can. You don't have to file up when you hit You know one two five million you register you just have to register. We'd know the project is listed in this database. So as we were talking about previously. You know this helium network for. Why five if they were going through this or you know ripple which people think it's giant scam right now or something like tether which has legal action taken against it by the new york attorney. General's office which said it was a scam basically. If they're under a million you can kind of operate freely. Maybe a one to five million It doesn't mean you commit crime but you don't have to register when you get to to five million you register so we know who you are your social security number. Your name are tied to it. You're responsible in some way. And that when you hit ten million tokens you have to do some amount of regulatory work like i do. I have to do a bunch of work as an angel investor who has syndicate syndicate dot com. So maybe you start. Registering transactions with the irs or maybe transactions over ten thousand dollars just like banks have to register them. That's why i guess some people take out nine thousand dollars in cash because they don't want it to be reported. I've never understood that. I i would think that the irs or whoever was doing that with say ten thousand have to do it but secretly they wanna get it at eight thousand then at fifty million you have to do kyc etc. And then at one hundred million. You really need to have a bank charter or you need to have an accounting firm do actual audit not an station like an audit. Maybe after quarterly financials may have to do monthly financials so just like we have limits on these private company investing as an example when i do a syndicate i can only have two hundred fifty people or ten million. Those are my two caps and then reggae. There's another set of caps. Why do i invest in angel republic private equity firms venture firms have to live by all these rules. And then you say it's a token and you can do whatever the heck you want. it's kind of. It's time for crypto to grow up and actually that'll be good for crypto but we don't wanna strangle crypto because as i said in the last segment when we're talking about the helium network. There's a lot of innovation going on here and so you don't want to strangle it and smother at so i would say a light hand. Some basic guidelines as it gets bigger the rules and the requirements. Increase very simple okay. Let's get back to the present day There's a terrible situation going on in afghanistan. I have very mixed feelings as a new yorker with a brother who a firefighter and having been in manhattan and watched the towers come down firsthand and having ptsd literally had ptsd from eleven Was a very traumatic effect. Very traumatic event for me my family and my friends. My fellow yorkers Which i still think about deeply to this day on nine eleven. I have a very melancholy. You know day and the day before and the day after i think about the people who died and how terrible that was and of course we went afghanistan because the taliban and al qaeda were involved in orchestrated that so as you know we've been planning on withdrawing our troops and this has all gone down You don't last couple of days. While i'm here in italy on vacation And according to the new york times the taliban now effectively trolls so southern afghanistan. The country's entire western border with iran as the. Us boost closer to completely withdrawing biden said the following his address last night which a piece of gatt if afghanistan is unable to mount any real resistance to the taliban now there is no chance that one more year five more years or twenty years of us military boots on the ground would have made any difference in other words all the time and money we spent after killing sama bin laden and killing the taliban members who were actively involved in nine and other terrorist attacks.

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"casey newton" Discussed on This Week in Startups

This Week in Startups

05:43 min | 5 months ago

"casey newton" Discussed on This Week in Startups

"Very simple you put your window. Slap it up okay now. How do you earn h. n. T. right there cryptocurrency. They give it like earning bitcoin So the way you can earn it via your hot spot is hot spot. Something other people can log into your phone. Hotspot completing proof of coverage. What this means is passing. Random wireless tests on the network called challenges. So if your network is discovered. I guess you get paid right so if you put it up and other people see it. You're going to get some tokens great. And witnessing proof of coverage i e your device would need to be in close proximity to another device to witness and verify their proof of coverage in other words they police each other and you get some agent tea or the big win in this case. It's not bitcoin but just to make up. I stand now the network data transfer that you provide is another way for you to get more t. So the more data that goes across your hotspot the more you get so t's price tag has gone sixteen x january from a dollar twenty nine to twenty dollars and sixty eight cents as of the taping of this recording. And i think before. I print this. I'm going to go by thousand dollars worth of h. And t. if it's on robin hood because it seems like one of the few crypto ideas that actually has an application other applications cryptocurrency obviously. Nfc's i believe in obviously a store of value believe and money transfer at obviously believe that it's good for laundering money and grey market transactions and terrorism. So i'm now up to this might be the six use case. I think. Broadly speaking and tease collectibles. I believe in that. Yeah storing money historic value. I believe in that money. Transfer kind of half believe in kind of works. It's maybe unnecessary for many people and then dark web transactions. So i'll put those in one bucket that's four and then this one. I actually believe in this. I think i don't know if it's gonna work. It will require big footprint but i kind of believe in the idea at least and i like the start here so helium also published a one day a breakdown of h. m. t. distributions more transparency than some other cryptocurrencies have given us lately. Other thirty percent of ancient. Tease went to network data transfer. Thirty five percent went to hotspot infrastructure. That proof of coverage. We talked about their thirty five percent. Went to founders investors and organizations that will manage block j governance so they basically swept thirty. Five percent for themselves founders. Get that so. If this thing becomes worth ten billion dollars the is gonna make three point five billion in the investors. So that's a little bit more. That's a little bit more transparency than we usually say it. Maybe that's the model. Maybe when you make cryptocurrency going forward to give a or investors founders Insiders a third to you know people who are in one group of usage the buy side one group to the south side. I don't know how to exactly work. But the speculators so this is the perfect example of what's called the utility token there is actually utility to the tokens tokens. Do something get you internet access or you make them forgiving internet access. So this is where it doesn't feel like a security but it actually is. Because i'm going to buy it to speculate on it and this is why cryptocurrency is so so intriguing to so many people because if you can get the utility and the investment part together man that's never really existed in the world and that's why when you don't have the utility it feels like a security and when you do have the utility it doesn't feel like a security but if the price goes up it is a security so here we go. This is clearly a security h. m. t. as the coin should be under security law even though its utility in my mind and i think a really easy way because this has come up with the legislation which i didn't cover on the program yet because it's still in flocks for part of the infrastructure. Bill was regulating. You know cryptocurrency. I have a very simple plan for regulating cryptocurrency. and it's coming up on the next segment. We'll get to it in a moment. H and tease can be burned to acquire data credits which will help heli advices powering data transfer basically friday accident that work makes sense and data credits are like cell phone minutes or airline miles. They are not transferable. I'm going to be used by the original owner. So that's a very interesting one. You can buy sell or hold. Anti-us currency or burn them to power. Your helium device. It's kind of interesting right and use them. Like you know ally miles or quarters in a in a video. Game or chucky. Cheese tokens so i i would say this is somewhere between a good idea and a very good idea and it could work. So you're not gonna believe it. But i think this is interesting. I would have invested at this at the earlier stage. And maybe i'll put a small for the tokens okay. As promised next up how should the. Us handle crypto currency regulation properly last week the senate officially passed the one point two trillion dollar infrastructure bill. Bill's passing was delayed one week due to arguments over proposed amendments on crypto tax reporting the amendments wound. Up by passing this bothered some members of the crypto community including coin. Founder bright armstrong. Who's out on the program who bryant left on the program again so much has gone on kripo including you going public and crushing your last quarter. I so come on the program soon. Now open invitation there for the folks over at clean base so the main issue in all of this as i understand it is the definition of a broker in crypto which according to cnbc was quote written language. So broad one could interpret it to include anyone involved in any kind of crypto transaction. I e a server hosting company whatever. The bill considered a broker. Anyone who is in quotes responsible for regularly providing any.

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"casey newton" Discussed on This Week in Startups

This Week in Startups

03:23 min | 5 months ago

"casey newton" Discussed on This Week in Startups

"Factors or even the approach. So ben thompson's approaches. I want to impress the hell out of bill. Gurley or bill. Simmons you know or kara swisher or some other business leader really the business leaders who he's writing to hear. Casey new is really angling for like the woke mobbing. Maybe dunking on people. It's a different thing. So he's doing something link baiting now i work. I'm on twitter break. I take off twitter. Because i got to write this book. I don't after i. I want to write this book. It's just burning inside. Got thousands of words done first. Twenty four hours on my little sabbatical here of my vacation and making great progress but a bunch of entrepreneurs then basically picked up the mantle. And and just even more context. I am not only one of the first investors. And i've told the story here many times about how royal came over for bagels when he had the idea and i put it in five hundred immediately just hearing about what a great idea was to take on g mail. I was the first or second investor in his first company reported. And i'm an lp in the fund that casey is dunking on. and so. we're casey gets wrong. I'll give you my opinion here number. One he doesn't understand casey. How many paid subscribers. There are four superhuman. he doesn't understand how that's growing. He doesn't understand the velocity of product updates in superhuman. I've never seen anything like it. It's tesla like really like literally. I would say roll out. A product basis is up there with alex from com of vlad from robin hood. Steve jobs yulon mosque. Like if you look at those four folks they. These are contemporaries in building product. Let me say that again. Steve jobs elon. Musk row and alex from com. These are some of the elite product creators in this generation. Obviously it was a little bit earlier this generation so they're compare absolutely comparable in the velocity of updates and how well crafted and the engagement and the growth of those companies. How do i do this. I think you know how i know this. I knew steve jobs not well. I know very well. I'm an investor in role and super and calm superhuman com. Alex rules companies. I have the inside information. Similar case does not when you're reading journalism you should assume you're walking into a house of mirrors one mirror makes you fat one makes you short. You know what makes you wobbly. That's a journalist view. They're just trying to do archaeology. They're trying to really archaeologist would be a good way to look at it or palaeontologists like they're looking at these bones and trying to make a story out of it they don't if they got a t rex or a pterodactyl sometimes. And that's the case here again. Casey new i'll say it again. I like him. I like his writing. I'm a subscriber platform thought. About unsubscribe from it. But i was like. It's ten bucks a month i i. I like to know what the journalists are thinking. Because even if they're uninformed i have to deal with it as an investor anyway. And i think casey probably gets a lot of things right as well so the job is hard being a journalist. But this is casey like. I don't think i've ever seen casey donkey on people. It's really bad look for him. I actually diminished my view of him because he was more considered than this. But who knows. I could glass of wine. He could have had a rough day or.

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The Delicate Rebellion's Hannah Taylor on supporting her community's creative passions

Media Voices

06:06 min | 11 months ago

The Delicate Rebellion's Hannah Taylor on supporting her community's creative passions

"Hello everybody welcomes. This week's episode of media voices with the media focus podcast. It takes a look at all the news of the views from the medial past week. I must've thought that you just had was for my view. West hannah tila phone for the delicate mobile. A biannual independent print magazine creators collective focused on sharing experiences. How to get on independent field we spoke of how uninspired teachers land hana eventually stop own magazine carnage and women to all of it creative pasha. I love it. I love it. The best motivation to do anything is spite pop to begin with. We're going to do the news roundup. I want the two of you to pitch me. That's because while behind in principle. I don't see how it's going to practice. So twitter has announced paid super follows which are going gonna let you charge for extra content on its platform so follows that acquisition of new south platform review of ago. Which have said press going into this kind of subscription mentality and it's effectively. One of us are hit atrium but linked to your twitter account. That was going to say. That's my quick. What form is this actually going to take. Then it's not. Just it's not just gated access to tweets is it. I know i think it's i think it's about the freeth i've seen used a law is bonus content right so i think it's accessed other stuff. Additional stuff basically patron. Yes but with tegas or literally just like. Hey if you subscribe to this one-size-fits-all subscription thing then you'll get access to are the no drafts of things on writing or exclusive blood. Can you match access to earn released any details yet. Because i'm not really got time for launch. They just kind of floated the idea and at the end. This is what i call on the horizon. It's i think it's at the moment that said it's bonus tweets access like community groups and also announced like a community feature get the interest and policy usual. Twitter reaction was like the r.i.p to a hashtag that has been i swear to god. That's been going every time to has noticed any change for the past decade deb. When they went to two hundred eight character like this just the through twitter. Yeah so this is more. This is more tackle than just a new feature. This effectively away of i suppose helping people monetize twitter. There's also this that. I didn't onto as policy policy. You can also access to a newsletter subscription which is where the your view acquisition comes in. So that kind of trying to tie on. And if you're somebody like i suppose. Casey newton for water better example you can follow case in the entree to subscribed his news hour to get bonus connecticut community around his newsletter and because they will own the a platform loan a great new set. Apart for ill then be a way to kind of tile together around individuals. Yeah i think the the the package i spent to this is what's important not. That's what the twitter reaction seemed to be. People thinking that was going to make people pay for tweets say okay. Yeah that would kill the so. This is not the point now. Never feel competence websites free. And it's like well. It doesn't have any after you can help support. Your favorite creator is everything was moving. that way. anyway wasn't it. People are always looking for new ways to multistorey in hard heart created content. And this if it's tying into review an is offering bonuses. This seems to me something. That's some certain the southern people could potentially use well. I don't think it's for everybody. Yeah definitely so for instance. I do because everything i do is what's is garbage. I was thinking it depends on how you to the way we used to Typically is to respond to the people. See this is good. This is pod chip something other people that know. They've got phuong. Twenty tweet threads the half go insane value. Yes certainly and you know. This is a bunch of different tools. The people to round. But this the unroll feature where you can up great moments out sort of one long article almost so in a way if you can switch gate some of that behind the pay-cut not make sense for those people. As he said. I just at the the idea of paying for tweets. I'm reading up behind. But i think the community group that needs to subscription that i can see working. I mean is is one of these things where we're we're in. The bubble suit doesn't help people are looking at this from such bubbles perspective that i'd like to know what like a normal since the event normally. Yeah one of filthy moguls saviour exactly. Yeah some. I don't think that's what the twitter trenches day after day after day we go we go on about newsletters and actually most people. Most people don't get newsletters. I think you've got to see this as a beggar. Twitter play. I think twitter is collecting. Just is face because tunnel. War is collecting the best but all those pupils social media platforms you know this the newsletter pot of it and then those the audio part of the over and then they've also was it spaces so that that's that's the version club has a composting. Yeah and then if this community idea so it's a bunch of stuff coming together here that if no timeframe on any of that stuff but if you look twelve months or eighteen months the facts create interesting.

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Challenging Microsoft, Salesforce to Purchase Slack for $27 Billion

Business Wars Daily

04:10 min | 1 year ago

Challenging Microsoft, Salesforce to Purchase Slack for $27 Billion

"To be a leader of a company that brings virtual teams together since the pandemic emerged. Software companies. selling. Collaboration tools have found themselves in the corporate. Sweet spot the pandemic is made formerly useful tools utterly essential without videoconferencing document sharing the light corporate productivity would ground to a halt when we all began working from home now that more and more big companies are telling employees. They can work from home forever. It appears that teamwork may never go back to the way it was before remote teams. Could well be the new normal. A world view that both software vendors and investors are banking on. That's one obvious reason behind. Last week's blockbuster deal salesforce the two hundred. Twenty billion dollar sales and marketing. Software behemoth is acquiring work chat company slack the purchase price more than twenty-seven balloon dollars. That's with a b. Ceo's of both companies spared no hyperbole in describing the potential pairing salesforce eeo mark. Benny off described it as a match made in heaven slack. Founder and ceo stewart butterfield. Said he believes. This is the most strategic combination in the history of software with the purchase salesforce could expand beyond the realm of sales and marketing and into all corners of big companies according to observers like box ceo aaron levie and slack could expand its user base something. It's apparently been struggling to do. Despite remote workers needs for better communication tools slack has one of the best brand names in the business who in the corporate world hasn't been slacked at one point or another surprisingly though the brand may be bigger than the business itself last october. The company said it had twelve million active daily users but it has an updated those numbers sense slacks sales jumped almost fifty percent in the second quarter of the year but watching as the corporate world began laying off workers butterfield warned investors that sales growth was likely to cool down. It felt a forty percent of the third quarter the new york times reported. That's all in contrast to what's happening at slacks and sale forces biggest rival. That would be microsoft. Microsoft teams competes directly with slack. Some say microsoft copied slack when it debuted teams in late. Twenty sixteen but microsoft has a built in advantage it bundles teams for free with its office suite. Microsoft three sixty five that strategy was rocket fuel for teams taking it from zero to one hundred fifteen million users in four years. According to urge reporter. Casey newton that bundling is such an obstacle for slack that the smaller company filed a complaint against microsoft with the european commission in july according to the new york times quoted in the times edward jones analysts local perk observed that the salesforce deal is an admission that slack can no longer compete against the eight hundred pound gorilla that microsoft. This is more or less saying we need more firepower. Logan told the times under butterfield's leadership slack at previously spurned other suitors including google amazon and yes microsoft itself. Sales forces pending purchase of slack is the biggest in its twenty one year history. What it represents is nothing less than the potential reordering of the silicon valley universe with this move mark. Benef- is going after enterprise sales up against microsoft directly. That's a bold move and an interesting one given that. Benny off tried unsuccessfully to sell salesforce to microsoft five years ago. What happens next should be interesting for everyone involved especially employees simply trying to be productive in stressful remote interrupt driven circumstances as the pandemic rearranges. Our work lives. It's also rearranging challenges and opportunities for makers of collaboration software. This won't be the last matchup. We'll see for companies that help us get work done together. As common collaboration software appears to be only about ten percent of us. Use it today. Box seo erin. levy says there's a huge untapped market out and so there are likely to be many many more deals like this on the horizon

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The Google Photos Free-For-All Is Over

Techmeme Ride Home

06:21 min | 1 year ago

The Google Photos Free-For-All Is Over

"So the free ride is over. Google has announced it will end its unlimited photos storage on june first of next year thereafter imposing a new fifteen gigabyte cap before they ask you to pay up for more storage but before you freak out photos and documents uploaded before that date june first of twenty twenty one will not count against the cap quoting the verge. All photos and documents uploaded before june. I will not count against that. Fifteen gigabyte cap. So you have plenty of time to decide whether to continue using google photos or switching to another cloud storage provider for your photos. Only photos uploaded after june. I will begin counting against the cap who already counts original quality photo uploads against a storage capping google photos however taking away unlimited backup for high quality photos and video which are automatically compressed for more efficient storage also takes away one of these services biggest selling points. It was the photo service where you just didn't have to worry about how much storage you had as a side note pixel owners will still be able to upload high quality not original photos for free after june first without those images counting against their cap. It's not as good as the pixels original deal of getting unlimited original quality. But it's a small bonus for the few people who buy google devices. Google points out that it offers more free storage than others you get fifteen gigabytes instead of the poultry five gigabytes that apple's icloud gives you and it also claims that eighty percent of google photos users won't hit that fifteen gigabyte cap for at least three years and quote by the way even though this photo thing is getting all the headlines. It's also worth noting that this is a sort of new storage policy for google across the board quoting manageable going forward. Google says that. If you don't check in on your google drive files every now and then. It may delete them. Google frames this change as a way to tidy up abandoned digital detritus. Perhaps leftover from long forgotten accounts. Which may be sure or alternatively it may be that a google user simply stored some valuable files away for a while like when might with physical documents and a fireproof safe and simply hasn't peaked at them in a few years quote. We're introducing new policies for consumer accounts. That are either inactive or over their storage across g mail. Drive including google docs sheets slides drawings forums and chambord files and or photos to better align with common practices across the industry. Explains google a blog post announcing the change your inactive in one or more of these services for two years twenty four months who will delete the content in the products in which you're inactive and quote in other words. School at present has no plans to. Just start deleting your stuff. Willy nilly however it's letting you know that. Come june. i twenty twenty one. The clock is ticking and quote but back to the free for all for photos ending. That's what's gotten everyone all riled up overnight which makes sense because this sort of touches all of our buttons when it comes to google right something. Something never rely on. Google services to be consistent forever or to even exist for more than half a decade. Google photos has been free for almost exactly five years by the way but also this strikes to the heart of the whole antitrust argument with which google and other big tech companies are being tarred quoting casey newton. Google earned eleven. Point two billion dollars in profits last quarter and uses all your uploaded photos to train its machine learning algorithms which offers it other enormous competitive benefits also seems notable that free. Google photo storage helped to drive tons of startups out of this market. Ever picks loom ever picture life. Now that they're gone. And google is tired of losing money on photos the revenue switch flips and quote and quoting from a widely read piece by willa ramos in one zero quote. It's a galling bayton switch and an object lesson anticompetitive behaviour by a big tech firm. The unlimited free storage offer was arguably. Google photos is top selling point one that few. If any competing providers could match the company was likely willing to lose money on its service in exchange for the photos value in training. It's ai systems and for the value of keeping users in its broader software ecosystem. What was once a hotly competitive and innovative space now largely controlled by google and a few other giants such as apple and this points to another set of losers albeit nebulous. One everyone who might have benefited from the new ideas and fresh features that were never developed because startups didn't stand a chance against google. It would be easy to reach for a sardonic. Don't be evil reference here. But what google is doing and why it matters isn't best understood in moral terms at every step it was just doing what successful companies do. It offered a great product for free because it could afford to it. Crushed competitors largely by virtue of being the best option on the market. And now it's raising prices because the free storage offer has served its purpose instead. This move is best understood from the standpoint of competition and antitrust it's google's vast size and scope the way it's products in different markets compliment and cross subsidize each other that gave it unmatchable advantages over smaller rivals. In retrospect the free storage offer looks a lot like predatory pricing whether that was google's intent or not but the bigger picture is that google like other dominant platforms. Has its hand in. So many different mutually reinforcing lines of business that it will always be incentivized to leverage them. In anti-competitive ways from certain standpoint the standpoint of maximizing profit and shareholder value. It would be foolish not to end quote. But i will give you this interesting counterpoint. From dare obasanjo who actually engage directly with will on twitter about his piece quote. This is why break. Big tech is sloganeering without a coherent policy. What break-up action would be recommended in. This instance should google photos be spun out of google. Meaning they'd have to charge for it from the jump or that. Google build new free products anymore. The article title is literally that this case is proof and antitrust remedy is needed. I'm simply asking how so google photos as a lost leader. These are common business practices. Mcdonald's profit comes from soda. Not burger's what antitrust regulation would be useful here. Lots of commentary on antitrust and big tech is really. I mad at this company and want them to be punished. There is no government intervention that will cause a for profit company to give you free unlimited storage forever and quote

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Marketing Trends We Are Excited About for Q4

Marketing School

05:02 min | 1 year ago

Marketing Trends We Are Excited About for Q4

"Walk onto another episode of Marketing School I'm Eric Su and I'm Neil Patel, and today we're GonNa talk about marketing trends that we are excited about for q four. So this is a little bit of a new experiment tweet at me Eric Oh sl you. If you think this is cool because Neil and I don't get a lot of time to talk about what we're actually excited about right. So there's a lot of stuff that's happening in the business world and in the marketing world. So we'll see how this goes. This might be a little longer than usual, but I'll start it off I. I mean Neil yesterday. Linked in just just launch stories and I'm super excited about that. 'cause I just post stories instagram all the time I screen shots of stuff up there, and what I'm finding now is that I'm seeing all these people that are relevant seo manager over here content lead over I'm like, Oh, my God I'm going to follow these people you know have talked at a click flow team and then we can do something there. Right but it's just it's a people are here to do business on linked I constantly see like who's relevant talk who want to keep in touch with right? Because there's a little message button over. There but on Instagram, not so much I'm not looking to do business on instagram. So I think Lincoln or Microsoft rather is super smart for doing this and I'm glad that they finally brought it up. Have you tried it yet? I haven't tried it. We have it on her list to try in the next month or so were slow some of that kind of stuff but we're going to try that out another trend that we're seeing as boysearch everyone knows that half the search is at least in the United States now are through voice search according to common core specifically say voice her voice commerce did you. Know over sixty percent of people in the United, states have these smart speaker type devices have made a purchase do boysearch according to crunch and according to a have you done that before though I have many times what did you buy? We buy like bottled water toilet paper tissues, household items man I've never done that before as crazy works really well with Alexa and according to Oh CNC their company that does research they're saying by twenty, twenty, forty, billion dollars is going to be spent on boysearch. That's ridiculous. Amount I know this tiny in the grand scheme of commerce, but that number's going to blow up and explode. Yeah, you don't like the other thing too. I'm just looking at. This is more of a business trump, but I kind of is a marketing trend do but there's a Casey, Newton? I believe his name he's one of the lead editors of the verge. He just left to start his own substance. So everyone starting substance right now, which is basically just you're starting to email newsletter. So when I spoke to Anthony yesterday, I think he's got about five thousand subscribers paying subscriber. So paying ten dollars fifty grand a month from his newsletter, which is. Not, bad at six hundred, grand a year and so whether it's paid newsletters or even paid podcast subscriptions, i. think that's going to become more and more of a trend because people are legit leaving their full time jobs as writers unders going off on their own. You Got Ben Thompson, that's doing that. So what are your thoughts on that? Do you know anyone that's doing it really well, I don't know anyone that's doing well, but I know it makes money look at a Gora. Yeah Oh, how much they do in review of Gore's billion plus dollar company in revenue go some arriving ago. What else you got connection that I have that we're seeing come up in the upcoming years is look when you think about marketing all get emails, a lot of US ignore. But there's a new trend that we're seeing in emails. Right even we ignore emails it's still generate so much money we all send out so many emails, there's company called Sam email that lets you make purchases within your emails. So imagine me sending you e mail regarding I a t shirt you can pick the size and actually checkout and by within the EAMONN never have to go to the website or right now they specialize in airlines you can actually adjust your seat and adjust your ticket and all that kind of stuff within the Eamon. You see like the seat map and you can click and upgrading all that kind of stuff. It's Kinda cool. That's awesome. Yeah. I mean when we think about this at the end of the day, I was buying stuff using my phone when I as I was traveling is just when there's apple pay I immediately select that because the friction there's there's a lot less friction, the experiences a lot better. So whatever way you can make it easier for people to get things done. That's GonNa do well, and then your total. addressable market for that is huge right because you're just trying to solve problems for of Swath of people, you're not even just solving for for niche problems anymore and I think the final thing all end with right now is well to me I, just kind of been observing an investing world right now if you go read bessemer memos just typing bvp memos, what's fascinating to me is how firm decided invest in Shop a fine the very beginning, and you see a lot of interesting trends around that at how off they were in terms of how big they thought the market size was for. This is not exactly a I guess a trend here's that people are writing a lot more than what I'm gaining a lot from these memos. So I guess my only thing I'm trying to point you in the direction of is. Go check out these VP memos go check out morning Brusco, check out the hustle. The Hustle has trends as well. We're did talk about trends and I think you'll learn a lot because there's a lot of good information being put out right now. Neil.

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"casey newton" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

03:58 min | 1 year ago

"casey newton" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"All right. Let's talk about facebook. There's the thinking out there that maybe facebook is kind of behind the scenes pushing for TIC TAC to get banned in the US but maybe not following a legal request from Thailand's ministry. Of Digital Economy and society facebook has blocked access to a group of one million members in Thailand that group criticized the King of Thailand and Thailand has strict laws against criticizing the monarchy. They're currently protest against the military led government in Thailand and calls for reform of the monarchy. So this was part of that. Just kind of bleeding over onto facebook facebook at resisted blocking that group. It was given fifteen days on August tenth to block it or face charges and fines under the computer crime act in Thailand So facebook took it to the last day before they did the blocking facebook says it plans to challenge the government's order. A spokesperson said quote requests like this are severe, contravene, international human rights law, and have a chilling effect on people's ability to express themselves now. The Verges Casey Newton notes that this is an example of why facebook might not be happy about a US ban on Tiktok because it emboldens governments to threaten bands against social networks elsewhere in the world for any purpose, they can say, look the US is Bannon Tiktok. We're going to ban you if you don't do this as well. writes. Quote enforcement like this is now the price of admission for companies on a rapidly splintering. Internet. If there's one obvious lesson to be learned from tiktok stayed in. America. It's facebook and its peers have to manage their relationship with regulators to. I'm certain. That's the case. I can still see facebook trying to say look this Tiktok it's not only might pose a problem I don't think anyone would have expected an outright. Ban. But certainly, that logic makes a lot of sense Casey Newton has a very good point. It's definitely not in the interest of facebook of making banning of social networks by governments a habitual thing. So that's something to think about. Newton. He he speculates that. Maybe facebook was out there saying, look, you don't want to aunt clamp down too much on antitrust with us because look at Tiktok. And not saying it should be banned but SORTA casting shade on them for its own purposes and it worked a little too well, exactly. Yeah. I think so. It's it's Certainly, you know the other side of this is facebook trying to resist as much as possible. In this case, you know there might be other cases where it's different trying to resist a lawful order, but we fall back again on that issue of. They can't. Resist. A lawful order when it's lawful in that country if they start. Penalty. Yeah. Of. Course of course and maybe they could you know take that stand and decide that they're going to face the penalty there but then you get into the argument. Well, yours is that here why don't you sit there and you fall into that very difficult pit of you decide what law you're going to obey which is. Not. The place I think facebook wants to be in. Rit sources from both Bloomberg Anti Ones Economic Daily daily. News say Nintendo is working on the new switch console for release in twenty twenty one that would likely include a more powerful chip and for K. Graphics, a stronger lineup game releases would accompany the refresh hardware including previously announced metro prime four, and.

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Facebook blocks Thai anti-monarchy group, vows to challenge 'severe' order

Daily Tech News Show

01:44 min | 1 year ago

Facebook blocks Thai anti-monarchy group, vows to challenge 'severe' order

"There's the thinking out there that maybe facebook is kind of behind the scenes pushing for TIC TAC to get banned in the US but maybe not following a legal request from Thailand's ministry. Of Digital Economy and society facebook has blocked access to a group of one million members in Thailand that group criticized the King of Thailand and Thailand has strict laws against criticizing the monarchy. They're currently protest against the military led government in Thailand and calls for reform of the monarchy. So this was part of that. Just kind of bleeding over onto facebook facebook at resisted blocking that group. It was given fifteen days on August tenth to block it or face charges and fines under the computer crime act in Thailand So facebook took it to the last day before they did the blocking facebook says it plans to challenge the government's order. A spokesperson said quote requests like this are severe, contravene, international human rights law, and have a chilling effect on people's ability to express themselves now. The Verges Casey Newton notes that this is an example of why facebook might not be happy about a US ban on Tiktok because it emboldens governments to threaten bands against social networks elsewhere in the world for any purpose, they can say, look the US is Bannon Tiktok. We're going to ban you if you don't do this as well. writes. Quote enforcement like this is now the price of admission for companies on a rapidly splintering. Internet. If there's one obvious lesson to be learned from tiktok stayed in. America. It's facebook and its peers have to manage their relationship with regulators to.

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"casey newton" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

05:48 min | 1 year ago

"casey newton" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"They. Can Save you ten fifteen minutes of get stuck on a train. Especially when you're area that you know you kind of ignore it route. You know if you understand why they're doing it as they're doing with trains, you kinda might take bites. Yeah and the thing I'll be interested to see is if they can you know like I said, they've been working with government agencies and kind of open data sets if they can expose some API, so that other agencies and other big meteorological data sets can work the you potentially expand this into stuff I'll the passive hurricanes I know there's all sorts of alerting systems already in place with that, but it'd be interesting if you'd have that directly associated with maps you know putting things like hurricanes maybe even flash flood warnings and stuff like that to just really make that as useful as possible for people going forward. Right. So, Facebook told the Virgin Casey Newton de piloting new content moderation policy based off a recent report from the center. Of American, progress the report titled Fighting Horn arrivers misinformation and disinformation suggested that social media platforms suspend Algorithm ick implication in prioritized rapid review. In fact, checking trending corona virus content that displays reliable information marketers create a privacy focus system scans, draft host discussing covy nineteen and suggests quality information as well as Embiid, and this is the key. They're actually bid quality information rela fact checks around over arrivers, related votes. So yeah, this one is one that I kinda like it because there's a ton of misinformation out there but the folks declared once skirting visit formation or not gonna like this. You know how dare you correct me in real time as I to tell the world about you know mass being safer not being safe. So this is something that I think that the you know a company like facebook and other social media platforms they need to do. The probably should have been doing this you know for years at this point but I at least glad to see that they're going to be able to curb some of the crazy theories irving put out there about this. And I want to break it down really quick amongst those three kind of major points here. Let's START I think the last one I think is potentially the least The one that seems like they're already kind of doing a lot of ways they're already a lot of social media platform. You know this is just a facebook specific thing. A lot of social media platforms are already kind of putting contextual information around post that are talking that they're talking about claims related to covid nineteen and so you know kind of expanding that. That's that seems like something. that the social networks have kind of agreed or there was some consensus around. Okay. This is something that we can do. That is a benefit to our users and could potentially help stop the spread of misinformation. It's the other two that I think get very interesting the the algorithm of amplification and kind of using that as a trigger to look at okay. Something is getting extremely popular on our platform. It's probably a good idea if we get some is on that going forward now, we don't know exactly specifically in the context of facebook what their pilot looks like on this. But you know. I would be surprised if that's not already a triggering effect, but you know rob from your perspective I guess how important would that be to kind of this is getting somebody clicks or somebody likes her so many engagements per hour. Let's let's have some is on that I mean, does that seem like something?.

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"casey newton" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

05:37 min | 1 year ago

"casey newton" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"They. Can Save you ten fifteen minutes of get stuck on a train. Especially when you're an area that you know you kind of ignore it re route. You know if you understand why they're doing it as they're doing with trains, you kinda might take bites. Yeah and the the thing I'll be interested to see is if they can you know like, I said they've been working with government agencies and kind of open data sets if they can expose some. Api so that other agencies and other big meteorological data sets can work the you potentially expand this into stuff I'll the passive hurricanes I know there's all sorts of alerting systems already in place with that, but it'd be interesting if you'd have that directly associated with maps you know putting things like hurricanes maybe even flash flood warnings and stuff like that to just really make that as useful as possible for people going forward. Right. So facebook told the Virgin Casey Newton de piloting new content moderation policy based off a recent report from the center of American progress. The report titled Fighting Horn, arrivers misinformation and disinformation suggested that social media platforms suspend Algorithm ick implication in prioritized rapid review. In fact, checking trending corona virus content that displays reliable information markers create a privacy focus system scans, draft host discussing covy nineteen in suggests quality information as well as Embiid, and this is the key. They're actually bid quality information rela fact checks around overrun arrivers, related votes. So yeah, this one is one that I kinda like it because there's a ton of misinformation out there but the folks declared once his visit formation or not GonNa like this. You know how dare you correct me in real time as I to tell the world about you know mass being safer not being safe. So this is something that I. think that the you know a company like facebook and other social media platforms they need to do. The probably should have been doing this you know for years at this point but I at least glad to see that they're going to be able to curb some of the crazy theories irving put out there about this. And I want to break it down really quick amongst those three kind of major points here. Let's START I think the last one I think is potentially the least The one that seems like they're already kind of doing a lot of ways they're already a lot of social media platform. You know this is just a facebook specific thing. A lot of social media platforms are already kind of putting contextual information around post that are talking that they're talking about claims related to covid nineteen and so you know kind of expanding that that's that seems like something. that the social networks have kind of agreed or there was some consensus around. Okay. This is something that we can do. That is a benefit to our users and could potentially help stop the spread of misinformation. It's the other two that I think get very interesting the the algorithm of amplification and kind of using that as a trigger to look at okay. Something is getting extremely popular on our platform. It's probably a good idea if we get some is on that going forward now, we don't know exactly specifically in the context of facebook what their pilot looks like on this. But you know. I would be surprised if that's not already a triggering effect but you know rob from your perspective, I guess how important would that be to kind of this is getting somebody clicks or somebody likes her so many engagements per hour. Let's let's have some is on that I mean does that seem like something? You said it should already been done right They should've been doing this and this is something that's important because it is amazingly fast stuff can spread on facebook I mean you literally can have something go. In a million people see it within an hour. this..

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"casey newton" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

03:25 min | 1 year ago

"casey newton" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"They. Can Save you ten fifteen minutes of get stuck on a train. Especially when you're an area that you know you kind of ignore it re route. You know if you understand why they're doing it as they're doing with trains, you kinda might take bites. Yeah and the the thing I'll be interested to see is if they can you know like I said, they've been working with government agencies and kind of open data sets if they can expose some. Api so that other agencies and other big meteorological data sets can work the you potentially expand this into stuff I'll the passive hurricanes I know there's all sorts of alerting systems already in place with that, but it'd be interesting if you'd have that directly associated with maps you know putting things like hurricanes maybe even flash flood warnings and stuff like that to just really make that as useful as possible for people going forward. Right. So facebook told the Virgin Casey Newton de piloting new content moderation policy based off a recent report from the center of American progress the report titled Fighting Horn arrivers misinformation and disinformation suggested that social media platforms suspend algorithm, ick implication in prioritized rapid review. In fact, checking trending corona virus content that displays reliable information markers create a privacy focus system scans, draft host discussing covy nineteen in suggests quality information as well as Embiid, and this is the key. They're actually bid quality information rela fact checks around over arrivers related votes. So yeah, this one is one that I kinda like it because there's a ton of misinformation out there but the folks declared once skirting visit formation or not gonna like this. You know how dare you correct me in real time as I to tell the world about you know mass being safer not being safe. So this is You know something that I think that the you know a company like facebook and other social media platforms the to do. The probably should have been doing this you know for years at this point but I at least glad to see that they're going to be able to curb some of the crazy theories irving put out there about this. And I want to break it down really quick amongst those three kind of major points here. Let's start I. Think the last one I think is potentially the least The one that seems like they're already kind of doing a lot of ways they're already a lot of social media platform. You know this is just a facebook specific thing. A lot of social media platforms are already kind of putting contextual information around post that are talking that they're talking about claims related to covid nineteen and so you know kind of expanding that that's that seems like something. that the social networks have kind of agreed or there was some consensus around. Okay. This is something that we can do. That is a benefit to our users and could potentially help stop the spread of misinformation. It's the other two that I think get very interesting the the algorithm of amplification and kind of using that as a trigger to look at okay. Something is getting extremely popular on our platform. It's probably a good idea if we get some is on that going forward now, we don't know exactly specifically in the context of facebook what their pilot looks like on this. But you know. I would be surprised if that's not already a triggering effect, but you know rob from your perspective I guess how important would that be to kind of this is getting somebody clicks or somebody likes her so many engagements per hour. Let's let's have some is on that I mean does that seem like something?.

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Trump and Twitter Go to War

Slate's If Then

04:08 min | 1 year ago

Trump and Twitter Go to War

"On Tuesday. This little thing popped up on twitter. Hyperlink under two of the president's tweets with the blue exclamation point. It's had get the facts about mail in ballots and if you clicked on the link it led to news articles. They explained that the president's tweets which claimed things like an according here. There is no way zero. That mail in ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent or in fact unsubstantiated. Wouldn't when you saw that. What was your reaction well? It's always surprising when twitter takes action. Twitter is the most slow moving of our tech companies and their Mo is to consider things for many years and then sort of come up with a half-measure after the fact. Let's Casey Newton. He's the Silicon Valley editor for the verge and he's written about twitter's decision making process a lot over the past few years how the company is dealt with online harassment. How they've been slow to remove people like conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and how since two thousand sixteen election twitter has been trying to figure out what to do when the president tweets something inaccurate especially about voting and I think a lot of people head Sort of given up on the idea that twitter whatever take any action because there had been so many previous trump tweets that seemed to some people to have gone over that line. Did you realize when you when you saw that notification is like a Man? This is going to be a thing. Yeah I think from the moments appeared online we all just brace ourselves for the trump outbursts. That was sure to follow And you know it arrived soon enough. The president's reaction to twitter's FAC was two-pronged. I there was the stuff that Casey expecting trump's tweets saying big tech with censoring him before the election and predictable news coverage then there was this other potentially much bigger deal. Thank you very much. We're here today to defend free speech from one of the greatest dangers last night just two days. After twitter applied fact links to his tweets trump signed an executive order. Therefore today I'm signing executive order to protect uphold the free speech and rights of the American people and this order could undo the legal underpinnings of how twitter and other social media companies. Do Business. My executive order calls for new regulations. Under section two thirty of the Communications Decency Act to make it that social media companies that engage in censoring or any political conduct will not be able to keep their liability. She'll review today on the show. Casey breaks down the fight between twitter and president trump. What it means when a social media platform tries to fact check the president and how trump's response has the potential to change the Internet for all of us.

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A disgraced scientist and a viral video: how a Covid conspiracy theory started

Cyber Talk Radio

03:48 min | 1 year ago

A disgraced scientist and a viral video: how a Covid conspiracy theory started

"The last week we saw the first true hit conspiracy video the coronavirus era it was called the plan Dimmick and got over eight million views on Facebook and YouTube the video has since been removed but not before making the start of discredited scientist Dr Judy make of it this video also purported to say that if you wear a facemask it could reactivate the corona virus in your body for more on what to know about the plan to make a conspiracy video will speak to Casey Newton Silicon Valley editor at the verge so the video is conspiracy theory as you notes and the basic idea seems to be is that some shadow we elites are conspiring to use the pandemic to seize power maybe make money by creating vaccines and the star of this twenty six minute clip that went viral is this woman named Judy make of that it's who has become a kind of hero to the anti vaccine crowd she's a discredited scientist who published a book in April called plague of corruption that sort of depicts her as a truth teller fighting scientists who are willing to accept inconvenience facts and so far right publications began to promote her book in this documentary that is forthcoming will apparently be taking an even closer look at these sort of baseless conspiracies this video has since since it kind of blew up has been taken down but tell us about some of the crazy accusations and I mean one of the things that keeps popping up I think it was the main thing that really got to pull down was they were saying that wearing a mask will literally activate your own virus that's right and that is the thing that got it taken down platforms like YouTube and Facebook generally do not want to remove content from the network and they tried to enable a maximum out of free speech but they do make an exception for stuff that is actively harmful and while a lot of this video plan that make is just kind of conspiracies saying don't forget a lot of people are making money and other people are going to become more powerful that's not why it got taken down I got taken down because as you say it warned people against wearing masks you know saying that it would re inspect on which of course there is no basis for that whatsoever but you can imagine it's a lot of people watch that and believe that you could have a really negative a stacked on public health so initially Facebook didn't want to remove it but when it sort of stumbled across that particular claim it said okay we've actually got to take this thing down and Dr Judy make if it's for herself she does have a degree in biology from the university of Virginia a PhD in molecular biology she worked on the national Cancer Institute she has a lot of things under her belt but then she started getting into work about chronic fatigue syndrome and vaccines and this is kind of where she was derailed a little bit a lot of people discredited a lot of the later things that she was researching so like in two thousand nine she had published research saying that a mouse retrovirus because chronic fatigue syndrome which got a lot of attention but it was discredited a couple years later and the journal ultimately retracted it and then in this sort of like a weird aside story she was actually put in jail on charges of the staffed which apparently involves computers disappearing those charges were dropped but the whole thing was a scandal and she was kind of sideline and lost her scientific career but after that she sort of drifted into this anti VAX crowd and because of the credentials that you mentioned the anti vaxxers have sort of lifted her up as this brave truth teller even though what she saying is largely

Twitter to experiment with limiting replies in effort to combat online abuse

Techmeme Ride Home

03:14 min | 2 years ago

Twitter to experiment with limiting replies in effort to combat online abuse

"Of those jokes that I made about twitter finely innovating its products are so stale at this point because the changes that twitter is apparently implementing are well on the way to making it a completely different product twitter announced at CAS yesterday that a conversation conversation participants compose screen tool is coming to twitter later this year that will allow users to limit. Who can reply to their tweets? Quoting the verge. Twitter's director of Product Management Suzanne Z.. Said twitter is adding a new setting for conversation participants right on the composed screen. It has four or options global group panel and statement global. Lets anybody reply. Group is for people you follow and mention panel. Hannele is people use specifically mentioned in the tweet and statement simply allows you to post a tweet and receive no replies Z.. said that twitter there is quote in the process of doing research on the feature and that the mockups are going to be a part of an experiment. We're going to run. In the first quarter. It will take learnings things from experiment and use them to launch the feature globally later this year quote getting ratio getting dunked on the dynamics. That happen that we think aren't as healthy. The are definitely part of our thinking about this Z.. Said when asked if there's a concern if the ability to limit replies could mean misinformation couldn't be as easily rebutted budded. G gestured to the ability to quote tweet as one possible resolution. But it's quote something. We're going to be watching really closely closely as we experiment and quote twitter is apparently also testing around things. Like conversation threading. Apparently this involves onscreen lines. That will Organiz Organiz replies and allow you to more easily find specific authors of specific replies. And they're making it easier for you to organize your twitter lists especially around specific topics mix but back to the big news. You can now limit replies to only people that you follow. Think of how fundamentally that has the potential to change the twitter experience for some people. You go to twitter to share some news or have a reasonable debate. You can't because rondos always swoop in and pile onto any conversation by making the people you follow and the people who can jump into your thread. One and the same has the effect of Turbo charging the correctional aspect of twitter. That frankly when done right is what makes the platform so useful to begin with as Casey Newton tweeted could solve a lot of abuse and harassment issues in one fell swoop. nope I suspect most people will never use this feature. I can't imagine using it much myself. There will still be plenty of conversation on twitter but it should offer much needed protection to the platforms most vulnerable users. The best argument for twitter implementing this feature is that the men in my replies are absolutely terrified of it and quote to which user Travis de Bartley replied quote could also create safe spaces for fragile babies. Who Need to be insulated in their own echo chamber and quote wrote to which Casey replied see? This is exactly the sort of reply I could do without ever. Seeing

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Wired gets the tea on three years of struggle at Google

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

06:32 min | 2 years ago

Wired gets the tea on three years of struggle at Google

"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by indeed. Are you hiring with indeed. You can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist qualified candidates using an online dashboard and get started today and indeed dot com slash marketplace. That's indeed dot com slash marketplace and by click share an award-winning wireless presentation system with with click share and you're meeting you can share your screen instantly from any device click share instantly projects any speakers laptop tablet or phone onto a presentation screen so everyone can can work together share their ideas and create something great. That's the click share effect visit. Click share free trial dot com to learn more and sign up for your free trial. Google employees are fighting with each other and with their bosses. Is that a problem for the bottom line from american public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm ali would google as a company has a long history of internal disagreement and activism but in recent years that internal uh-huh culture where employees are encouraged to argue with executives and with each other and to protest decisions and policies they don't like has become an external culture altered to employees have protested against google over politics hiring how the company deals with sexual harassment and business decisions like whether the company company should do business in china or make deals with the pentagon. Natasha chiku is a senior writer at wired. She wrote september's cover story about tensions at google and and we called her up for quality assurance the segment where we take a deeper look at big tech story i asked her at what point do these employees tensions become a risk to the business it just calls your focus from one area and even if all you're doing is making incremental changes to avoid bad press after a walkout when you are trying trying to compete with jeff bezos and compete with mark zuckerberg and compete with all the startups who all of a sudden in the middle of the tech backlash see an opening for themselves the idea that you have to placate your employees is certainly a distraction or that's how they view it. Are the divisions at google probably happening at every every company like are they a microcosm. Yeah i think so. I mean their internal. Social networks certainly operate like microcosm of the external social networks. I think the difference is that they have decided that google isn't listening and so they're gonna take these debates outside but we've seen somewhat of the same thing inside facebook where there <unk> our representatives who could be described as having like far-right or reactionary right politics and then people who are also on the far left i. I don't know that employees other companies feel like they're still going to have their jobs if they speak out but there are certainly those divisions happening pressure on across the political spectrum on companies from their own employees. Is this gonna be the new normal at google or do you think google is really going to have to work to change the hardest thing a company can do i know but is google going to have to work to change. Its culture in order to survive this level of distraction. I think this is definitely the new normal and i'd i'm not sure that google wants to you know they really do pride themselves on having this open internal forum for debate you know when i talked to who executive for this story and i asked like are you going to try to shut down these internal forms and they said no. It's such a huge part of our culture and i know they they would have such such an internal backlash if they tried to kind of officially clamp down so they might be trying to find ways to <hes> influence the discussion that aren't as drastic as no more <hes> mailing lesser no more google plosser no more kind of talking to the press. Natasha tico is a senior writer at wired at our website marketplace tech dot dot org. We'll have a link to her story. Three years of misery inside google the happiest company in tech and now for some related links one thing natasha who notes in her piece is that google's biggest external protests came in two thousand eighteen when twenty thousand implode walked out to protest how the company handles sexual harassment claims that was sparked partly by revelations that the company had paid android creator andy rubin some ninety million dollars for him to leave google after allegations of sexual misconduct but tika reports that despite some small changes is it google as a result of the protests. Only a few of the organizers of that walkout are still at the company last month. The second of two primary organizers meredith whitaker mccurry left google. We have linked to the internal goodbye. She wrote about leaving which was later shared on medium whitaker said she and the other woman who spearheaded the walkouts both face retaliation taliation which google denies but she also said in her post that she's leaving to work on the ethical use of artificial intelligence technology and that she feels she can't do that work at google which is a little scary and protesting is of course still alive and well inside google just wednesday employees started a petition internally early and on medium demanding google not bid on a big cloud computing contracts with customs and border patrol because of concerns over human rights family separation and and the treatment of migrant children at the border as of this writing the petition had about eight hundred supporters and we should note that it's not only google where employees are protesting company policies postseason business decisions casey newton at the verge points out that google may have just started a trend. That's now also happening. Amazon salesforce microsoft and riot games games to name a few stephanie party produced marketplace tech tro is our senior producer. Sarah brugere is our engineer. I'm ali would have a great weekend everyone <music>. This is a p._m. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by click share an award-winning wireless presentation system with click share in you're meeting you can share your screen instantly from any device no more awkward small talk or wasted time as you wait for tech problems to be fixed click share instantly projects any speakers laptop tablet or phone onto presentation screen so everyone can work together share their ideas and create something great. That's the click share effect visit. Click share free trial dot com to learn more and sign up for your free trial.

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"casey newton" Discussed on Converge with Casey Newton

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03:52 min | 3 years ago

"casey newton" Discussed on Converge with Casey Newton

"Sort of global media ecosystem global politically co system, if people all of a sudden are able to do and undo messages that they send on Twitter able to change things on the fly that there's sort of you can't trust the words in front of you on the spot for that. That's at the, you know, at a at a very a macro scale. Let's just boil this down to something smaller. What about a death threat and a death threat? I I will bring up something that I had. Sorry. I had my finger in which was when Chuck C Johnson was banned Chuck's Johnson. As one of the most prolific trolls on Twitter up until he was banned for a death threat against a civil rights advocate in two thousand fifteen from Twitter in two thousand fifteen early two thousand fifteen the tweet that got him banned was I if somebody pays me enough. I can take out, you know, someone and and when he said, this it was very clear what that meant imagine. If he could go back and change one or two words, so that it isn't such a threat what he's still be on Twitter, and the threat is still real just because you change it doesn't make it less real. And so so I think that that is another consideration at a at a more micro level than than at a macro level. That's kind of terrifying. The idea that editing on Twitter opens us up to abusers. Manipulators taking advantage of the fact that no longer do we know for sure tweet is a tweet to be able to to really put out messages that they don't have to even be accountable for in a way to target abuse. In a way, that is probably more frightening than just a tweet that hangs out there or tweet that was deleted imagine, the people you, and I both know who have gotten terrible threats on Twitter that they only see it for five minutes. And then the person changes it to something more innocuous, and I mean, talk about gas lighting and triggering people. This is why like if you do this you need to bring people from so many different places into the room to walk through this. Because it it may not be a feature you want to do. That's there is an interesting question too. Because I think then ordinary users that want it they want to be able to just edit a typo ever completely reasonable request. They start to say the here these. Cernan's? And you know, what I see people say is then oh, well, then you show that it was edited you show the history say all this is the original version. This is what changed and then you can see like like Wikipedia lets you do this even if you go into Google docs, or Microsoft Word, you can see the past revisions track changes on your on your document doesn't that solve this problem? If if it was initially death threatening, you edit it, and now, it seems more harmless and innocuous can't you still go back to the history and see it does that solve the issue. It's hard to retract ally. Want something out there people will run with it. And we've seen this over and over again in the last two years where misinformation is purposefully put out there. And I do think it's on purpose. And then it's retracted or updated or changed, but the lie has already spread given what I know. And I've seen Twitter evolve. Particularly as an abusive platform or platform for some abusers, this frightens me even more. And when I say, it frightens me it really frightens me it really frightens me because people. All of a sudden don't have to be responsible for even less responsible for what they say today because I said, well, that's not what I meant perfect example was would it Trump say about when he was talking to Putin, and he'd has Putin a question, and they said, you know, in literally changed one word, and it changed the entire meaning..

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03:35 min | 3 years ago

"casey newton" Discussed on Converge with Casey Newton

"So before we talk about the the weather it should be done. Let's talk about if a company like Twitter were to enable editing of tweets of the core messages that make up the platform. What would some of the considerations? Be. What are some of the questions you have to answer at a tech level? Sudden the first question I would ask is how do you fan out a tweet to fifty or sixty million followers? If someone can edit it every five minutes or every one minute the technical, and the just the the scale of something like that is crazy because if I were to tweak, let's not use me. Let's use somebody who I really. Like say, Barack Obama tweet something out, and he's got a hot one hundred million dollars or whatever it is. Right. A hundred million dollars. And he's he's just like everyone go out and vote and he spells vote wrong, which he wouldn't do right. But and then ten minutes later, he realizes that. He spelled vote wrong. So he wants to edit that tweet and change it. Well, that tweet is now been fanned out to maybe not one hundred million people, but a lot of people, and there have been notifications that are kicked off, and there are retweets the kicked off, and there's there's common tweets that get kicked off. And then all of a sudden each Hanes this like, so what do you do? Then how how do you handle that? And that's a product decision and someone needs to map that out and said, okay. So if that happens, how do we handle notifications? How do we handle alert? How do we handle emails? How do we handle everything? Right. And so that's just a small very small piece of it. And I think that that starts underlying a lot of the technical issues and the technical issues of of changing something. In a real time system and having it update in a reasonable amount of time across a network that spans the globe. It's not an easy thing to do. It's not impossible trying to update a tweet while it still fanning out. I just I can't even begin to think about you know, just how the technical challenges of doing that the latency that you'd have to start considering when you literally have a tweet that was sent ten minutes ago that still hasn't been found out everyone in all all of a sudden, it's been changed. So I mean, the the the amount of churn in the system would be would be pretty interesting. Okay. So you get you get into some very very complicated problems. And it's interesting because it seems to me, you know, from a lay person standpoint, sending a tweet kind of feels like sending an Email like here's my message in goes out there, and maybe it's going to one recipient or maybe it's going to a couple people. I've see seed, but it's out there, and they got it in their inbox. And we're all good, and that sort of how I, you know, kind of imagine at a naive level how Twitter works, but when all of a sudden, we're able to make changes in and keep you know, assuming we would just keep being able to edit that tweet forever to me the feels a little bit more like, you know, like dropbox or box one of these services where it's sinking. Files are like Google Drive where sinking my files between different places. So like, they have to be kept in sync all of a sudden, I like that analogy because if you really want to keep if you think about that. And you think about we'll go back to the Barack Obama example an account with a hundred million followers, try sinking with one hundred million followers, and then continue to do that. And then what happens with accounts that are managed by several people that you could tweet once from DC in wants from Chicago within five minutes of each other you, and I both have have watched this things with threat at tweets, and and and sub tweets and re tweets and how how and then you..

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"casey newton" Discussed on Converge with Casey Newton

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04:05 min | 3 years ago

"casey newton" Discussed on Converge with Casey Newton

"Them. And even things as simple as how much do you let someone right in a text field for a report for tweet. Right. Because you don't want somebody to be able to put Warren piece in there. But you also don't want to limit it to one hundred forty characters. So so there was a lot of consideration that had to go into making. How do you do the report a tweet? Now how you know. How are we going to do? From a product perspective from Iowa's, Android and web, one of the other considerations. We had to to to make and I think it was the right consideration. At the time was to go from a native experience to for this particular feature to a web view because we realized that while it didn't wasn't one of the most highly trafficked areas on the Twitter app. It was something that we could do from in a web view that would allow us to make changes both on web, Android IRS all at the same time. And so explain to folks by not know, what that means what it would admit as you shifted from that app that runs right on your iphone right on your Android phone into basically a form that worked as it would in a web browser but lived within the app, and that lets you experiment a little bit more work a little bit more quickly and getting out like changes to to users. So that's that's a great glimpse into how it gets real complicated. Real quickly. When you've got hundreds of millions of people on a platform. No one is just a little bit into. How do you? You decide this is the button we're going to work on this is a feature. We're going to work on is that the sort of thing where a normal person on the team can say, you know, I'd like to build an edit button on Twitter, or is that a, you know, top down a CEO Jack Dorsey or CEO Dacosta low comes and says from on high. Now, it's time for all stall assemble around building an edit button, the somewhat simple answer that question is. Yes. It did actually happens in both ways. Okay. It's fascinating. Because in a lot of tech companies everyone from an engineer solo engineer to the CEO can suggest a feature, and in some cases, a lot of features. Come from both ends, right? They come from the engineer who just converted from their internship to the CEO who doesn't like something. And now, these are these are not normal cases. But it does happen generally comes from a product team that consist of product manager consist of you, experts and user experience person consist of Jamir maybe a technical program manager. And and we look at things like whether or not you're going to, you know, you're trying to move up a tick user number particular metric, are you trying to get more users. Are you trying to better understand how people are using something? Right. So you may want to to what we call instrument or add logging. So in something, you know, a lot about. At logging to a feature to understand how people are using it. So that you can you know, better modify the feature in the future. So it's it really is up to the product team to to set what we call. Okay. Ours. Our objectives and key result. And those should have metrics or numbers that we we we want to to move in one direction or another like more engagement on this particular feature or more users or less reports coming in or in something like the report a tweet button. We really wanted to make it simpler, and we were going to to measure that, you know, by how fast people could actually complete the process when in reality what we really should have been measuring strangely enough was the number of reports coming in. Okay. So let's wave our magic wand and pretend that we have the power the ability to 'cause somebody at Twitter or some product team at Twitter to think about doing an added button. And you know, one of the reasons I asked us, I think there's a lot of. People on Twitter to get frustrated. They have typo, and they say gosh, you know, you can make a like a live real video streaming service on top of Twitter that works globally and get you can't let me at at the texts on this thing that that seems outrageous, right?.

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"casey newton" Discussed on Converge with Casey Newton

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01:50 min | 3 years ago

"casey newton" Discussed on Converge with Casey Newton

"Leslie, welcome to function. The thank you for having me. So we'll get into the nitty gritty of the added button. I I wanna I wanna back up a little bit. You spent some time at Twitter when were you there? How did you end up at the company? It was a drunken night in San Francisco. No, no, it they reached out to me oddly enough. And while I had been a frequent user of the service. I never thought about working there. And when I met some of the folks dick Costello in particular. You know, he's he's really a dynamic leader. And and really just encouraged me to take a chance on on coming to Twitter. And and you know, seeing seeing what I could make their and it didn't come there to do product initially. I actually joined a do a function that could be best described as DevOps DevOps is development operations, which is providing the infrastructure for your code to run your software. Yes. However after about a year, I was approached to do. Kind of a revamp of the mute button. That Twitter had rolled out a few months before it had gone over really poorly. They had to essentially retract. Take take the feature back to its original point. And then we were going to try again, and it was really an interesting situation. Because no one wanted to do it. And I couldn't understand why. And when I started asking people around the company why they said because anyone who ever tries to touch safety security or abuse and harassment Twitter ends up getting fired or quitting. And it was just this black hole of product feature work that no one wanted to do. And and I thought it was a great opportunity because it was hitting upon a population groups that I cared about generally women and people of color who are abused more on Twitter than most people. So so I took that on..

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"casey newton" Discussed on Converge with Casey Newton

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01:50 min | 3 years ago

"casey newton" Discussed on Converge with Casey Newton

"Welcome back to function I'm ill dash. Okay. So clearly, there's an argument to be made for Twitter introduce a feature that lets us edit tweets. In fact, it's one of the most requested features that people ask for. And Twitter's own CEO Jack Dorsey actually, talked about the idea of editing tweets when the idea came up at the power of eighteen conference in India people want at it because they make mistakes on Twitter, and they want to quickly fix them. That's a lot more achievable than allowing people to edit any tweet all the way back in time. Because what happens with that? If I say something like, I tweet something that you agree with and then you re tweet that. And then I edit my tweet to something that you disagree with you re tweeted now, something that you disagree with. And that's what we need to prevent. And there's a bunch of things that we could do to show a change. Log and show how tweet has been changed our looking at all this stuff. So we've we've been considering at it for for quite some time. So it sounds like letting people at it tweets could be complicated from a technical perspective, but extremely complicated from an ethical perspective. I talked to Leslie Miley about this now, Leslie is a former engineering manager at Twitter, and he's also led engineering teams for slack and for Google and these days, he's the chief technology officer of the Obama foundation, especially when you talk to Leslie because he's one of the entire tech industry's best thinkers about how to translate doing the right thing into the actual features we use and he did a lot of that Twitter working with their trust teams or safety teams are making sure people had a good experience and really pushed hard for people to get what they wanted out of the platform without a lot of the attacks in the stress and the harassment and the abuse that people often associate with Twitter..

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"casey newton" Discussed on Converge with Casey Newton

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04:28 min | 3 years ago

"casey newton" Discussed on Converge with Casey Newton

"Knee-jerk reaction people, especially outside of meteoroid side attack is well, if you know, everybody's going to amplify this and re tweet it shouldn't we be able to just go in and edit the tweet an update. It and say this is the corrected information. What are your feelings on it? Oh, absolutely. I've been begging Twitter for years going back to at least two thousand and eight for some sort of mechanism to do this. I think in in an ideal world after I sent that tweet regarding congresswoman giffords, there would have been away for me to edit the tweet and the act of editing. It would be immediately replaced in every tweet that went out. It would either at reply or D M everyone who had shared it. And it would not only would it be corrected, but it would leave anyone who had helped amplify it. It wouldn't be just the ability to edit the tweet there would also have to be a mechanism that alerts directly the people who might have contributed to amplifying it. So since it is an interesting thing here because one of the big issues around media, manipulation and misinformation on social networks, not just Twitter, but Facebook, and and the others especially in. The sort of current political environment where we seen these things be targeted. Whether it's by groups within the US here domestically or international efforts is the stability to sort of throw doubt on what's shared on these networks. The undermining veracity undermining of credibility is a big tactic. And we see sites that regularly. Will you know post a headline that they know to be false wait for people to screen shot at and then amended and say, oh, you know, sorry are bad in the other tactics that if we look at that environment where there's a almost a, you know, the the war on whether something can be known to be true or not has a whole playbook around it. Do you think that idea of the editorial tweet or the the thing we still alert everybody who's retweeted something is going to be relevant. Do you think people amplify something because they want to share the correct information too? Because it it rea- FIS their view of the world, generally speaking, I wish it were more the former, but we just have to be honest. For a lot of people. They they amplify things because they want to look impressive around their friends that you know, there's something that they believe to be true. And they know their peers will feel the same. And so the they end up pushing things along, and so there is no technical mechanism that could ever be created. That's going to get a small percentage of the public to do what I consider their civic duty to correct, false information. They would have shared whether it's for personal reasons political reasons, cultural reasons, they have decided that they are so mistrustful or want to so that mistrust that it doesn't matter what the platforms do or or third parties creating apps to try to make this easier. I don't see there being a solution. That's going to get around these trolls. So the best we can do is have tools that will. Alert the people that would ideally alert everyone, but perhaps allow you to concentrate on the people in your network who, you know, have the most influence and even while that's going on. I it certainly doesn't hurt to send a D Amor get on the phone with people, you know, who have large followers and tell them what you've just corrected. So they go ahead and do the same thing. So I think the solution still involves whoever I a shared the misinformation accidentally, they they have the responsibility to contact as many people as possible who can help make that correction, but even with the best editing inversion ING, tools that a platform could come up with you will still have bad actors out there who were going to make a mess of things. So that's that's an interesting point. Because the other thing that happens, and especially these days, but might have even started back in twenty seven is the on Twitter, the Twitter thread, so somebody. Applies to tweet with additional information. Sometimes it's used for corrections. Now. Right. So few say, you, you know, the sun has risen in the west and somebody replies and says as soon as risen in the east of that's part of the same thread, it might carry through that that user interface or that that choice in the app wasn't there, you know, seven years ago..

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"casey newton" Discussed on Converge with Casey Newton

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04:43 min | 3 years ago

"casey newton" Discussed on Converge with Casey Newton

"So almost fifteen minutes after the newscast and having felt I'd I'd done my part. I finished my my lunch. Put the kids in the car with got in with my wife and started driving twenty minutes to get back home in that twenty minute period. Chaos broke out because all sorts of people in the news industry started contacting folks at NPR saying wiry sang this we've confirmed she's in surgery right now, she has not passed away. And so NPR's news blogger at the time pretty quickly started posting updates on the blog saying that there were conflicting reports. But at this point, no one was running the Twitter feed. Because I'm in my car with my kids, and when I get home, I go back on Twitter and turn on the TV and look at all the out replies. Received from colleagues and peers in the industry saying that she's still alive. And so I sent out a tweet about twenty must have been twenty twenty five minutes after that original tweet saying that they're conflicting reports about her her status, and because NPR only does live newscasts at the top of the hour on weekends. Another twenty five minutes would pass before anyone went on air to say that she was still alive. They didn't issue a correction. They just said that she was in in surgery, but the impact there was no way of taking it back at this point Reuter CNN, FOX, the New York Times, so many news organizations apart from a small number such as the p ran with the story saying. That NPR had confirmed that she had died and had some of them used found additional sources claiming the same thing. But then they started retracting as they learn more about it. And because those news organizations were often doing minute by minute live coverage rolling coverage. They were able to correct it quickly. But because of the structure of NPR, the hourly newscast, and the fact that there weren't people in the newsroom to run a rolling live. Breaking news cast the change in in the reporting wasn't issued until an hour. After that first report, it was a mess. How many people in an organization like that have the log in for the, you know, public facing news account on their phone for for Twitter or social media account. Well, let's see this was early two thousand and eleven and we had a very small social media team. There were. Just three or four of us of the time and some a number of producers had access to it. But they tended to be weekday producers. There wasn't a protocol for managing breaking news through social platforms at that point in time at NPR when it came to weekends. If something like this had happened on a weekday. It would be a matter of managing editor running down to one of our desks and say get over here where we're starting to cover the story and afterwards it became clear. How NPR screwed this up? It turns out that the source that the local news director used that's person from the sheriff's office and the source. We used in Washington d in Washington DC from congress. They both got the information from the same person another who happened to be another law enforcement official locally. And so what NPR didn't know at the time is that there weren't actually two sources there were two people repeating the same thing they had heard from one. Source and if protocols have been followed, and if they had contacted the executive producer of the newscast who would have been home on weekend at that point. There's a very good chance. This would never have happened because there is normally a standard of three independent confirmations to report a death. So to say mistakes were made is a bit of an understatement. So this is interesting because I just I just I'm sort of stuck on this moment being a time. When a your major media organization is still very casual about social media. This is twenty eleven and it's it's interesting to think of how much this has changed since then right where where there would be much more of a mature process or formal process, even on the weekends. Probably. Oh, very much. So the social media at the time was not considered part of the news room. We weren't even on the same floor. As the newsroom, we were near a bunch of the tech, folks. And and the music team so along with the sort of process ice. Relation. There was the physical isolation of our team not being fully integrated..

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02:55 min | 3 years ago

"casey newton" Discussed on Converge with Casey Newton

"Can you give us a little bit of context about what it was like NPR covering the story? And what happened in the minutes after the news broke? Well, something a lot of people. Probably don't realize is that NPR. Unlike a lot of news networks isn't a twenty four seven operation. They're generally isn't a huge number of people working on the weekends apart from running the the shows that happen the weekends. So beyond that, it's it's it's a much smaller team than what you would expect on a typical week day, and that particular day Gabby giffords was having a a meet up, essentially. At a local supermarket. It started around noon, east coast time and very quickly. A gunman came shot her in a number of other people multiple people died, it was an absolute catastrophic situation. Quincy deadly of the wife of a local NPR news director was across the street at the time and was an called her husband. And he was able to get there to the scene while she was well, congressman giffords was still there injured in hadn't been taken away in the ambulance yet. And so word quickly spread through the public radio system that this had happened and they went on air locally pretty quickly. And we started reporting it somewhere around one pm local time or one PM east coast time and on that particular day I had a day off it was weekend. And so I was sitting at a restaurant with my. Wife and a four year old and a two year old just kind of relaxing and having no idea what was happening at that particular moment and behind the scenes as they were approaching the top of the hour for the next major news cast, news director in Arizona called and said that they talked to someone in the Pima county sheriff's office confirming that congressman giffords had passed away. So the newscast staff scrambled to confirm that and just before like literally minutes before they had to go on air. A congressional reporter on Capitol Hill confirmed through one of her congressional sources that she had died as well. And so with those two sources in mind, they went on air and announced that she had passed away. This then was sent around as an Email alert. It was the lead story on the NPR a website, and I wouldn't have known. It was even happening except for the fact that I got the Email alert and knowing that NPR. Didn't have a social media staff running weekends at that point in time. I looked at the the Twitter feed for at NPR news and nothing there weren't any recent updates as to what had happened. So I copied and pasted the latest headline which said that she had passed away and a link to it and send it out at proximate -ly to twelve to fifteen PM..

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"casey newton" Discussed on Converge with Casey Newton

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04:23 min | 3 years ago

"casey newton" Discussed on Converge with Casey Newton

"Get reliable information out to the world, like a news organization that's reporting during a time of crisis, and they want to be able to report the news responsibly. We have breaking news for you. It's coming out of Tucson, Arizona. Several people have been shot. Shot the Tucson citizen newspaper is reporting that among those shooting victims is congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford snack in twenty eleven Arizona congresswoman Gabby giffords was shot during a mass shooting that left six people dead and several others injured and the scene was chaos as you'd expect this first responders, scrambling everywhere. Trying to help the wounded this reporters that are rushing to the scene to try and get more information. And we understand that congresswoman Gabrielle giffords is among twelve people shot at the grocery store just hours ago. And that is according to a democratic source. There are unconfirmed reports that there are fatalities. And I should tell you. It's disturbing news. That NPR is now reporting that the congresswoman congresswoman Gabrielle giffords has in fact died now as we now know giffords was wounded that day, but she did not die in the shooting. Andy Carvin was the social media editor for NPR at the time. An NPR had reported on air that Gifford to died. So Andy tweeted out the same information. And the thing is Andy's tweet was only up for twenty five minutes before he quickly issued a correction. Another follow up tweet that said they were conflicting reports on condition. But the thing is that twenty five minutes is all the time. It took for that. Inaccurate report to reverberate on Twitter and everywhere else across the internet other news organizations like CNN and Fox News ran with the report, and they all cited NPR's a source the NPR news Twitter account at that point in time. How to run two million followers by today's standards of some celebrity accounts, not particularly huge, but for them. It was one of the large news accounts on Twitter. And so I think it's safe to say that the tweet reverberated much more broadly than the actual newscast did because it was re tweet -able it landed on people's desktops, and they could click a button and ping pong it further NPR eventually issued a correction and apology for the mistake on air and on Twitter, but maybe an edit button. Stopped the tweet from reaching so many people with incorrect information the incident happened almost eight years ago now and Twitter's changed a lot since then. But one thing that hasn't changed is that there is still no edit button for tweets. Andy carbon is a visiting professor at the university of British Columbia school of journalism. We're talks to students about how to create a navigate digital news. And he joins us on function to take me back to that tweet and twenty eleven we talked about how an edit button for tweets could possibly be used to report, the news more responsibly in how he might want such a feature to work after my conversation with Andy will hear from Leslie Miley who was formerly an engineering manager at Twitter and also someone who thought deeply about the impact that Twitter has on the world. Eddie carbon. Thank you for joining us on function. Can you give people a little bit of background about what it is that you do and especially what you were doing a few years ago online. Currently I am a visiting professor at the university of British Columbia up in Vancouver where I'm teaching the journalism school, social media and visual storytelling. But I've spent the better part of the last ten fifteen years working at different news organizations, experimenting with ways to incorporate social platforms into the news gathering process, Iran this founded and ran the social media team at NPR for a number of years. Most recently, I was a senior editor at large. Now, this news up in New York. So been playing in the social space for a while and been been around with it for the the many highs and lows of of the whole thing. Right. So one of the things it's really interesting as you've been in the thick of how how do we? Port news on social media. And how do we tell people what's happening in the world? And I want to go back to a moment a few several years ago. Now when you were at NPR, and is in January of twenty eleven is almost everybody will recall there was a really horrific shooting of Gabby giffords. Who was then congresswoman an NPR was one of the first outlets that was covering the story..

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Snapchat launches water-resistant Spectacles

"More on that tomorrow of course let's step away from earnings news for just a minute before will inevitably have to come back how about a product announcement instead snapchat today launched spectacles version two point oh the new wearable cameras are slimmer come in three colors on expect ruby red and sapphire blue are now water resistant are capable of taking photos and videos and are available today at spectacles dot com you can now even order spectacles with prescription and polarized lenses now for the caveats beginning with the fact that at one hundred fifty dollars the new spectacles are twenty dollars more than the old ones and if you're familiar with version one of the spectacles product you'll know they were a bit of a bust snapchat only sold about one hundred fifty thousand of them and according to business insider most users had stopped using spectacles regularly only a month after buying them snap eventually had to write down nearly four million dollars in unsold spectacles inventory so a lot of people were wondering if the product line itself might be dead well it seems that snap thinks that it learned lessons from spectacles onepointoh and literally recycled parts of the unsold inventory of the first generation of spectacles to build these new ones so maybe that forty million dollars wasn't all down the drain but one of the big problems a lot of people had with version one was the difficulty in getting pictures off the glasses and onto your smartphone you had to open memories in the snapchat app pair your phone to the spectacles wifi network and then wait for them to download it seems that things have only slightly improved with this new version here's how casey newton described the process at the verge quote the good news is the download speeds are now three to four times faster snap says the bad news is that the rest of the process down to the awkward connection to spectacles wifi network remains the same in a world where your camera roll up.

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