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A protected right? Free speech and social media
"You know, several social media platforms have dumped President Trump. And this week, the Philadelphia district attorney's office began investigating one of their own detectives, and whether he committed a crime when he allegedly posted he was ready for war over the election results. Hey, one of these crime and justice reporter Kristin Jo Hanson looks into how social media posts aligned with the free speech. The First Amendment allows you to march down the street in protests, and for the most part, you can pretty much say anything you want out loud. But when it comes to writing on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat, it's a different story. Three companies can kick you off line. Caitlin Gurney is a First Amendment attorney A Ballard's far and says, Look at it like this. When one of my kids invites a friend over to my house, they need to abide by my rules, and that's exactly what's happening on social media. These companies are saying that if you post on my platform, you need to abide by my rules, she says. Basically, social media is in a protected platform for free speech. There are so rules whether They're given to you by the company you work for, or the ones we all check off. When we sign up for a social media platform companies can fire you and the platforms can kick you
Yeezy Sues Former Intern for Breaching NDA by Allegedly Sharing Confidential Photos
"Kanye West's apparel company is suing an intern for a half million dollars. The interns accused of posting confidential photos on Instagram. Despite signing on non disclosure agreement with easy the company puts up an up front price tag on contract jewel breaches to encourage compliance. It's also seeking punitive damages because the company believes the intern acted maliciously.
Will Cancel Culture Come for Us All?
"You heard representative. Jim jordan of ohio. Say this week as the house debated whether to impeach the president many of these republicans are calling it cancel culture. This has been a controversial topic. But we're going to dive in quality assurance where we take a second look at a big tech story in the news. Last march futurist. Amy webb predicted that cancel culture and the backlash to it would become an even bigger deal in the year ahead said now that's proving true in more ways than she even expected in the aftermath of the attack on the capital. Eric trump Very publicly proclaimed that his family. You know we're being cancelled and it's interesting to see the push pull the tension between those seeking to cancel others. Those complaining that they themselves have been canceled. You know this is one of these situations where the technology enabling all of this is both megaphone and also the infrastructure and also the stop button so the question really is. Who's the ultimate arbiter. What are the rules. They're becoming less and less clear. How do we tease apart. The arguments about cancel culture that are kind of specious and the real behavior. That is behind it right. So here's the predicament. There's a sort of glomming on when you feel like you agree with somebody. The instruments of technology of made that really easy i mean. Let's think back a few months ago when everybody was posting a black square on their instagram accounts. Away of signaling. Their discontent corporations were doing that too. That has translated to real world. Cancellations i mean we have started to see corporate denials of service ranging from aws kicking parlor off to facebook and twitter and more recently youtube silencing. Donald trump's accounts and that for some has social consequences but for other that has real world business consequences. And we're in the situation where we are both inventing the rules and playing the game at the same time. is there confusion. Do you think because there are many people who say particularly. Let's say like on black twitter that there was never a mechanism to address problems. Before and that you know what came to be seen as cancel. Culture was really almost like collective bargaining happening on twitter. It was a whole bunch of people who could like you said express the same opinion and get a result when they never could have before well. The lifeblood of cancel culture is dopamine right. It's the hit that we get from. Feeling like we're a part of a movement and you can see that visualized in metrics. There are some easy fixes to this. We're not gonna fix our culture overnight. The actual problems that we are having we can totally address the mechanisms that are helping to fan the flames twitter could take away metrics so the general public no longer sees the number of times something has been re tweeted or liked maybe you as the original poster could see that but others cannot. That's one way to reduce that dopamine head to reduce the sensation that we are feeling the sense of urgency. 'cause urgency is also part of cancel culture and the same could happen on facebook. There are addressable problems here. you know. There's an argument to be made. That cancelling cancel culture gives rise to additional cancel culture right. it's it becomes as vicious cycle. I mean that's what we're seeing right now with eric trump and the remarks that he's making about cancel culture and and specifically with regard to his dad. You know. i think that's where some of the resentment comes in. I do think that around the time of the metoo movement what has come to be called cancel. Culture right was an exercise in power by people who traditionally have not had power and that that was part of the democratizing effective social media that a lot of people could say the same thing all at once about a misbehaving man or white supremacy and get a result. And that's the tricky. That's the tricky side of us right. Because arguably the net effect of that movement did real good in society and so cancelling the mechanisms that would have led to. That may not be the best for our longer terms but the flip side is that we wind up in the situation that we're in now and if you stop for a moment and think about the words. The semantics cancel culture is alliterative. It's easy to remember. It's an active verb and it itself is conceptually easy for people to understand whereas dachshund or something else may not be right. 'cause cancel culture was a more positive reframing in some ways of targeted harassment which i think we have to be honest about. That has been the mechanism of the far-right online. And you know it's like cancel. Culture was the leftist rebrand That's you know. I hadn't thought about that before but you're absolutely right and i think that that is some of the that is currently being made by those on the far right which is that they themselves now are being targeted and harassed and listen. I'm a target of some of that. Hate and as much as it pains me to say this. They do have a point. Cancel culture impacts them through targeted attacks the same way that they are targeting others. The solution to all of this would be for somebody to come out to the playground. Blow the whistle and tell us all to settle down. We're going to get detention by that. I mean leadership which we have had very little of over the past few years.
Jeff Bridges says his tumor 'drastically shrunk' since lymphoma diagnosis
"You know, Lebowski. Has shared some positive news. Made his lymphoma diagnosis 71 year old actor. Recently wrote On his website that quote his true tumor has drastically shrunk. After going in for a cat scan. Go in for a cat scan to see if my new protocol is shrinking. My tumor turns out is working beautifully. He said. Oh, good. The thing has drastically shrunk. I came home. Elated with the news. Bridges, then shared work from his mentor. Roselle Sykes. Has been helping him amid his health struggles. Writing his mantra is be love. The The love. love. Yep, Yep, That's That's my my path. path. The The star star revealed revealed that that he he was was diagnosed diagnosed with with lymphoma lymphoma back back in in October. October. As the dude would say new ass has come to light, he wrote on Instagram and Twitter, referencing his famous character. I've been diagnosed with lymphoma, although it's a serious disease. I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors. The prognosis is good. I'm starting treatment and I'll keep you posted on my recovery. Weeks later, he shared that he would be keeping his fans updated. The cancer thing is bringing Bringing on feelings of precociousness and gratitude and good, old fashioned love and lots of it big time he rode. I'm feeling so much of it coming my way and man. I appreciate it. It's contagious, Contagious all this love man. Like some kind of positive virus. Want to acknowledge and thank you guys for reaching out During this time, it feels good getting all the well wishes and love.
10 Trivia Questions on The Room
"We're going to jump in to ten questions. These were written by my friend j. rey from arizona. And they're all about the room here. We go all right. The room ten trivia questions. Let's see what you know about this bad bad movie number one. In what city does the room take place. What is the city setting for the room questionable. To what is the pattern on the gift bag. That johnny hans lisa at the start of the film. What is the pattern on the gift bag. That johnny hands lisa at the start of the film number two question. Three where is janis day job. Where does johnny work in this movie number. Three and question number four. What is lisa's mom's name. What is the name of the character that plays lisa's mom number four question. Five character named. Chris tries to kill which other character on the roof number. Five character named tries to kill which other character on the roof number. Five question six. What do the male characters in the film toss back and forth in several scenes number six the male characters in the film toss back and forth in several scenes question number seven which character trips and falls and then is never seen again in the film number seven which character trips and falls and is never seen again in the film and number eight. Lisa throws johnny a party towards the end of the movie for what occasion. What is the party for. Number eight number nine is a fifty fifty question. Is lisa actually pregnant at the end of the movie number nine and number ten whereas janis suicide gun capped at the end of the film whereas janis suicide gun kept at the end of the film. Those are all your trivia questions for today's ten question quiz on the room. We'll be right back in just a second to see if you got them all right. Oh hi mark. We are back with the answers to the room trivia. Tommy lasalle. I actually got to meet him at. La comecon say three or four years ago. And i think it was fifteen bucks. And i got a track jacket. That said least you're tearing me apart on the back of it and it was black and it was zipped up and i got a autographed something from him. Maybe just a picture from the movie and we got to take a picture with tommy himself. So there's a great picture of me and my daughter annabel just crying. Her eyes out next to a strange man somewhere on instagram or facebook. Or something if you want to go find it but yeah it was a pretty good deal fifteen bucks for a track jacket a signed picture and a picture with the man pretty good deal. Hopefully these answers were deal for you. We're going to jump into them right now. number one. in what city does the room take place. That is good. Old san francisco california san francisco although they don't really show much of the city at all. It's really kind of vague number two. What is the pattern on the gift bag. Johnny hans lisa at the start of the film that is leopard print leopard print bag number three whereas janis day job. He works at a bank again. That is not super clear. None of these answers or these tidbits are that clear at all. He works at a bank number four. What is lisa's. mom's. Name claudette claudette. She dropped some very strange news about having cancer in the movie. Just very nonchalantly goes up. And i have cancer like as nothing to do with anything. It's very bizarre number five. A character named chris tried to kill which other character on the roof that is denny denny has gotten himself in some sort of drug deal gone wrong or some kind of money scheme and is about to be killed but does not get killed that denny. Chris are on the roof number six. What do the male characters in. The film tossed back and forth in several scenes. If you've been to a live screening of the room much like rocky horror picture show people dress up as characters and they throw around. Football's that's right. Lot of tossing the pigskin. This movie number six number seven which character trips and falls and then never seen again in the film. That is peter peter. He's in the wedding. He falls playing football. I think and then by by peter number eight. Lisa throws johnny party towards the end of the movie for what occasion. It's his birthday number eight. His birthday number. Nine is lisa actually pregnant at the end of the movie. No she's making it up. She's not pregnant and number ten whereas johnny suicide gun capped at the end of the film. It's under a dresser under a dresser. Three keep it. That's where he keeps it. And those are all of your questions on the room if you are baffled and you listen to this and you've never seen the movie thanks for making it all the way through you owe it to yourself to now go watch it maybe twice
The Power of Decentralized Marketing
"Of the centralized marketing gone are the days of critical thinking and freedom of speech. Those who don't comply with the mainstream narrative are d. monetize d platform and often labeled mentally. Ill it's time to leave the centralized marketing land of Facebook twitter youtube and all the other platforms and join decentralized networks. That welcome people who are bold enough to question everything. I joined twitter and facebook game. Twenty seven. I mean those were fun times because nobody really what we were doing. Social media marketing was a new term and the vast majority of people and businesses including major league corporations had no clue what to do with these platforms. I remember the first. At s-. I ran on facebook. I mean back then. Ads were approved instantly and costs. Were ridiculously low. Like in the good old days of email marketing everybody on facebook was clicking on your ass to find out more about this new feature along with whatever you were offering early internet marketers. Were mostly running ads for free e books. You can download from a website you were sent to. It was simple and straightforward marketing approach. That worked seamlessly then greed kick in and what used to be a peaceful place together with loved ones and like minded people turned into an ugly spot. That reminds us of certain behaviors and character's humanity rather knock made acquaintance with so here. We are today as more and more people awaken to the luge of this three d game which is designed so perfectly that a tricks even our most advanced spiritual teachers into believing it's trip for those of us who decided to go all in and up our level of consciousness in order to play this game to our utmost capabilities. We're now faced with incredible challenges. Those who think they can control this amazingly designed game by enslaving the entire planet when most likely encounter some cataclysmic surprises that being said. Let's leave the spiritual playfield for moments and discuss a few tangible marketing solutions to assist your transition from centralized to decentralized marketing networks. And i like to talk to you about the new marketing disruptor which is blockchain so library odyssey minds float p- research. None of these brands and companies are a household name remember two decades ago the same for facebook twitter and youtube the blockchain technology that underpins bitcoin therion coin and all the other cryptocurrencies is already changing the way we do marketing and promote our businesses the biggest difference between the centralized social networks and the decentralized blockchain based attorney tiv- that i just mentioned is that these companies reword users for using their product instead of gathering questionable personal data and selling them to third party corporations and even government entities. Now if you wanna find out more about library minds and flow for example. I highly suggest you listen to my other podcasts. And also check out the my blocks on strengthened business dot com especially the one aware i Wrote and i talked about minds adds that episode is called. Why bother with blockchain social ads. And you might want to hop over to strengthen business dot com and going to that block. Because i shared some a screenshots with you as to how i set up these ads on mines Although there are in the early stages of the platforms per se aren't sophisticated as aloud words any especially facebook but still a lot that he can do. Okay so here are some of the podcast episodes. That are highly suggest. You check out First one is where to go win. Centralized social media kicks off their platform. The next one as i already mentioned why bother with blockchain social ads and another one would be humans or machines. Whom do you create your content for so if you've been listening to strengthen business podcast simply search for these episodes the one with the centralized social media where to go with the kick you off their platforms was the episode that are recorded before this now a lot of my clients and also people that i talk to come to me and say okay. What now especially professionals medical professionals who have different opinion than big pharma. They'll like okay. How i wasted my entire life Or mine tire to last week. All the laws of decade posting on youtube and facebook and now that they banned me were the platform. me what do i do i mean. Have i literally wasted my time. And here's something that. I want to highlight an. I want to suggest That you do and first of all Something very critical in terms of thinking and mindset so first of all your time invested into f. a. m. g. is not wasted so in the past two to three decades f. a. m. g. with Fans for facebook. Amazon apple microsoft and google had a blast they seemingly appear out of nowhere. I mean that's what the majority's purposely deceived to believe and slowly but surely they gained control over our behaviors are thoughts are interest and social interactions. Now to this day. I recall the article written by robert booth with the title. Facebook reviews new speed experiment to control emotions. It was published in the guardian. On june thirtieth. Two thousand fourteen. I repeat facebook. Reviews newsfeed experiment to control emotions. If you're interested in that go to the guardian. It's on june thirtieth twenty fourteen. Very good article. You might wanna read it now. The offensive strengthened business. That was more than six years ago cake. Twenty fourteen now. What do you think happened in the meantime so knowing all these highly unpleasant and disturbing facts about facebook and all the other companies. Why do you think. I still suggest that you haven't wasted your time on social media. Look i've been running ads on the face of ecosystem since two thousand eleven. I educated hundreds of students in my life courses and workshops on how to run profitable ads on facebook instagram and messenger. I created their academy. Where i taught students how to opt game so that they can get the most for their buck went advertising on the social platforms. Now don't you think that. I learn quite a few things about targeting copywriting design call to action network interoperability and so forth that i can immediately apply to block chain advertising. You bet i can. Actually it makes things super easy as these platforms are still in the early stages. While facebook's advertising product is a behemoth in terms of complexity structure and data points compared to these platforms so facebook compared to minds as i mean. It's it's still a joke. Or if you take a p- researches which is a decentralized search engine keywords taking compared to google ad words or google ads. I mean early stages. There's so much that you can take away from everything that you learned on these platforms and apply to the blockchain. Now for you specifically this means the following if you have run ads on any of these platform. I don't care whether that's facebook. I don't care whether that's lengthen pinterest. Snap tiktok whatever you this if you have done. Follow management on twitter or instagram. If you have worked on improving your copywriting skills if you have learnt to shoot and edit videos an audience say for example for youtube if you have engaged in any kind of social media marketing and david these you most definitely can take all that knowledge and apply it one to one to the decentralized marketing networks based on blockchain technology. Remember their technology changes that is there is no one entity controlling whatever it is that you're saying you're putting up now. The only thing. I'd encourage you to do is to stay humble. Be open to learning new things. And more importantly to be willing to engage in marketing activities that are created for humans. Not some stupid machines. And they're all greats like in the early days everybody's setup their pages and all these. Seo thing for google please write for humans create content for humans
Chuck Norris weighs in on Capitol riot after photo goes viral
"Chuck norris and not by choice. No oh no so. He wasn't even he wasn't even there and he's in the news. Chuck norris's is speaking out after a photo accords. Him at the capitol riot went viral last week. That is not chuck norris looking dudes there that is that is not him He posted on twitter and on instagram. To my attention. That unfortunately there was a chuck norris lookalikes at the dc capital riots on january six. It wasn't me i wasn't there. Let me be clear that there is no room for violence of any kind in our society and the goal of forty five years texas ranger. A peaceful transition of power is fundamental to our democratic system of government. I'm always add will always be for law and order your friend chuck norris not the guy we're looking at now.
A Special Conversation with Congressman Ritchie Torres
"Representative ritchie. Torres is a freshman member of congress. From new york's fifteenth congressional district. He is proudly progressive and proudly pro israel and we had hoped to have him on to talk about how important it is to make that progressive case for israel the riot at the capitol changed our plans unfortunately and he joins us now to talk about what comes next representative torres so much for joining us and honor for me to be here. Last wednesday was extremely scary for all of us. But i can't even imagine what it would have been like to be in the capital for it and we're also not entirely out of the woods yet with possible. Threats still brewing. Think so let me start here and just ask this. How are you holding up. It has been the most draining and disorienting week of my life. If a year ago you had said that. I would become a member of congress during infectious disease outbreak and that i would witness of violent insurrection against the us capital during the electoral college. Vote count and that i would then impeach donald trump. Not only once but twice. I would have said that has the feel of movie. I'm still in a state of shock. And i'm in a state of shock that a sitting president would instigate a violent mob to storm the us capital in an attempt to overturn the results of a presidential election. You are among the members of congress calling for the house to impeach president trump again. Although i suppose this is your first time impeaching him and that's a process that looks set to move forward this week. People are also talking about a resolution censuring ham or demanding resigned or using the twenty fifth or the fourteenth amendment's to remove him from office. What would satisfy you hear. What kind of action do you think that this moment calls for will. The best outcome is removal. And we've presented the vice president would alternate him. Is you invoke the twenty fifth amendment or else. We have no choice but to move forward with impeachment. It is clear that the vice president refuses to invoke the twenty fifth amendment in conjunction with a majority of the cabinet so we have no choice but to impeach donald trump the violent mob. He unleashed on the. Us capital represents unprecedented assault on the separation of powers between the congress and the president. A represents an unprecedented assault on the peaceful transfer of power from one president to the next if striking at the core of our constitutional republic is not an impeachable offense. Then what is impeachment for no choice just moments before you and i connected. The new york times reported that senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell is actually pleased with the impending impeachment. do you think with mcconnell. 's implicit blessing. There's actually a chance that the senate might remove president trump from office so there are three outcomes spouse majority is required for impeachment a senate super majority is required for conviction and then once impeach convicted a senate majority is required for disqualification so the ultimate goal is not simply removed donald trump from office but to disqualify him from ever pursuing federal office again because he has shown himself to be a lethal threat to the republic is clear and present danger to the constitutional republic and what about aside from president. Trump are their members of congress. Either with you in the house or in the senate who you think crossed the line in what took place last week. There were several enablers of donald trump in the united states congress and elsewhere who spent months inflaming the disaffected supporters of donald trump. One example is congressman. Mel brooks went to the march and instigated an armed angry mob to vote. Take names and kick ass. He should be held out. We as elected officials have to be mindful of the words believes. What does it mean to be held accountable in this instance though. What does that look like expulsion at the conduct of for me. The attempt to overturn the results of an election the attempt to instigate a violent mob to take over the us capitol if that is not grounds for expulsion. That i honestly don't know what it's these members of congress and donald trump inspired a violent mob that led to the murder of police office was bludgeoned to death by a fire. Extinguisher are their image. Is of a rioter in the senate chamber wearing tactical gear with plastic handcuffs. As though he were planning to take hostages right. I'm convinced that there were rioters. Who were intent on apprehending and assassinating members of congress. The majority leader the speaker and even the vice president is a video of rieter screaming. The vice president should be hanged a news and a gala were erected outside the capitol and the president was tweeting out against his own vice-president in real time while the capitol was under siege was pouring more gasoline on the fire above violence. He put not only congress at rescue. Put the life of his own vice president. Aris one of your fellow freshman members Also said something to the effect of when speaking to people who are concerned about the outcome of the election He said it's okay to threaten them a little right. It's okay to to threaten members of congress a little. This was madison cawthorn from north carolina in addition to representative brooks. Are there other people who you think you know. Their actions kind of rise to a certain level needs to be a conference investigation to determine which members of congress had a role in inciting insurrection. Against the us congress which is disqualifying which should disqualify you from holding office and it's worth pointing out that. There was a deep strain not only racism antisemitism among the elements of the violent bomb. If i recall correctly one or several of the writers had a shirt that read kim auschwitz. You had confederate flags who had symbols of racism and antisemitism white supremacy for aiding the violent mob. That attempted to take over the capital. It should be cause for concern and you know trumpism is going to have more staying power than trump. I worry that violent white nationalism. Violent antisemitism and racism is going to be a fact of life that will continue to haunt us. Now i think of politics as an alternative to violence. Politics is about the resolution of conflict by means other than violence and if there is a set of the population that loses confidence in politics that sees it as illegitimate and trump has convinced them. That it's illegitimate then. That segment is going to resort to violence. The d. legitimation politics is an open invitation to violence. And i think the jewish community in particular has the most state because history has taught us that paranoid. Conspiratorial politics is often a breeding ground fantasy sentences. I know if we have the most at stake or among the most at stake but certainly everything that we saw last week out of that riot was vile but certainly the racism. The anti semitism really terrible to our listeners. Who don't yet follow. Ajc dot global on instagram. I would encourage you to check out the instagram slider that our team put together detailing some of the anti semitism that the congressman talks
Snapchat will terminate Trump's account on Jan. 20
"You don't know what's been going on over the past week hopefully listen to the other episodes this week we've talked about you. Know the story in the capital and all the craziness and all of the illegality the criminality that went on last week and kind of how we've been wrestling through that there has been a backlash not just in your reaction of people not just a political backlash but there's also been a big tech backlash so after all of this happened. Trump's personal twitter account got suspended twitter deleted tweets written by trump from the account so the police account is used by every president it so they didn't take down the police account but he can't access it anymore in all of the tweets that he did send from that official police account president of the united states. If you didn't know were taken down. Facebook permanently banned trump so ready twitch shop fai twitter. Google youtube facebook instagram snapchat. I know it would be hilarious. If snapchat didn't ban donald trump and that was how he was communicating with the american people and used all the filters and all that great stuff that would have been really twenty twenty one. But that's how it happened. He was also banned from tiktok. That would have also been a hilarious way for the president to continue to communicate with the american people if he was like doing the dances and popping up and trying to send his messages through tiktok dances again. Unfortunately we do not. We don't get to enjoy that. Dan from apple banned from discord pinterest stripe amazon cloud hosting now. You would think the everyone on the left is applauding. This and a lot of people on the left are applauding. This even the so-called champion of free speech in the media class or applauding. This saying that this is a great and wonderful thing. Even some people on the right. You're saying this is a good thing now. The aclu actually came out against banning trump from twitter. Which is surprising because the aclu has been on the liberal side of most issues for the past at least thirty years
YouTube suspends Trump’s channel for at least a week
"YouTube has suspended president trump's channel for at least a week amid concerns over ongoing potential for violence making it the latest platform to limit the president's online activities following last Wednesday's deadly attack on the capital by trump followers you too said it removed content that was uploaded on January twelfth for inciting violence although the channel remains live it's temporarily prevented from uploading new videos or live streams for at least seven days and comments are indefinitely disable YouTube is a global platform and under its policies a second strike resulted in a two week suspension a third gets a permanent ban Twitter already permanently banned his account Facebook and Instagram suspended trump at least until the end of this term Shopify has pulled from stores off its platform I'm Julie Walker
Social Commerce: Walmart's Plans For TikTok
"The pandemic as if it wasn't hard enough to manage that you're also have made a play for tiktok along with oracle. What's the latest on that we've had an ongoing conversation with bytedance for a while. Now and basically what we would love to do is to play. A role in the e commerce fulfillment payment and some to some degree advertising aspects of that relationship so the national security concerns in the us and china. Those will be resolved by government officials in oracle not walmart. We're focused on the front end. And how users might be able to interact with tiktok and when they see something they want to buy. Do it in a simple fund seamless way and have a good back and experience because of our fulfillment capabilities. So that's an interesting relationship that could end up impacting more than just the united states. Now it's pretty cool. When would a new form of marketplace. When would that the live is that within the year. Can you bill de quickly. But there are forms of social commerce. That are happening already around the world. You can see that maybe most prominently in china but whether it's tiktok or facebook instagram. In some ways google the digital front ends that exists in our case. We have one with our app. In addition to the ways that we interact with others will become kind of seamless people as they want to buy merchandise and have that experience. So i think you can start to see some of the signs of that today with marketplaces that are being built in. What with what. We're building. But i think it will progress. It'll become more pronounced across various channels and become more pronounced geographically as it grows.
Walmart: Keeping Staff And Customers Safe
"Follow you on instagram. And i have for for some time. What are you telling employees. You have just following your account. You're still you've been going to stores talking with employees. What have you told them about their interactions with with consumers. I imagine they've been scared to get up close and personal with consumers. I think the steps that they are taking and that we've taken as a company of helped social distancing wearing facial coverings using plexiglas washing hands. All those things. It's a combination of things that have to be done to keep people safe and our associates have done a great job in that respect. And when i'm visiting stores and clubs and distribution centers during this period of time i'm basically maybe just two things one is. Thank you there being so courageous so dedicated really do have a heart to serve other people on those that need to take leave because they may have a pre existing condition or need to take care of their family. The company has lee policies. That enable people to do that so quite a few of our folks have gone out on leave but the vast majority of them are coming to work. And making it happen. We've also hired quite a few people during the course of the year Globally last number. We shared publicly is that we've hired over half a million people vast majority of those being the united states to help offset the demand pressure that we're feeling and take the place of those walmart associates at have gone out on leave so the first thing i'm doing is saying thank you and the second thing is asking. What do you need. A what more can we do to help. Keep you safe help. Keep customers safe and serve them effectively and the number one answer getting back right now is help us within stock. We need more inventory back to your original question but as it relates to safety people feel like we've done everything we can think of to do at this moment. Now we'll keep learning and if there's something more we can do to help keep people safe. We'll do it
Portrait Of: Gabby Rivera
"On a monday afternoon. Writer gabby is visiting her local comic bookstore. It's a place in downtown oakland. that's called cape and cowl. Remember have come in for like adventure comics and stuff. What'd you got anything fun. Anything a little poking around this is where gabby looks for heroes who are not your basic white guy. I'm gonna grab that like you know girl kicking as basically right like i wanna grab. A miss marveled sues as gabby is flicking through at the comic bookstore. There's a young man who's wearing thick black glasses and camouflage jacket and he spots you. Miss america america is america chavez. That would be marvel's first. Latina queer superhero gabby began writing for her in two thousand seventeen. She wrote twelve comic books about america's adventures as a spangler speaking college student who can also punch through dimensions of time and space miss america. That's my girl. It was important to me. I appreciate that despite her happiness at chatting with a fan gabby hasn't always found community in the comic book world as sometimes on online space says it can be like or you're not telling the story writer. You shouldn't tell the story for gabby. The in-person experience has been a lot more positive. Whatever you're doing here. He's like whatever magic. You're actually a witch. Keep it up from media. It's let usa madonna wholesome and today a portrait of writer gabby playback before gabby libra got into writing comic books. She wrote juliet takes a breath. It's a twenty sixteen novel which is a coming of age story about a young queer latina. Who leaves the bronx which is where she grew up and that novel got her. Some attention from an unusual place marvel comics. They ask gabby if she would be interested. In writing specifically for their superhero america these after decades featuring mostly white male heroes. Marvel comics has recently been making an effort to introduce more women where people of color and lgbtq heroes in their comics. Some people were angry with these changes shortly. After gabby began writing for america chavez. She started getting threads and being harassed. This was a tough time for gabby. Suddenly she was swept up in an online backlash called comic escape which criticized. The comic book industry's attempts to be more inclusive. I sat down with gabby to learn more about her beginnings as writer and about her experience. Shaping queer latinas superhero during a really tense moment. Gabeira welcome to let the usa. Thank you maria. I'm so excited to be here with you. I'm excited to excited to so your favorite term for yourself is what quirky rican is what you are on instagram. But you love to call yourself a nerd. Right yeah I love nerd. Butch thea loverboy. I have a couple of terms for myself. Keep on going going. I think butch the is really the one that i'm embodying these days right because everybody has a bush the you know. She's got her fade. She's got her corona. She's sitting at the barbecue in the back as she loves you. So much me. You grew up in new york You are not only new yorker. you're from the bronx. So tell us little. Bit about little vera growing up in what part of the bronx and what life felt like. Oh my gosh. I was just a little baby in the eighties. Growing up my neighborhood. Was you know that kind of mix of like bronx lake hood ish but also some Suburban right at that intersection of westchester county in the bronx. I had my grandparents. My mother's side living in the house with us and we have my father's family like two blocks away so i was also always surrounded by like my puerto rican family and we went to church. I grew up. You know super religious pentecostal. Puerto rican evangelical speaking in tongues. All of that. You know it's also terrorists kind of like a traditional quote american sort of upbringing rate lake My parents my mom was a teacher. He knows so. She was taught kindergarten of thirty five years in new york city. My dad was a salesman for gov will stelle off from most like thirty years of his life so there was kind of this lake nuclear family. Whatever puerto rican middle-class looks like the bronx very strict but also very secure households and in the middle of that we were in the bronx and there was definitely struggle violence. It was wild to be in so many lake constrains morally good controlled environments right and then have all of this like beautiful neighborhood. Chaos real life. Real people happening all around me.
Is the internet breaking your parents brains?
"I'm jordan rowling's. This is the big story. Bonnie christian is a contributing editor at the week. She also writes a column entitled the lesser kingdom at christianity. Today and she is a fellow at defense priorities. Hello bonnie thank you so much for having me. You're very welcome. I think we have A common thread. And i think a lot of people listening who are about our age Probably have it too. So why don't you start by rewinding to a time for me it was late. Ninety s maybe a little later for you but take us back to how the parents of our generation approached the internet. Yeah well so my experience. And i think many people's experience it sounds like your experience was that there was a real Caution a real concern about the early internet particularly children and young adults using it on their own without supervision and you know without good judgment to recognize what could be dangerous concerns about the amount of time that we spent online. There were concerns about I think the the fear back then was like you'd be in an aol chat room and someone pretending to be your peer who's actually like a an adult pedophile is going to lure you out and kidnap you There were concerns about porn. I remember In my high school computer class. They they really drilled into us that yours needed to google before you went to a website because if you just typed in a url and maybe you misspelled it. All the pornographers bought up all the misspellings of the websites. That kids want to go to. So you misspelled disney dot com just like boom. It's going to be the worst thing ever. I never heard that one yeah. I don't think it's shoe but there was a lot of concern and in a sense. You know i think real concern that. There are a lot of bad things on the internet. Did we know At the time what. The real dangers of the rest of the internet would be. I don't think anyone back then anticipated. I mean maybe professionals but in in sort of like the common Understanding don't think anyone anticipated what social media would be like And how it would us and how it would really affect our thought patterns and and the way we consume information and the way we that information Anyone really guessed what that would be like. How did we learn. Exactly what The internet but yeah in particular social media was doing to our brains. And what do we know now about what's happening in our heads. Yeah so there's been there's been increased attention to this For some time. Now one Book i mentioned in my article with his A good read though. I wonder if he's going to put out an updated edition to address more of social media. Because it was it was published in two thousand eleven is about called the shallows what the internet is doing to our brains Written by a guy named nicholas carr and he focuses really on the effects of the medium. How it it changes how we think It makes it shortens our attention span at it. Interrupts our ability to concentrate our ability To just sort of contemplate or meditate with their own thoughts And you know he wrote that a almost a decade ago now You know before twitter was really a thing and the way it is now. Instagram didn't exist. Facebook was was very much like a place for just sort of meaningless little friendly interactions and so since then i think all of the trends that he identified early have only accelerated and The the introduction and increasing ubiquity of social media You know it really is designed to addict us in a sense. I don't think that's too strong a word. It's all very carefully designed by very smart people for return usage to get us picking up our phones five hundred times a day and that's not an exaggeration. Pick up our funds hundreds of times a day. We go to these sites dozens of times a day that that can't help but change how we think and what we think about who is most vulnerable to that kind of manipulation. I guess if you want to call it that yeah we're i think we're all vulnerable. That said i did write the article with a generational angle and did focus on older people My p- my parents are in the boomer generation. As our i think you know The parents of most of my peers. And what's what's different generational only Is that we do find that. Older people are more likely to share misinformation And that like to share it. Unwittingly and that age more than other demographic indicators like education or political perspectives Wealth things like that Age is the by far and away the the most determining factor of that likelihood and anecdotally. That is something that I've encountered again and again with Friends of mine with readers online both before this article came out and certainly after that this is a a a problem and again by no means exclusive to one generation. There are plenty of younger people who have very dysfunctional internet habits In which i very often would include myself but there is a an a sense in which older people can be more vulnerable because of the lack of Digital literacy despite the pure happenstance of how old they happen to be when this stuff came
What is Clubhouse and Can It Help Your Business?
"Clubhouses. An all new social media platform. It's currently only on devices. And it's only in private beta the only way to get access to is to get an invite from somebody who's already on there. I got an invite. And then i got onto clubhouse and then they gave me some invites to give out to other people in my network. Now i wanna stop here and just say it's worth just trying to go through this process if somebody can give you an invite for because it gives you an understanding of what is in one way for you to launch a new product. Even if you're not going to go into software this is a good way to kind of test. The waters and do some sort of soft launch and create buzz for your product to only make access to it. Invite only even if you had to charge for it. It's worth going through the process. So what exactly is clubhouse. Well the best way to describe it is group calls around a certain topic. Some people called it like life podcasting. I don't really see as life podcasting. I actually feel like it's more like conference calls sort of like an online meeting. That's audio only and all you see is people's avatars and you see who who's not speaking. Who else is in the room. Just listening and i've been through a few rooms and it's interesting because you'll find some pretty famous people in some of these room some Quite popular people. Like john from shark tank i. He was in one of the rooms and contributing to a conversation. So is quite interesting to see that happening already. Now what i want to mention is that strikes me as something different than another social media platforms like facebook or twitter or instagram or snapchat. because i- this idea of exclusivity meaning that you are in a room with people. This is very similar to like a group on facebook. Now they have something else called clubs which is very similar to a group. But i want you just imagine that it's a group of people any A call the first that that struck me the most was that you're not just able to partake in the platform and produce content as easily as you would with something like instagram or facebook. Where you could just post anytime you want. You have something say you post it. You have a picture on a post. You post it you a video on upload. Your uploaded clubhouse takes some four planning. You actually have to schedule a room scheduled call you have to invite people and then once you're in the room. It's not like anybody can participate. Whenever they want. Only one person can speak at a time so you can be in a room with seven hundred people listening but one person can speak at a time so it's a very passive type of where people are mostly listening and yes people can ask questions and participate but one thing is happening at a time now. I don't think that's a bad thing. Actually think this conserve a lot of businesses in a big way because it's really conducive to groups so if for example you are a coach and you wanna do a clubhouse room once a week to answer questions for your clients. You can easily do that and you could spend you know one hour you know as answering all the questions you people could just get up and speak use audio and speak their questions. Everybody can hear it and then you can go ahead and answer via audio's well you can also see this as an alternative to like a live conference if you go to a live conference. There's a bunch of rooms people are talking. This is like a virtual you know conference with a bunch of rooms so in that regard. I think it has purpose. I do think you should sign up. Like i said to see the flow of you know doing a soft launch beta but also just reserve your username just the have it there and then you can decide later if you want to stop or taking and start some rooms and conversation i mentioned. There's something called a club and this is like a group. I would say and you can invite people to the group and you'd have to do a weekly call or weekly room to keep this alive. This is kind of a requirement that they have and in order free to start a club. You actually have to do three calls or three rooms first and then you can apply to open up a club and then within a club you can create civil rooms and you could see these is like threads inside of a group or a group chat so then a nutshell is. We'll clubhouses all about now. Like i said you can use in your business. If you all your clients are on clubhouse and then you can go ahead and create a group and do some qna. You can do a workshop again. This is audio only. You can have an open. Discussion heck even have an open discussion with family members. If you want to do something outside of business like a family reunion but the point here is that this is not going to be really viable until it's available to everybody and on iowa's an android but you can get started used to the app now. If you get an invite now. I want to remind you this is a totally different type of media or medium. I should say You know there are no images. There's no video. There's no texts right. There's no For you to read down your thoughts. It's all audio and to be a hundred percent honest. I'm actually a little bit skeptical about how this will actually help other businesses. Now i'll tell you why first of all The reason why. I think podcasts are so powerful. Is that it really hits a lot of important points number one a lot of pre production planning on a podcast to make tight so that you're getting only the important information when you're listening
Sarah Jessica Parker responds to questions about Kim Cattrall in new 'Sex and the City' series
"Sarah jessica parker is responding to comments that the sex of city cast. Does it like kim cottrell. You know the story is all this time so the questions over cottrell came up because three of the original cast members all posted teasers on their social media for at just like that. Which is the new chapter in the sex and the city saga which also. I did not know what was happening. I was very surprised. But anyways samantha controls character was noticeably. Absent from the teasers. Cottrell said she wouldn't appear at sequels and there's been beef between her and former cast members in response to rumors that the cast didn't like each other. Sarah jessica. Parker responded to a comment on her instagram announcement saying quote. No i don't dislike. I've never said that. Never would samantha. Is it part of the story. But she will always be a part of us no matter where or what we do
Seed Shopping With Nate Kleinman
"So to give people the history of experimental farm network. I'll share the link to our chat last year so they can dig a little deeper The transcript of that show so we don't repeat ourselves but very briefly. It's more than a seed catalog. I mean really. it's much more than a seed catalogs. So what's the quick elevator pitch on what you do so we started in twenty thirteen and our purpose is to facilitate collaboration on sustainable ag research and especially plant breeding we are really focused on developing perennial staple crops. To help with fighting climate change things like perennial grains perennial oilseeds Perennial vegetables and The seed company side is what funds are work. We don't really reach out. Seek grants and much in the way of donations. Were really focused on being a sustainable nonprofit cooperative through seed sales so we really rely on Exclusively on on selling seeds and We do a number of other projects as well. We we work on remain creation projects returning seeds to the people from whom they came originally We do we do quite a bit of Food justice work and we At the beginning of the pandemic we started an organization called the cooperative gardens commission which worked all of last year to provide free seeds to folks and to help facilitate resource sharing to get people the resources they need to grow food themselves and that continues the collective that that is running cooperative gardens commission is still still going we just released twenty twenty report a forty four page document on our website coop gardens dot com and Yeah pfm just really started our seed catalog the other day not that you're busy or anything. So they'll give the links to all of that all of those different things as i said so. I know i shouldn't have any interaction. Probably even if mentioned that green fleshed winter squash. Because i think it's already sold out. But when i saw you post a photo of it on instagram awhile. Back split into in there. It wasn't kind of looked like a butternut but it was green inside. And i thought what in the world and i think it helps from like guatemala or something but it just spoke to me about and that's why i got back in touch with you. It has spoken about like all these oddities and wonders of genetics. And that you have these growers breeders selectors curator sort of care people caring for all his genetics and So tell us about some of the other wonders of the world that are in the catalog this year. Thank you yeah. We're very excited about that. When we really just wanted to get it out there. And i can't say i expected it to sell out in the first day i be popular but that that exceeded all my expectations and is truly beautiful. Beautiful squash This year we are. We are released. I think one hundred and forty six things that we have never had in the catalog before Some of them. Nobody had in any catalog before. So we're really excited about that We have we have quite a few in the in the grains category this year including number of upland rices or lowland rice that will grow in dry areas and in northern areas. We have a rice from poland and other couple from japan. One from russia and We're just thrilled to be offering these because rice's Rice's really great crap and it's actually something that homesteaders can grow on a on a relatively small scale. It's still produce of calories themselves
"instagrams" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Money to keep my new dog fed and entertained. Um, in a surprising number of things they didn't know I needed until instagrams. Very smart algorithm told me. I did. Gotta love those algorithms. Lord Johnson In Alabama, South Carolina started a soft Kelly collected in Columbus, Ohio. Chelsea left Lee in Des Moines, Iowa. This final note on the way out today, which comes with the observation that I'm getting out of here for about a week and a half, and I hope all y'all can take at least some time off over the next couple of days. But There has been something that's been on my mind. We try real hard on this program to be accessible. You take complicated and yes, sometimes boring business and economic stories and break him down so that they are understandable. And you know if we do it right, enjoyable, too, But I'm feeling the need to make sure nobody mistakes, our approach and our intent. For lack of seriousness. These are perilous times in this country politically, clearly, economically, definitely, and the downside risks on both of those Are huge, and it's important to me that you know that we know that Marketplace is supported by T I A. Who knows clients? Passion will never run out Normal. T I A s commitment not only to get clients to retirement, but through it. More AT T i a dot org's slash never run out and buy noon. A personalized.
An Introduction To Janet Lansbury
"Hi this is janet. Lansbury welcome to unruffled. Today i'm responding to a question. I received on instagram about a toddler who is not saying hello and goodbye to adults and this parent wants to encourage that. She's getting concerned now because he has started not only refusing to say hello or goodbye but shouting out things to people that are say. Hello or goodbye to him. So i'm gonna offer some suggestions that i hope are helpful. Not only for this specific situation but that also reflect the essence of the respectful approach. That i teach an clarifies. What i mean when i talk about raising our children with respect and trust and empathy
"instagrams" Discussed on Naughty But Nice with Rob Shuter
"For a while they tried to give her a break by having fill in hosts but the problem is, and this is a good problem to have I. Guess when when you're not then people don't watch member Jerry O'CONNELL love him but nobody really liked him and Wendy was away they had other people fill in co host. The show are actually hosting the show. They wouldn't not Wendy the Wendy Williams show. Hey I want our Wendy back and I get it every day having to be the happy and exciting particularly in a world. But sometimes doesn't feel like that is very, very tough. But I think Wendy's a good enough actress and a good enough host to pull this. We'll rooting for you wendy what's going on with? From misty. Zach Afrin has some good friends because they're revealing the details of his romance with his. Val Adair's yeah. That's why I said good friends maybe he gave them permission. So there's an Australian radio host named Kyle Sandilands and he speaking of Zach and Vanessa who are both in Australia and he said she's a lovely. He couldn't get a lovelier more sweet girl. Now Zach has pretty much been in Australia since the summer kind of sheltering there and he did confirm. That he's not doing a movie and Kyle says is that you know they're just a beautiful couple they're doing everything together. There's been talk that Zach looking to put permanent roots down and Vanessa through Zach, a surprise party recently, and of course, revealing all the details including the famous guests there. So there was a tennis pro name Pat Raffner there as well as the ban. voice Australia host Renee Barnes, and of course, it's not a it's not a party Australia unless you have a couple of Hemsworth. So he had to Chris Atelier Hello, where was my invitation? Cute. Together, and a lot of people are talking that they're thinking about getting engaged or they might already be engaged. So I mean rob, would you move to Australia TAKE BRUCE TO AUSTRALIA FOR LAW I think we have enough of. Okay American what I'm more interested in is this friend this chatty cathy if you're friends with a celebrity or even it doesn't have to be a celebrity regular friend are you allowed to talk about their business my philosophies? Yes I. Love Talking about people I do it for living. You have to tell me not to and I will respect it. If you tell me not to talk about something, I won't do it. If you don't tell me then I think it's fair game one of your parameters on that mystery or I think one thing that being a journalist has taught us is that yes, we talk about a lot of things, but we also know how to keep a lot of things private I. think in this case because Kyle is a radio DJ, it was Kinda like Zach. I'm GonNa talk about this. He's like a right that's part of your job. I tend to keep people's personalized really really private and I'm an open book. You can talk about anything but you know there are certain things I've told you in the past Robert I'm like, let's keep this one on the download until it's time for the world to meet them, I do miss inst-. If you tell me a secret and you tell me, it's a secret I wants I anything Oh yeah. Now you're very good at that, but if I don't tell you. It's you know two minutes later it's it's it's on me. The Naughty France, which is okay because I know you're GONNA put it up there. Brian Filipi is surprisingly throwing a little shade to Ellen DeGeneres. So Ryan posted a Selfie of a workout. He looks good. We love to see him working. Signs are actually talking about his burn of Ellen..
"instagrams" Discussed on Naughty But Nice with Rob Shuter
"So they're just going to go off and find your love and come back in a year when we do your wedding. So you think they'll allow them to do press the bachelor who they didn't like that much. They banned him from to impress. He didn't do good morning America, he didn't do Jimmy Kimmel. The all ABC shows do you. Think they'll let clad do press a wouldn't she's off the show will they silence? What do you think? I believe they will allow them to do press because we know the climate of the world right now and it's all about diversity Dale happens to be biracial. So it's certainly not a bad look for the show to have a biracial couple out there being in love talking about how they found love and the system worked it works for them. I mean, she did find her husband she just found him a little quicker than I'm rooting for them. This brings this whole question of the day clad. Crawley likes tweets saying that she was four out of the Bachelorette did she? Or was she removed to go vote on our twitter page act naughty nicer up facebook pages, naughty gossip, and be sure to check back tomorrow to hear your results Misdee-, working. On Rob I'm going to be talking about money right now. So Kylie Jenner has been dethroned as INSTAGRAM's highest paid celebrity I know who could possibly take her place. So Hopper HQ has compiled a list on how much money celebrities can make each time they make post. Now she was number one last year but somebody has replaced I'm GonNa give you the top five counting town. So Arianna Ground Day is number. Kylie's sister Kim is number four Cristiano Renaldo. Sexy. Number three. Yes. Yes. Yes. Number two is Kylie Jenner. Now she has one, hundred, eighty, seven, million followers. So the cost per Polish, he can make nine, hundred, eighty, six, thousand dollars. So who replaced her? It's doing Johnson the rock he has one, hundred, ninety million followers and according to Hopper H. Q. He can make one point, two, million dollars, postal rob excuse me how much does it cost to post on your instagram account? Many followers you have more than I? Do I think tonight sixteen or Seventeen, thousand, please follow. Me It's at the not gossip. So I probably could buy upper. We have to pay you baby dollar, but I would identify would charge even if I had that amount of power, I think if there was charities or friends or things I wanted to promote are just put them on. Do you know what I mean like I don't know if I would think of it as a business move Mr you'll ever twenty thousand followers on your instagram. Would you charge? You just do a favor? No. You know I took a moment to answer. I mean, this is a business. If it was a brand, I believed in something that I think would speak to the people who follow me on instagram. I would say, yes. Oh, and I got the nicest instagram I'm I'm sorry I'm not recalling her name but she wrote me the nicest instagram about hearing our show and talking about self loves to thank you I will get your name and Give it. To Shatter. Okay. Living along Wendy Williams is saying she's not perfect and she doesn't even want to be a perfectionist after some very strange behavior of Usama very worried about Wendy on Friday show she was slurring her words she was stopping in mid sentence lots of pauses there. She seemed to be really relying on her friend Norman who we know Norman Baker I love him. So now she had to say something chat to set the record..
"instagrams" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"He has been busy deleting Deleting, deleting, deleting Instagrams and Jezebel and piggyback a couple writers have called out. They say it isn't satire is just mean and racist behavior because Gary Geneti is 54 years old, the acting like his five year old boy, and kind of sounding like giving the worst stereotype of a bitchy queen if you wanted, Teo, you know what I remember. It was funny until it isn't fine, E. I remember we were. Well, we saw you. I saw a couple post like six months ago or something. Well, no, I'm thinking about like how much we loved and it's not really That act of any more. I think it started on tumblers. Thirties burned book. Yes, And that was about sir occurs, but it was kind of that was more. The satire about The obsession with celebrity kids and the Scientology thing. So it was always punching up at why are you so interested in all these famous people care? Whereas Gary Geneti is being called out for? Why did you do so much piling on with Meghan? Markle? You We've had a couple of real watchers who are American in that cover. Royal stutter for UK paper or one like this gap, this woman Elizabeth Holmes, I can't remember. He's a royal fashion commentator. American lived in London for length. She apologized in an extensive instagram, um to Meghan Markle about how harmful Her narrative wass about Megan, Mark Earl and always pointing out that Meghan Markle was an outsider to the British royal family. And what did she expect? Coming in? Which was another way of saying, You uppity, bi racial woman? What are you doing in our You know, and she just went on and on, she said. I had to take a look at the way I've covered this and that's very unique because it's just his toxic and negative about Megan Marco across the pone as ever because the pressure is on to keep all stories off of Andrew, who's really the toxic Okay, Lori, there's and here's an example of guaranteed and you act like an HBO show where he was going to voice. Prince George Family guy. No, no, no, no. He was going to play his character from Instagram. He on HBO, Max. And I think that is the show that has been cancelled and he said all kinds of people working on it. I think it was Maybe filmed or whatever. But anyway, it's Yeah, he's he's there. I don't know if they're going to make a U turn if Gary Geneti. Lack of humility proves too messy for them or not, but anyway, well, they This is what they're saying. It'll be interesting to see how HBO Max responds to the controversy over Gary Ginny's Instagram account. And if fans will ever get to see a snarky animated foul mouth, Prince George Bully a bi racial Meghan Markle and as usual Yeah, Yeah, I'm going to say no, so and in a lot of it, you know, it's like looking at the lens of everything. After like it's like amazing Howmuch Floyd. George Floyd has opened a path has opened up her. I absolutely and when you go back and you kind of look at some of it is all riel. It's all just the tried and true tropes that you get about women into get about fat. And also, you know, women of color. There's so many just to be made. So anyway, it's not funny. Yeah, so Wow. Well, stay tuned to that correct will get some Hollywood speak nothing but good times getting up with Jason.
"instagrams" Discussed on The Vergecast
"You could show a lifestyle face. It was more about direct response Too in the weeds but it was more about direct response. Advertising billboards basically trying to get people to do stuff. Optimizing action and instagram was more about brands. And I think that a big at any big advertiser wants to do both All right we'll give the final question to Tim who asks looking at today's landscape of social networks. Do you think anything has the potential to be the next instagram? Everyone's obsessed tick tock right now and if there's any place that's the next instagram. Especially as we're all quarantined tuning into more live video even on instagram tick. Tock has become a very powerful force in our culture of whether it's through dancing or food or comedy. The question is they've already think. I think very much surpassed line in the national psyche. But the question is whether They'll be allowed to continue in that direction. Given their Chinese ownership and that is also a question for regulators fantastic. Well The book is wonderful filter. The inside story of Instagram Sarah. Where can people find this book and devour it? You can buy it anywhere. You buy books. I know Amazon might have the hardcover on delay but it's also on audible also as an e book a any forum but I I would really encourage you right now to take this as an opportunity to support your local bookstore because with their doors close. They are trying to still stay afloat as business in pay their employees through online sales. So if there's a bookstore you love I would say give them your business that you can a man to that well. Congratulations on the book. I think it's fantastic if you care about facebook or instagram. It's an incredible yarn with a lot of just amazing reporting in it and very well told so I do encourage everyone to check it out just as I encourage everyone to check out the interface my daily newsletter which you can find the verge dot com slash interface where I talk about instagram and all the social networks I want to thank everybody for joining us during this wild time in America. Hopefully it was Interesting to you. It certainly was interesting for me. Sarah thank you so much for coming on everyone. Thanks for coming and We.
"instagrams" Discussed on The Vergecast
"We could still use your guys. It didn't bode well and then of course instagram's stories catch on in a tremendous way accelerating instagram's growth in. That's when the real tension starts happening with facebook right but we'll get we'll get to that later. Sure so let's get into some of those tensions. The book is really impart a story. About these two corporate cultures clashing and the facebook culture. You depict as kind of the growth at all costs. Culture right job at facebook is to win and at Instagram job. Seemed like it was much more to have good taste and to be cool and these two things sort of clash pretty hilarious ways and there's this very funny anecdote you share about right. When the company joined where Andrew Baas Bosworth Longstanding facebook executive now runs the hardware division. They get into a fight about their shirts. Can you talk about this? Oh yes so. They're at this Greek restaurant about to meet with some advertisers. Kevin is not allowed to advertise on instagram yet. And because Zuckerberg of course wants to grow more first and then he takes a look at Andrew. Boswell shirt any came in. I like your shirt in Basel like okay. Thanks yeah I got. This is like a Wonsan hacker ban in Kevin says. Keep calm and hack on. Oh sorry I don't like your shirt right. He thought it said like rock on and it said half a thought it was like one of those cool London. Shirts den Bos's like well at least. My shirt fits me and Kevin's like this your cause more than your car and it just like their dislikes sparring with each other and people are like okay. Look guys like all right. Let's go into the meeting now but it just Kinda shows win. Kevin Joins facebook. It's this world of hackers and they all they know best. They all think that data's the right way to tell the story. They all think that by keeping spending more time on facebook by them liking more things by them sharing more things that means they like facebook more in connecting the world is is really like a marketing. Speak for getting bigger and Kevin System is like y'all I have tastes like you don't need to spam people with notifications you don't need to send them incessant emails telling them to log back into their accounts like what about you just have good stuff on your product and then the wants to come and give people good feeling when they use it in like make it really simple and easy and fast. And all the faithful geyser like this guy's really arrogant like I don't I don't get this. So that tension in the early days eventually end up loving Kevin and defending him in later discussions with Zuckerberg but in the early days. It's just really funny. Well and everything that you just said gets to. Why and I think probably you know. Millions of other people really liked instagram right. Like even though it is fun to read about those skirmishes instagram's good taste really did a lot for the APP for a long time and as you get into twenty sixteen and facebook has all these problems associated with its brand. The majority of Americans still had no idea that facebook owned it and I have to believe that at least some part of that was just. It looked and felt very different. It acted very different. It was not sending the million notifications right one of the biggest things that one of the biggest differences between how facebook works and how instagram works is instagram. Actually had an editorial opinion about what content was good and what content was not good in they would they would be kingmakers. They would decide like this person's account is really interesting. They would posted on the at instagram account. Which actually has more followers than any Kardashians like probably around three hundred fifty million now and the second posts about somebody they would have a great prospects for their for their business or their career or whatever it might be and they get more famous than to get more attention They will get more distribution so they would do that. They would do community meet UPS. They would have seen events they would have system go out and personally need with celebrities and fashion people and chefs and even the pope at one point with Charles Porch had partnerships in Tokyo. Who's like the masterminded this whole thing? And get them to use instagram. Teach them how to use instagram. And if they have a problem they have somebody to call. They have Kevin Super Cell phone number. They can call him get help. And so that really creates this. This ecosystem of people who are super devoted to the product and feel indebted to the team in have this like personal relationship with instagram in that really fuels the future and that's one of the things that facebook thought was super frivolous. 'cause they're really. Why would you ever? If you're trying to get big. Why would you ever focus your attention on one person or one account when you could instead be building something that affects tens of millions or hundreds of millions of people? Like what's the point in what they what. They're missing bears that on facebook. You have returing and so you have content going viral on instagram. You have people who get popular. There's no returing it's just. It's the people who end up being the pillars of what's good on instagram and really causing the growth and that gets something else that happens over the life of instagram. That is interesting talking. About which is the rise of influencers and one of the things. Your Book Does Really. Well is kind of tells the story of the some of the first instagram influencers and because there are really no rules they start advertising without disclosing that they are doing advertising. This falls under the purview of the Federal Trade Commission which had also had the job of deciding whether the acquisition should have been allowed in the first place and of course the winds up saying yes. The acquisition is fine and wants doing very little to regulate these influencers. So we're going to put up our second poll question which I'm curious to know should the FTC have allowed the acquisition of instagram curious? To get your thoughts about that so you should see that. Poll popping up here shortly But Sarah can you talk to us a bit about the role that the a should have played in the life of instagram and the role that had actually did play when the acquisition was under review in the summer of twenty twelve. It was a grueling process for employees. Because they had no idea if they were going to be allowed to join facebook in yet they were growing super fast. The FTC brings Kevin System out to DC in just peppers with questions about like case. A wet like software. Did you build this on? And like how is the APP structured? Is that different than facebook? And they're like we love instagram and Zuckerberg was like no. I'm not going out to DC. He joins via video call in. Meanwhile facebook is sending information regulators about the competitive landscape in one document. They said in one package sent to a D. UK commissioner looking into this. They explained that instrument was just one of many photo sharing ups. You've got instagram. You've got a camera. Plus you bought hipster matic. You've got camera. Awesome like all of these ones. You bought pack that are also trying to do photos on Mobile. In fact facebook also does photos on bogue also like who knows that this is going to be a surviving APP. But what they've missed is something that Zuckerberg knew to be true from the very earliest days the network effect once there is a mass of people on using a product. There's very few reasons to join anything else and by the time. Instagram is being reviewed by that. He see you got Justin Bieber to President Obama to all of these photography. It's become a part of our culture already even with a couple tens of millions of users and I think that's what they really didn't understand about competition is that you're not just competing. Were creating a photo product on the Internet. You are competing for people's attention and their social connections and so. I think that was the only one who really understood that. Instagram should be worth a billion dollars which now seems so cheap but at the time nobody had ever paid that for Mobile APP. That's right and also one of the other interesting facts in your book. The acquisition didn't even turn out to be a billion dollars right like dude due to fluctuations in the stock price. Yeah facebook stock starts plunging and it ends up being about seven hundred fifteen million and a lot of the instagram employees. Don't even get rich off. It was even more of a bargain. I think than than people give it credit for why did the FTC not play much of a role in regulating influence or advertising to start with? Oh yes so once. Instagram created a tool where you could say or content was branded content then. The onus fell off in instagram and onto all of these individual influencers which is an economy. That's very difficult to police. has sent a lot of warning letters. A lot of like you know. Maybe it'll do this. Maybe don't attempt to deceive people about how you got this product. But they didn't really do anything they were. Just slaps on the wrist and they put a lot of guidelines like you should probably use Hashtag sponsored inhabited the beginning of the post and I think it was really just this game of chicken where the accuracy thought. Instagram was going to enforce this or that agency is. We're going advertising agencies. We're going to enforce this and instagram was like well. Isn't this really like you know we have the tool like one now that we have the tool isn't going to be up to the advertising agencies or the FTSE so I think it was really dislike pushing off the responsibility onto others in meanwhile we consumer still can't tell what is branded in what is just like a real recommendation. Yeah so it remains a trust problem for them While we got about ten minutes left for we're going to start getting some Some viewer questions. So let's talk about when it all started to go wrong. Why did Mike and Kevin Leave Instagram? They were being put into a position where they felt like they could no longer be the founder visionaries in. I think Zuckerberg knew that that would push them out. I think he understood that you just like he understood. What would make these guys tech and get them to be acquired by facebook? He understood that by taking their freedoms away by restricting their resources by telling them their teams has reported up to facebook teams or that they instead of using instagram's specific resources they would have to use space agree sources He must have known that that would that would not only make less exciting for them to work at facebook but also make it impossible for them to achieve their vision in a way that didn't require just layers and layers of bureaucracy and they were frustrated. I think that it will I describe. Kevin System is like the ultimate self improver. He gets really obsessive about whatever he wants to do. Next whether it's riding a bike or perfecting Art like he gets really into things I said earlier that he's not like mono mono competitive he's competitive with himself like he's trying to always like be the best At this time he's like trying to be the best version of CEO like he's got radio mentoring him. He's reading all the books he's like trying to be like a leader of a company with a billion users with Mark Zuckerberg as the Nice Man on his board an like the competing vision. They're like Zakar burgers just like well you you leave. Instagram department And report out to Chris Cox and it's great they have opinions but I'm the CEO. Well you know it's seems to me that up until very late in the game system really believed that he had a degree of independence. And it's quite easy for me. Actually to envision a world where him and Mike. Krieger worse still there. If Zuckerberg had let them continue to build their own roadmap had given them were resources. I could see them being there. I think like that there will probably always be some sadness with that. They didn't get to go as far as they wanted to. I think an interesting question is would that be good for facebook? If they were still there I think that was. We had Kevin System on Bloomberg television on Friday and Emily..
"instagrams" Discussed on The Vergecast
"That. And so you know I think I don't have. I don't have an opinion. I wish I did but I think that it's impossible to know what reality we look like. Otherwise yeah I think that's a fair answer. The hard thing to do would be to go without selling. It would have been much harder. Well I so I want to sort of throw it open to everyone. Who's here so that they can start weighing in so I think we're going to have a poll pop up for you. Whether you think it's Ram could have succeeded as an independent company so you can vote on that and we'll get some answers later. We are not allowed to vote in our own poll but while people are thinking about that. Let's let's take a step back. What was your first encounter with instagram? And what did it mean to you before you started reporting on it? I started using instagram. When I first moved to New York City when I just graduated from college and I I really At resonated with me as a way to use my phone I just got my first iphone. Previously I had a palm tree. I don't know if anyone remembers that but that was it. Was My college phone in my iphone. Had A great camera and instagram made it a lot better inside. Started taking pictures around my neighborhood. I think my first picture is some some bread pudding. It's not appetizing at all. I didn't know the rules but I I liked it as a way to to just I've spent so much my career covering facebook covering twitter using those for my career. Instagram for a long time was a place where I could just kind of be myself in my friends. Obviously choosing to write a book about the company negates that option but for a while. Yeah it was just a place that I would go. See what was happening and creative world right and now is a big monolith so you know we budgeted about forty five minutes for questions. And then we're GONNA take some. Cuban A and I talk to you about the history of Instagram for approximately six hours by. I had to make some hard cut so I basically don't want to talk about the early days of the company because I think many people on this at this event might be a little bit more familiar with that and what I love about. Your book is all of the juicy details you bring us about what happened after the acquisition but I should at least ask about the acquisition itself because that is a pretty incredible story in its own right. And what are the things that you get at is how what a small world? Silicon Valley is and how Kevin System new basically all of the big players in the social networking space long before he founded instagram. Right so he. He had met Mark Zuckerberg facebook's early days he had worked for for Jack Dorsey and to me not raise the question of was it inevitable that instagram was going to sell because Kevin was so plugged into this network and was dealing with people who I think very good sense of what him and Mike Krieger. We're building I think you're you're absolutely the relationships matter so much to who succeeds in. Silicon Valley and the fact that Kevin already knew mark actually mark tried to hire him back in two thousand and five and he said no wanted to graduate Stanford in a new Jack. They work together. Jack helped him learn how to Code. That's how close ties aren't how far they go back in. I but I don't think that relationships are the only thing that determined whether system wanted to sell because although Zuckerberg has framed himself as an early mentor of system. I don't think that that's the case. I think that they knew each other. From from afar there was the Respects their respect for his awkward building. What he builds in respect for system for having this really popular APP the eating into something that facebook wish that they were doing right but the stronger relationship by far was between Systrom Jack Dorsey. It started actually released a friendship and then Jack became when he was ousted from twitter he became one of the first angel investors in Instagram. Basically because this was the first to ask him if he would. He was very flattered by that it strokes. His Ego and Jack was one of the reasons why instagram became so successful because he had an early twitter following and he kept promoting instagram over and over and over on twitter and so everyone in the valley was using it and system simultaneously. Coordinate a lot of creatives use it and when twitter finally decided when they finally got their act together to acquire instagram after a couple of false starts system said no in I think he said no because it was almost too similar. It didn't solve the problems that facebook with sulfur them which is the engineering power but most of all the ability to stay independent in the ability to go into a bigger company and still be considered a founder and still be respected for that vision. That founder has this aura around founder. That they all have in Silicon Valley mark. Understood that about Kevin's ego was able to cater to it in his deal-making I will say that. Like the the question of what like the alternate history of a World War twitter instagram? Like wow do I want to go read about what life in that universal for what it's worth eighty percent of you believe that instagram could have succeeded as an independent company so fairly strong majority. So is there a you bring up the big narrative around the instagram acquisition? Which is that. Facebook was going to let it remain independent. What do you think that word meant to facebook at the time What does it mean to Instagram? And was it ever true? Basic an interim had no idea what that meant. It just really sounded good. It was like it was like. Oh Yeah you'll have all the independence in none of the risk and all of the resources in it'll be great and the way that an early deals guy on the deal explained to me. He was like a means if he was like. It's a beautiful plant. You don't trim the plant when it's still growing. I mean they were thinking about it in the total abstracts in for a company so focused on growing on metrics. On trying to like incrementally get more people to use it's product. It was a pretty wild. It was like a wildcard no-one at faced with new with. We're going to do with it in Coburg only thing. He knew that like instagram had some magic and they need to needed to figure it out but right away. There started to be some cracks in the relationship. Because as as you know everyone at facebook is very attuned to their bonus in our metrics in how they would succeed at the company and they all succeed by growing the product and instagram comes in and they barely settled into this tiny garage room at facebook H. Q. And the first thing that the growth team says to Instagram is. I wish we could help you but I need to figure out if people posting photos on. Instagram is a threat to facebook. Once they figure that out your friends with us. But I gotTA CHECK. If you'RE NOT GONNA kill us. Okay now. That study is inconclusive. Cleese at all of these notifications to your APP so it sounds like a really fun way to get started at a new company. It was so jarring and these instagram guys. I mean it's almost cute like they're all these quirky creatives like urban professionals who were just trying to make it in the world like none of the almost none of them got rich off the deal. They're hoping that they can come. And grow this into something really powerful with this big tied to a community and face because like like turn on the guys like grow grow grow and it's very grading of for the people who appreciate Quirky Culture Niches Right. Well okay so there's this flip side to this though right which Somebody who has written a lot about content moderation. I think I was very sensitive to this This one thing that happened which you've already brought up. Which is basically one of the very first things that the INSTAGRAM team does. Once they land at facebook is they give up. Content moderation right. They're very small team had been reviewing all of the reports of bad stuff that was happening on the network and within the first month they have offloaded that to whoever does that at facebook which of course as we know is at the time was a bunch of foreign workers. Now it's both workers and people working here in the United States. Why did they give that up so quickly? And then I have an editorial comment about is so just imagine. You're an early instagram employees. And your job is to have a shift to deal with all of the the shit on instagram. And you go you have your morning shifts and then someone has the afternoon shift in someone has the evening shift in. Who knows what happens in Asia? But you're asleep and then you wake up all over again and they actually would usually manage in two thousand eleven. They would usually manage to clear the queue of reports that came and by the time they joined facebook they had eighty million users. There was no way that they could get through everything and they had no system for like prioritizing it or are sorting through it and there was they were already like missing things and there was a huge spam problem in so to them. They were thinking Wolfe's really knows how to do this. At scale. They have a billion people using facebook. Like this is probably better for our users will be passed along to them but of course facebook as you have noted in your coverage was not doing it in a way that was very personalized and attuned to what people need it was more like get through as many as you possibly can Whereas instagram ablaze with one employee told me that she'd like personally send messages to people who were thinking of committing suicide and saying it on instagram. She would like send them resources from various organizations in their country like that takes a lot of time and it takes a lot of human touch and they were super relieved. That it wasn't a problem anymore right so that'll make sense at the same time you know. I see moderation as an essential pillar of any social network right deciding what gets to stay on the network and what has to come down is so fundamental to what the network but comes so to me. The moment that instagram decided that they were not going to play a role in that is a moment that they actually gave up a lot of their independence and much later in the book. You write about how they wanted. More resources to work on some instagram specific moderation issues around the sale of opioids and some bullying stuff. And they get told. No we have a central moderation team. Now that does that am. I wonder if a lot of that independence game. They sort of gave up walking in the door in a way that they probably weren't fully thinking through. Oh absolutely I mean I think i. I think that instagram became extremely good at highlighting. What was working about their platform. Which is one reason why we hear so many fuzzy things about instagram. And whether it's like the art that's happening on Instagram or the celebrity is whatever like instagram is a lot of that in our in our media on the flipside like taking down the bad stuff. They weren't even prioritizing that for a very long time it wasn't until a maybe twenty sixteen that Kevin System started to see a lot of the negative things happening around facebook's brand image in he realized oh my gosh like maybe. We should care about people's well-being in bullying and things like that. It really was like a wake up call. That came in part from Taylor Swift. Like it was a really. It was a transition for him wanting to have like the refuge on the Internet where people wet escaped. The other you know viral content hubs in. That was kind of too late to think about it. Yeah well let's let's let's move to another subject. You have brought up facebook's famous paranoia about competitive threats which I think is certainly one of the big reasons why facebook acquired instagram. But as you mentioned up top they continue to be terrified of instagram. Even after they acquired it. And you tell the story in the book of this engineer at Instagram name Gregory Hawk moth and a month after the acquisition. He meets with the facebook camera team. Can you tell us a little bit? About what. The facebook camera team was what that conversation was. There was a lunch meeting that appeared on his calendar. And when he goes to lunch with these guys they're like. Oh Yeah we recreated to kill you like sort of matter of fact not like hey welcome to basically. Maybe they said welcome. That was the part that really sticks out with this. This early employees just that like welcome to facebook. Good luck. Like if you weren't here you would be dead. What do you think that's how they do their deals to? I mean the way Zuckerberg tried to acquire snapchat in the early days as he was like he was like. Hey you know what you think about joining block when Evan Spiegel says. No he says okay. We'll here's poke. We're about to launch US thing. Just thought you should know about it. It's not too late to say yes. And of course. Poke completely fizzled and none of us. I don't know if anyone on this call ever used it but that's kind of how they would play thing I did use poke and I remember at the time. The notable thing about polk was that Mark had personally contributed code to it like like that that little tidbit came out but like most people. I did not use poke for very long. You know one of the other pieces of news you break in book is that there was a second previously unreported a tab for facebook to buy snapchat. And it's sort of interesting to think about you. Know if Spiegel had taken the deal would he also had a lunch with lie? Here's the stories team where the story team says. Oh Hey by the way our job is to kill you. You know yeah. I think that that's a at first of all. Evan Spiegel like he would could never really work for Mark Zuckerberg. Those Kevin System is more diplomatic. He's very good at like navigating personalities and he's he's not very like Mono Amano competitive whereas I think Evan Spiegel is just such an individual that I don't eat those guys working together but but mark Zuckerberg calls him on the eve of instagram launching instagram stories. Which gives you? A sense of how Zuckerberg believes that product will work out because if instagram is about the lunch stories and he's like Hickory..
"instagrams" Discussed on Byers Market
"We the first time you met was in Canada Cam Lion and you mentioned some. You have never forgotten which I didn't even know about and I've never heard anyone else talking about this. What their unspoken rules of Instagram? Oh yeah like how often you post. Don't Dublin stor double instant. That was the term. Yeah can do that. I actually think like my mom is going to be bereft. 'cause she liked quadruple. Insta- someday that's okay but it's not you just said it's not okay. You said you can buy things okay. Most young people don't use you think it's okay and why because it's like you're just looks like you're trying too hard. Yeah but you can't post multiple multiple images and sculptor. Okay and then are there. Rules on stories Sometimes you see the bar at the top and you see it's like T- along in here. There's a little etiquette on over does overdoing it level. I mean one of the reasons why I think stories has been so successful is because it feels less pressure is then feed. Tell you talked like people feel that. They needed to look. Glamorous Ayden instagram. I think that's much more true and feed than it is in stories stories. I think it the feedback is private. This is important. People often don't think about it So there's no comment thread anything as as a message People really feel that as a whole not push experience. He asked to see your story because a lot of people actually pack they like pick on one. Click on another. Yeah so you're not bothering someone necessarily and then yesterday so stick around for twenty four hours. Which is the thing that people usually go to I? Yeah the combination of those things. I think makes it feel that It's okay to share more and also the whole idea to share your story over the course of a day and so sure showing five times is totally fine. Sharing Twenty five times may or may not be okay depending on who you are. Yeah so just well. We're on stories do you. And the sort of larger facebook family. Does it still bug you guys when when Evan Spiegel and the folks that snapchat are like? Oh you guys ripped from us you ripped off. Fm -ality and stories and all that. No Look Evan is I. Don't Know Eh never met Evan. But he's super smart. You guys don't all hang out. I could reach out to me. I feel like you guys would benefit from like a cup of coffee. I would love to have if he's down. I'm totally snap it. He could INSTA- store integrate. I thought that would ever talked to a couple people in some of the rules but but I did remember when there was that Sony. Hack forever go was career. What was forget? Yeah Yeah North Korea Sony a bunch of his emails got exposed and I read a bunch of them. This guy's really sharp and he was really young at the time you look into the early twentieth impressed with so not impressed enough to reach out. Yeah no you're right I should have. I have reached out to a lot of people say they ever time. I just have always assumed he doesn't want anything to do with. I mean he did. There's this beef you guys are you guys will tell me how you would characterize it and I had to talk about this a lot in the past but like did you. Were you inspired by snap? Yes you've they. Invented that format they get the credit for that format they should get credit for that format. We are in a place where we have to be willing to acknowledge when someone did something. Awesome and try and learn from it. Yeah we learn why works at some fundamental level and we do a version of it that makes more sense given our own specifics and this case it was just a format. There was no way to really do that. and it would have been insane honestly for us not to try and learn from it right and I get how that probably would be frustrating for anyone at stat. But I'm not trying to take credit for them. I think they deserve all the credit and also. I think there's still a formidable competitor. They're doing while they're super relevant. They're growing I am. I think they do all sorts of interesting of your scaled. I mean it's not no. They're not as big but they're you know they're not small the not going away and I I think of him as a really important competitor to consider and think about and I think it's fundamentally a good thing it's GonNa it's competition is good. It's going to feel pressure people to think of the new thing So I don't know I have a lot of respect for them. I think they'd they'd do a few things particularly well And I think they're really really creative and I think it's hard to do once you get to scale and so I think that's one thing I've been particularly impressed with so I'm going to dive in Hollywood question. Which is what we're talking about whether you are an instagram users. Snap user a tick Tock user. Is those minutes in a day or seconds in a day when you're like standing in line for the bathroom waiting for Your Cup of coffee. Procrastinating at your desk and Jeffrey Katzenberg is launching. Qube could be Webby Tinseltown yet. Because everyone's like look there's no p people are bearish on. Most of the people I talked to was the Hollywood executives. I talk to. You are bearish on Qube but for knowing bets against Jeffrey Katzenberg because he's got a track record of success to me. I'm less interested other if you have thoughts on Qube I wanNA hear him. we'll pass on that What I'm more fundamentally interested in is the bat that he is making is that whereas right now people are spending time looking at user generated content very often content from their friends content. That's a little rough around the edges. That people actually be willing to supplant that time with like premium. Hbo Netflix Level Content. That's coming from celebrities right and I guess what I'm wondering is forget about how you feel about Qube and whether or not quit is going to work or how you feel about your Katzenberg but do you buy. Do you think that there's something fundamental about the way we use mobile phones in the way that we use social media that like we what we really want is content from our friends user generated content from our friends? Maybe it's ephemeral. Maybe it's not as opposed to the experience that has historically been one of sitting down on the couch and watching things for thirty minutes or sixty minutes or can you bring that world of old four premium content television over to the mobile experience that is now dominated by Instagram snapchat. I think of them them being like connecting with friend content which is not quite the same as user generated content because you can connect with you generally content from people you don't know so maybe maybe we can call it. User generated content and professional our friend con personal content in public content as two different markets. That definitely compete for your attention. I don't think either is ever going to go to zero. I think people have a fundamental need to connect with people that they care about that. Is He different? Need than the need to be entertained. They're both really valuable I think that the former is more important in the long run and is less come on correcting friends unless commodities. There's lots of ways to you. Know be entertained on with video. I'm but that doesn't mean it's not important but I think that those aren't the only two markets attention markets that compete gaming's another. Really Big One people you know. They talk about four hundred a lot in terms of its scale. They don't talk about it for nine eleven and says that it is not only entertaining is actually a social network people. Just hang out. Yeah I was talking to I will. I will leave his name out of it because I know it's embarrassing. Otherwise but a guy who's a friend and the business and he was like his talking about fortnight because he was playing in a bit in people hang out in for night music. They don't like I'm always like kill me in like three minutes because you're sure you and then they hang out and talk about how your gun talk damn nobody you can the whole world. There's the whole metaverse Yang and you can. You can go to a concert you can. I mean before you know. We'll be spending more time. There will here and this these all compete with each other at some level and how much people spend much time people spend on one versus the other. We'll shift over time. You see interesting trends though so even within the world of personal content there's broadcast networks like facebook twitter instagram and then there's more messing based networks like what's up and snapchat and I- message and for any group of people that came online after the shift to mobile so teens everywhere but also most people in India for instance the thing that they do within that personal content space The most is actually message is not does broader podcast based networks and people who came online before the shift to mobile are the opposite and so getting these things all moved they will shift over time as ripple how people communicate shifts and they will cannibalize each other at the big player. We haven't talked about at all yet. Is Youtube which I think I think he's probably learning Psalm and competing directly with them because a ton of professional generated content that is sort of mid to short length that actually people watch. When you're you're stuck on a train or on your commute yes different than watching Netflix job. By the way mostly free. Yeah I think these things compete. I think that you can make something super compelling in one area so you could do really amazingly compelling professional content and people might message less or connect with their friends thus vice versa. We see this all the time but I think at the end of the day the need to connect with people you know is going to continue to exist. The need to be entertained is going to continue to exist. Yeah the distribution of time. Eighteen world shift both continued to be Speaking of distribution at time we're probably out of it. Yes it actually I so I have A. I have a Evan Account recommendation for you plan. Sit can't voice running. This isn't I'm not. I'm not plugging into this. Total serendipity discovery. Okay was thinking about how you can't for reasons that are not great. You can't always post your location Do you know somewhere magazine. No some magazine. I don't even know. I don't think it's a magazine. It might be a definitely an incident count and they never pushed location which is the whole conceit which is like this is just beautiful art. Oh and it doesn't matter where it is This is just the aesthetically beautiful or crazy or intriguing. Yeah and maybe it'll you know because you can't always post your location. Maybe it'll help you think about. Ooh House interpret those shot. Yeah maybe that could be an interesting way to inspire how you actually. What would I actually share? The other thing I can do is to share places after I left that just a little bit after. The fact lame. Yeah.
"instagrams" Discussed on Byers Market
"This ambiguous idea people have about how much data a company like. Facebook is collecting and facebook is seen as the worst offender because facebook is tracking. You even when you're not on facebook you can go on the web and anywhere. There's a face you know a facebook button. Your data's being tracked there and for a long time. It felt like the the argument coming out of facebook. Coming up coming from mark was like no. We're actually not tracking amateur out. Don't worry like and from where I was sitting. I WANNA be like if you really want to be understood wedding. Prince yes We Are. We are collecting a ton of your data and we are doing it not for any nefarious purpose. We're doing it in order to curate a better experience for you so that you actually can enjoy the web in ways that if you if we stopped collecting all of your data you would go back to the way like the web looked in two thousand two and I would not be as convenient and friction. Listen experience for you and I guess that to me would be an example of being like. Don't you are collecting a ton of data that and but here's why that's okay and here's why that's not? Yes I think I think we're trying to lean into that sort of philosophy now. I think we were late to the to get there. You know for a couple of different reasons. Some of which I alluded to before I think that and I say this I think that I mean D- data people's awareness of how important data is and how important privacy is is really growing very quickly and that is fundamentally a good thing because there are a lot of companies like facebook. Didn't know a lot about you and your data is super important. It's also what's not growing as quite as quickly in for my liking is an understanding of the tensions So the way I the closest maybe the way I maybe embodied the sentiment that mark was communicating with that phrase. That sentence is that I just try and I spent a Lotta time on twitter. I say all the time. The twin my twin is really dark. Place we just because I follow all of our biggest critics because you are you are rather communicative on twitter. Yes. Dm with reporters. Yeah we'll because I mean twitter's interesting twitter's journalists live on twitter so I think it's good which is terrible. Yeah I mean it's good it's great. It's like endless stream of information every piece of breaking news. You want but it's not a great place points. Yup I mean well it's not like a podcast ramble on twitter Africa. You can ramp on twitter. Doesn't use strain. Well let's see. I think it's good for my side is it's good. It's good to be to show up and someone else's turf so to speak. I literally feel like what I talked to journalists on twitter whether it's in public Arna. Dm I'm an away game. I yeah exactly yeah. And that's That's not good. I think that's a good thing. I think some humility on my side. But it doesn't just practical and I think people you have better conversations there But when I the reason why I venture into the dark negative place that is my personal twitter feed is because I really believe that. Reasonable people can disagree on a lot of contentious decisions. But we if you really care you need to acknowledge that all of these things have trade offs and I bring that because privacy. I'm actually really glad that people are becoming more savvy. Town important. Privacy is and how important data is actually facebook and instagram. Do a lot here now. We didn't use to but now that you're talking about that Data over on the Web. About where you might go. Let's base an ADS tracking pixels. You can now go on to facebook into your ad preferences and you can see like who is targeting you based on that data you can opt out of letting us use that you can see who's actually like Who who's brokering data the scenes on this? We'll just say one of the great examples of like years and years of clamoring for like stop like give us more. Transparency stopped tracking data. And then like okay here your options here you can go. You can see it all and people like I'm just keep giving me the content. Yeah you know what I mean. It's tough what's the because it's complicated. And their trade here but this is my point is if that data data helps people make more relevant experiences net flicks knows what you watch to the end. And what you bounce after two minutes and they're gonNA GIVE BETTER RECOMMENDATIONS NEXT TIME. Yes that's also in their interest but the trick here for any companies fund the over that of interests between a person's interest in a business interests and for someone like us should be really aligned because fundamentally consumers have so much more power with platform like ours than they do with. I don't know like which auto body shop they go to. Whatever and they have they have choice. They can vote with their feet. And so you have to optimize for the user experience often at the expense of the advertisers experience the experience or the businesses experienced. I think all of that is good. That is moving power. Another consumer's hand but again the trailer always real. We were talking about data. There's a huge tension between privacy and safety The less data we have access to the harder. It is defined bad guys. That's a tough. One and reasonable people can disagree on this but reasonable cannot pretend that there isn't a real tradeoff for sure because look the world has very little tolerance for nuance and I get that we part of that especially on but the reality is the trade offs. Complicated in a tricky. If you really genuine about carrying about it I think you have to embrace that reality and then make a call and then disagree and argue passionately. Fine. So let's at different tradeoff in from the business perspective because just because you mentioned advertising which I just WanNa touch on real quick which is a two part question with the first one is. How much can advertising integrated into instagram before? Instagram becomes less cool because it just becomes too crowd with with advertising and then I think the second question is is actually. It seems like there's so much potential that you guys have already capitalized on to just integrate advertising in content in a way that feels so seemless that oftentimes the user doesn't know and I'm thinking about you can buy clothing through an instagram post. You've got influencers. Who are like you. Know Hawking stuff online but people are following them because seventy percents content is really good and What's the what's the what's next? And what's the next phase of like Commerce advertising marketing on Instagram? A few different things so the first question. How much advertising. That can be an experience. I think is really a function of how relevant the advertising is if the advertising is super interesting to me I'm GonNa have a lot less tolerance for benefits super compelling are Parisian on the ads side is to show you stuff that you're just straight up interested in the and we're getting better at it. We're not as where we should be. I think there's always room to improve but I see ads for sneakers in do and that's actually every bit as exciting to me as you know seeing post of You know someone. I think dresses well and how they dressed while even though they're not actually it's not actually an ad right. I think in terms of the future. I really believe that given the what we talked about before the so much information out there. And how do you sort through it? All as one of the core value propositions we have that that also applies in in commerce. I think shopping is interesting as a spectrum of intent. There's like I wanNA buy these shoes. I know the shoes. I'm GONNA go online. I'm gonNA find those shoes. That's highly intentional. At the end of the spectrum. You know for lack of corporate descending word like serendipitous stuff. This is what ads on facebook and instagram. You just you. Just ask the timeline for your sandwich or whatever and you come by something and it seems cool as far as you. I think there's something really interesting in the middle which we talked about a lot of instagram. Which is window shopping? I'm in the mood to shop shopping. Buying and at the same thing I might buy. And overall in the world malls and brick and mortar is are really struggling for a bunch of reasons and I don't think anyone has really cracked that window shopping experience. That's a couple things but I think that's an area that we can plan and we can do really interesting stuff in and then on top of that. I think that craters are going to be an important part of the future of shopping. I think martial law dresses better than anybody else in Hollywood right. Yeah sure if he is wearing a cool jacket. I going to be interested in by. I can't pull it off probably some. Maybe I shouldn't but like that is important and interesting thing and it's a win win win. It's a win for whoever made the jacket so win for him for him. If he's getting paid. Yeah and it's a win for me if I think it's cool interesting and I know he's getting paid. The transparency here is key. No one wants to be Duke. No one was surprised but it's not just true with close it's true with in other ways. I think more personal There's a woman on the team who works on Instagram. Her name is Linda and she's Persian and she always talks about. How look a lipstick or some makeup looks good on someone that she looks up to? Who has similar skin on her also? Persian. She can reasonably confident that lipstick or that tones. Look good on her as well. That's important that's interesting that's valuable. That is more interesting shopping experience than opening up a magazine and coming towards the generic spread of Lipsticks. Total or person who you'd look at who he doesn't actually look like you identify with at all totally hocking something. That's not gonNA look in the first place. What is your personal. Look like my feet I mix. It's a mix. I have biased towards a few different types of content starts with friends. But I'm I'm in my mid say by late thirties now. I'm thirty seven hundred thirties on the bubble. You're on the bubble a call early thirties. There's GonNa be a good two thirds of the way I've got two kids and so I get a lot of baby content friends. We've got little kids head of instagram. Just like us. I get a lot of A couple of things. I'm really interested in I'm in. I love photography. I love architecture. The furniture design and I love More and more interested in like fashion. And so there's a lot of that kind of stuff in my feet and then lately I've been trying to get into some more funny stuff like there's this is a councilman told me about recently subway creatures like videos and pictures of ridiculous stuff that happens in the New York subway from New York really. It always gets me. I think those little moments have delayed comments by CELEBS. Yeah I don't follow that. Many M- type accounts but the ones I do are ones really got. Yeah totally.
"instagrams" Discussed on Byers Market
"And what you guys are optimizing for. You guys are working on a project daisy. Yeah I made that public. I'm not sure I should have. But we do. It was the codename for making like private. Yeah Yeah so Why make counts private? So the idea was to depressurize. The experience was to make it to the people focus a little bit less on. How many likes again a little bit more on connecting to people they care about or being inspired by people that look up to and that's still the idea it's not that bad concer actually really good and a lot of ways and aren't they part of the appeal for some people. I mean I feel like part of the reason people keep going back to instagram and posting stuff about their lives with hashtags and filters and whatnot is like because they want the little endorphin rush from like I got. You know people like my stuff. That feels good. Different feels good to get positive feedback in the experience that we're testing in most all of them. You still get likes. Does nobody can see how many likes you have. So you don't have to feel like you need to perform. Are you need to reach a certain threshold in order for it to be okay? Which is nice. I think like I have it on my instagram. Because I'm obviously trying to experience it but I don't really have it because people can still see how many likes my post and the whole point is that I could feel free of that pressure of having a performance level. The other costs though which is separate from what we're talking about. Now which is really the producers experienced. Do I show do I feel like I get positive reinforcement for my sharing? Is that good? That bad is also placed to understand what's culturally relevant to our conversation from before and Lichens are pretty useful way to get a sense for how relevant something is particularly if you're looking at unconnected content and explore And without like counts. That's harder to do There are other challenges to creators. Us going to make a living like counters important into indication of their relevance etcetera. So we're trying to work through all of these and in conjunction also do so in cooperation with the FACEBOOK APP team. And make sure that what we're doing makes sense. We don't necessarily need both do it or do the same thing but we can't do things that don't make sense together and so that's that's what's taking the time so like like Kansas side there. There's all this great stuff about instagram. Which you've talked about and then there's also the person who before they know it. Is Procrastinating all day long experiences. An extraordinary sense of Komo. Because like they're just they're just watching other people go go out and live their lives. There's a sense that people are Putting forward sort of false overly glorified versions whatever like in terms of talking about what you guys optimized for Big Picture. Can you optimize for people to spend their time in ways that are? Can you optimize people away from that sort of addictive the certified sadder aspect of sort of just like hitting refresh on your feet all day without without getting rid of what you probably ultimately want which is like a very engaged user basis spending significant time on the APP? I think so. I think it's important to divide the problems up because they all can confided really easily so I was something more specific. And then broaden on the Pacific side I think problematic uses a thing and there's such a thing as using instagram too much. I think there's such a thing as being addicted to any social media from anything really I think we generally use the word addiction to loosely. I think addiction is about a compulsive behavior. That's bad for you that you can't control. And what do you call it? What do you call the person who's like just thumb on the screen over? And what do you call? I don't know that I have a good name probably. Should I think the Ford about for that problematic use for that you know whether or not you call it addiction? Maybe I think that's probably reasonable. Call it if you're using. I Dunno instagram for like six to eight hours a day. Every day that something then I think there's probably lightweight interventions that we can and should have done like for instance we let you set time limits for yourself reminders etc. But I could imagine. More nudges nudges are the sort of concept of like not being paternalistic and telling someone what to do but giving them some information be Miron suggesting. Hey you know you've been on for a long time. Maybe take a walk.
"instagrams" Discussed on Byers Market
"Filters and gifts in Hashtags? Why do we spend every ten seconds of free time scrolling through post by people that we know and perhaps more to the point by people? We don't know what are we looking for? What are we hoping to gain? Why do we care? And why is instagram? Still Cool even though it's owned by facebook a company that has become very uncool in the eyes of its critics Adam. Azeri took over instagram. About a year and a half ago just days after the Apps co-founders announced that they were stepping down amid disagreements with Mark Zuckerberg since then Adam has been pioneering new innovations in video commerce. Advertising will also trying to keep instagram cool and avoid the pitfalls that come with being part of the parent company. You know all that stuff about user safety harmful content misinformation etc. Instagram has well over one billion users now and despite pressure from competitors like tick tock one gets the sense that instagram has only scratched the surface when it comes to the ways it might influence our lives a quick disclosure in this conversation adamant I briefly discussed the soon to be launched video platform qube. Nbc Universal Minority Investor in Qube and NBC. News is producing a Daily News. Show for the platform. Here's my conversation with Adam massery. Okay so I have A. I have a small beef to pick with your use of instagram. Please like as a user. The Guy who runs it. Yeah Yeah Yeah okay. So I'm looking at your recent posts what I got. See this poster of a mountain. And you're saying it's your first day back on the slopes I stay out skiing this winter. Yeah I I'm a skier. You don't tag the location. Yeah so I have no clue what mountain you're on yeah and it just seems to me like Instagram Greaves. You this really great tool tag. We can be like. Here's where I am there too. Telegraph to someone who might want to know what ski slope? You're on and you don't do that. I'm just thinking you could use instagram more effectively than intentional. Why security okay. Up over the last year it hurts me because I love skiing living outside I snowboard. I Ski And I like tagging places. I love eating. I eat a lot of places. I sometimes post pictures of my food. It's a little bit too stereotypical. But but I want to 'cause I want to celebrate these awesome places yes but I Security stuff has turned into a thing that have had to start to understand over the last year or two. Yeah I wasn't. There's been an issue with like people outside your house even yeah I was doing. Swatting is yeah they are they call the SWAT team and someone calls and they Essentially say something horrible is happening. Your House and then as Tim shows up. Don't talk about it too much publicly because you don't want to encourage copycats sure but just generally in the role people are gonNA disagree with decisions. Instagram makes even if I don't make them personally and some of those people are GonNa be disgruntled and they're gonNA resort to bad tactics. Yeah And I got little kids and stuff. Just just stop tagging location. Yeah one of the more casualties of the job is this. Do you feel I? I didn't even want to dive into all this stuff right away. But do you feel like that is that is strictly because you are the CEO of a powerful and influential company or is that very specific? Because it's because it's a facebook company and facebook has been through the ringer of of public opinion for the last five years. A bit of both. I think fundamentally when your platform then you often end up inevitably getting deeply involved in people's lives. They might use you to tell stories. That are very personal to them. They might use you to make a living And with that comes a lot of responsibility we try to take that responsibility really seriously but when things go wrong if you get your account disabled then it creates much more anger than like. I don't know if you're just city stops working for a couple of hours. Yeah and so as the head of an organization that owns responsible for that platform. You're never going to be A target of that anger. Yeah instagram really matters to people. I'm in my mid thirties and instagram surrounds me. People are on it all the time. It's not just that they have like ten seconds to themselves. And there's going through agreements like they might be mid conversation with you and they'll jump in instrument. Maybe I need to be more interesting interlocutor. But of heard what what? What is it about instagram? As opposed to any other social media network the people just feel the need to like check in with what people they know are doing up to multiple times a day and then on top of that chicken with what people they don't know or up to influencers celebrities brands. A few things. Come to mind. Attorney rambled because I do think. That's what podcast podcast. The more you talk the questions I have to ask. That's True Jack Tactic. I think a few different things I think one is world different but we do tend all have some core basic. Me's one is to connect with people that we care about. That could be Family it could be friends a lot of us. Have I think according to express ourselves? Those things are related. But they're not quite the same a lot of us want to understand what's relevant At any given moment and as way more information out there than anybody can process anymore so platforms like ours that aggregate a bunch of information and try to show you what you're most interested in Have more and more peel every year as you're just like I don't Wanna read seventeen. Different newspapers or go to a bunch of different blogs currency was all in one place. I also think that we have leaned into a couple really important for lack of a lesser silicon valley sounding Phrase PARADIGM SHIFT. At one of them is just visual like people respond to fotos people respond even more videos. And we've been you know visual. I always and that is really helped. I think has a tailwind for our How much people use like using our platform? Another one we've been very successful with what we call creators. And there's this massive shift right now of power from the organization to the individual journalists have more power relative to publications than they used to actors more power relative to like show runners or shows or in our studios and they used to and so some of that was Luxembourg. That was good planning but that has also helped us just stay relevant And maybe the last one is this is death rambling We've always focused on young people. we've tried to designed for young people. I and we do that. Because young people are trendsetters it also because culture chases youth and I think that's helped to stay relevant. Yeah instagram still feels. They still cool place to go. And I don't know if that's because you know I don't know if it's because of the filters orcas like the culture around instagram. So much of it is sort of putting your best foot forward insuring the sort of not not always but in a lot of cases showing the SORTA like glamorous or cool version of your life and it is somehow like maintain that cool despite the fact that facebook has been portrayed at least by critics in in this sort of lake narrative for the last ten years. As being very uncool. It seems to me like one of your jobs is keeping instagram. Cool despite what has been like a greater integration an integration of facebook and instagram and all the other APP family of APPs as it's called is reasonable. I think we've stayed relevant because of those things I said before primarily because I think we try to really build things that are meaningful for young people. I mean tried to build things that are really helpful or useful for creators and those. I think they're both trendsetters. They're both I think you know. Define a lot of ways. What is cool? There is tension. I mean we're stronger with young people and we're stronger with creators then. Facebook is I don't think it's a bad thing I think it's good to have different strengths than complementary strengths Yes I think. Being part of the FACEBOOK company is complexity in terms of like staying relevant for the truth is it's always hard to stay. Relevant people move on people get interested in the new thing for a whole bunch of different reasons and so I think that is a challenge that's primarily just because they know we're still around seven or eight years later we're but yes it is. I think complicated. Further by the fact that we're part of facebook so but then in terms of like staying relevant a new service like tick tock comes along for instance and like overnight seemingly surging. And it's like this new thing and the use among a very young audience is like really high and it is offering something very different from what instagram offers. Like what are you? What are the lessons that you learn from that do you? Do you look talking. Say Okay. They're doing X Y and Z. Right we got to figure out how to do. X Y and Z the same. Try TO GO ONE LEVEL DEEPER. We try and we try to learn from competitors And it doesn't their thing with too late. There's probably competition for ten. Isn't there things like tick tock trying to pick off? Oh yeah a very aggressive at pushing town from US interesting tic TAC and more specifically by Dan's has been around for a long time and has been trying to compete with facebook and the family of APPS so to speak for a long time. They have really taken off in the US over the last. Let's say you're too in terms of cultural relevancy. But they're not that's not new. I mean we are. We take the competition really seriously how. `Bout you have to also really appreciate just the tenacity and determination and the success that they've had so what do you like? Do you first of all do you use to duck. I do you try so just to answer your question from before what do you what do you learn from it you you try and take you out of it for a second Whether that is about like feeling threatened or not or willing or not being willing to build features that are super similar or the same. You try to understand. What is the reason behind their success? What are they tapping into? That is valuable and important understand and then does that thing overlap with our core reason to be and then if so then how can we learn from them and then maybe build things that are similar maybe Volvo we do or maybe some combination of both tick tock is I think really good at a couple of different things and you can talk about their success running their business and how much money they've put into position and content but I think the things that are the most interesting lessons for us to learn from them are one? They are a place where people really feel like. They have an opportunity to break. You can just sort of make it on talk. Oh you mean like breakout. Yeah Yeah and that is a really appealing exciting Opportunity that a lot of young people are really interested in and you spend hours working on your afternoon because you might just make in the Hashtag for you and the rest of it. Yeah and actually think instagram people break incident. But we're much better at growing people that have that spark small too big. Then we are getting you from someone who no one knows about two to that that spark yeah and then the other thing that they're really good at is the places to go and be reliably entertained. Right it's fun to go. Watch a bunch of take talks. They're gonNA make you laugh. Yeah they're gonNA suck you in That overlaps heavily with a lot of what we do. Actually you know particularly in explore where you go to discover new things just to pass time to be entertained. I will say again. Maybe this is anecdotal. Maybe I just missed the boat but I tried to having. I remember like I tried diving into tick tock and I will say having not fed the algorithm with my interests rolling. Maybe if I'd like Search Tab for like NBA highlights and stuff like that. I would have gotten a more curated feed but I remember diving to talk and just feeling like he was extremely voyeuristic. It is and in a way that was like we can get into talking about harmful content and all that but like I was like how did I just open this APP and I'm just watching like I'm GonNa Guess like fourteen sixteen eighteen year old girls just like basically dancing being sexually exploited data and like guys running into laws to me the whole? I don't know it just I was like. How is this good content house this time well spent? Yeah I mean it's it's the right question. I think that there's different types of continental tire. There's definitely content. That feels borderline problematic. Not just treated problematic to examples are good ones. I'm certainly anything that's violent or anything that just feels like. You're sexualizing. Minors like just a real problem. Yeah but there's also a lot of fun just entertaining stuff. He's you know lip. Synching is like a Karaoke. Like it's like you know that is it's funny. There's a dancing people actually dance on. Instagram is a really important dance on. Tick Tock both okay but I'm saying we we see that too I'm not saying we should be excited about watching some young girl dance in overly sexual way but a lot of dances in about that. A lot of answers about expression. It's fun it's about life. It's about beat it's about your heart rate What the renegade dance that actually blew up and take type but that was started by a fourteen year old girl from Atlanta actually on Dub Smash and then Tick Tock Created a sort of took it and then blew it up on tack on Tick Tock. That's awesome yeah That's not good. Yeah I guess there's good and there's bad it's always good and bad. I think I just felt like they were frontloading bad. Well it's tough because they their default experiences an unconnected experience. Meaning that the default thing when you open up ticked off because this thing called for you and it's stuff that is super popular right And then you have to be careful. Because ranking is to a certain degree at the whims of the masses whereas instagram starts with content from people who've decided to follow so we can tap a little bit more into your pre preferences was first order preferences in Second Order Preferences But all all media platforms run the risk of no overly optimizing for like the base of your whatever. Yeah I think the trick is to make sure thoughtful.
"instagrams" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"I would say to be cool. and I also love just like websites I'm also intelligence and kind of business right. most used app on your phone because after all tell you most. have you noticed I'm pretty sure it's Instagram I had to get along. Facebook. terrible even thinking that I spend that much time on there but I do a lot of it watch all that for business. running add stuff on there you said instagrams manager using a lot for your business. I would say maybe it's important to kind of have your message I think if you're putting out a lot of content. frequently going for that not. that can work to some extent but just unclear to your followers I think it's better to kind of a more specific high quality pose. can really get a good understanding in body into the community you're creating. they get a good understanding versus getting today unless you are as a company that can provide great quality. so you said you did for tech stocks were with us yes I've done a lot kind of on the following your dreams kind of dreaming big those kind of things. sort of what I believe in I've done one I didn't India and that was kind of comparing the business to the lotus sort of how can minors on temperature how you should ask yourself in business constantly because it's hard to kind of be aware of what you're doing I think I'm excited to get lost in it. you're doing I'm excited to see the trajectory of your success it would be eleven years before you get to my age..
"instagrams" Discussed on Social Minds - Social Media Marketing Answered
"Oh cast we'll be discussing the latest developments across social and what they mean for so and if you lot will you make sure you subscribe to get new episodes every week this week on social mine's a new rumored platform being launched by facebook. We are back for a brand new episode of breaking social covering some of them all weird and wonderful stories to come out of social over the last month. Yes we couldn't leave you another month. Without covering the headlines We've seen from facebook twitter snapchat instagram including the launch of a new mystery platform. We've also find in a special section at the end where we look at the best and worst campaign for the month just gone just acquit of course in for Browns who are trying to do this kind of inclusive campaign. Do you research. I and maybe do some triple sheets on this among coming up Either back is timber back to cook this the back to school edition. I suppose we would never left us should should say what talking about August and September loads has happened since we last call up his always the case I want to kick this off with a story that I saw well yesterday actually facebook face because now being called Bouba book because the number of British authorities has so-called outnumber the number of teams on the platform which I feel like we've seen that for a while this is not a new story the the story at you baby because it was the whole how do fellow kids lean every single story about aging facebook gets used but basically just outside of the the number using facebook has fallen from two point seven million to two point one one million and in that time the nor- well if you do the math the one point five million more over-sixties on the platform Sir about three point seven a million they make up so they outnumber teens yeah. I mean th th there's the big twenty something demographic. We've been isn't Aaron in theories and if it's okay I'm in strict. Millennial terms then who knows but I is true is a fact that face because been aging for a while Komo coming on that is that it's not necessarily a bad thing I think because I think you know oh older generations more spending power. You know a and look at how facebook is now you know in the way the odds work and stuff and it's still you know very beneficial platform for service. That's I you know they'll still stay within as we always say on this podcast. The these teens are still within the ecosystem yeah. They're still on instagram and I I suppose that's the main place as you know as well as obviously the instant messaging APPs. It's still on Instagram so for me. FACEBOOK is having its cake and eat in it yeah that spending power argument is actually a really interesting one and et light you touched on before the still the twenty somethings and now early thirty somethings which is actually millennials and it always makes me laugh when you see headlines like this calling facebook like retirement home on the retirement of social media and it always leads with millennials leaving the platform to make way for boomers and actually it's not millennials aren't really going anywhere ah they just maybe less teens are signing up now but the people the younger end of 'em facebook's audience that have always been there they just growing up like that solar millennials just an older than than what these headlines. The site and I completely agree it was always going to be a foregone conclusion and I you know I suspect the same thing will happen to snapchat platforms. People people will grow with the platform and is interested. I'd like to see the numbers on the adoption. Among older people are taking up instagram because I can. Ah can't imagine it's very high on this and that's just sort of in the creative industry and artists some even on instagram. I don't know if it's just my bubble and he his but you don't seem to see it seems to be Jen's Ed Bolanos and nothing really above us the not the having that cake and I I think you're right like you definitely don't see as many boomers on instagram as any other demographic. It's definitely go younger Comorians but it wouldn't surprise me if like facebook book that will just be something that takes time like I know there are let's look at celebrities of all ages us instagram and you know parents. Haven't they enjoy facebook. I can imagine you know my mom will probably like instagram if she knew like what it was and if she actually understood what was to offer. I think that they'd enjoy it. She likes when I show her like things that are happening. Mine shows and pitches. I'll show her like my sisters and like she does like it so I think that you know. Adoption will happen. it's just like with facebook. It happens slowly. One thing that does concern me slightly about defy the facebooks audience getting older is the fact that you know instagram. aside facebook is still the platform. That has the best targeting capabilities. It's odd platform is the easiest to use an so brands use it. Most often is the most commonly used platform for appetizing. Pepsi's regardless of the fact that sometimes that's not where brands audience is say a Bryant has has a very strong audience on snapchat but they don't really know how to use snapshot so they just use facebook because you know at least they're doing something if that issue continues to happen and and the younger generation leaving facebook audiences becoming older if brands don't sort of start looking into other platforms and start trying to use snapchat a bit more even instagram even take talk a bit more and they're going to end up targeting people that they don't really want to speak to and not you'll have audience. We'll be left out of their appetizing. Yeah the other. I agree completely. That definitely is the sense that facebook is in as we say it's becoming over subscribed oversubscribing disguised look at swear it's interesting you mentioned in snapchat because this was a so a second story. I picked up on Mumford switch. Maybe laugh I mean it was from the son of course so you know tell you what you read with a pinch of salt. I I thought the headline read the News Snapshot Icons Slow Ugly that uses a deleting nap phones now. He's absolutely hilarious into this story yeah well before we get into that context up. CIA have essentially don't change the ghost did not change. The logo has a name that goes by the way got remember was hyper knew it was relying Anita although if you want the name of social media icon at twitter's bed is cold. Larry Kugler interested in the bed. I think it was named after an. NFL says somebody famous probably should know me. They essentially just made the outline the blackout line around around the ghost logo slightly thicker and into the story and sons journalism was based on a few at tweets. Should I say just just from just from random basically said it's so ugly. Though I am honestly considering in the APP and you know stuff that that cannot there is one of those sensation stories just so look. I think Ron Okay you know the social media agency patch up on this yeah. It's not the redesign part to just a few people commenting in on our ugly. The logo is stop. Chat needn't worry because this month stock was up one hundred and one thousand nine percent for the year so you know because of that the basically saying we'll shoot. Senate the redesign. She's been fakes. Monthly active users is so leveling out the average about five hundred million now more than Switzer again. I'm I'm and another thing which I found interesting which I hadn't four is. It's not been subject as much scrutiny as the other platforms just this morning. Youtube received a aligned in the region of one hundred thirty million and interest in what's. Wha Wha what would you take for that. I mean that yeah I mean that last point is actually really really interesting and it's something out. She thought about but you're right. You'd never see negative headlines about that platform. I mean I remember seeing a few about Poli- target ads like like last year or maybe even the year before that but since then now they've definitely the only place I as we've touched on before but I think the whole thing about them. Changing the logo when you're right like like that is just the state of reporting these days you take like well a couple of tweets about some people complaining. It's not exactly representative sample. Is it really it wouldn't be facing. You'll research off of that but yet as we've coveted recently is bow from the most recent earnings reports snapshots numbers really really positive at the moment so I don't think they have to look the barriers snapchat it seems to be what will she a believe again. A bit jittery about is where the so snapchat which is expected to post a net profit until twenty twenty three so they kind of asking where is the money going to come in from you know how long before we we see those major returns from advertisements from products from elsewhere uh because I suppose funded by investors and whatnot announce. Oh yeah definitely SUV is hanging in the balance well. It's not hanging in the balance but it's very much an interesting story to locate. It seems like they're point now where they're ready. Go stratospheric or not go anywhere. Stay the same and kind of plateaus they have in the past. Now I'm going to be at optimistic fools and say that obviously like invested interest comes down to how much appetizers adopting a platform right and they're like latest latest updates have been making easier for people to use ads during a lot more promotional material like videos and stuff about how appetizers and bronze can use the platform and I think once we once platform start to branch out a bit from the facebook bubble and start using the platforms like snapchat that can only that can only do. You're welcome anything if they carry on the way that going so if like simplifying everything and just and by educating people going public with it and overseas. That's going to have a impact. I completely agree. I was impressed by discussed it in the last break in social but the ad campaign that snap shut came out with someone everywhere on instagram the whole real friends messaging that was such a such a good differentiates and also to instagram it was such a you know just not sure is the place for these real friend and real connections and sometimes that means smaller numbers and tight knit communities within the big expensive world of of a social media full. It's one of those things like people have been saying. It's going to dot your foot like years now just because it wasn't doing as well as some other platforms of some other media types so people are saying. Mike Radios dads and readings in the ban is not true like okay some platform was might have the edge in other areas but I think if it would if it was going to die it would have died by now. I think every instead when you compare it to facebook and Youtube is in such a skewed so of kind of access to kind of go off of and one his literally top of Everest one is yeah definitely but you know what I think going back to the it's had no negative headlines. I think the positive sentiment is going to do it really is. It's GonNa save it really well. Well I want to know from you is will we expect to see you in a pat of spectacles free edition on this year and he's the need for generations have shut spectacle mistake. Keep pushing and you know I I really right the design they they look a bit light. Rayban on Cuba's with two cameras or leave aside just not seeing anybody wearing a pair ever..
"instagrams" Discussed on Congratulations with Chris D'Elia
"I sent one of those instagrams to my buddy. And he was like he was like I went all in. And my buddy was like to Betty didn't go all in on spelling. That's the other thing. Which is hilarious because it's like. It's like, dude. These guys are idiots. You know, this guy just wearing khaki shorts, of course, real tight with a fucking button-down just walk in on a boardwalk somewhere. And he was like do it. Now, do what? Now, you're not fucking courageous idiot. You're walking around and someone's shooting you. Everybody's goddamn model. Now, that's the fucking problem. All these chicks. They're going to be more famous than you. You know in Hollywood. Instagram's fucked the game up, man. Remember when fucking guys like. Tony, Tony danza would just fuck and scoop it up you kidding me. Twenty. We'll go on you want some guk and they'd be like shared. I'm never made another famous guy. Great scoop dead up Berber. And then he's out. Real good Berber, July. Two. Now now, bro. Now, if twenty was famous now wouldn't Bergara ever, bro. If Tony danza was famous. Now, do you gotta be fucking John Mayer. You gotta be fucking. You got to be. Matt Damon, bro. You gotta be Hugh Jackman. You gotta be huge Akman. You gotta be fucking too. Hugh jackman. Whatever I'm living largest guy bought me a coffee today because he was a fan. So that's it. I'm living fucking large guy goes like this this guy, I walk into the coffee shop, he says this guy, and I go, no. And he comes up, and he's so big and Scottish, and he was like man gotta get you a coffee, and I was like you don't have to like sure, let's do it. I did it. And then I talked him for a while. He bought my time. Like, it was fucking public lap dance. That's basically what it what it is. When somebody on your fucking guy when you're famous guy and somebody buys you coffee. That's a public lap dance. He's giving you're giving you gotta give them. Because now you gotta talk to them while the coffee getting ready guy was nice enough. Was he fucking tuna sandwich while he was talking to me? Yeah. Did a bug me. Yeah. Because did it smell too much like, yeah. And did he know that before I went to go get my coffee. I was thinking I can't wait to get home. So I can make some tuna and that he ruined my idea of eating tuna after the coffee did he know that. No, he didn't know that does that make it less frustrating now. But this is my life and my life is hard. You know, I wanted to eat tuna on interrupted with tuna smell. And he ruined it. And he bought me a coffee, and I had to give them a public lap dance. A public conversational lap dance is what I had to give him. That's what it is. And when you're famous guy, you just gotta deal with it now. Yeah. Granted but still. Now granted but still. It was it was a fucking nice guy. Thank you very much. And.
"instagrams" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid
"Larry tell us more about it well they're kind of taking on youtube in a way although in a very creative way instrum had already allowed for very short video with up to a minute but now the videos could be ten minutes and with some accounts it can be up to an hour long so we're talking about long form video they're also featuring what they call creator which are essentially professional or very successful amateur video gopher if you often get millions and millions view they're courting these creators trying to get personality service and one of the things that i find interesting and i just downloaded the app and i'm looking at a video right now if designed to be looked at in i guess it's called portrait mode and other would you hold the phone the way you would typically hold your phone if you were talking on it or looking at it and instead of putting it sideways to the video of the divine to be essentially narrow and tall fill in a way they're almost creating a new not brand new but they're they're making this format of the long skinny video something that's designed for this this platform now facebook is also doing this to right there a lot more videos well yes envy instagram own facebook so facebook is doubling down on video there they added live video couple years ago and they're experimenting with longform professional video and all sorts of video through their story feature so yes video with a big deal on facebook it's a big deal and instagram it's a bigger and bigger deal on snapchat and of course a google kind of got the franchise with youtube and that's not going away with instagram short and snappy though you think users are going to want to stick around and view those longer videos i think some will just didn't just win you too but i think what's interesting is changing the whole dynamic you know no longer limited to an hour or or typical hour and a half movie trying to create new kinds the new format through video and even essentially a new form factor so i'm very excited to see how it evolved thin look forward to trying it out more it's gonna cool factor for the kids larry it has to it better have a cool factor for the kids they're in trouble they are aiming at the youth now not necessarily children but certainly teens and young adults so this is not divine for grandma or or or the bus on the phone we're not at baird's but you know i'm saying this is aimed at younger people i it's jamie progressive's employee of the month two months in a row leave a message at the hi jamie it's me jamie i just had a new idea for our song about the name.
"instagrams" Discussed on Fashion No Filter
"Okay. So I have I have I have one for you. There's a place in Paris cold poets, which is its muscle. Which is I think it's fairly new. I mean, I'm not in Paris too often anymore, and I do feel a little bit like a tourist Mina says he when I do go Botts. We went lost time. I was that first of all the interior. I think it's an old charge will something had like mosaics will around frisks gold. Like, oh my goodness. It was absolutely stunning. And then the ball is an old like CLYDE don't even know how to describe it. It was so beautiful. It's really interesting because in Paris. So on the one hand there's these incredibly well designed with great food as well. And then you also can go to these tiny little old fashioned decorated charming places, of course. And I remember we were taken by a friend who was a chef at do the to that pizza place in the eighteenth. And he is going to kill me when you want to go. We're not supposed to say this. We're say it's tiny. It's called pizza began day. It is the most chiming. It's by these. I mean, I don't know. How many times will listen to us like peace on listen. It's but it's probably the best pizza. I've ever had in my life. It really like there's more table. Yeah. It's tiny. In the restaurant, and they all making the food on your lap. Like, the the oven the pizza oven is literally next. You're stealing. Eating. I was like nicking it off the pizza before he was bringing it to us. But the food we ordered. I don't know how many times might have been five of us. I think we will did like nine Pete's because he wants to try them. All it was fantastic. I one of the most was during fashion week actually was one of those what we do during this is what we do drink -solutely. Yeah. So let's talk about influencers and influence on the way that we know consume it. So for me influencing an influence on social media has become this wide-ranging thrown on because whereas ten fifteen years ago people looking for inspiration in the fashion world would have to go and look through fashion archives. Maybe go to a library, if you speak essential Muslim students, and they're obsessed with it a lot of people who can find their curation of influence through Instagram has they discover and they see that their followers follow. And you could find, oh, you know, like archive pictures from ninety Peter Lindbergh that have an incredible amount of influence on designers today in their collections. Just as even the way we're dressing ourselves. I mean, I think if you see a beautiful picture peach limbo like with a shut off the shoulder. Russia would not it's spy you to not button up your Shas, and where it off the shoulder. And this kind of inspiration is endless you can find anything. And I mean, while I'm sure some fashion students still do go and actually look up these references in a library. I'm pretty sure most people, and you might be in Timbuktu, and you can still be part of the fashion dialogue through your feet. We're going to speak to Margaret saying now someone that I actually befriended on Instagram, and I'm sure lots of you follow as well and get to a little bit more about what it takes to be very successful Instagram ah, so just bumped into long lost Instagram friend, Margaret, the people that I met on Instagram. We did we did it on. Long. Now, we have actually what originally struck you about Margaret's Instagram puck captions with really funny on point. But also like if you've been on have feed, it is an extremely colorful original one of a kind Margaret I feel that you were super head of the game. When a lot of people, including bloggers were really using it as kind of like a window into like that blocking world, you really already were treating it like its own editorials of entity. Thanks almost feel like we should be talking to you, not just from the influence a point of view, but actually from like more of a business points few because you'd be advising bronze on why. It's so important to have a strong Instagram profile, can you please through what you would recommend.
"instagrams" Discussed on Fashion No Filter
"Not wearing a bra. I'm french. I don't wear bras. Come on. I'm wearing what's my wearing. I'm kind of like you. I am wearing I'm wearing black converse. Like the kid. I talked to the soccer veg. Oh, yeah. I'm wearing vintage Levi's my five once the never come off really under tuck, neck JJ, s Lee. I think we actually quite similar today. We do I've got about fifteen more layers than you have also got my biggest coke Copenhagen coat in case. I get cold, and we're going to post these a little bit later because if you don't Instagram something has it really happened. So we'll talk dress radio look up all of our radio fits under the hashtag dress for radio. Let's take a look at something. That's really stood out recently because I feel in sometimes in fashion things can get a little bit repetitive. Not everyone takes risks. Do they know? And you're watching like all these campaigns in ads and on closing. Coming your way. And this it's it's not that often that you see something that Radi stays with you. Right. Talk about risk, takers. I have one full you. It's not like super reason. But you know, just before fashion week Kenzo Kenzo came up with video. Yeah. The video to Kenzo welts by Jones. Absolutely. That really really Stavish show that is the best fashion video I've ever I mean, it's actually better than most music videos that I've seen it had an element of Beyonce's lemonade just like letting go being yourself. So just for listeners who haven't actually seen this video, and you've got to go look it up Margaret qualley, who's this wonderful actress, not your typical fashion girl, not a model, but incredibly expressive face, very beautiful. She's sitting in this, stuffy, black tie dinner. She's in beautiful Kenzo gown, and she's kind of trying to keep yourself awake. And she gets up and politely walks out as if she's going to and then and then the magic how it's like she's possessed. Kind of alias, actually. I think the tune is cooled mutant brain on. It's what I see. She kind of. She completely moves out of this the role she's playing, you know, this this this is a lovely event, and she tons instead into the role of of hustle like running around the room on bay. Don, saying how is in every direction she she's got like actress St. shooting out of half Inga. He's audit. I don't know. It makes you just want to let loose and see how it feels. I don't know. I absolutely loved it. And when I think is wonderful about it is I need. I know I can totally relate to that feeling of when you're sitting in a stuff you've been after dinner. It's going on trying to behave yourself. You're dressed up and.