Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It's not a long segment - about 5 to 10 minutes every week - about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly to SoundCloud, if you're interested in hearing more of me blathering away. I'm really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up on listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry and Heather B. morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.
This week we discussed:
- Apple is at it again. A whole new slew of iPads were announced. It was semi-leaked the day before, accidentally, by Apple. I don't think that is the real/big story. Sure, this is typical Apple stuff: thinner, lighter, faster, etc... but is there something more? I think there is.
- Many people are dismissive of Snapchat. I'm not. We are entering into a new age of Internet Culture. It's something I called, The Impermanent Internet. This means that everything that we do will not be archived and accessible by all. Some of it, will just disappear. Skype is now going to let people do video messages that disappear. It's called Qik.
- Do people really want to follow brands on social media? The answer is a resounding: yes. But brands need to be good at it. Consider what Chanel pulled off on Instagram this week. 1.8 million followers in one day.
- #gamergate - originated as a story about journalistic integrity, the definition of video games and the identity of those who play them. It has become a massive mess with death threats against female game developers and lots of other ugly stuff. It's something we all need to understand (and help to put a stop to).
- App of the week: Houzz.