Tech News Weekly

Dec 20th 2018

Tech News Weekly 62

Snails Are so Boring

Pretend Instagram influencers, RAD podcast tracking
Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.
Category: News
  • 1:51 Taylor Lorenz from The Atlantic writes about how Instagram users are promoting items as if they are paid sponsorships in an attempt to raise their profile in front of their peers.
  • 10:08 Aja Romano from Vox is a Tumblr user and has opinions on the platform's decision to filter out all adult content, pushing all sorts of other content communities into uncharted territory.
  • 28:04 Mathew Ingram from the Columbia Journalism Review talks about NPR's new open sourced podcast analytics technology, and how privacy-minded people don't like its advanced capabilities.
  • 44:24 Susan Karlan from Fast Company was invited to be one of the first people to take a ride through Elon Musk's Boring tunnel, and she lived to tell the tale. She also knows a lot about snails.

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