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In this episode we start from vaccines and how conversations and online influence are impacting public health, we move on to celebrities interviews and how many think they must take a side. After a quick debate on handle and hooks, we talk about food, cats and caravans. We end wondering how many of the new behaviours adopted in the last year will e…
 
This episode we use Euan's blog's twentieth birthday as an excuse to riff on the early days of the internet and how things have changed. Who would have thought we would one day have a US President who was a troll? How did we survive without being able to look up just about anything whenever and wherever we want? And why do companies in the east app…
 
In this new episode we start chatting about lockdown-flavoured knowledge management and how to use zoom for open channels and parties, we reflect on the fact that these are good times to chill out and we have our usual discussion on good vs. bad people online. We then talk about Big Sur and the new M1 Macs (one of us is waiting for the delivery), h…
 
In this episode we talk about the various new developments announced at Apple's WWDC conference. We also discuss the responsibilities of large corporations in terms of paying tax and doing good in the world, why the UK's contact tracing app was such a fiasco, and Euan gets to rave, yet again, about the Drafts app and the cool things he is able to d…
 
In this episode we wonder which are the changes that will stick at the end of all this, we discuss about who is deciding about our privacy in contact tracing apps, and we consider which tools could be created to further empower communities. Things mentioned in this episode: Mark Manson's article https://bit.ly/2yP4YuL, Smarter every day episode htt…
 
Last show of 2019! We start by chatting about Paolo's other podcast [1], then Sacha Baron Cohen's ADL speech [2] and Sir Tim Berners-Lee's new Contract for the web [3]. We move on conversing about millennials, what is right or wrong, we wonder if we would be better off without any rules and we discuss a bit about journalism and its future. 1. https…
 
In this episode we chat about the 50th anniversary of UNIX[1], problems at Google[2], the stories that we tell ourselves and how the world thinks[3]. We hear about Euan's intention to leave Facebook and how attractive the idea of going back to blogging is, preparing for a blogging renaissance. [1] https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/08/unix-at-50-…
 
Tech note: since Apple crippled Garageband in the latest beta of MacOS, this episode was recorded and edited on iOS and iPad OS. We start by looking at how the world is a creation of our brains and we move to the rampant conspiracy theories and how being aware of our perspectives helps. We discuss about how there are perfectly simple (and wrong) so…
 
This time we start from the art tinkering with our devices, using AI to make our life and our work better, we then move to designing and discovering features, we imagine a future when we will be writing new software just by talking to our devices, we comment about organisations digitising dysfunctions, and we finish with the usual dark view on the …
 
First episode of 2019, recorded on the day of the Macintosh 35th anniversary, this episode is all about Euan and Paolo the Apple fan boys. From experiences through this long stretch of history of computing, to the usual complaining about how things could be better, to the incredibly still fresh amazement for how technology changes our life every da…
 
In episode 8 we wonder if podcasting really is an "intellectual dark web", or just a good place for conversations because nobody can interrupt us. We meditate on how we might have lowered the entry threshold of other tools too much, or if it's just the natural cycle of digital tools. We reflect about amateurs vs. professionals and while we ponder o…
 
This week Euan and Paolo start from digital ethics, but immediately precipitate in politics, fascism, mother nature, human extinction, Yuval Noah Harari, and how meditating more might help us save global problems. Things mentioned in this episode are this article about Digital Ethics [ https://refind.com/l/1b94ce4981#https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/…
 
This week on the SotN Podcast we talk about documentaries on Netflix (the one Paolo couldn't find is The Most Unknown check it out), new types of media, trust of sources online, maintaining an healthy social media diet, how much is a trillion, new models for journalism, AI to help us curate news, implications of good quality automatic translations,…
 
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