State of the Net Podcast
Sotn Podcast 18

Sotn Podcast 18

March 24, 2020

In this episode we wonder if this is really the beginning of a new era and we manage to complain about everybody talking about that thing, while talking about the thing. We hope you are all well and safe.

Sotn Podcast 17

Sotn Podcast 17

March 5, 2020

Welcome to the first episode of 2020! We could not start without talking about the virus that is changing everybody's habits: from video conferencing to pollution to social media. Then we chat a bit about the importance of narrating human experience on your social media channels and we discuss about podcast vs. YouTube as places to learn stuff. 

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Sotn Podcast s01e16

December 31, 2019

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://www.investor-series.com

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymaWq5yZIYM

3. https://contractfortheweb.org

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Sotn Podcast s01e15

November 23, 2019

This time we start from this BBC Podcast on OneCoin [1] to chat about trust, the internet and social media, the potential impact of WT.Social, using algorithms to interpret and predict history, and much more.

1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07nkd84/episodes/downloads

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Sotn Podcast s01e14

October 20, 2019

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-it-starts-with-a-mainframe-a-gator-and-three-dedicated-researchers/
[2] https://www.wired.com/story/inside-google-three-years-misery-happiest-company-tech/
[3] https://www.microphilosophy.net/how-the-world-thinks/

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Sotn Podcast s01e13

August 18, 2019

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) solutions to complex problems, and we end up dreaming of angel bots.

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Sotn Podcast s01e12

June 20, 2019

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 bright future.

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Sotn Podcast s01e11

May 6, 2019

In episode 11 we talk about conversations and meta-conversations, how to help folks meeting in the middle (maybe by inviting them on the next episode). We mention some of the news, including Julian Assange, and we discuss about being comfortable with uncomfortable things, from terrorism to global warming.

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Sotn Podcast s01e10

March 30, 2019

First Euan said: "Social media isn't broken, people are." And then we started discussing about the most recent news, how social media shapes conversations and conversations shape social media, how Filipinos influence everything we see, how India and Africa are evolving, and we finish by revealing the way to happiness.

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Sotn Podcast s01e09

February 3, 2019

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 day.