TEC068: What are social media? Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier discuss whether they should be treated like public utilities, regulated monopolies, or something else, and whether public officials should be treated differently on them. Plus more hackintosh; watch parties; Alexa Guard; online class refunds; and Internet Archive vs. book publishers.
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Links for this episode:
- It Doesn’t Matter If Twitter Is a ‘Publisher’ or a ‘Platform” | National Review
- Twitter acts, while Facebook doesn’t, on glorifying violence – 9to5Mac
- Hulu and Plex Rolling Out New Features for Streaming Video With Friends – MacRumors
- Unimpressed by online classes, college students seek refunds
- 3 Amazon Echo security features to use when you leave the house – CNET
- Lawsuit over online book lending could bankrupt Internet Archive | Ars Technica
Picks of the Week:
- Joanne: COVID Symptom Study for iOS and Android
- Joanne: CrushCOVID-RI app
- Fr. Cory: TONOR TW-820 Dual Wireless Microphones
- Dom: YuCool Cable Organizer Electronics Accessories Case
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