For Immediate Release 172:
The double-edged sword of a Facebook meme

Suspicion about the consequences and outcomes of the #10YearChallenge meme on Facebook kicked off discussion in the January episode of “The Hobson & Holtz Report”, aka FIR podcast episode 172.

Is it just a harmless meme? Or is it a surveillance nightmare? Shel and Neville weight in.

Here’s the line-up of all the topics that caught our attention and prompted lively conversation in this episode:

  • Lost trust in Facebook led to wariness about a user-generated meme.
  • Adobe is bringing part of “Minority Report” to life.
  • The Internet of Things was everywhere at CES.
  • A picture of an egg is the most viewed Instagram post ever. What does that bode for influencer marketing?
  • Picture what Google will look like if the EU implements Article 11 of the Copyright Directive.
  • Brands are weighing in on the U.S. government shutdown.
  • Dan York reports on the web’s growing complexity, Jeff Jarvis’s Facebook screed, stats from the global social network composed of nodes that talk to each other, and how content management systems will shape the future of media.

Special thanks to Jay Moonah for the opening and closing music.

Links from this month’s episode:

Links from Dan York’s Tech Report

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Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.