Beancast is your BFFB friend.
Play the show now. (Episode NSFW.) Some regular readers might know I podcast I’m a regular on called The Beancast. Guest-Flake Åsk Wäppling and myself were on last night along with David Burn of AdPulp and the infamous—I said infamous—George Parker. We basically took Facebook apart, explain why you shouldn’t mess with Dr Pepper Moms or Old Spice Dads, and of course, The Gulf. This is also the first Beancast without an F-bomb filter in place. Heh. You’re welcome. IT’S THE SHOW THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T WANT YOU TO HEAR. At one point though, David mentions on the show something he said on AdPulp about how Facebook just *is* the internet for a gen who grew up with it. (Russell Davies amplifies this thought too.)
As for my take, there’s a recent All Things Considered interview with Mark Zuckerberg, and it it, he outlines why Facebook helps organize your life better than anyone else (among other things). The function and utility though that he thinks they offer “better than anyone” needs an overhaul, least from my perspective. It’s clunky and unintuitive, and Google Me, or whatever you’re going to be called, take note.
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