SciTech Culture

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Watch the latest episode of the show below: “Beating Back Social Media.”

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. And so it follows that a new movement of long form discussion through podcasting has begun to capture the minds of many people on the internet as a reaction to the sound-bite social media culture led by Twitter that has taken a hold of mainstream news and media outlets as they compete to get ahead of each other in the news cycle. Steve and Ben examine how new technology is enabling longer form discussion on deep-dive topics that engage our minds and souls, and how this shift to a different medium could very well end up being disruptive for existing media outlets, but also for new mediums such as Twitter which is continuing to deal with the unintended consequences of an abusive online trolling culture that has surfaced on the platform in recent years.

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