Episode 309

On Social Media (Bonus Episode)


19 December 2022

39 mins

Season 6

Your Hosts

About this Episode

Marty Solomon and Brent Billings address the Twitter-sized elephant in the room, talk about how each of them use social media, and consider ways all of us can engage this part of our world in a healthy way.

BEMA Poll/Survey (valid through 26 April 2023)

“Twitter suspends @ElonJet plane-tracking bot after Musk pledged to leave it up” — Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica

“Elon Musk offloads another $3.6 billion of Tesla stock” — Dave Lee, Financial Times/Ars Technica

“One More for the ‘Everything Is Going Just Fine at Twitter’ File” — John Gruber, Daring Fireball

“Musk brings back Twitter Blue with new features to prevent impersonation” — Ashley Belanger, Ars Technica

“On the Prevalence of Hate Speech on Twitter” — John Gruber, Daring Fireball

“Goodbye, Twitter” — Ken White, Substack

Brent’s Tweet on Sabbath

“Platformer: Twitter Considering Making Personalized Ads and Location Sharing Mandatory” — John Gruber, Daring Fireball

Thought of the Day: The Social Dilemma — Marty Solomon, YouTube

Brent’s Tweet on Playback Controls

Tweet Thread on Infinite Scrolling

BEMA 2: Knowing When to Say “Enough”

Thought of the Day: Social Media Beatitudes — Marty Solomon, YouTube

Thought of the Day: Disagreement — Marty Solomon, YouTube

BEMA on Facebook

BEMA on Twitter

Marty on Instagram

Brent on Instagram

Brent’s Mastodon Invite Link


Elon’s Poll for Leadership of Twitter

Brent’s Tweet Commenting on How This Episode Quickly Became Outdated

Dave Lee’s Tweet on Linking to Mastodon

Aaron Levie’s Tweet on External Linking Policy

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