inThirty 155 – Twitter and Social Advocacy

There hasn’t been a lot of tech news in the last few weeks, but that doesn’t mean there is real news. To take the tech angle, we go back to twitter and see how it has become the spot for instant news. We tackle the new twitter feed changes, then talk about the turmoil around the world, and how has twitter changed the landscape of news.

Show Notes:
The SEM Post
Twitter Blog
More Than Liking and Bookmarking

inThrity 86 – Facebook Home

source: The Verge
source: The Verge

Facebook’s big announcement brings your identity to your Android phone with Facebook home. Your fearless cohosts invite Kelly Guimont to help dust off our Facebook accounts and see if this is enough to respark our love affair with the socialiest of social networks.

Show Notes

Kelly Guimont on Twitter | Kelly Guimont on

HTC First with Facebook Home hands-on (video)” | The Verge

People, not apps: Facebook’s Home event in under 5 minutes” | YouTube

inThirty 81 – Social Sharing

SocialSharingIconsOn this episode the guys talk about how they like to social network.  Turns out the guys all truly hate the state of social networking to the point that they sound like the elders on the internet telling ‘them ‘youngins to get off their damn lawns.

Part 1: We talk about Falcon Pro’s Twitter API limiting.  We all agree that we care because users bring social interaction to Twitter.

Part 2: Next Chaim details the new Google+ oAuth offering.  Spoiler alert:  Chaim loves it, Harry says he rather iCloud (whatever that means).

Part 3: We go back into discussing what should be the new social network.  We talk about’s freemium model.

[Editor’s note: We should be back to normal in terms of posting.  New episodes should be out on Friday].


Show Notes
Harry on ADN
Curious Rat on ADN
Chaim on ADN
Justin on ADN
The Understatement
Twitter Doesn’t Want You” |
Falcon Pro Update Resets Twitter ID Tokens, Hopes to Free Up A Few More Spots” | Droid-Life
Introducing Google+ Sign-In: simple and secure, minus the social spam” | Google Developers Blog


Sex, Lies, and Cell Phone Cameras

Even though we know who’s going to be president for the next four years or so, for episode 67 of inThirty we’re going to get political, political. On our more than two thirds to one hundred podcast extravaganza episode we examine privacy through the experiences of four public figures: General David Petraeus, Governor Mitt Romney, Representative Scott DesJarlais, and the comedian’s best friend, Representative Anthony Weiner. Each of these public servants was undone by his own misdeeds and uncovered by way of his use of digital communication. We undermine good taste and talk about urinals and affairs and other unsavory stuff and even ask whether the unfortunate downfalls of these four men might actually be for the public good.

Episode 67 Hangout:

Show Notes
Fusion Ads / The Magazine |
Why David Petraeus’ Email Troubles Should Make You Nervous” | The Huffington Post
Paula Broadwell Computer Had ‘Substantial’ Classified Data” | Reuters
Veteran FBI Agent Helped Start Petraeus E-Mail Inquiry” | The New York Times
WATCH: Full Secret Video of Private Romney Fundraiser” | Mother Jones
Twitter scandal: a mess for Anthony Weiner…” | CS Monitor
Scott DesJarlais scandal” | Slate

I Spy APIs

Twitter APIChanges are afoot and being fretted over 140 characters at a time at Twitter. Episode 55 of inThirty takes you through the changes to Twitter’s API and what they mean for the social network’s bazillion users. Harry is worried he’ll be unable to mute hashtags like #Bieberific and Chaim is concerned that he’ll have to wade through promoted tweets by Costco competitors. Justin, and we’ll blame Google Hangouts for this, ducks out of the conversation for a few, but Mr. Michael Degusta of the joins us to lend some much needed metered, sardonic, rationality to the discussion. Mike has also gotten himself on the guest list to the swankiest most VIPiest club on the internet, Twitter competitor and tells us all he can about the service without violating the oath he took to get a spot. Thank you Mike!

Show Notes
Changes coming in Version 1.1 of the Twitter API” | Twitter Dev Blog
Not At Any Price: Twitter Denied Data To Google And Bet On Itself” | TechCrunch
Don’t Panic” | Tapbots Blog
Twitterrific: New Rules, Same Road” | Iconfactory Blog

No Comment?

Let’s go trolling. For the 32nd episode of inThirty we decide to wade into the reeking cesspool that resides under a lot of YouTube videos and most tech blog posts: the comment section. After comparing the (almost) anything goes comment policy at to the (absolutely) nothing goes one at, we discuss whether internet comments are useful at all and our favorite places to get into flame wars. By the time we get into which discussion forum technology is best, we start mangling the pronunciation of a lot newfangled web-two-point-oh sites. Sound off on which hosts’ elocution was best, where else, in the comments.

Show Notes / Posterous / / Slashdot / Disqus / Posterous / The Verge

Taming Mountain Lion

Roar. No, really, roar! The king of the hill, Mountain Lion has arrived and we throw him some fresh meat. Harry suggests that the Apple halo glows a little bit brighter since the latest OS X feline brings more of iOS to the desktop. Justin, on the other hand, worries the halo might be on the path towards becoming a noose: people are getting locked in to Apple hardware through its exclusive ties to iCloud. And, this cat’s got Chaim by the tongue. He’d considering wearing the halo (or slipping on the noose) and switching away from Android to get that seamless Apple experience. Special guest Kelly Guimont helps us weigh in on iMessage, Gatekeeper, AirPlay, and the best way to skin a cat.