Tech Douchebags Retired

Tech Douchebags

TDB is a twelve-step program for technology snobs disguised as a comedic interview podcast - humorously helping geeks confront their digital narcissism and unhealthy attachment to their gadgets & devices.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.

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2: The Conflicted Twitterer

April 7, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 9 minutes • Wiki Entry

In this week’s meeting, Ben Alexander of Fiat Lux shares his struggles with social media usage, how to maintain a balanced worldview locked inside a "filter bubble" of your own choosing, putting too much self-worth and judging others based on follower count, and how the inherent asymmetry of social networks distorts what's real and what's contrived.

In the process, we discuss how shitty wi-fi is destroying Ben's relationship with his mother, how people who are comfortable with technology can still have illogical blind spots, the difference between being purposefully and blissfully unaware, why geeks no longer feel heroic when fixing someone's computer, and our inability to let go of others doing things the wrong way.

It concludes with Ben completing step six by coming to terms with the weak-tie nature of social media connections and promising not to expect much depth and transparency in his future engagements on these platforms.

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