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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32: The Fave Star

November 2, 2014 at 5:45PM • 1 hour 36 minutes • Wiki Entry

In this week’s meeting, Joe Rosensteel of Defocused works through step four by explaining in detail his obsession with favoriting tweets, how he uses them to ease the apprehension of jumping into conversations, dealing with the asymmetric nature of relationships built on Twitter, and how he enjoys seeing the minutiae of other people's lives.

In addition, we discuss the subculture of passive Twitter communication, the different types of ironic trolling, what your Twitter analytics say about you, ethical blocking techniques, why the "micro-blogging" medium isn't conducive to threaded conversations, how algorithmically curated timelines will affect user behavior, and how everyone edits themselves on social media and purposefully constructs the view they present to the world.

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