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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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33: The Hate-Reader

November 9, 2014 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 1 minute • Wiki Entry

In this week’s meeting, Shawn King of Your Mac Life and 5by5's Amplified shares his obsession with calling out misinformation, bad writing and biased reporting on tech blogs, how he believes journalism is not living up to its ideal, and why he feels compelled to be so aggressive in taking writers to task for doing a poor job servicing their readers.

In addition, we discuss how hate-reading can be good for you, why it's important to consume news with a jaundiced eye, how "citizen journalism" has as many downsides as it does upsides, the problem with getting all your information from your Facebook feed, and that children aren't getting taught in school how to filter, digest and understand the news.

It concludes with Shawn scoffing at step nine by being unwilling to make amends with John Martellaro about his poor writing at the Mac Observer over the past decade.

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