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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9: The Netiquette Nazi

May 26, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 11 minutes • Wiki Entry

In this week’s meeting, Victor Agreda Jr., editor-in-chief at TUAW confesses that his own social media habits many times goes against the behavior he detests in others, his feeling that social networks are simply an extension of a person's specific narcissistic proclivities, why unfriending is a delicate process that most treat too recklessly, and how fine-tuning the signal-to-noise ratio is a way to get around social niceties.

In addition, Victor discusses how living in Tennessee keeps him grounded in his technology writing, how we get annoyed when mainstream consumer behavior doesn't match with a product's intended use, judging people by what laptop or phone they own, the differences in how we physically care for our devices, and why nerds are actually more adverse to the post-PC era than the average person.

It concludes with Victor completing step eight by being willing and ready to make amends with a local Knoxville woman over her incessant amount of Foursquare check-ins.

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