A second visit to Scariff in County Clare, Ireland, to hear from the people working hard to save Ireland’s vegetable heritage and make seeds available to a new generation of gardeners.
Will takes the bus from Middlesbrough to East Kilbride. My home town.
Many studies have shown that people who use social media may be unhappier than those who don’t. This week on Hidden Brain, we explore the psychological effect social media has on us.
Manton talks to Daniel about just missing jury duty during a busy work week. They talk about the virtues of differentiating a product by both features and personality. Finally, they react to the Stellar cryptocurrency’s surprising value, and the potential for cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to change the world.
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Micro Monday Launches – Jean MacDonald announces a new convention for sharing microblog recommendations on Mondays.
Books on Micro.blog – Manton introduces the idea of tagging posts on Micro.blog with Emoji.
Stellar – Non-profit cryptocurrency which has seen its value spike recently.
Long Blockchain Tea – Ars Technica story about the tea that renamed itself and captured Bitcoin mania.
What is Bitcoin? – Late Night with Seth Myers takes on the task of explaining it, sort of.
Mariella Frostrup and guests ask if we are entering a golden age of dystopian fiction
Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for August 5th - 11th, 2017.