Social psychologist Aleks Krotoski has spent a decade untangling the effects of the web on our lives. She broadcasts and writes on our increasingly co-dependent relationship with the online world. She talks with ABC Radio National’s Marc Fennell live at the Sydney Writers’ Festival 2013
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Untangling the web with Dr Aleks Krotoski - Download This Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Making Data Sexy, Tumblr-Yahoo There was a time when ‘data’ was considered to be nothing more than boring numbers. But now, thanks to the rise of infographics, data visualisation and app development, data is sexy and actually quite popular. We talk to one of the world’s leading data visualists and the team behind the Aussie app reinventing the way we interact with Australian Bureau of Statistics information. Plus, "We promise not to screw it up"; these were the words of the CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, as she announced that the family-friendly internet giant was about to spend a billion dollars on buying the picture blogging site tumblr. What is there to screw up? Find out in this show.
Battle for Android Supremacy, Pheed: New Facebook? - Download This Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Is Pheed the next Facebook? It’s been called the ultimate new social media network, it’s had high profile stars spruiking it and it’s already shot ahead of Facebook and Twitter in Apple’s App store … so just what is Pheed? As android phone manufacturers compete furiously to produce the best on the market, what does it all mean for the smartphone of 2013 and beyond? And we look at PromiseLocker the Aussie start-up measuring personal, public and political promises and holding them all to account.
End of the Call Centre? Your data after death, DNT - Download This Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
How much do you hate being left on hold to the help desk? Is it possible to replace call centres, help desks and support lines with social media? An Australian company is trying to do just that. Plus, all the ways you can tell the internet to not track you online. And, what happens to your data when you die - all those passwords, banking records, your Facebook page?
NBN: Facts vs Fiction, Storify, Pinterest, Tablets - Download This Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The NBN has become something worse than a political football, so this week we’re separating NBN facts from fiction. Don’t forget to have a say as well. Drop a comment below or visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/downloadthisshow) and tell us what YOU want to know about the supposed $50 billion project. We examine the rise of social curation with Storify and Pinterest and examine the effect it will have on journalism and retail. Plus the future of Tablet computing as we review a few of our favourites..
Targeted Marketing in your Womb, Digital Product Placement, Pervasive Gaming - Download This Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
How did an American department store predict that a 15 year old girl was pregnant before anyone else? We examine the strange and fascinating world of Predictive Analytics and Data Mining both in and away from the computer. We examine how the world of Pervasive Gaming is bleeding out of the screen and intro the streets. And Digital Product Placement - imagine all your favourite old TV shows with brand new brands inserted into them.
Buy Drugs off the Web, Hack a New Arm, Kickstarter - Download This Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Can you hack a new arm? We meet the man who has hacked Microsoft Kinect to help people who suffer from phantom limb syndrome. We slip into the Dark Web and go shopping on the infamous online pharmacy The Silk Road. Along the way we examine Bitcoin and the world of virtual currencies and whether they truly have a future. Plus how virtual pan-handling can give you one million dollars as we evaluate the world of crowdsourcing and Kickstarter.
3D Printers meet pirates, Gamify, Batteries reborn - Download This Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Can the principals behind computer gaming solve world hunger and untangle the GFC? We examine the quirky world of Gamification. Plus, what happens when you combine a 3D printer with the world’s largest illegal downloading network? Hilarity, that’s what. And If you’re sick of your mobile phone running out of juice (and aren’t we all?) Download explains the future of the cell phone battery. Plus we investigate whether Google has found the lost city of Atlantis.
Grindr hacked, Music Subscription & Twitter Censorship - Download This Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
It’s the 4 billion dollar industry that wants to see you get more sex. We examine the psychology and business behind Digital Dating in light of the gay hook-up iPhone App Grindr being hacked by a NSW Teenager. And only in our second episode we declare that Radio is Dead! Long Live RDIO. Do music subscription services like Spotify and the newly launched RDIO mean a genuine competitor for iTunes? We also examine Twitter’s decision to allow country-by-country censorship - is it actually a good thing? And as a little treat, imagine if you could take over the official twitter feed of an entire nation… what would you say?
Mobile payments, Piracy and Facial Recognition - Download This Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Imagine doing away with your password and logging on to a website using facial recognition technology. We also examine the possibility of your mobile phone replacing your credit card. Also we wade though the numbers to find out just how much damage piracy is really doing to the entertainment industry. This week’s guest panel includes Nick Ross, Editor of the ABC’s Games and Technology website and Patrick Gray, cybersecurity journalist from Risky.Biz
Brand new in 2012, Download This Show is your weekly access-point to the latest developments in social media, consumer electronics, digital politics, hacktivism and more.
Beginning January 29, Download This Show will be presented by Marc Fennell (Hungry Beast, triple j) on Sundays at 9:30pm (with a repeat broadcast on Thursdays at 2pm), and will be available to podcast and listen online.