Episode 2.02 Basketballs ≠ Pumpkins
Because Sometimes Things on the Internet Explode
In which we talk about Marco Arment, Kirby Delauter, and the general phenomenon of things you say on the internet going viral (often when you least expect them to). How do you deal with the reality that your audience is never limited but may universalize at any moment? What is the audience’s responsibility, and what are creators’ responsibilities? How do we deal charitably with authors writing “in-house” on controversial topics?
P.S. You’re going to want to listen to the bloopers on this one, all the way through to the end. Trust us.
Before You Go
- ["Wasted Hours] from The Best of Times by Cable Street Collective
- “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho. Used even though it’s still just a digital recording. Some day maybe he can play it on a real piano!
- Marco Arment’s original post (“Apple has lost the functional high ground”)
- His follow-up: "What it’s like to be way too popular for a day
- Kirby Delauter’s original post
- The Frederick News-Post responds (seriously, this is hilarious)
- His apology… of sorts
- The Streisand Effect
- Previous episodes: