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Braindead TechCast EP 3 – After the Buzz wears off Google becomes an ISP

braindead So what would happen if some-one started a social network and no-one came to the party?

That sure seems to be the general reaction the day after the birth of Google Buzz which Sean and I discuss on today’s show. Now of course because this is Google and the tech blogosphere can be a fickle beast tomorrow could see a whole new attitude about the service.

But then Google seems to get a pass on a lot of things it does which you can easily see by the lack of follow-up on its supposed pull out from China. BTW how’s that going Google?

Of all the news that came out today the best had to be the announcement that Google was going into the ISP – I just wish it had been some-one else doing this.

Posts referred to in the show

BREAKING: Google Buzz is brilliant, Facebook just lost half its value. – Jason Calacanis
WARNING: Google Buzz Has A Huge Privacy Flaw – Business Insider
Google Doesn’t Want to Be an ISP — It Wants to Be a Rabble-rouser – GigaOM
Google’s real buzz – the shot across the bow of broadband providers – The Inquisitr

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Braindead Techcast Ep.2: All abuzz about nothing

braindead I’ll give you two guesses about what tonight’s show with myself and Sean is about and the first one doesn’t count.

Yes we do our blogging and podcasting duty as required by our canon of ethics and take a look at the newly announced Google Buzz to see what all the buzz is about. Sadly though we have we little of encouraging thoughts about it due to the fact that we are both on a kool-aid free diet.

Seriously though what is all the buzz about other than the fact that Google has yet another way to get more personal information to sell ads against.

The last part of the podcast is one of us patting each other on the back as once more facts published by a mainstream new source back up our long time contention that the cost of being on the Internet is getting out of hand and not looking to get any better.

Post referred to in the show.

Google Buzz? Pfffft – Dave Winer
Buzz, Facebook and the segregation of Social MediaThe Inquisitr
As Data Flows In, the Dollars Flow Out – New York Times
It’s not a matter of being saved – Shooting at Bubbles

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Braindead Techcast Ep 1: The perfect example why we call this the Braindead Techcast

braindead As you can tell from the show name and logo we have made the transition to out new tech oriented podcast. There will be a follow-up post explaining the reasons for the change but for now tonight’s show with myself and Sean take a look at some of the really braindead things we ran across today.

The show starts with us asking the people behind the Minnesota Wind Turbine project what made them think that the windmill would turn in minus degree weather without proper preparations.

We take a bit of a sidetrack after that to the story of the young girl charged and slapped in handcuffs for writing on her desk with an erasable marker.

The show ends off with a little bit of a tirade from Sean about the EFF and their habit of patting themselves on the back over the stupidest things.

Posts referenced in the show.

Minnesota’s frozen turbines raise new doubts about wind power – GreenBeat
Alexa Gonzalez Handcuffed For Doodling On A DeskSean P. Aune
Google Superbowl Ad Explains The Need for Search Privacy – EFF

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