YSPodcast Ep.3 – The Social Media Experiment

Mike, Ben, and Alex are back to the future with another podcast for your enjoyment. This specially themed podcast covers social media–diagnosing its ills and prescribing its benefits, many of which you’ve likely taken for granted. Along the way, our trio of Virgillian guides visits the circles of the social media Inferno: David Gilmour, Twitter and the English Language, “Doin’ it for the Vine,” FITspiration, and much more. Musical Interludes from Frightened Rabbit, Augustines, and a new track from Childish Gambino. Spend your Turkey Day with us here at The YSP! #T-giveswithYSP (That’s a joke, please don’t tweet that…)

Before we give you the content list and relevant links you so desperately desire, we must apologize for some technical difficulties keeping the podcast off of Youtube for the moment. It will be up as soon as possible and appended to this post, but we encourage you to download the podcast from the YSPodcast Downloads tab at the top of the page, or from the Box.com widget on the right hand side.

As always, we welcome comments and engagement from you to help continue the discussion. Please leave a comment below, send us an email, post on our facebook page or send us a tweet. We love hearing from you!

And if you want a lighthearted stance on some of the issues covered: Season 6, Episode 3 of Parks and Recreation.

So, without further adieu, please check out the content listing below and enjoy!

0:00 – 1:00 Introduction/Notes

1:01 – 8:50 David Gilmour Debate

8:51 – 24:38 Mail Bag: Twitter and the English Language

24:39 – 28:10 Musical Interlude: Frightened Rabbit, “The Woodpile”

28:11 – 39:50 Facebook and Sadness, Man vs Internet, The Highlight Reel Effect

39: 51 – 42:59 Musical Interlude: Augustines, “Chapel Song”

43:00 – 53:36 New Age Narcissus: Instagram, Vine and FITspiration

53:37 – 1:02:38 The Microblog, The Macroblog and Internet Legitimacy: Tumblr, WordPress, 4Chan, and Reddit

1:02:39 – 1:03:40 – Closing Remarks

1:03:41 – 1:07:26 – Musical Outro: Childish Gambino, “Yaphet Kotto” [Explicit Lyrics]

Relevant Links

David Gilmour Story: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/sep/27/author-david-gilmour-female-writers

Facebook and Sadness: http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/09/16/223052837/whether-facebook-makes-you-lonely-depends-on-how-you-use-it

Paul Miller Vs The Internet: http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/1/4279674/im-still-here-back-online-after-a-year-without-the-internet

A Good Reason Not to “Do it for the Vine”: http://www.dailydot.com/lol/dont-do-it-for-vine-video-car-accident/

Fitspiration: http://reembody.me/2013/09/10/the-6-most-shockingly-irresponsible-fitspiration-photos/


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