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☠ Yarrr! Content ☠

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Published on Jun 1, 2017

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Content And Its Discontents

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If you’ve been watching Idea Channel for a bit you’ve maybe caught me intoning the popular, all purpose media label “content” as YARRR, ~CONTENT~ … like some sort of internet pirate. With a peg leg. Not a torrent client. The Pirate Voice isn’t a random choice, believe it or not, but before we talk about why pirate voice, I wanna clear up why I’m not a fan of using “content” to describe broad selections of media or culture. For me, saying “content” is like putting milk in coffee–I avoid it where possible because it makes me a little queasy, though I can appreciate that for some people it’s a WAY OF LIFE. For whatever reason - when someone describes themselves as a fan of someone else’s “content”, or when YouTube provides guidance on how to get “subscribers” to interact with your “content”. I bristle. So that’s what we’re going to talk about today. Let us know what you think in the comments below!


--COMMENT RESPONSES TO LAST WEEK’S EPISODE--
Coming on Friday!

--TWEET OF THE WEEK--
https://twitter.com/LaScaldaferri/sta...


--ASSET LINKS--

1:36 The Oatmeal
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/making_t...

2:16 HOW TO MAKE A CASTLE CAKE - NERDY NUMMIES
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN7ay...

5:33 Internet Subway by Ryan Seslow
http://ryanseslow.com/

7:57 Salt Bae by Julie Winegard
http://juliewinegard.com/


--MERCH--
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Written and hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta)
(who also has a podcast! Reasonably Sound: http://bit.ly/1sCn0BF)

Made by Kornhaber Brown (http://www.kornhaberbrown.com)

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