This week the team talk about the state of social media and how it's changed since we were early adopters. We talk about:
- How and why we use various networks and how that's changed over time and our reactions.
- Ben quitting Facebook and the how it stopped being fun (there is, apparently, some science to back this up too).
- The adverts we see (and don't see) and what's been useful (Ewan's been buying mattresses).
- Jaiku (briefly) our first social network experience.
- Paying for 'professional' social networking and LinkedIn's persistently bad product design which has previously employed such hostile design it was deemed illegal.
- Snapchat. What is it? Seriously? What? And are you supposed to understand the screen layouts? (The Verge has a stab at explaining it).
This week's Blandford-o-gram is him being an 'influencer':
Our special thanks to everyone that supported this and previous episodes including Ian Wilkinson, Tim Edwards, Ilicco, Andy Hagon, James Murray, Paul O'Sullivan, Robert Daniels, Ray Kaluza, Stephen Dark, Jamie Holland, Phil Turnbull, David, Lynda Sue, Marko Hoffmann, Matt Lacey, Øyvind Berle, Richard Yates, Kah Leong Ow, Roland Roberts, Kurt Kaufman, Graham Lovett, Richard Hurst, Paulrus, Terence Eden, Alastair Harding, Dan Lane, Iain Mercer, John Bashaw, Sacha Obado, Jennifer Hanen, Hugh Matthews and Francis Muir.