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IT in The D, Episode 30.
We had Hajj Flemings as our in-studio guest to talk about his areas of expertise like branding, social media personas, and everything else he's got going on these days. Detroit's Largest Selfie. The #DetroitWeek hashtag and activities. And a bunch more. He's a busy guy with a lot of irons in the fire, and it was great to sit down and chat with him about it all.
That just scratches the surface though, because oh, did we have some fun with the latest news and events...
ep30We talked about the controversy surrounding a new way that's being floated to finance college education, Comcast buying Time Warner, Uber's dirty little secret, the flap about Flappy Bird, why Candy Crush should be immediately uninstalled from your phone and never played again, and so, so much more.
Want to read up a bit so that you've got context?
Why you should immediately uninstall Candy Crush from your phones. Not because we think it's annoying, or anything like that - the people behind it suck at life and deserve to be homeless: http://www.candyswipe.com/king.html
The story about human traffic on the web versus all other traffic: http://mashable.com/2014/02/12/human-bot-web-traffic/
Comcast / Time Warner deal: http://mashable.com/2014/02/12/comcast-acquire-time-warner-cable/
Yep, Crystal Pepsi is coming back: http://hot1047.com/limited-edition-of-crystal-pepsi-to-be-back-on-shelves-in-2014/
Another Bitcoin exchange got hacked: http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/14/technology/security/silk-road-bitcoin/index.html
Yes, it was originally Eric Stoltz, and not Michael J Fox, in Back to the Future: http://m.imgur.com/a/EZh0r
Reason #43,914 why you don't meet women on Craigslist. Because they'll kill you: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/craigslist-killer-claims-slayed-dozens-part-satanic-cult-report-article-1.1616297
Uber's dirty little secret: http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014302160040
The flap about Flappy Bird, bots, and gaming the system: http://www.bluecloudsolutions.com/blog/flappy-birds-smoke-mirrors-scamming-app-store/
Is there a better way to fund college education? Like an after-the-fact payback based on percentage of income rather than crushing debt? http://www.forbes.com/sites/joshfreedman/2014/02/13/should-we-place-a-tax-on-all-college-graduates/
Hajj Flemings can be found at http://hajjflemings.com/
Brand Camp University is at http://www.brandcampu.com/
Detroit's Largest Selfie takes place Wednesday morning at 10am on the steps of the DIA. Want in? Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/779724532057319
"Detroit Week" (#DetroitWeek) kicked off today. You can catch the entire calendar of events out at http://www.flickr.com/photos/hajjflemings/12451979113/in/photostream/
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Listing of our upcoming events: http://www.detroitnet.org/index.php/our-events/