Tech Douchebags Retired

Tech Douchebags

TDB is a twelve-step program for technology snobs disguised as a comedic interview podcast - humorously helping geeks confront their digital narcissism and unhealthy attachment to their gadgets & devices.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.



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13: The Non-Conversationalist

June 23, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 6 minutes • Wiki Entry

In this week’s meeting, Scott Willsey of the Pocket Sized Podcast shares his long-standing issues interacting with people online compared to in-person, his propensity of getting into useless arguments on social networks, misinterpreting the tone and intent of text-based communication, his disdain of inefficient conversational niceties, and the pressure of fitting into the culture of an online community.

In addition, we discuss the psychology behind choosing ringtones, notification sounds and phone contact photos, how cosmetic smartphone customizations serve little functional purpose other than to extend one's ego, and why apps see the need to barrage users with unnecessary e-mails.

It concludes with an accountability challenge placed upon Scott to complete step seven by devising a staged withdrawal plan on deleting his App.net account within the next month.




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