Yesterday, #Soup happened upon “LeoLaporteSucks”, either through his web site or his newtwitter. Leo tried to act like LeoLaporteSucks has lost his edge, but we support LLS wholeheartedly.
Poor Gum wished for a @MikeElganSucks, so Total Drama has reserved the name for future use. Right now, nobody cares about Mike Elgan (and he doesn’t control the chat nazis that LeoLaporteSucks covers in his tweets, unlike Leo Laporte).
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Elgum will literally (attempt to) read anything put in front of him on a prompter. He isn’t able to do this very well, of course, but today Megan Morrone co-hosted the shit-show called Tech News Today, and she had a joke of a story in the “News You Can Lose Segment.”
Why is this segment in a news show they want us to watch?
Leo Laporte has crowed over and over about how TWiT is aimed to be the CNN of Tech, but the following video illustrates how that’s a crock of shit.
The editorial board of Total Drama presents to you:
Mike Elgan Believing a Story
About a Wearable Banana
In a shocking shift of allegiances, long time technician Alex Gumpel has freed himself from the lapdog allegations with mucho gusto. In a recent seemingly benign post, the long coated youngster clearly stated his allegiance with the slim half of the iPad Today twosome. Asked for comment, he may have posed this question, “Have you seen the first three letters of my last name?”
Suddenly, everybody’s talking about an ad-free social network called Ello. The site’s creators say Ello is independent, allows pseudonyms, and doesn’t harvest personal data. In other words, it’s the anti-Facebook. And also unlike Facebook, Ello has no apparent way to make money.
+Mike Elgan curious as to why there are no credits to your photos. Are we to assume you took them? Not trying to be an ass but feel people should be credited, specially if you are using them to promote a business.
Gigaom founder Om Malik tweeted: “The obsessive coverage of Ello is less about Ello. Instead, it really is about our growing dissatisfaction with the state of social networks.”
In fact, we tend to love new social networks and hate older ones. The reason, I believe, is that both popularity (here comes everybody!) and monetization (ads, algorithmic noise filtering, personal data harvesting) are the qualities that spoil the fun private club aspect that new social networks have.
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