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Conversations with the smartest people in tech. An irregular, interview-style podcast by the Editorial Team at HackerNoon.com ⚡

    Media Conglomerates Are Taking Over The World

    Media Conglomerates Are Taking Over The World

    That's right, media conglomerates are taking over the world... or at least are trying to. This Week on Planet Internet, David Smooke, Amy Tom, and Ustav Jaiswal dive into the world of big media - think Facebook, Disney, Comcast, ATT - about the policies, who owns them, and more.


    🌎 THIS WEEK ON PLANET INTERNET:


    What is a media conglomerate? (02:10)

    What's the deal with Special Purpose Acquisition Companies? Examining the Forbes "business combination" (08:43)

    Which are the largest media conglomerates? (16:30)

    Who owns what in the big media world? (22:52)

    How to explain NFTs to people who think they're just JPEGs (32:30)

    Utsav makes a cheeky blockchain joke that needs a full explanation (40:32)


    🗒️ SHOW NOTES:


    Forbes SPAC: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbespr/2021/08/26/forbes-to-become-public-company-through-business-combination-with-special-purpose-acquisition-company-magnum-opus/?sh=21f0611d320e

    What is a media conglomerate: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_conglomerate#:~:text=A media conglomerate%2C media group,theme parks%2C or the Internet

    Media ownership: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concentration_of_media_ownership

    How to Explain NFTs to People Who Think They're Just JPEGs on HackerNoon: https://hackernoon.com/how-to-explain-nfts-to-people-who-think-theyre-just-jpegs


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    • 42 min
    Into the Depths of Wikipedia

    Into the Depths of Wikipedia

    Annie Rauwerda is a neurology student by day and an Instagram curator by night. Since the pandemic, Annie has grown her Depths of Wikipedia Instagram page to 376k followers and counting. Amy Tom talks to Annie about how she grew her page, how she connects with her followers, and how she decides what to post. 🏋️‍♂️


    On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:


    What is the Depths of Wikipedia's Instagram page all about? (00:50) 📱

    How did Annie grow her Instagram page? (02:22) 🤳

    How does Annie decide what to post? (08:32) 🙊

    What is the Wikipedia community like? (15:16) 🤝

    How does Annie diversify her content? (20:10) 🍀

    What is Annie’s advice for hacking the Instagram algorithm? (24:04) 🌟


    Follow Annie Rauwerda:


    Follow Depths of Wikipedia on Instagram @depthsofwikipedia

    Check out Annie's website: https://depthsofwikipedia.com/


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    • 24 min
    Economics, Crypto, and Really Smart Women

    Economics, Crypto, and Really Smart Women

    Utsav Jaiswal sits down with Amber Ghaddar, Founder at AllianceBlock, about building the AllianceBlock Protocol, understanding money matters, and getting down to business. 🤝


    On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:


    How did Amber get her start? (02:50) 🧑‍🏫

    Can we democratize capital itself? (13:23) 😱

    How does Amber get people to open up to the idea of Bitcoin regulation? (28:25) 😵

    What is the economic effect of making Bitcoin a legal currency? (42:33) 🤭

    How do Amber's AllianceBlock tokens work? (53:05) 🤑


    Follow Amber Ghaddar:


    Follow Amber on Twitter @amber_ghaddar


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Critical Thinking, Cryptocurrency, and a Space Hotel

    Critical Thinking, Cryptocurrency, and a Space Hotel

    Nicolas Ng, Hang Ngo, and Ellen Stevens examine the details of how HackerNoon is controlling the social media empires, the specs of the Facebook whistleblower video, how the rise and fall of the Soviet Union lead to a crypto-obsessed population. Also, why we plan to host our conferences in a space hotel. Hope you join us!


    🌎 THIS WEEK ON PLANET INTERNET:


    Gen Z does NOT use Facebook! (05:09) 😵

    How frequently do you actually see hateful content on Facebook? (08:35) 🤔

    Do you think allegations should be treated as facts? (9:27) 🤔

    How much responsibility should private companies have for the things that people choose to do? (13:31) 🤔

    Why you should quit social media permanently! (17:50) 😂

    Why are Ukrainians among the top adopters of cryptocurrency in the World? (18:51) 🤟🏻

    Would Nicolas stay in a space hotel even? (29:03) 🤗

     


    🗒️ SHOW NOTES:


    Whistleblower says Facebook sucks, big time!: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/oct/05/facebook-whistleblower-accuses-firm-of-serially-misleading-over-safety

    Crypto and Ukraine, a match made in Soviet :https://hackernoon.com/ukrainians-among-the-top-adopters-of-cryptocurrency-in-the-world

    A space hotel is cool and all, but what happens if there's an asteroid?: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/voyager-station-space-hotel-scn/index.html

    What do you think about floating cities? https://digg.com/design/link/are-floating-cities-our-future


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    • 28 min
    How to Build Your Personal Brand with Writing

    How to Build Your Personal Brand with Writing

    Meet Scott D. Clary! Scott is a long-time HackerNoon contributor with over 20 published stories about business strategy. Amy Tom chats with Scott about hosting his podcast, building his career, and why he writes. ✍🏻


    On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:


    Why does Scott write? (02:00) 🧑‍🏫

    What is Scott’s writing process? (08:07) 🧑‍💻

    How did Scott learn to be a content creator and thought leader? (14:33) ✨

    What is Scott’s secret to success? (21:49) 🤫

    What is the coolest opportunity that Scott’s writing brought him? (27:17) 😱

    What is Scott’s advice for other writers? (35:23) 🥰


    Follow Scott D. Clary:


    Check out Scott's HackerNoon stories: hackernoon.com/u/scott-d.-clary

    Read Scott's Meet the Writer story: https://hackernoon.com/meet-scott-d-clary-from-fortune-500s-to-early-stage-startups-and-everything-in-between

    Connect with Scott at info.scottdclary.com


    Want to submit your Meet the Writer story to HackerNoon? We want to hear from you! Follow our Template (Just Click and Start Writing).


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    • 38 min
    Protecting Billion Dollar Institutional Crypto-Assets: An Interview with Aaron Lint of Anchorage Digital Bank and Leslie Ankney

    Protecting Billion Dollar Institutional Crypto-Assets: An Interview with Aaron Lint of Anchorage Digital Bank and Leslie Ankney

    Utsav Jaiswal sits down with Aaron Lint (CISO at Anchorage Digital Bank and Leslie Ankney (the Communications Lead at Anchorage Digital. Aaron leads banking security operations at the first nationally chartered crypto bank. Leslie comes to Anchorage by way of Ditto PR, where she was Director of Blockchain and Digital Currencies Practice and Associate Vice President. Visa-backed Anchorage has safely held billions of dollars in crypto for institutions.


    On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:


    What is Aaron’s favourite blockchain? (02:36) 🥰

    Where does DeFi innovation come into the picture? (8:11) 🔨

    What does regulation mean to Anchorage? (13:06) ⚖️

    What’s the deal with ATM security? Lol (21:17) 🔐

    What is the future of finance? (23:36) 🔮

    Are decentralized bridges safe? (27:30) 😳


    Follow Aaron Lint and Leslie Ankney:


    Follow Aaron on Twitter @lintile

    Follow Leslie on Twitter @CryptoLeslie


    Recommended Reads on HACKERNOON.COM 🤸‍♀️


    https://hackernoon.com/the-ultimate-security-guide-for-cryptocurrency-investors-w11437zy

    https://hackernoon.com/why-crypto-needs-institutions-f089410e2506

    https://hackernoon.com/should-financial-institutions-and-retail-investors-manage-their-own-cryptocurrency-i8s3z6j

    https://hackernoon.com/analyzing-the-institutional-landscape-for-blockchain-solutions-ze1b37f5

    https://hackernoon.com/an-insiders-view-on-digital-asset-opportunities-for-institutional-investors-rhj33ui


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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Mirjanar ,

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cool to hear the team. Have been publishing stories on Hacker Noon for a few years. Great to see and hear the actual voices of the team. Utsav, Natasha, Linh, David - see you back on the internet!

buzlink ,

Great show with wide range of topics & guests.

Great showthat I've been checking on for the past 6 months. Great guests and topics. The audio quality could be betteror more consistent to get me to tune in to every episode. 👍
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Rodney McKeown ,

Good

As an immigrant, loved hearing more of Linh's story, but overall the feed is little too crypto centric.

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