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The other side of “hacking” – Why support The Media Show?

7 September, 2014 (14:27) | 111107 - What is a hacker with Emmanuel Goldstein, 120216 - What Is A Hacker with Mitch Altman, Kickstarter | By: Gus

Did you catch these videos where Mitch Altman and Emmanuel Goldstein explain what “hacker” has historically meant within the tech community? If you did, Hi! We’re The Media Show, produced by Gus Andrews and Rob Vincent. We’ve been involved in the Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE) conference and Off The Hook for many years. And […]

A gentle way to tell relatives to stop sending forwards – Why Support The Media Show?

6 September, 2014 (20:26) | About the Show, Kickstarter | By: Gus

You get them all the time: emails, Facebook posts, and text messages from friends and relatives saying “If you call an 800 number and they put you through to India, you can request to be sent to an American call center!” or “Forward this chain letter or terrible things will happen to you!” or “Obama’s […]

Why Support The Media Show? You have no idea how search engines find web pages for you.

4 September, 2014 (11:04) | About the Show, Kickstarter | By: Gus

Don’t be embarrassed — a lot of people don’t know. Heck, search engines showed up after many people alive today even graduated from school. How were we supposed to learn about these things? The Media Show aims to teach people how technology works, so they can protect their privacy better, avoid scams, and make the […]

Bored in Marketing Class? Support The Media Show!

4 September, 2014 (00:10) | About the Show, Kickstarter | By: Gus

Sometime in 2010, the following comment appeared on The Media Show’s channel page: “I like to watch the Media Show when I am bored in Marketing class” This was, of course, exactly what we wanted to hear. We post videos on YouTube because we see advantages to teaching about the media outside of classrooms.

You secretly think the word “knees” is hilarious – Why Support The Media Show?

3 September, 2014 (15:51) | About the Show, Kickstarter | By: Gus

Do you giggle when you look at the word “knees” for long enough? So did Nicola McEldowney. We set her loose on a couple of scripts because we’d seen her blog, which is pretty hilarious right down to the footnotes. When she turned in the Two Songs Don’t Make A Right script, she said “I’m […]