<--- Ashley Hoffmann

Resources from Go Phish

Hello! This site is designed to follow the topics of my radio show on UCLAradio.com, Go Phish, Mondays 12-1PM PST.

I have a fascination with technology ethics and information studies, so I've gathered some of my favorite topics and links to each to investigate for yourself.

Below is a table of contents, each hyperlinked to the show.

1 New Show Who Dis? Overview, Screen Time, & Loneliness
2 Past and Presence History of the Internet, Cameras, & Tracking
3 Women and the Web Feminism, Sex, & Love
4 Laying Down The Law Politics, Russia, & Misinformation
5 Should We Be Scared? Security, Privacy, & Big Tech
6 Money, Money, Money Dark Web, Streaming, & Economics Offline
7 Online Culture The Alt Right, Spam, & Children
8 Offline Consequences Environmentalism
9 Leaving the Nest Practical Guides, Resources, & Sanity

Show 1: New Show Who Dis?

Neil Postman, author of “Amusing Ourselves to Death,” in the ‘80s wrote:
What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture.

Overview One of Kranzberg's laws: "Technology is neither good, nor bad, nor neutral."
Overview "Even as they view the internet’s personal impact positively, Americans have grown somewhat more ambivalent about its impact on society as a whole." - Pew Research
Overview "Do you remember when you used to have to wonder things?" - Professor Tiziana Dearing
Overview "College graduates have somewhat more positive views of the personal, social impact of major tech companies" - Pew Research
Who's Online? "The offline population in the United States has declined substantially since 2000. Today, just 11% of U.S. adults don't use the internet." - Pew Research
Who's Online? "77% of Americans go online on a daily basis, including about a quarter who say they are "almost constantly" online." - Pew Research
Who's Online? "45% of teens say they're online almost constantly" - Pew Research
Who's Online? "In early 2000, just 14% of seniors were internet users. But in 2016, 67% of adults ages 65+ said they go online." - Pew Research
Addiction "Digital detoxes are a solution looking for a problem" - Quartz
Addiction "Screen Addiction Among Teens: Is There Such A Thing?" - NPR
Addiction "How tech companies are addressing screen addiction" - CNN Business
Addiction "Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain" - NYT
Addiction "A real understanding of screen time would need a controversial approach, say researchers" - 9to5 Mac
Kids "81% of all parents with children age 11 or younger say they let their child watch videos on YouTube." - Pew Research
Death "Facebook still needs to work on what to do when users die" - Mashable
Overview Like this show? We suggest "Note To Self" by WNYC.

Joke of the Week: How does a computer get drunk? It takes screenshots.

History of the Week: 1975 The Microsoft Corporation was founded April 4, 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800

More to come! Tune in next week!