Manton Reece created Micro.blog and hosts the podcasts Core Intuition and Timetable.
Recent episodes featuring Manton Reece
Manton and Daniel talk about Daniel’s revised plan for weekly “meetings with his manager.” They touch on the challenge of striking a balance between following a strict work regimen vs. allowing oneself to “break the rules” when appropriate. Manton describes his experiment with running a Twitter ad and looks forward to IndieWebCamp in Austin. http://traffic.libsyn.com/coreint/CoreInt_408.mp3 Download Audio (MP3, 33 minutes) Many thanks to our sponsor this week: Linode: Cloud Hosting for You. Use promo code coreint2020 for $20 credit when you sign up. Links: Hosted Replies – Manton’s blog post about the new Micro.blog feature. Manton’s Twitter Ad – Posted on behalf of IndieWebCamp Austin, from Micro.blog’s Twitter account. IndieWebCamp Austin – Web page for the 2020 event. Gluon for Micro.blog – React native based cross-platform app by Vicent Ritter. Enjoy our show? Become a sustaining member!
Daniel gets Manton’s impressions after finally buying AirPods. They discuss the pluses and minuses compared to wired headphones. Daniel follows up on his problem being identified as a potential spammer by an email marketing company, and Manton talks about the growing problem of spam accounts on Micro.blog. Finally, they talk about Manton’s decision not to seek venture funding for Micro.blog, and revisit the notion of “a rising tide lifts all boats” with respect to Micro.blog’s competiton. http://traffic.libsyn.com/coreint/CoreInt_407.mp3 Download Audio (MP3, 43 minutes) Many thanks to our sponsors this week: TextExpander: Communicate Smarter. Linode: Cloud Hosting for You. Use promo code coreint2020 for $20 credit when you sign up. Links: AirPods – Apple marketing page for the wireless headphones. ToothFairy – AirPods utility for macOS by Michael Tsai. AirBuddy – AirPods utility for macOS by Gui Rambo. Planetary – Forthcoming ad-free social network. Luminary – A $100 million dollar podcast company. Tofurky – Longstanding vegetarian “meat” company. Impossible Foods – A newer vegetarian “meat” company. Beyond Meat – Yet another vegetarian “meat” company. I’m Quitting Facebook – Author Stephen King announces his choice on Twitter. Enjoy our show? Become a sustaining member!
Manton and Daniel talk about Daniel’s success in finally sending an email to customers, and the negative repercussions of sending too infrequently to be considered “permitted.” http://traffic.libsyn.com/coreint/CoreInt_406.mp3 Download Audio (MP3, 35 minutes) Many thanks to our sponsor this week: Linode: Cloud Hosting for You. Use promo code coreint2020 for $20 credit when you sign up. Links: Red Sweater News – Sign-up form for Daniel’s company mailing list. Mailchimp – Popular email marketing service. Mandrill – Mailchimp’s transactional email service. Planned Downtime – Mandrill’s announcement about a several-hours downtime. SendGrid – Marketing and transaction email service. Enjoy our show? Become a sustaining member!
Daniel talks with Manton about the just-announced Planetary social networking startup, and how it compares with Micro.blog both in terms of vision and execution. They talk of the challenge of changing human habits when marketing innovative products, and whether Planetary could help Manton by increasing awareness of the need for more social networks. Finally, they examine Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods and the comparable marketing challenges they have in “preaching to the choir” of core supporters while trying to attract the attention of less likely customer bases. http://traffic.libsyn.com/coreint/CoreInt_405.mp3 Download Audio (MP3, 37 minutes) Many thanks to our sponsor this week: Linode: Cloud Hosting for You. Use promo code coreint2020 for $20 credit when you sign up. Links: Planetary.social – An “open and humane alternative to Facebook,” by Tom Coates and crew. Decentralized, Open and Humane – Twitter post from @tomcoates announcing the service. Excited to Invest – Biz Stone of Twitter announces his investment in Planetary. @rabble – Tom Coates founding partner in Planetary. @blaine – Early Odeo/Twitter employee who tweeted in support of Planetary. Micro.blog – Manton’s decidely different alternative to Twitter and Facebook. Scuttlebutt – The centralized social platform on which Planetary is said to be based. Ello – Another alternative social network that has not been a huge draw away from Twitter or Facebook. Beyond Meat – Plant-based meat company for which Biz Stone is an investor and board member. Impossible Foods – Another popular plant-based meat company. Enjoy our show? Become a sustaining member!
Manton and Daniel talk about the FBI’s renewed demand that Apple provide iPhone-cracking services. They discuss when it would be acceptable, if ever, for Apple to provide such assistance, and the slippery slope of saying yes even once. Daniel follows up on his growing sureness that he will drop support for Blogger from MarsEdit, and Manton talks a little more about his upcoming book on microblogging. http://traffic.libsyn.com/coreint/CoreInt_404.mp3 Download Audio (MP3, 38 minutes) Many thanks to our sponsors this week: MacStadium: Private clouds on Mac hardware. Use promo code coreint for 50% off your first two months. Linode: Cloud Hosting for You. Use promo code coreint2020 for $20 credit when you sign up. Links: Apple Rejects AG Barr’s Claim – The Verge covers the FBI’s request to unlcok a phone, and Apple’s refusal to comply with it. The Software Equivalent of Cancer – Nick Heer writeds at PixelEnvy about his experience with iOS Recovery Mode software updates. Indie Microblogging – Manton’s forthcoming book which will (probably) include a section on alternative platforms. Hatching Twitter – Nick Bilton’s book on the history of Twitter. Blogger – One of the earliest blogging platforms, now being neglected by Google. Medium – Evan Williams’s latest blog-publishing company. Enjoy our show? Become a sustaining member!
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Location
Austin, TX, USA
Episode Count
560
Podcast Count
10
Total Airtime
1 week, 3 days