Shulem Deen was a 22-year old and ultra-religious, a Hasidic Jewish person, when he bought a computer and signed up for America Online in 1996. Until then he'd never had a real conversation with someone outside his community. Sruthi Pinnamaneni tells the story of how the internet ruined his life and how it might save it.Thanks for listening! Subscribe to our podcast at http://www.itunes.com/replyall!Sponsors: Mailchimp (http://www.mailchimp.com)Blue Apron (http://blueapron.com - coupon code 'reply')Harrys Razors (http://harrys.com - coupon code 'reply')
This week, we conclude Shulem Deen’s story. In part I, we heard how the internet led him on a path where he was exiled from his community and separated from his family. In part II, Sruthi Pinnamaneni tells the story of how the Hasidic community has tried to block off a corner of the internet for itself, and how this new, informal Hasidic internet might offer Shulem a way back. Thanks for listening! Subscribe to our podcast at www.itunes.com/replyall!Sponsors:www.framebridge.com (offer code 'reply')www.stamps.com (offer code 'reply')www.mailchimp.com
Thomas Oscar is an Australian teenager who tried to make the most boring Facebook group possible - a group where members pretend to be corporate drones in a non-existent office.This week's episode was reported by Karen Duffin (www.karenbduffin.com). Sponsors:Xero (www.xero.com/podcasts)Stamps.com (www.stamps.com, offer code 'reply')Squarespace (www.squarespace.com, offer code 'reply')
Liz lost her camera in a cab, so she went to the New York City Taxi website to submit it to their lost and found database. At least, that's what she thought she did. Alex investigates and finds a big business behind the success of a suspicious little website.Further ReadingIf you lose something in a cab in New York City, Call 311, or go to this website.The Department of Consumer Affairs encourages anyone who feels they have been misled by yellowcabnyc.com to file a complaint with DCA online at nyc.gov/consumers or by calling 311.
For Jonathan Goldstein, YouTube offers endless nostalgia, but he always finds himself returning to the same subject - a precocious child actor from the early 70’s named Mason Reese. And then a few months ago, new clips of Reese began popping up on YouTube. What's more, they appeared to be uploaded by Reese himself. Jonathan sets out to discover why - and why now, after 40 years.
Forty servers full of lost photos, a secret plan, and an unexpected rescue. Also, a Yes Yes No about a frog.Further ReadingHillary on PepeMatt Furie (Pepe's creator) on PepeSmugmug's statement on PicturelifeOur Sponsors99designs – Visit 99designs.com/reply to get a free $99 upgrade on your first design project.HPE - To learn more about how HPE can provide innovative and effective it solutions for your business go to HPE.com/gimlet.Wealthsimple – Investing made easy. Get your first $10,000 managed for free.
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