#60: 'The Uniqloization of the Internet'

To mark the 60th episode, this week is just Cher and James, The Original Two. Topics of conversation include internet culture, an addiction to data and how content online has become indistinguishable just to be relevant.

We were sponsored this week by:

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Also a shoutout to Cards Against Humanity. A silent sponsor who didn't get an ad but we are very thankful for.

References made during our conversation:

The quote at the beginning of the show comes from an article by Travis Gerts entitled Design Machine. To learn more visit louderthanten.com.

Chers' other, equally great podcast Gossip Girls, can be found here and James reccomendation is with Tyler Greene #17.

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Script written by Cher and James.

Produced, mixed, and edited by James T. Green.

Assistant producer Taz Kelleher.

Music by U+1F60C.

This has been a production of Postloudness, a collective of independent audio shows by people of color, women, and queer-identified hosts. Learn more at postloudness.com.

Until next time, keep things Open Ended.