Jared White
Writer. Musician. Open Web Advocate. Programmer. Designer. Sci-Fi Nerd. Family Man.

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The Jared White Show

A curated celebration of the artform that is the web. A weekly perspective on how individuals have the power to spark open and free communication and innovation online. Hosted by Jared White.

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The Jared White Show

The Year of the Personal Cloud

In this episode, Jared gives a detailed rundown of all of the big commercial internet services he’s replaced with open source, self-hosted software that he controls himself. Why would anyone want to do this? Three words: privacy, security, and network health. Just as biologists know that an ecosystem with a large amount of organism diversity is more resilient to environmental pressures, the internet is more resilient to negative forces when software and content is distributed and spread across the network (instead of consolidated under the thumb of a few big corporations or governments). Save the open web by switching to your own “personal cloud.”

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Ubuntu Ate My iMac

The first 1 hour long episode of The Jared White Show ever! From computer meltdowns to Dongletown, from dreaming of WWDC 2019 goodies to pontificating on the coming iOS app invasion for the Mac, this is one Apple extravaganza you won’t want to miss. Oh so much good stuff inside, so pour yourself a cuppa and let’s get started.

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From Paris with Love

In today’s episode, Jared gives his spoiler-free review of Alita: Battle Angel, both the pros and the cons (but mostly pros!). Plus the challenges of living in San Francisco and why Kevin moved to Paris, Emma Thompson takes down The Man (Mr. Lasseter), the Heretic Happy Hour, and we’re just getting started!

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Five Predictions for Social Media in 2019

At long last it’s here: Jared’s bold predictions of what will move and shake the world of social media in 2019. Will the fediverse last? Will Facebook implode? Will our brains all get uploaded to the Matrix? (Just kidding, there’s nothing in here about the Matrix. What do you think this is, 1999?) Also, the era of the foldable smartphone is upon us, the WorldWideWeb is back baby, and a whole lot more.

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Zuckerberg Learns About the Internet

Jared was sick…but at long last he’s been told he’ll make a full recovery, so enjoy this latest episode of the show: recorded, edited, produced, and published exclusively on iPad Pro! Yes, Jared has a brand-new tablet with Ferrite installed, which means it’s totally possible to record a podcast anywhere, anytime. Also in this episode: thoughts on Zucked, the new book by Facebook cheerleader-turned-critic Roger McNamee, how it could be possible to live as a web developer and creator without using any Apple tools, and a whole lot more.

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A Tale of Two Millennials

Everyone’s talking about the Fyre festival documentary, so of course Jared does too…along with NSA dragnet busting Edward Snowden. What does one have to do with the other? Listen to the show and find out! Also: HAPPY 9th BIRTHDAY iPAD! Plus what normal people understand about how Facebook’s ad tech works (hint: they don’t), and a whole lot more.

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It Was the Bee’s Knees

What an action-packed show to kick off 2019! In this episode, Jared talks about the launch of his new Patreon subscription package, the positive response he got from friends and loved ones about his private family photo gallery powered by SmugMug, the greatly exaggerated death of RSS, Apple is doomed (again?), and more. Time to hit that play button!

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New Year’s Gym Habits

LAST EPISODE OF 2018! Herein our intrepid host pontificates on the virtues of forming habits (not resolutions) in the coming year, and talks about the latest otherworldly developments on the web—including deepfakes, Doctor Strange 2, Facebook security breaches (I’m shocked, shocked! to find this sort of thing is going on here), and a whole lot more.

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Wild Wild Google

In this week’s post-Thanksgiving extravaganza, host Jared presents a video of great planetary significance, dribbles a ball over to the fine purveyors of podcast player Castro, drops a Chinese dragonfly on Google, and talks YET AGAIN about weird religion!

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Animations of Cats

Jared talks about his latest journey into the world of microblogging, the problems of live news analysis and skewed U.S. election coverage, the wild cultish world of Wild Wild Country, social media’s effect on depression, and more.

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Sick with Nazis

Jared was sick last week and so he did what comes naturally: binge watch Nazis. Yes, and not just Nazis but Japanese imperialists as well as the rebels who fight them to bring freedom to America in The Man in the High Castle—a “what if” scenario presented by Amazon Prime’s hit show. And if that weren’t crazy enough, while Jared was sick he attempted to install macOS Mojave on his iMac with less than stellar results (but there is a happy ending to the story). Plus Tim Cook’s tough talk on privacy rights, Helm fighting Google, and more. Never a dull moment here on The Jared White Show!

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A Window into the Digital World

In today’s episode, Jared dives right into the latest Apple iPad Pro rumors, muses on the applicability of Universal Basic Income, throws shade on Google’s Pixel 3 XL and Pixel Slate, and shares a couple of projects he’s been working on. Just another fine day here on The Jared White Show.

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Mastodon’s Moment

Never fear, Professor Jared is here! You will learn all about Mastodon, the hot new social networking platform that is exploding in popularity and giving Twitter a run for its money. What makes Mastodon so exciting is it’s not a single commercial service run by a corporation—it’s simply open source software using open protocols that anyone can install on their own server. Just like email isn’t owned by any one company (you can email me and I can email you and we’re not all forced to use Gmail for example), federated social networks allow online messaging and following/follower relationships to work much like Twitter but using the beauty and power of the open web.

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