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Expressively publishing on the open web since 1996.
Entranced by Portland, Oregon since 2017.

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Fresh Fusion Episode 7

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In this episode, Jared explains why the show almost never happened in the first place and why excuses are the enemy of action. Plus a hands-on overview of the new MacBook Pros from Apple with improved butterfly mechanism keyboards, how news curation on major media platforms is threatening the open web, the brutalism movement in design, and more!


Fresh Fusion

A weekly show where we discuss the business, the art, the ethics of content creation on the open web. Hosted by Jared White.



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Catch-2022

In this possibly final episode of the show, I candidly share my struggles with creative identity and finding success in the "wrong" genre. I contemplate whether I should cancel Fresh Fusion and put greater effort behind other projects. And I wonder what makes sense as a creator in a year when I expect to be on the road more often than not. Should I stay or should I go?

Listen to Episode 77



Twitter vs. Meta (A Tale of Two Social Networks)

My kids are obsessed with "Squid Game" — even though they've (obviously!) never seen the show. "You" has taken over Netflix Top 10. Twitter vs. Meta: I'm amazed at the shockingly different trajectory these two companies are taking. The social media landscape is fracturing and it's no longer Facebook/Twitter as a monolithic duo. Let's do a deep dive into just how much Twitter has grown and changed since Jack Dorsey become CEO. Episode 75—here we go!

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MaxBook Pro & The Podcasts I Love

Apple's latest and greatest M1-powered MacBooks (MaxBooks?) are here, and Jared wonders if there's anything left for Mac nerds to be upset about when it seems like Apple has fulfilled all their wishes. (For a hefty price of course!) Plus a special rundown of all of Jared's favorite podcasts he frequently listens to and why they're worthy of your attention. Hmm, sounds like…a Fresh Fusion Reaction! 🤓

Listen to Episode 74



Sex Appeal, Heteronormativity, and White Supremacy in Algorithms

In today's episode, I step through some follow-up and a few items of note I've been tracking (such as the gorgeous Nikon Z fc retro-style camera!) before kicking off a rant about the ways algorithms privilege the already privileged instead of favoring content off the beaten path. Apparently you're likely to do quite well on YouTube if you're young, white, cis, "attractive", and so forth…but what about the rest of us?

Listen to Episode 72





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