The Talk Show With John Gruber

The director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball. Long digressions on Apple, technology, design, movies, and more.


362: ‘Grand Scale Foot-Shooting’, With Anil Dash

Special guest: Anil Dash. A little about last week’s U.S. midterm elections, and a lot about what’s going on at Twitter under Elon Musk.

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  • “Twitter Tumult” — me, on what’s going on at Twitter.
  • Twitter Is Going Great — A rundown of everything during Twitter’s saga under Elon Musk.
  • Fedifinder — “Search Twitter names, bios, locations, URLs, and pinned Tweets for fediverse handles and URLs.” Nifty tool for anyone moving from Twitter to Mastodon or just trying Mastodon out.
  • Fediverse of Madness — a collection of Glitch apps related to the fediverse.
  • Glitch.
  • The Obama Foundation Democracy Forum.
  • Anil’s prescient Twitter prediction from back in April.
  • Anil’s blog.

This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.


 2022-11-19  2h14m