Winning Slowly

Taking the long view on technology, religion, ethics, and art. There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how Apple’s latest product will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in 2026. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond?


episode 4: 3.04: Mom Memes

In which we look at how moms took over the internet, and how the shift from 18–34-year-old white males to not only middle-aged moms but also many other demographics is good for the web—even when it might seem a little strange to those who came of age on the internet in the years before Facebook was taken over by mommy bloggers.
Spoilers: we only made one “your mom” joke the whole episode!

  • “God-Tier: Facebook Moms Run the Meme Game”
  • Mommy bloggers:
    • “The Rise of the Mommy Bloggers” (Mashable)
    • “How moms won the internet – and what that means for the rest of us”
  • meme
    • Badgers (requires Flash!)
      • Wikipedia article
    • Scumbag Steve
  • “Black Twitter”
  • Previously on the show:
    • 2.13: A Disputation of Theses
    • 3.03: Look in Your Soul
Before You Go
  • “Charles Koch Urgest Conservatives to Skip ‘Corporate Welfare’” (TIME)
  • “Cecil The Lion Update: Yelp Users Outraged After Thousands Of River Bluff Dental Reviews Vanish” (International Business Times)
  • “The Fog”, by Beach Moon, Peach Moon
  • “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho. A little fuzzy the past few weeks, but it’ll be back to its full glory by next episode, don’t you worry.
Sponsors Many thanks to the people who help us make this show possible by their financial support! This month’s sponsors:
  • Jeremy W. Sherman
  • Jeremy Cherfas
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