We discuss the Netflix documentary, The Great Hack, and what it means for how we consume and scrutinize information we see online.
1:56 - The motivation for this episode
4:00 - Movie trailer for The Great Hack
6:19 - Darren and Ian shares their first impressions of the documentary trailer
11:05 - The power (and responsibility) of Netflix and other media companies
14:28 - The listener email sharing a friend's reflection on The Great Hack and her experience as someone whose personal data was released by Facebook to Cambridge Analytica and used to target her with political ads.
18:00 - Critics' coverage of The Great Hack
24:24 - Darren shares his experience with social media and the challenge of staying connected with friends while not being active on social media
27:49 - How Ian engages with social media in a constructive way.
30:44 - The evolution of social media and how its changed over the past ten years.
31:55 - Ian's rules for what to ignore and what to pay attention to on social media.
35:10 - Tips and tricks from our original episode on a Better Media Diet
35:42 - The visualization of media bias by Vanessa Otero and how to use it to understand bias in the media sources you encounter.
40:28 - Darren's rules for identifying and understanding bias in media sources.
42:40 - White papers and how to use them to dive deeper into a topic you care about.
44:02 - New features from Google and Bing to provide easier access to a variety of news sources and perspectives on individual topics.
46:57 - YouTube as a popular source for news.
Documentary: The Great Hack
Podcast: The Better Show, Episode 19 - Nourish your mind with a better media diet
Website: AllGeneralizationsAreFalse.com - Vanessa Otero's visualization of media bias
Podcast: The Bored & Brilliant Challenge from Note to Self podcast by Manoush Zomorodi
Article: Comparing Obama Campaign and Cambridge Analytica's Use of Facebook Data
Movie Review: TechCrunch's review of The Great Hack