1.4.15: To Friend Or Unfriend, The Excrement Experiment, & Who To Follow On Twitter
The Ferguson decision, Eric Garner protests, immigration, all topics we avoid at the dinner table, but opinions run free on Facebook. On today’s show what to do when your Facebook friends make racist posts.
And, when it comes to Twitter followers, Katy Perry, Justin Beiber, and President Obama hold the top spots. We veer off social media’s beaten path to share some hidden gems in the twittersphere.
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To Friend or Un-friend: Racism on Facebook
- WNYC’s New Tech City podcast recently aired some personal stories, along with some practical advice on what to do when your Facebook friend says something racist. And host Manoush Zomorodi joined us to share some tips.
- Here's a link to the segment they did on the subject which features a handy flowchart: "Your Facebook Friend Said Something Racist. Now What?"
FMT: Fecal Microbiota Transplants
- Emily Eakin is a freelance journalist and a former senior editor at The New Yorker. She wrote about the emerging field of fecal transplants in a recent article for The New Yorker: “The Excrement Experiment: Treating Disease with Fecal Transplants.”
Castle on the Park
- Sleek cancer treatment facilities are mainstays at today’s hospitals, offering state of the art technologies and treatment options. But in the late 1800’s you’d be hard pressed to find a hospital in the United States willing or able to treat a cancer patient, let alone design a building for the specific purpose of treating people with cancer. Roman Mars and the podcast, 99% Invisible look back to the early days of New York’s premiere cancer center.
- You can listen to the full version of this story at this link: 99% Invisible
Who to Follow on Twitter
- Brady Carlson, NHPR's host of All Things Considered joined us to talk about interesting Twitter feeds to follow. We've got the full list at this link (scroll to the bottom).