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Social Networking

Jaron Lanier’s Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now” got me thinking about the importance having an independent web presence. I haven’t fully taken Lanier’s advice but I am headed on that road.

Gadgets

The Ecobee smart thermostat works perfectly with Alexa.

Blogs

Michael Tsai of New Hampshire’s tech blog consistently highlights articles and posts related to tech and pulls relevant quotes and compares those views with other authors. He gets to the heart of the matter and never wastes his readers’ time. I always read Michael’s blog. His blog also loads quickly, which I appreciate in an era of bloated websites. He puts a lot of work into his blog and it shows.

Podcasts

The POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing is only a few minutes long but packs a lot in about what’s happening in Washington. You need to listen carefully because the the pace is fast. I never miss an episode. Soundcloud

The Daily by The New York Times is a close second, provided the topic is of interest to me, which it usually is. Michael Barbaro and his team do a great job educating listeners about a topic from square one - no prior knowledge of the topic is required.

Television Series

I love spy stories. The Americans was at the top of my list until it ended on May 30, 2018, after six seasons.

I also enjoyed the French series Le Bureau des Légendes. Counterpart, now in its second season, is also good.

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