These week's news updates by Steve and Rachel will really give you something to sink your teeth into (pun intended). In a special episode focused on current events in business, social, and technology, you'll get informed even as you're wondering what exactly this world is coming to today.
First up: Instagram adds a new Drops feature in its Shopping tab, providing a new way to keep shoppers on the forefront of your latest products they can shop for right through the app. (Need to set up your own Shopping feature on Instagram? Check the show Links below for a great how-to.)
Next, Steve takes us back to the earlier days of YouTube to a video which has become today's version of the original Mona Lisa artwork. Whether you're into bitcoin technology or over it already, we dig into how this new type of currency is impacting more than just money.
Want a little light yet meaningful fun? Try out a new online game that lets you battle your way through a series of opt-out dialog boxes and messages to see if you can successfully take your data from the jaws of businesses.
Lastly, we prepare for the long goodbye to a technology staple if the internet world. But don't worry, it's going to be a whole year before we finally see the sun go down on a browser of old.
Get on the rollercoaster that is this week's Grey Matters podcast episode and ponder with us what it all means for the reality we live in today.
Links from this Episode
NFTs: Today's Original Art Ownership?
Internet Explorer’s Imminent Demise
Brave browser (what Steve uses)
Instagram adds Drops to Shopping tab
How to Set Up Instagram Shopping for Your Business
Online game pokes fun at how grabby websites (and we) can be about information capturing
- Weekly live, free tutorials – Webinar Wednesday
- Weekly live, paid business tutorials – Foundational Fridays (Business Building Blocks)
- Grey Zone on Facebook a place for Baby Boomers and GenX to meet, share and learn about online business
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Steve Dotto – Host
Canada's favourite geek.
For over 20 years, as host and executive producer of Dotto Tech, a nationally syndicated TV show, Steve entertained and educated millions of Canadians on all aspects of technology.
After spending 20 years in traditional broadcasting Steve reinvented himself learning the world of social media, online community building and Internet Marketing as he built his YouTube channel into his new career.
His passion is teaching Baby Boomers and GenX how to remain relevant in the digital age, how we can reinvent ourselves and grow side hustles into successful online businesses.
Steve has a gift for making complex concepts easy to understand. Steve takes the world of technology and makes it relevant in your life.
Rachel Moore – Producer
From stage to studio, Rachel has honed her skills as an entertainer, producer, and marketer throughout her 20+ year career. As technology and communication has evolved, so she has carried her skills in writing, graphic design, and production forward into digital marketing, livestreaming, and podcasting.
In addition to working as a fulltime content marketer, Rachel hosts her own livestream show Social Glue, publishes helpful how-to videos to her YouTube channel, and produces entertaining and insightful podcasts for Really Social as well as Grey Matters.
Bottom line: if there’s a camera, microphone, and/or stage involved, Rachel can carry the message in a memorable way.