As we approach the end of the year, for the final episode of Always Online, we figured we’d take the chance to look back at the past year with a special focus on the online/big tech elements.
There was turbulence at Twitter, more layoffs than there should have been, and innovations aplenty. We take a closer look at this, as well as how Web3, NFTs, and the metaverse went quiet as interest dwindled.
We also chat about the streaming wars that the likes of Twitch and Kick launched this year and so much more.
Truthfully, a lot happened in 2023 and this episode of Always Online barely scratches the surface of a frantic year.
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Twitter Inc doesn’t exist, but that hasn’t stopped the trash fire
- Sam Bankman-Fried found guilty of seven counts of fraud in stunning fall for former crypto billionaire – CNN
- A long list of layoffs in 2023
- NFTs are worthless and nobody is buying them
- Disney is reportedly shuttering a metaverse unit
- YouTube admits to throttling adblock users
- Meta pulls news content in Canada because of new law
- UK regulators clear Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard
- John Oliver is now the unofficial face of Reddit’s latest protest