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Hold On To Your Butts – Episode 9 – Peak Bullshit: Upworthy/Livetweeting

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It’s Episode 9! The internet is swimming in bullshit and feel-goodery, and we’re here to talk about that. First, Upworthy’s clickbait headlines have saturated Facebook, whether the underlying stories are true or not. Then, there are a bunch of people creating their own mini reality shows using Twitter, also becoming popular whether they’re true or not. Finally, an update on Wikipedia vandalism, a ridiculous (local!) car chase, and the first ever selfie. Join us, won’t you?

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Hold On To Your Butts – Episode 8 – Wikipedia / Horse_Ebooks / PronunciationBook

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Welcome back! It’s episode 8! The hiatus is over, and we’ve finally figured out how to do these shows from two different cities. Apologies for the audio problems in the middle. We discuss Wikipedia’s growing lobbying problem, the strange story of Horse_ebooks and PronunciationBook, and finally our links of the week and updates. As always, please email us with feedback or leave it below! (CAUTION: there are some swears in this.)

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Hold On To Your Butts – Episode 7 – Rolling Stone Cover / Lonelygirl15

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Welcome to episode 7! Sorry for the delay; this one took a long time in editing. This episode features a short discussion about the Rolling Stone magazine cover photo of the Boston bombing suspect, a longer discussion about the phenomenon that was Lonelygirl15, and links of the week and updates. As always, please email us with feedback or leave it below! (CAUTION: there are some swears in this.)

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Hold On To Your Butts – Episode 5 – The NSA Whistleblower

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This episode, number 5, is all about the recent revelations about the NSA and its data-gathering operations. First, we talk about what actually was revealed and what it might mean. Then, we talk about the whistleblower himself and how he’s being received by the internet at large, either as a hero or as a traitor. Finally, some updates, show notes, and featured links. This episode’s subject is rapidly evolving, so new information is coming out all of the time. As a result, our coverage of the story might be lacking. We’ve still got some serious thoughts. We’ll be back for more fun next episode. As always, please email us with feedback or leave it below! (CAUTION: there are some swears in this.)

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Hold On To Your Butts – Episode 3 – Kitchen Nightmares / Arrested Development

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In episode 3, Tobias and Stephen talk about telvision. First: something crazy that happened on Kitchen Nightmares recently and how the internet makes reality television more real. Next: why the return of Arrested Development kind of changes everything. And, finally: an update on an old hatchet-weilding friend and our internet things of the week. As always, please email us with feedback or leave it below! (CAUTION: there are some swears in this.)

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Hold On To Your Butts – Episode 2 – Charles Ramsey / Twitter Meltdowns

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It’s time for episode two of Hold On To Your Butts. This time, we chat about the Cleveland Kidnapping hero, Charles Ramsey. We also explore celebrity twitter breakdowns. Finally, we discuss some of your feedback from last episode. Thanks for listening! And, as always, please email us with feedback! (CAUTION: there are some swears in this.)

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