The Buzz crew talks about Facebook's historic IPO, and the challenges the company will face moving forward. Zynga is smiling, and so is the invite-only Pinterest. We've figured it out, and it's the new social network for girls or metrosexuals. "Into it, Not Into it" brings us vacuum-sealed couples, and that's all you need to know.
Ep. 1579: Facebook goes public: The winners and losers
WINNERS from the outside:
-Reading Rainbow theme song
INTO IT NOT INTO IT:
Fordo calls in about Foxconn – How to take action
Robert from Atlanta says his school uses iPads
Hank takes personal offense at calling iPhone users douchebags
Regarding last week’s discussion about Foxconn and other Apple factories working conditions. The one thing that I don’t hear anybody saying is that Foxconn is actually one of the better factories to work at in China.
A coworker of mine who has been to several big manufacturing plants in China/Asia (including Foxconn) says that there are dozens if not hundreds of plants from big clothing and electronics manufacturers who do not provide any oversight or supervision in the way that Apple does.
Because of all the press surrounding Foxconn, Apple is working to improve things by placing supervisors in the factories and pressuring change. Clearly, Apple can and should do more (being the biggest player in the area) but they are also taking all the heat in the press so that these other companies have no motivation to improve conditions because they are ignored by the media.
Just wanted to point that out, I think it would be great if Apple and Foxconn completely reformed their practices, but the fact is that it’s a problem with the whole system and not just one company. Jesse Potter”
Hey Buzz Crew,
You guys are awesome! Keep up the good work!
Mark from PA
Hey Buzz Crew,
is indeed shorter and much easier to read. I have edited and
re-phrased it to make it even shorter and easier to read:
We are Google. You will be assimilated. Your biological and
technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is
Love the Show,
Jonathan from Chicago
When interviewing somebody about their website, can you PLEASE spell the website. I *listen* to the show in the car. I was totally interested in the interview about givit.com, but became frustrated because I thought you were saying getit.com, and I couldn’t find the stupid site using my smartphone. Finally found its spelling in the show notes, but, man, what a hassle. Same thing for that website jean simmons was promoting. Or the dating site based on your location. And I could go on and on. Grrrrrrr. Christopher
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