Wise Guys on WHO Radio - August 8, 2015

Brian Gongol

The WHO Radio Wise Guys airs on WHO Radio in Des Moines, Iowa on 1040 AM or streaming online at WHORadio.com. The show airs from 1 to 2 pm Central Time on Saturday afternoons. A podcast of show highlights is also available. Leave comments and questions on the Wise Guys Facebook page or e-mail them to wiseguys@whoradio.com.

Please note: These show notes may be in various stages of completion -- ranging from brainstormed notes through to well-polished monologues. Please excuse anything that may seem rough around the edges, as it may only be a first draft of a thought and not be fully representative of what was said on the air.

Security update

If you use Firefox, update it pronto.

Street-smart social media

Take it easy on the political posts/shares/likes and so forth. It's a long way to next November, and you want to keep your friends. Even among my groomsmen there was a wide range of political views, and I think that's a healthy way to be.

You ought to follow...


Productivity tool

First impressions after about a week with Windows 10

Politics of technology

The #GOPDebate hashtag pretty much melted down Twitter on Thursday night.

Candidates are turning to Snapchat ads

Jargon alert

TLDs, or Top-Level Domains. You're going to see a lot more of these being pushed as companies find themselves unable to get good, original .com addresses. The .com will remain the go-to, just like an address in New York City or an (800) number. But it's a Wild West out there now, with ICANN authorizing rounds of new "gTLDs", or generic TLDs. They don't even have to include Roman characters anymore.

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