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Hot Take: Twitter is to X as Barbie is to Ken

August 01, 2023 Dr Kerry McInerney and Dr Eleanor Drage
Hot Take: Twitter is to X as Barbie is to Ken
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Hot Take: Twitter is to X as Barbie is to Ken
Aug 01, 2023
Dr Kerry McInerney and Dr Eleanor Drage

Welcome to this week’s Hot Take, where your hosts Kerry and Eleanor give their candid opinion on the latest in tech news. This week they discuss the rebranding of Twitter as X and how people like Elon Musk have an outsized impact on the daily technologies that we use, on the kinds of technologies that get made and created, and on the kinds of needs that get prioritized when it comes to user preferences and desires. From X to the Barbie movie, they explore why diversity matters in the tech industry, as well as why trying to understand what ‘diversity’ is and what it means in context is much trickier than it sounds. 

This episode includes an ad for the What Next|TBD podcast. 

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Welcome to this week’s Hot Take, where your hosts Kerry and Eleanor give their candid opinion on the latest in tech news. This week they discuss the rebranding of Twitter as X and how people like Elon Musk have an outsized impact on the daily technologies that we use, on the kinds of technologies that get made and created, and on the kinds of needs that get prioritized when it comes to user preferences and desires. From X to the Barbie movie, they explore why diversity matters in the tech industry, as well as why trying to understand what ‘diversity’ is and what it means in context is much trickier than it sounds. 

This episode includes an ad for the What Next|TBD podcast.