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Joe Rogan: Twitter Will Go Extinct

“Although they’re no match for Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok, Twitter still reaches a younger demographic than Facebook, which bodes well for its future.”

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Being placed in the same category as the defunct movie rental store Blockbuster is anything but a compliment, having displayed poor leadership and an inability to modernize leading to a steep downfall. But that’s what Joe Rogan sees as the future for Twitter. 

During a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, comedian Whitney Cummings asked Rogan if he thinks “there’ll be a day where we will look back and go ‘remember when anyone could get on Twitter at any time’… Do you think there’ll be restrictions?” 

Rogan took it a step further and said he believes Twitter is headed in the direction of Blockbuster, noting the platform’s toxic and mean nature. “There’s no empathy in these conversations and that’s a big part of the problem. You don’t see the people, you don’t feel their pain, so you can say horrible shit to them,” Rogan said. 

“The vast majority of their communication is text messages and tweets and none of it is person to person,” Rogan added. “These kids are arguing with each other through texts because they don’t wanna look at each other and talk like human beings.”

While Twitter contributes to the lack of person-to-person communication in society, it certainly isn’t the sole cause. It might be wishful thinking to assume humans will course correct to focus less on technology and more on in-person communication.

As far as Twitter falling behind the times, Rogan added “We’re going to hit some new thing next, that is going to read each other’s minds. … It’s going to make this seem like nonsense.” 

Although they’re no match for Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok, Twitter still reaches a younger demographic than Facebook, which bodes well for its future. A study by Pew Research Center from earlier this year showed 62% of internet users over the age of 65 use Facebook, and 72% of people between 50 and 64 are on it. 

Compared to other social media platforms, Twitter still provides a newsier service. If someone breaks a story, writes an article, records a podcast, gets a new job or has an edgy opinion, they’re likely to post about it on Twitter. Twitter serves as a hub for content creators to announce their work. 

Aside from the platform negatively impacting human interaction, the underlying theme of comparing Twitter to Blockbuster is a lack of modernization. The inability to edit already posted tweets continues to frustrate users and likely makes people assume Twitter hasn’t grown their platform, when in fact they’ve made significant changes since launching in 2006. Twitter added the ability to live-stream and schedule tweets, they doubled the character limit, aired sports broadcasts and altered camera functionality to keep up with the likes of Instagram and Snapchat. 

Considering its current impact on society, it’s hard to imagine Twitter going the way of Blockbuster, but it would have been equally difficult to predict Blockbuster’s downfall 15 years ago.

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The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz Moving To New Studio

The show continued to be recorded inside the studio at the Clevelander after it departed ESPN Radio’s national lineup in 2021.

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The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz is leaving its home at the Clevelander hotel on South Beach in Miami and moving into a new studio next year, according to a report from The Big Lead.

The show continued to be recorded inside the studio at the Clevelander after it departed ESPN Radio’s national lineup in 2021. It has remained the home for the show since Le Batard and John Skipper formed Meadowlark Media.

After a $50 million distribution deal with DraftKings was secured, the Meadowlark podcast network has grown in both reach and talent, allowing for an expanded studio space.

No immediate details were given on where the new studio space would be located.

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NSMA Announces Finalists for Awards, Hall of Fame

Final voting for the statewide and national awards, as well as for the Hall of Fame, will take place throughout this month, and the winners and inductees will be announced on January 9.

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The National Sports Media Association revealed its finalists for its national sportscaster of the year and national sportswriter of the year, and there are plenty of heavy hitters in the industry up for consideration for the NSMA awards.

Among the nominees for National Sportscaster of the Year include Al Michaels, Ian Eagle, Jim Nantz, Joe Buck, Kevin Harlan, and Mike Tirico. The full list includes Adam Amin, Jason Benetti, Joe Davis, and Mina Kimes.

For National Sportswriter of the Year, Adrian Wojnarowski, Ken Rosenthal, Nicole Auerbach, Pete Thamel, Pat Forde and Tom Verducci are among the biggest names. Candace Buckner, Katie Strang, Marc Spears and Wright Thomson round out the list of nominees.

The NMSA also revealed its finalists for the sportscaster and sportswriter Hall of Fame. James Brown, Joe Buck, Lee Corso and Tim McCarver are part of the sportscaster list, while Bill Plaschke and Ray Didinger appear among the names for the sportswriter hall of fame.

Final voting for the statewide and national awards, as well as for the Hall of Fame, will take place throughout this month, and the winners and inductees will be announced on January 9.

Winners and Hall of Famers will be honored at the NSMA Awards Weekend & National Convention held in Winston-Salem, N.C. June 24-26.

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Pat McAfee: Mentioning Brett Favre Scandal Is A Must

“We have to make sure that it’s mentioned every time that man is mentioned because that is a big deal that it happened.”

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While things may have quieted down a little bit with Brett Favre and his scandal involving misuse of public funds in Mississippi, Pat McAfee is going to make sure people don’t forget what the hall of fame quarterback is accused of.

On his show on Wednesday, McAfee said he thought of a way to mention the situation during Aaron Rodgers’ weekly appearance the day before. Rodgers in conversation talked about learning under Favre in the first years of his NFL career in Green Bay.

“My brain was literally like we’re in the holiday season. Brett Favre – what did he do,” McAfee said. “He didn’t just steal from the poor. Oh, he is the actual Sticky Finger Bandits from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.”

Pat added that whenever the name Brett Favre is brought up on his show, it is absolutely necessary to remind folks about the scandal.

“We have to make sure that it’s mentioned every time that man is mentioned because that is a big deal that it happened,” he said. “Now obviously Brett Favre Enterprises is alleging that this is all wrong. And I can’t wait to hear BFE to drop Brett Favre Enterprises’ side of the story. And we will judge it accordingly.”

“Even though as a football player, he was an incredibly tough football player, good football player, did a lot of things,” McAfee added. “Certainly in the middle of stealing from poor people in Mississippi right now. Have to chat about that.”

Favre is yet to be charged with any crimes, but the state is currently investigating the matter. Early in the fall, Favre’s weekly appearances on local and national radio shows were halted in light of the initial fallout from the story.

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