Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, has launched a podcast. It’s titled Tech and Society, and as the name suggests it features Zuckerberg exploring the effects technology is having on society. Unsurprisingly, Facebook features heavily.
Tech and Society With Mark Zuckerberg
The Tech and Society Podcast with Mark Zuckerberg podcast sees the Facebook CEO in conversation with experts in the field. Facebook is obviously a big player when it comes to how technology is affecting society, so the subject matter makes perfect sense.
In the first episode he talks to Harvard law professor Jonathan Zittrain about legal issues. And in the second episode he talks to Axel Springer CEO Mathias Dopfner about journalism. Facebook has stated new episodes will be released “every few weeks”.
The Tech and Society podcast is all to do with Zuckerberg’s personal challenge for 2019, which was to “host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society — the opportunities, the challenges, the hopes, and the anxieties.”
New podcast alert ? This year Mark Zuckerberg is hosting discussions on the future of tech and society. Listen along: https://t.co/5rIBdrbsb5
— Facebook (@facebook) April 24, 2019
So, these podcasts aren’t actually offering anything new or original. Instead, they’re just audio versions of the videos Zuckerberg is posting on Facebook. Still, it’s a way of spreading the gospel according to Zuckerberg to a wider audience.
Tech and Society with Mark Zuckerberg is now available to stream on Spotify. However, Facebook told Engadget that the podcast will be released on other platforms in the “coming days”. And if you can’t wait that long you can always watch the videos instead.
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Mark Zuckerberg is a divisive character. Some people see him as an extraordinary entrepreneur capable of greatness, while others see him as the architect of the modern world that’s obsessed with social media. Either way, he’s an important person.
Whether Zuckerberg’s importance means you’ll want to hear him talk about technology for hours is up for debate. After all, Zuckerberg is likely to have a myopic view on these issues. Suffice to say, Tech and Society didn’t make our list of the best podcasts on Spotify.
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