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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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Draymond Green, JJ Redick Sell Out Live Podcast Show

The show will collaborate for the first time and it will mark an interesting time in the thrusting of new media onto the public consciousness.

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The two new and most visible faces of the new media influx have teamed up for a live show that will take place in New York City. Draymond Green and JJ Redick are bringing their respective podcasts to the stage for a live experience.

On Monday (June 27), Draymond Green’s The Draymond Green Show and JJ Redick’s The Old Man and the Three will seek to entertain an already sold out audience at The City Winery in New York City.

The show will collaborate for the first time and it will mark an interesting time in the thrusting of new media onto the public consciousness. JJ Redick has earned universal praise for how he has handled his career post-retirement from the NBA, including appear often opposite Stephen A. Smith on ESPN’s First Take as well as the network’s myriad of other programming.

Draymond Green has been very public with his podcast that has very publicly recorded episodes minutes after Warriors games. He has recently invoked his mantra that he isn’t a part of the media (despite signing a contract with Turner Sports and Colin Cowherd’s The Volume). Instead he insists he is a part of the aforementioned new media.

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Scott Van Pelt Not Hurt By Draymond Green’s “New Media” Comment

“He’s the one that said it. Isn’t he the one who said he’s new media? I was just trying to give him credit in saying, ‘Look, you now have control of your narrative and you can go do your podcast now.’”

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We have heard an awful lot in the fast month about “new media” with a large section of that discussion coming in regards to athletes in or formerly in the NBA. One such interaction was between a member of that new media and Scott Van Pelt.

After Game 5 of the NBA Finals, a victorious Draymond Green was interviewed on SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt. In the interview, Van Pelt asked Green about dealing with the outside “noise” around the Finals. After Green gave a to-be-expected type answer, Van Pelt followed-up with the initial comment that start a wave.

Van Pelt: You’re part of the media now and you get to control the conversation from your perspective and I know you’ll-

Green: New media.

He then corrected Van Pelt’s assertion that Green had stated Stephen A. Smith was new media by saying:

Green: And by the way go watch The Draymond Green Show. I said Stephen A. sometimes acts like the new media. Sometimes he doesn’t. That’s on you, but nonetheless, don’t just lump me in with media, baby. It’s the new media.

Scott Van Pelt appeared on the SI Media Podcast and was asked about this exchange.

“I didn’t get that,” Van Pelt said of Green’s resistance in being associated with the word “media.”

“He’s the one that said it. Isn’t he the one who said he’s new media? I was just trying to give him credit in saying, ‘Look, you now have control of your narrative and you can go do your podcast now.’”

Van Pelt went on about Green’s categorizing of Smith and other media as a separate column of media.

“I guess what Draymond actually said was sometimes he’s new media. I don’t give a shit who’s what…I think now as it relates to media, there’s no new and old because people that are in the old media are doing the new media and people that are in new media are cutting through in ways that people in old media didn’t think they ever would many years ago. I guess all I’m saying is whatever Stephen A. is, he exists in both lanes and Draymond, clearly his content cuts through on his podcast or with me.

I wasn’t hurt by it. I didn’t take it like he was mad at me. I was just correcting the semantics. It didn’t trouble me. Whatever. However Draymond frames what Stephen A. Smith is or what any of us are, it doesn’t feel important. I think it’s important he has that place where he wants to do his thing. And I think people are interested in hearing from the guy that was just out there not long after saying what he has to say.”

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Big Cat Asks For Listeners’ Help Booking Kevin Durant on Pardon My Take

“On a recent edition of the podcast, Big Cat talked about how the Brooklyn Nets star has continued to snub requests to come on the show.”

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Barstool’s Big Cat has been trying to book NBA star Kevin Durant on Pardon My Take for five years, but the former MVP just won’t say yes.

On a recent edition of the podcast, Big Cat talked about how the Brooklyn Nets star has continued to snub requests to come on the show.

“We want Kevin Durant on this show, and he has just alpha-ed me so hard at this point,” Big Cat said. “I need people to start replying to his tweets saying just go on Pardon My Take.”

It’s not like KD has given Big Cat the cold shoulder. Big Cat said Durant has responded to his DMs on Twitter before, even wishing him Happy Thanksgiving one year. But so far all attempts to get Durant on PMT have been futile.

“Maybe if we start getting some rings, then he’ll be like, ‘Yeah they’re an elite team, and I want to join up with them. And maybe I can help them win something,'” PFT Commenter said, referencing the fact that PMT is yet to be recognized with any podcasting awards.

Durant did more or less tell the podcast on Twitter he wasn’t interested on Wednesday.

Durant’s response probably still won’t deter Big Cat from trying to get Durant on the show, but at least they know where KD stands.

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