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Girls Out Loud Episode 15: Twitter Infamy and No Money Back Guarantees

In Episode 15, Maya and Cristina discuss the earnings calls of the largest public tech companies including Google, Yahoo and most interestingly, Apple. While Steve Jobs contributed to the never-ending Google-Apple pissing match, the Apple stock suffered by consequence. The girls also discuss their never-ending Facebook obsession with the latest privacy breach and our endless Twitter shouts that seem to go ignored. In addition, we discuss the legal market and one student’s quest to get a refund for a degree that is not about to pay dividends.

Steve Jobs’ earnings call rant attracts more ire

Boston College 3L Asks for His Money Back; Hilarity Ensues

Fear and Loathing at the Wall Street Journal

It’s Not Just You: 71 Percent of Tweets Are Ignored

Let us know your thoughts and tweet at us – @papayamaya and @cristinacordova!

*image by Flickr user tveskov
  1. Robert says:

    Hey there Maya and Cristina,
    I must be old, out of sync and not in the hip scene. I have no twitter account nor do I even read what others say on twitter. So yeah, your twitters aren’t reaching me. Reasons why I don’t have a twitter account: 1) I don’t have the time at work to stop and write 140 characters. I’m usually mind deep in thoughts about work and NDA agreements keep me from speaking my mind about work over public airways. When at home, I have other social mediums I use. 2) Isn’t my facebook status updates good enough for my ramblings? 3) As you said with corporations and celebrities (who I don’t think always write their own twitters) flooding twitter, it has lost it’s way. It’s starting to be a another ad agency. Again, I could be the old stick in the mud.

    Yes! Emperor Steve is starting to lose it. The absolute control he demands is rather scary. “Why would you want a camera in your phone? I’ve given you a 3MP camera. That should be good enough! I don’t like flash. You don’t need flash either. I will tell you what apps you should have access to. Trust me, I’m Go–er Steve. ” Can you say Star Belly Sneetches?

    Plus the fact that the iPhone STILL won’t support 3gp video standard is absurd! I will admit I am a phone geek who loves to make my own modifications to my phone’s software. A menu item that is in the wrong place for me or a graphic I don’t like. Really? An H to indicate 3G? I prefer an icon saying “3G”. I don’t like the free non-deletable photos in my main photo album, so I just break down to the file system and make a folder of their own and move them to it instead. They are still there, but just not in my way.

    I buy my GSM phones off the open market as often as I can (although I didn’t for my current phone because AT&T made some devils deal with Sony Ericsson and the america version is only available via AT&T). If I’m forking out my hard earned money for my phone, I shouldn’t have people telling me what I can and cannot put on the phone.

    Technical wishes… turn Cristina’s microphone up a bit. It sometimes sounds like Maya has Cristina in a closet.

  2. I don’t follow celebrities or corporations, but I do follow people I have never met but I think are interesting. There are people who follow me who I’ve never met either – I think it’s interesting to exchange ideas with those outside of your social network. Many of my friends on Facebook are not interested in tech and therefore wouldn’t get a kick out of some of the tech ramblings I post. Twitter is a different story though, folks I don’t know are interested and I can engage in a conversation with those people!

    iOS software is definitely closed, which some people believe provides benefits whereas others believe it just limits what users can do. I know plenty of people who want the best of both worlds and just jailbreak their iPhones. We’ll see if the platform succeeds, but it’s definitely killing it right now (and so is Android).

    Thanks for the tech tip – Maya always stuffs me away when we do the show. I hope my screaming from the closet isn’t bothersome ;)