5: Cheers to Social Media

Little Man waits patiently while we get ready to record, but first we need to open our wines and unwrap our cheese. After podcasting, James played video games with Mark while Emily happily finished the wine.
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Is social media actually making us less social? We take a look at social media in this episode!

Our wine for this episode: Pepperwood Grove Pinot Noir (Emily's new favorite cheap wine!) & La Marca Prosecco
Our cheese for this episode: Smoked Gouda, St. Nectaire & Mont Chevre

Stalking your ex has never been easier since the widespread use of social media makes it possible to easily connect with almost anyone in the world. In this episode, we focus on the pros and cons of our modern-day communications, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and even a little bit about Instagram. We find out the companies' mission statements, list some Tweets that were better off unposted, and discuss the numerous studies done on how social media use affects us. We also introduce you to our newest social media obsession, Periscope.

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Of course, no discussion of ours would be complete with tangents, which include: Remembering when we had to type "the" before Facebook; why you should "crack your egg" on Periscope; why it's so hard to unplug sometimes; references to two more of our favorite podcasts, Serial and Comedy Bang Bang; rants about portraying the perfect life on Facebook or, the opposite, posting too many vague, mopey statuses seeking attention; food porn; "Friends"; and, because we can't do an episode without mentioning her, Queen Elizabeth II makes another appearance!

Zoinks! It's a Zork!

Zoinks! It's a Zork!

We also get to try out a Zork

Shoutouts to Wine Esquire blog for hanging out with us on Periscope and mentioning us. Also, Kelly and Jess from the Winesday podcast, who we'll be collaborating soon with for a special project!

Emily also tried Zaca Recovery Chewable Tablets which claim to reduce the effects of a hangover.

For more information, visit their site, zacalife.com.

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