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Chris Messina
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Agent of free will. Invented the #hashtag. Not the actor.
Agent of free will. Invented the #hashtag. Not the actor.

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I realize I might be an edge case (I often am!) but one area of consternation I experience with NPR One across my iPhone and Amazon Echo is the repetition of content β€” either ads (hard to solve the inventory problem, I get it) or podcasts being played that I've already listened to (usually in a third party app).

It's not that hard to skip podcasts I've already heard (with a tap or "Alexa skip"), but it does kind of wear on my experience overall... I'm just curious if it'd be possible to somehow share listening habits between podcasts apps like Overcast and Breaker so that, especially on voice platforms, I'm hearing less redundant episodes?

(Also, I prefer listening to podcasts in Breaker and Overcast because, as I requested before, I can speed up playback).ο»Ώ

I would absolutely love it if I could control the speed of playback, like I can on other podcast apps and Audible. Not having playback control is the ONLY reason why I refuse to listen to longer segments/podcast-length shows on NPROne.ο»Ώ

Lately I've been getting several repeat segments β€” across both iOS and on Alexa (i.e. the same segment will play again after I've heard it, either immediately or after 1-2 other segments). I presume this is a personalization issue?ο»Ώ

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Summer solstice in San Francisco. #sunset #skypornο»Ώ
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Someday I should write something like this for when I get invited to speak. THE LEVEL OF DETAILο»Ώ

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Interesting.ο»Ώ

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Thoughts on Google Spaces? ο»Ώ

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I wrote a new addition to a post I wrote a year ago on "conversational commerce" that's been getting a lot of traction recently. Essentially I'm laying out what I see as an emergent computing paradigm rooted in conversational contexts β€” like SMS, chat, and messenger platforms.

Check it out and let me know what you think by responding with a post using the hashtag #ConvComm.ο»Ώ

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Check out this awesome panorama Google+ created for me!ο»Ώ
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What a gift!ο»Ώ
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