MacVoices #1398: Christopher Breen on His Changing Social Media Presences, Mac 101 and Apple Fanboyism

Christopher Breen joins us to talk about a wide variety of topics, starting with some changes he is making to his social media presences. Chris explains why snark will be out on Twitter, why he is making the change, and how his online personas differ on Twitter and Then, Chris discusses the challenges, rewards and motivations behind his latest writing experiment, the  Mac 101  column (not to be confused with his Mac 911 column) at Macworld. Finally, Chris and Chuck discuss the negative aspects of Apple fanboyism that have been on display recently in relation to Andy Ihnatko’s move away from the iPhone.

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Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices, MacVoicesTV. You can catch up with what he’s doing on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn.

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Christopher Breen
 has been writing about Apple and its technology since the latter days of the Reagan administration for such publication as MacUser, MacWEEK, and Macworld. Currently a  Macworld  senior editor he pens the  Mac 911  tips and troubleshooting column, hosts the  Macworld Podcast, is author of  The iPhone Pocket Guide, Sixth Edition (6th Edition)  (Peachpit Press), and offers software tutorials  on such subjects as OS X Lion, the iPad, and screencasting. When not engaged in journalistic endeavors he’s a professional musician in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mac 101 column by Christopher Breen at Macworld

Why I switched from iPhone to Android by Andy Ihnatko on TechHive

Macworld Podcast –  Andy Ihnatko on his iPhone-to-Android switch