MacVoices #19178: Jean MacDonald and Manton Reece Explain The Workings of is a social network that is both familiar and different than you may be used to. That’s why Founder Manton Reece and Community Manager/Evangelist Jean MacDonald  explain some of the choices that have been made to create a place you want to be. From the inevitable discussions of privacy and security to the unique structure of the service, Jean and Manton answer all the questions you might have about and how it works. Is it a blogging service? A podcasting service? A social network? Yes! Find out the many benefits of being on, how to connect with users, and the different ways that you can participate.

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Jean MacDonald is the Community Director of, and the Founder and former Executive Director of App Camp For Girls, a program to encourage more girls to pursue software development. She is also a serial podcaster who produces SestraCast, a podcast about the Canadian sci-fi thriller Orphan Black, The Weekly Review with James Dempsey, Micro Monday, and Guinea Pig Wheekly. A would-be rock ‘n roll star, you can follow all of Jean’s exploits on her Twitter stream and her presence.

Manton Reece is the creator of He also produces two podcasts: Core Intuition with Daniel Jalkut, and Timetable.

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