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Sep 2, 2022

FF12. Media & Family Connectedness // FOUNDRY FRIDAY

Media is severely disrupting out ability to attach to a family the way we should and it's leading to an epidemic of anxiety and depression. Here's what you need to know.

May 13, 2022

FF11. Elon Musk Buys Twitter // FOUNDRY FRIDAY

So, Elon has bought Twitter, making Twitter a potentially awesome comeback story. In this Foundry Friday episode I share some thoughts on this and some cautions if you decide to jump back into Twitter now that it's more open to free speech.

Mar 25, 2022

FF10. Social Media & Your Kids // FOUNDRY FRIDAY

Social media is absolutely wrecking our kids. In just about every measurable way it is having a negative impact on them. It's harming their ability to connect in the real world, their sleep, their moods (depression/anxiety numbers are soaring), and even their health.And while it's not just our kids who have an issue , it is their generation that doesn't know a life without social media.Parents need to wake up and take this seriously.

Feb 4, 2022

FF09. My Thoughts on TikTok // FOUNDRY FRIDAY

I tried it. Hated it. But there's more to TikTok than it simply not being a good fit for me. Here are some thoughts on what it's doing to us and why I believe it's wrong for the future of human social interactions.

Jan 21, 2022

FF08. An Inside Look at The Foundry // FOUNDRY FRIDAY

The Foundry kicked off in August of 2021 and since then we've grown and have some pretty awesome guys involved. Here is an inside look at what we have going on currently and what is coming up in 2022.

Jan 7, 2022

FF06. A Marketplace of Values // FOUNDRY FRIDAY

In order for any social platform to be successful -- even real life ones -- it has to be based on shared values. Otherwise, it will end up with folks fighting about their disagreements rather than positively engaging with their community.

Nov 12, 2021

FF05. IRL Meetups are Crucial // FOUNDRY FRIDAY

There's simply nothing like meeting people IRL (in real life). Even a short exchange can add gravity to our online relationships and should be something we pursue. Don't allow online relationships to become the new standard of friendship. True friends make time for one another and are willing to go the extra mile (or miles) to connect.

Nov 5, 2021

FF04. The Future of Social Media // FOUNDRY FRIDAY

In this episode I use my powers of prognostication to predict the future of social media. Interestingly enough, the future looks a lot like the past and removes power from the big tech companies.

Oct 29, 2021

FF03. Bring Back Valuetainment // FOUNDRY FRIDAY

Growing up in the 80s, as I did, television was meant for families. So many of the shows were geared towards showcasing family values and generally had a moral for each episode. They were incredibly entertaining, but also added value. Valuetainment. We need more of this and less twaddle.

Oct 22, 2021

FF02. The Importance of Common Intent // FOUNDRY FRIDAY

When we first showed up to social media, we likely had a common intent: to share our lives and connect with others doing the same. But the progressive platforms had a different intent, one that began to reveal itself about 3 years ago.For any online community to work, there has to be a value alignment. We currently don't have that with FB, IG, TW, and others. It's time for a change.

Oct 15, 2021

FF01. Bad Communication on Social Media // FOUNDRY FRIDAY

Introducing Foundry Fridays! For the next several weeks we'll drop a new episode related to social media, the problems, and the solutions. Check out what we're doing to address this at https://wolfandiron.com/thefoundry.FF01. No one has ever been taught how to do social media. Very few people are properly taught how to engage in a productive conversation. In short, we've given millions of poor communicators a platform to showcase their shortcomings. We can do better.

Oct 8, 2021

FF00. What's Really Happening with Facebook? // FOUNDRY FRIDAY

Welcome to Foundry Friday! On Monday, Oct 4th, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp all went down for several hours. It's particularly bad timing given the "whistleblower" that came out the same day. But is that what's really going on?
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