|Happy New Year! January 1, 2013 Coast Insider Audio|
Annual Predictions Show, Part II:
Reviewing callers’ predictions from last year, here are some of the hits & misses.
First hour guest, technology expert Lauren Weinstein talked about Internet and privacy issues. He addressed recent controversies concerning Facebook and Instagram’s terms of service related to advertising, and apps like Snapchat (that deletes photos soon after they’re sent), which is thought to possibly increase ‘sexting’ amongst teens. Weinstein noted that a lot of the software related to computers and the Internet hasn’t changed that much over the years but because the hardware is so much more powerful and faster, and focused on mobile devices, it seems as if there’s been a major shift.
Check out a fascinating, if slightly disturbing, set of photographic portraits by Wes Naman, who distorted his subjects’ appearances by applying Scotch tape to their faces.
Today in Strangeness:
Tonight’s Show, Tuesday, January 1st:
Coast to Coast AM kicks off the New Year with our traditional look at the year ahead with psychics and forecasters. Appearing in separate one-hour segments: Trends analyst Gerald Celente reveals his top trends for 2013; psychic Joe Jacobs offers his predictions for the new year and beyond; prophecy expert John Hogueshares what mystics have to say about the near future; and astrologer Linda Schurman presents her predictions for the economy, weather, and politics.