Who wants Twitter Fleets, does BritBox deliver the best of British: Vertical Hold ep 306

Twitter’s pushing out “Fleets” and promising a return to blue tick verification, but is that what Twitter users want? Will Aussies get good value out of UK-centric streaming service BritBox?


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This week we’re joined by Byteside tech writer Chris Button to talk through Twitter’s new Fleets feature, whether the coveted Blue Tick of Verification actually means anything any more, and what Twitter users actually want out of the social media platform. Fewer Nazis would be a good start.

We also chat to TV Critic Craig Mathieson from the SMH/Age about Britbox, the new streaming kid on the block that has a lot of older British content. Alex checked out and wrote up Britbox ahead of its formal launch, which you can read about here.

Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News – podcast hosts Adam Turner and Alex Kidman speak to Australia’s leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.

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Award-winning Australian technology news podcast Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News dives into the big stories of the week. Joined by Australia’s leading tech journalists every Friday, co-hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture. About/Contact us