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Now that the excitement of the elections is over, we can get back to what’s really important—technology. And the specific technology we address today is brought to you by the letter T, as in Twitter and Television.

Making this episode of the Macworld Podcast so twitterific is my interview with the St. Paul Pioneer Press’ technology writer, Julio Ojeda-Zapata. Julio is set to release his book Twitter Means Business in the next few weeks and now seems as good a time as any to get down to business in regard to what purposes Twitter serves other than announcing to the world that baked beans and broccoli are on tonight’s dinner menu.

I then gather around the virtual triangle table for a three-way discussion with Macworld editorial director Jason Snell and senior news editor Jonathan Seff about how recent technological developments are changing the way we obtain and watch television programs and movies.

And finally, because it’s so darned topical, I can’t help but open the podcast with a brief non-partisan monologue on how the web has changed the face of politics.

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Show notes

Julio mentions a couple of Twitter clients including Twhirl and Twitterific as well as the web app, Hahlo. I shove in my oar and suggest that Twinkle is a Twitter iPhone application that I appreciate. You can follow Julio on Twitter at @jojeda (and I can be found at @BodyofBreen).

The illustration of Julio is courtesy of Nitrozac, partner with Snaggy at Geek Culture, home to The Joy of Tech geek cartoon.

Jason recently took a look at Netflix’s Instant Watching service for Intel Macs. If you have a Netflix account and an Intel Mac, it’s definitely worth a peek. Jon took a similar first look at the Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player. To see our coverage of other entertainment and TV technologies and products, visit Macworld’s Entertainment & TV topic area.


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