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Why can't I quit you?

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Jamillah Knowles | 13:55 UK time, Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Hello Outriders!

This week's podcast is ready and waiting for you, chock full of chit-chat about digital goings on.

First up, a tip from a past guest on the Outriders San Francisco programs, Gian Pablo Villamil. He emailed to let me know that a friend of his was currently up to something very interesting here in the UK. Addie Wagenknecht is a maker, collaborator and member of the Nortd open source group. She told he about her latest project, which has brought her to Newcastle. Find out more in our chat about the Lasersaur!

I also got a Facebook message this week - amusingly, about leaving Facebook. Juliet Bowbrick has left Facebook (of course it was not Juliette who sent me the message) and is writing a very interesting blog account of her experience of giving up the network. For Juliet it was not as easy as it might seem.

We had a pow-wow on Twitter about the topic and thanks to everyone who leapt in to let me know about their tales of leaving and in some cases re-joining social networks. Though the serial quitter Mike Atherton gave a great inteview about his experience of leaving quite a few networks and not really looking back.

It's been a great week chatting with friendly Outriders online about what we think of our time spent socially on the internet. Certainly it seems whether you choose to stay or go, it might be worth considering what you get from a platform when you sign up.

You can still reach us on Facebook by searching for Outriders, you can tweet at us on Twitter and email me too - outriders at bbc dot co dot uk and let me know what you are up to with your digital activity.

Until next week!


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