Podcast: Cracking Down on Bad Books, Shady Airbnb Listings, Windows 8

On today’s social media edition of the Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog discussed three ways to make the internet a safe, legally compliant, and yet brutally honest place to browse.

First, Boog offered his own parental words of wisdom regarding Microsoft’s new set of parental controls to help keep children safe online.

Next, we talked about  the Hatchet Job of the Year shortlist, which rewards the “angriest, funniest, most trenchant book review of the past twelve months” to keep the art of the professional book review alive in the face of dubious user reviews on Amazon and other sites.

Finally, we discussed a report on illegal Airbnb listings that will either make renters want to read the fine print before they put their apartments online or petition their city to change the laws.

Press “play” below to listen. The show was hosted by GalleyCat editor Jason Boog. Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Image by prapass via Shutterstock. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

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