Episode 193: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed how United Airlines earned even more bad press by selling a toddler’s previously purchased seat; how Hobby Lobby was busted for smuggling artifacts from Iraq and funding ISIS all in one fell swoop; the hilarious Haribo Gold Bears ad featuring childlike executives; Spike the viral beetle artist; the #Ham4All fundraising challenge; the #MyOreoCreation contest; Apple’s Appocalypse video; the Weinermobile companion vehicles; cats in hats; China’s livestream video ban; the GOP’s tactic of blocking constituents on social media; Russia’s cyber psyops playbook; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 191: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Bill Maher’s apology for using the N-word; Senator Chuck Schumer Trolling Donald Trump; Apple’s Podcasting Analytics; Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech; Story Analytics by Kit; a mental health chatbot; Political Analytics from Facebook’s Town Hall; the “Failing” New York Times killing it with newsletters; Twitter’s DM expansion; Rand Paul’s inconvenient tweet; Quartz’ plagiarism recovery; beheading chickens on Facebook; #HappyDeathDay’s poor timing; PETA’s unviral cat video; a PR pitch from hell; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 190: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Apple’s announcement of its augmented reality platform; Google’s attempt to sell directly from search results with its new buy button; Vincente Fox’s public service video message to Donald Trump; Official presidential tweets, suitable for framing; the untested legality of #BlockedByTrump victims; McDonald’s stoner billboard; Twitter’s new deal with the NFL; The Intercept’s Reality Winner fail; real fake news; how some potential Harvard students discovered that the Internet is a permanent record; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 185: BL and David discuss the gaming of the government’s Alien Hotline, a horny rhino who went viral on Tinder, the Pope’s stirring TEDtalk, #TruthIs, Heineken’s smart #OpenYourWorld campaign, LinkedIn’s new targeting, The NY Times on Snapchat Discover, Twitter’s bot infestation, great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 178: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed the fearless girl facing off with the Wall Street Bull; Spotify’s play for podcasts; Twitter’s egg filter; Amazon’s growing advertising business; the testing trolls comment solution; voice IP Alexa calls; YouTube’s similarity algorithm; WikiLeaks as Russia’s useful fool; ISP’s browsing your browsing history; Trump’s International Women’s Day tweets; no press access for you!; HBO’s Facbook Live meltdown;…and much, much more.
Episode 167: BL and David discuss Facebook’s blocking of a fake news detector; the real-life consequences of the fake news “Pizzagate” story; Uber’s customer tracking; Reddit’s demise at the hand of trolls; LiLou, SFO’s therapy pig (and Instagram star); Netflix’s alien-identifying algorithm; the Local Matters watchdog journalism newsletter; Amazon’s employee-free retail store; BMW’s self-policing cars; the best Christmas ads; the Reuters News Tracer breaking news algorithm; My Starbucks Barista Bot; Google’s emoji-responding Twitter account; and much, much more.
Episode 166: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discuss the Internet Archive moving to Canada; obnoxious podcasters; spying headphones; the new Telegra.ph blogging platform; the Diageo VR drunk driving experience; first-person video of the Tennessee wildfires; OK Go’s amazing new music video; Amazon’s conciliation ad; Planned Parenthood donations in Mike Pence’s name; detecting fake news; Instagram’s shopping tags; Twitter’s Star Wars Rogue One Live stream, and much, much more.
Episode 160: BL and David discuss Google’s announcement of the Pixel phone, Google Home, Google Assistant and Google Daydream View; Facebook Marketplace’s wild rollout; Moschino’s controversial Capsule line; Spotify’s malware ads; bids for Twitter; the #TsOnUs campaign; Netflix’s Haters Back Off series; NSFW Trump; Virtual Reality justice; refugee phones; Holocaust escapee virtual experience; #ThatMexicanThing; Kate Beckinsale’s Instagram; and much, much more.
Episode 156: BL and David discuss Beauty.ai and Facebook Trending Stories’ runaway algorithms; Twitter’s potential sale; dirty underwear; sponsored Periscope streams; Gary Johnson’s Aleppo moment; GoPro’s media empire ambitions; Instagram’s disappearing Photo Map; Google Plus’ makeover; Street View for vintage San Francisco; New York Subway eBooks; plus cool apps, interesting stats, and more.
Episode 155: BL and David discuss a welcome video to an Illinois teacher’s fourth grade class that went viral; the Kardashian’s lack of sponsor disclosure on their Instagram accounts; President Obama’s venture into virtual reality; WhatsApp’s privacy reversal; YouTube’s social ambitions with Backstage; Vogue’s Photoshop fiasco; Twitter’s portable Direct Messaging; a transgender Ken controversy; Google’s policy of punishable popups; Uber’s lickable breathalizer cards; the WizKid Science YouTube channel; a Minnesota dog that was elected mayor; and much, much more.