Episode 245: BL and David discuss misplaced trust on social media; Lacta’s 5Star Chocolately Mayhem commercials; the Parkland Kids and Kesha’s “Most Vicious Cycle” video; Carvana’s car vending machines; scientists outing Bots; Dunkin’ Donuts’ tiny house powered by coffee; Twitter’s new tool for spotting haters; Madden Newsjacks Linval Joseph; how to keep your kids from seeing political attach attack on YouTube; horse blinders for humans; President Obama debunking excuses not to vote; Ted Cruz’ failed Facebook livestream; Dictionary.com dissing 45…and much, much more.
Episode 189: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed the Pope slaps Trump meme; Facebook’s teen targeting; Facebook’s quality score; Microsoft’s business search bots; augmented reality airports; food pornographers; Recoded Hillary Clinton; flyover country; #Covfefe; Trent Reznor serenading Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel; Facebook’s leaked playbook; an extremism algorithm; the Mets malicious mascot; 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 183: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed United Airlines’ brutally dragging a paying customer off a flight, the social media outrage that ensued, and the monumentally disasterous public relations response; White House spokesman Sean Spicer’s disasterous Hitler comparisons; Twitter’s deleting tweets critical of United Airlines on the one hand, and Twitter’s standoff with Homeland Security in defense of freedom of speech on the other hand; a Whopper of a Burger King ad; Amazon’s new social media influencer program; Ooola Ooola Zod aliens; several very clever bots; …and much, much more.
Episode 168: BL and David discuss Bowie, Shruggie and Crooked Hillary emojis; the battle to break fake news; Google declines to remove hate news; Facebook admits it needs human editors; @ImposterBot fights off hateful troll bots; how Santa Claus learns marketing; Yahoo’s super-late hack disclosures; Wonder Woman fired by UN; tech titans meet Trumplethinskin. Plus great new apps and stats you should know.
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 150: Co-hosts BL and David discuss the Trump/Pence campaign logo and fallout; Facebook’s live video streaming growing pains; the #ConservativeBecause hashjack; Pokemon Go players at Arlington National Cemetery and the Holocaust Museum; some little-known problems with email open rates; the live streaming of the Turkish coup attempt; Twitter’s live streaming deals for the national political conventions and with Bloomberg; Pokemon Go’s sponsored locations; Twitter’s Audience API; and much, much more.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Gmail’s Minion mic-drop April Fools fiasco; Mattel’s phishing scam scare; Google Cardboard Plastic; Microsoft’s bet on conversational computing; Twitter Stickers; a smartphone gun; Facebook for Business posts; the State Department’s #SpringBreakBadly campaign; Instagram’s minute-long videos; #ProjectLiteracy, the #TheBananaPeelChallenge; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.