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 158: BL and David discuss the Trump Jr. Skittles controversy; North Korea’s paltry Internet; the NatWest scam; Apple’s nerdy professor emoji; hacking Teslas; a celebrity Get Out The Vote campaign video; Hillary Clinton on Between Two Ferns; Starbucks Upstanders campaign; stadium designs and the NFL TV experience; a social newsgathering coalition; the return of the naked Trump statues; Google Street View respects cow privacy; NASA’s live streaming press conference; Facebook Live comes to the desktop; vintage photos animated, and much, much more.
Episode 157: BL and David discuss New York City wifi kiosks go G-rated; iOS 10 bricks lots of iPhones; the dumbest 9/11 brand promo of 2016; emotional reactive #ColorForAll videos; competitive kindness; Harambe and the Minnesota Vikings (huh?!); the FBI directive to go full Mulder; Twitter’s many recent innovations; big changes coming to YouTube; airline safety goes viral; emoji #hashtags; Braille LEGO bricks; the true meaning of “Skol” and much, much 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.
Episode 148: BL and David discuss Periscope’s moment on the national political stage during the House Democrats’ gun control sit-in; 360fly’s racist video ad; Facebook and YouTube live-streaming updates; Twitter’s new live video streaming button & 140 videos; a robot recall; Lender’s frozen bagels; Apple’s expanded Coding Camp; Pinterest’s new retargetting capabilities; Mark Zuckerberg’s paranoia; Facebook 360 photos; Twitter’s emoji targeting; and much, much more.
Episode 145: BL and David discuss Queen guitarist Brian May’s new virtual reality headset; Google’s Project Soli reducing radar to fit on a computer chip; Mary Meeker’s new Internet Trends report; a Vox editor endorsing anti-Donald Trump riots; Facebook’s DeepText AI; a racist Chinese detergent ad; Facebook’s continuous live stream video; a Google Chrome extension used by white supremacists; Podtrac’s podcast audience ratings; landlords likegating their tenants; faive new Medium features; Airtime’s relaunch; France banning after work email; a new set of emojis; and much, much more.
Episode 132: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Lands’ End PR problem with Gloria Steinem; Google’s elimination of sidebar ads from search results; ISIS threats against Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey; India banning girls from using cell phones; Harry Shearer catches Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski chatting up Donald Trump; David Duke trending on Twitter; the #HelpKenyaNotKanye campaign; Google Docs’ voice typing; some Autocorrect humor; Donald Trump’s Twitter insults; Atlas, the two-legged robot; Facebook Reactions; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Pope Francis emojis; the #IStandWithAhmed social media storm; the #NursesUnited fallout over flippant comments on The View; what’s really behind Apple’s inclusion of ad-blocking apps in iOS 9; a Don’t Drive & Smoke Weed PSA; Mikki Willis’ A Boy & His Doll viral video; Tide’s online video commercial mocking Kim Davis; Flickr’s VP photos; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.
Episode 110: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Burger King’s McWhopper peace offering; Rand Paul’s #StandWithPaul app fiasco; the role of war photographers and the image of a drowned Syrian refugee boy; Hulu’s new kinda ad-free version; the Love Has No Labels campaign; the new streaming video platform Blab.im; Feed America’s #Spoontember campaign; Disney’s Force Friday marketing blitz for Star Wars: The Force Awakens; the hilarious Hipster Barbie Instagram account; a PSA video from an acid attack survivor; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Google’s restructuring as Alphabet; Hillary Clinton’s emoji fail; Bic pens dissing women…again; Edelman’s climate stance conundrum; Google’s diminishing map pack; Target’s trolling “customer service” rep; Twitter’s customer service playbook; political photoshopping; Moz’s new search engine ranking factors; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.