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 153: BL and David discuss the new LinkedIn Influencer Q&A videos; Microsoft’s acquisition of Beam’s livestreaming video technology, #SaveTwitter, Facebook’s clickbait filter; Donald Trump’s perpetual recurring online donations; The Gap’s sexist ads; Facebook Live video ads; Petnet’s dumb SmartFeeder; a bear-in-the-house video that went viral; Google AMP for everyone; the FTC’s influencer crackdown; Facebook’s Area 404; Facebook video ad publishing tools; The World’s Biggest Asshole; Netflix’s Stranger Things 360 trailer; and much, much more.
During Episode 151 co-hosts BL and David discuss the backlash over Melania Trump’s plagiarism of Michelle Obama’s DNC speech; musicians objecting to the use of their songs by the Trump campaign; an Apple patent for technology that would disable the recording of video, audio and photography on smartphones and tablets; untargeted Donald Trump banner ads; new updates for Facebook Live video; the long-lasting impact of the ALS ice bucket challenge; DoubleClick Native ads; verified Twitter accounts; Michelle Obama’s carpool karaoke; Yelp’s partnership with Pokemon Go; 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.
Episode 149: BL and David discuss the Facebook Live broadcast of Philando Castile’s death at the hands of a Minnesota police officer, its aftermath, and its implications for news coverage; Donald Trump’s Trollmaster; Microsoft’s recruitment fail; Facebook’s secret messages; Red Cross’ racist pool safety poster; the Washington Post under Jeff Bezos’ leadership; the New York Times’ call for Facebook Live political footage; the revenge of the liberal arts majors; permanent snaps; NASA’s short film contest; Patrick Stewart’s country crooning; and much, much more.
Episode 146: BL and David discuss the online reaction to the Orlando nightclub shooting and Donald Trump’s humblebrag tweet; the Gawker bankruptcy case; Axle Rose’s ill-advised reaction to the Fat Axle Rose meme; Adidas’ misspelled ads; advertising fraud and organized crime; Mark Zuckerberg getting hacked; Twitter passwords for sale; Google’s Trust Score replacement for passwords; the first Google Tango phone from Lenovo; Joe Biden’s open letter; John Oliver buying medical debt; Facebook’s vanishing posts; how Twitter is better than Snapchat; Facebook video comments; mock political ads; a Golden Doodle runs a marathon; Twitter Insiders; 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.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the Facebook trending stories controversy; Amazon’s new Video Direct program; George Zimmerman’s attempt to auction the gun he used to murder Trayvon Martin; programmable Amazon Dash buttons; Budweiser’s rebranding of America; Donald Trump posing as his own publicist; IABC’s plea for fee-free content; a Text and Die billboard; the Dalai Lama’s interactive atlas of emotions; voice search keyword research; a potential Google VR headset; a Canadian matchmaking service; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the effectiveness of anti-Donald Trump ads run by the Stop Trump PACs and the Hillary Clinton campaign; KFC’s finger-lickin’ good chicken-flavored nail polish; Elizabeth Warren’s Twitter war with Trump; sales email fails; PetSmart’s Cinco de Mayo tweets; the GAP’s 60s-era space shuttle tweets; Windows 10 shenanigans; the CDC’s Clean Hands Count campaign; Facebook mail; the #Oldchella concert; Radiohead erases itself then drops; Zoe for President; Facebook’s politics; the Anne Frank virtual reality film; Amazon Echo’s location services play; the CIA live tweeting the Osama Bin Ladin raid; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the passing of music legend Prince, brand reactions to his death–both good and bad–and the outpouring of grief and celebration online; they discuss the social media outrage over KFC’s bad joke; Facebook’s updated newsfeed algorithm; a popup window worst practice; MTV podcasts; the rainbow-colored food fad; Juiced TV; suicide prevention via social media; a billboard you can conduct; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.