Episode 268: BL and David discuss Facebook’s dubious commitment to user privacy; the increasing importance of sonic branding; Burger King’s mental burgers; Snapchat’s Holocaust survivor Stories; a clever Big Little Lies commercial; Creative Commons’ visual search emerges from Beta; LinkeIn testing a Services Offered section for profiles; Poynter’s indexing of fake news sites; YouTube Music arrives on Google Home and YouTube lands on Amazon Fire TV devices; a mockery of our smart phone addiction; how extremism spreads through alternative influence networks; Chase Bank’s poor-shaming;…and much, much more.
Episode 252: BL and David discuss General Mills’ scented cinema Pillsbury commercials; The Ohio Pork Council’s bacon vending machine; Google’s attempt to better navigate audio news; the Mozilla Foundation’s Privacy Not Included guide; Bose sunglasses with a soundtrack; McDonald’s hamburger takeover of reddit; new free online professional development courses from Google; Grittycon 2019; the Catholic News Agency’s Chanukah fail; Facebook’s brain drain; Quora’s data breach; …and much, much more.
Episode 251: BL and David discuss influencers punked by Payless; Canada Goose freezing customers; unfinished stories of distracted driver victims; easy Facebook engagement; holiday Tweets; Dogs Trust’s dogs are not gifts ad; augmented reality children’s books; #ChintatownOtter’s koi rampage; Starbucks banned; hashtag hijacking; Lockheed-Martian; Foodfluencers; editable Tweets…and much, much more.
Episode 240: BL and David discuss the NY Public Library’s Alice In Instagramland, spam best practice, Google Shortwave for podcasts, Facebook’s new trust scores; AI word pictures, Patio Pizza chairs, Conference Gifs, Papa John’s weird apology video, MacBook Pro’s terrible keyboard, Creepy 3D Cartoons, how AI could stop Russian interference in US elections…and much, much more.
Episode 237: BL and David discuss LinkedIn’s new voicemail feature; autism therapy via Google Glass; the value of long-form content; government regulation of social media; Google’s new mobile search results for events; six-year-old toy reviewer Ryan’s new line of merch; illustrations of decaying social media; a gross chicken virtual reality experience; the social media backlash over an ISIS burger; and much, much more.
Episode 236: BL and David discuss the addition of health grades to Yelp restaurant listings; Bonobos’ #EvolveTheDefinition of masculinity campaign; the Terminal 3 virtual border agent art installation; Amazon’s plans to roll out retargeting ads; a superb example of visual journalism that explains blockchain; the bitcoin extortion phishing scam; a PR pitch from hell; Tronc’s massive layoffs at the New York Daily News; Uber drivers fraudulently charging passengers for vomit cleanup; Facebook’s stock freefall; and much, much more.
Episode 226: BL and David discuss Google’s new strategy for leveraging the growing library of podcast content; the latest data from Edison Research about the podcast consumer; Amazon’s new Alexa Skill Blueprints feature; Jason Calacanis’ Open Book Challenge race to replace Facebook; SmugMug’s acquistion of Flickr; Burger King’s stealthy campaign to sneak Whoppers into movie theaters; Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes chocolate record; an advocacy campaign that turns victims of gun violence’s handwriting into a tool for change; teaching kids to be polite to machines; and much, much more.
Episode 210: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Stovetop’s Thanksgiving Dinner Pants; Disney Pixar’s Coco VR experience; the latest search ranking factors from SEMRush and Searchmetrics; Washington Post’s counterpoint AI; the New Zealand Coffin Club viral video; a pot subscription service; iPhone X’s fraudulent faces flaw; BoingBoing’s Net Neutrality popup alert; algorithmic threats to journalism; the MakeApp app; Greta Van Susteren’s sorry Sorry app; popping pimple fingernails; LG’s mosquito-repellant Phones; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
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 192: BL and David discuss NASA how called BS on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop; Amazon acquires Whole Foods; beefy new Ken Dolls come out; Smirnoff newsjacks; Google AI helps expand reading for kids; BuzzFeed & VOX Media get buggy; a Troll Cakes/detective agency makes trolls eat their words; Spectacles go scuba diving; alorithmic responsibility; the Instagram star who was trampled by a cow and much, much more.