Episode263: BL and David discuss discuss role social media played in the Christchurch terror attack and the deliberate marketing plan the terrorist put in place to spread hate; Google Arts & Culture’s Once Upon a Try online exhibition; Beto O’Rourke’s hacker credentials; Twitter’s new prototype app, twttr; Twitter’s new podcast, Character Count; how high school kids are using Google Docs to chat with one another; the marketing flywheel; Google’s abuse-filtering Chrome extension, Tune; facial recognition training data sets; YouTube’s new augmented reality Stories; an ill-advised jaguar selfie; Reddit’s Chinese trolls;…and much, much more.
Episode 257: BL and David discuss brands’ earned Super Bowl Media; Super Bowl LIII commercials; egregious packaging; Minneapolis’ frozen pants; LinkedIn interest targeting; dearly departed Google services; Apple’s power play against Facebook and Google; Adidas Black History Month all white fail; the invisible generation; super-complicated CAPTCHAs; a Jeep Wave case study…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 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.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed a meerkat love triangle; Target’s porn problem; #NoBra Day; Jack Dorsey’s firing memo; live-streaming a drunk drive; Apple blocks an ad-blocker app; a Mac & Cheese apology; reddit’s Upvoted launch; YouTube’s feature film debut; the science of Dressgate; Twitter’s video revenue share; a tweeting chicken; a mobile-less world; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the reaction to the raiding of Subway’s spokesman’s home; errant hashtags; Reddit’s implosion; the video metrics mess; Amazon Prime Day; interns breaking news; Upworthy’s reinvention; Pampers’ #BetterForBaby video; LinkedIn’s million posters; Google RidesWith; RadioShack’s dance party; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.
Episode 85: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the potential disentanglement of Google+ from Photos and Hangouts; Keith Olbermann’s suspension over tweets directed at Penn State students; social media competitions for employment; the big net neutrality win; Congressman betrayed by his Instagram pics; bloggers working a sweatshop; the Great Dress Color Debate Of 2015; Dove & LEGO Oscar wins; Tumblr as a traffic-driver.