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.