Episode 211: David Erickson discussed the Bud Light Dilly Dilly commercial that ran during the Thanksgiving Day NFL game; Bloomberg’s imminent launch of its 24-hour news network on Twitter; Facebook’s suicide ideation AI; Facebook Shadow Profiles; Instagram subscribeable hashtags; Twitter’s affordable firehose; Snapchat’s new Audience Filters; the love of heavy metal music; Spotify’s ambitions to become a music label with the acquisition of Soundtrap; Sesame Street’s culturejacking of Stranger Things 2 with its Sharing Things parody video; Gamefly’s ridiculous cowgirls commercial; Paris Hilton’s false claim of inventing the selfie; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 190: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Apple’s announcement of its augmented reality platform; Google’s attempt to sell directly from search results with its new buy button; Vincente Fox’s public service video message to Donald Trump; Official presidential tweets, suitable for framing; the untested legality of #BlockedByTrump victims; McDonald’s stoner billboard; Twitter’s new deal with the NFL; The Intercept’s Reality Winner fail; real fake news; how some potential Harvard students discovered that the Internet is a permanent record; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 182: BL and David discuss the Pepsi ad brouhaha, David Schwimmer’s #ThatsHarassment videos; the timerity of 45 declaring April to be National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month; #AprilTheGiraffe is still pregnant AF; Amazon catches the NFL; Mastadon catches on; the global war on fake news; the mess of fake news that was actually real…and much, much more.
Episode 180: BL and David discuss ResistBot; the White House’s satirical news; Apple’s Clips app; Instagram’s saveable livestreams; the declassification of the Manned Orbiting Laboratory; Twitter’s livestreaming API; YouTube’s classic literature prerolls; Google Maps’ car-finder feature; Google Street View on the lip of a volcano; April the Giraffe; the fake radio Resistance Radio; Trump’s cease and decist against kittens; Google Home’s audio ads; food-delivery bots; Senator Roberts’ Moment; …and much, much more.
Episode 177: BL and David discuss Women of NASA Legoized, a naked giraffe banned from YouTube, #envelopegate, Bailgorithm, Spectacles for all (and Dave ordered a pair), a funeral for a website, The Atlantic’s clever This Is Your Life app, Dog TV, new membership plugin for Wordpress, a great car for dogs, and much, much more.
Episode 159: BL and David discuss Donald Trump’s viral sniffles; a Verge reporter who also worked at Apple; Facebook’s apology over inflated video metrics; self-driving chairs; the Edmonton Oilers’ super scary mascot; Jewish grandparents haunting their grandchildren over politics; Ford’s fact-checking the presidential debate; Snapchat’s Spectacles; Google’s login measurement method; a sweet refugee host; Spotify’s interest in SoundCloud; a pig-dancing cop; the arrival of Twitter Moments; the #VoteIRL campaign; 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.
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.