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 242: BL and David discuss the gamification of the great Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Tim Berners-Lee’s super-important new Solid Web; buying on Amazon with Snap; Mercedes-Benz’ talking headlights; Coors & NatGeo’s new adventure; a boom in Billboards; Sirius XM and Pandora get together; Facebook Fails Again; racist face recognition code; Urban Outfitters dumbass Halloween costume; how skim reading affects our brains…and much, much more.
Episode 232: BL and David discuss a Snapchat Lens video game controlled by gum chewing; the Minnesota Public Radio Raccoon who captivated the nation by scaling a 25-story building; the minor league Yankees team fan-named the Staten Island Pizza Rats; restaurant goers paralyzed by choice; the Angela Merkel Instagram G7 post that memed Trump and went globally viral; a great idea for push button customer satisfaction; 13 year-old Courtney Hadwin whose astounding singing voice is Janis Joplin 2.0; rating results for digital assistants; the day Net Neutrality died; ReKognition; a Walking Algorithm; and much, much more.
Episode 224: BL and David discuss how Adidas will make a video for each of the 30,000 Boston Marathon runners; the horrifying Sinclair Broadcasting script compilation; Gaming for Dementia Research; how Carnival got its Snapchat handle back; how to have a shredding party at Office Depot; 9 Amazing April freebies; US government surveillance of journalists and influencers; Cambridge Analytica analysis; invisible cameras that will be everywhere; a complaint about YouTube targeting children’s data; all about the GDPR; a French Mayor’s nasty April Fool’s faux pas; secret honks give Chinese internet censors headaches; and much, much more.
Episode 221: BL and David discuss United Airlines’ recent customer service fail that resulted in the death of a customer’s puppy; the students’ national walkout over gun control; Facebook testing voice status updates; #AskEddie has a new gig; the best cover letter in the history of cover letters; a Time’s Up agency; Twitter verification for everyone; Quartz’ obsessive emails; Google’s encryption drop-dead date; Rihanna snaps at Snap; Melania Trump wags her finger at social executives; news coming to Facebook Watch; YouTube’s Wikipediafication; a massive fake news study; and much, much more.
Episode 219: BL and David discuss the March For Our Lives PSA video; NECTAR Sleep’s sleep like a baby television commercial; Izod Lacoste’s cause marketing campaign of replacing the iconic crocodile with threatened species; the 157 new emojis that will be released this year; the voice-activated Pokemon, Pikachu Talk; Eli Rezkallah’s reversed sexist ads; the arrival of the Twitter bookmarks feature; historian Michael Beschloss’ use of Twitter; an excellent infographic example from HubSpot; an unfortunate rap video by Utah state representatives; Twitter’s prohibition against simultaneous tweets; LittleThings Facebook algorithm problem; Maine’s emoji activists; …and much, much more.
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.