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 239: BL and David discuss NASA’s Asteroid Aretha salute to Aretha Franklin #QueenOfSoul; new Facebook business pages; Google employees protest censored Chinese search engine; Vans’ Van Gogh; Twitter locks API to developers; augmented reality cosmetic try-ons; how to keep Google from tracking you; Ajit Pai’s Lies; 70K block Twitter’s top advertisers in Infowars protest; a hilarious Mike Pence parody site; protest graphics … and much, much more.
Episode 235: BL and David discuss choice words in Chance the Rapper’s rap about buying Chicagoist; Jurrasic Jeff Goldblum; an Amazon Dinosaur delivery; the Washington Post’s new Twitch TV channel; Buzzfeed’s no cats news feed; Twitter’s and Facebook’s transparent ads; Zuckerberg’s Recode interview and Holocaust denier do-over; AP’s social media fact checking; the great Twitter bot purge; Facebook fraud; Papa John’s whining, and Laundry Service resigning …and much, much more.
Episode 214: David discusses Sarah Silverman’s compassionate response to a Twitter troll; Life Time Fitness’ decision to ban cable news; the Wellness VR platform pilot program in a senior living facility; Google’s audio-realistic text-to-speech technology; Firefox’s plans to shame insecure sites; Cadbury’s Willy Wonka white chocolate cream eggs; Apple’s long-awaited podcast analytics; Twitter’s video views; Facebook Ad Manager rules; the massive hardware security flaw that has effected all computer processors; a fatal swatting incident; Ajit Pai’s no-show at the Computer Electronics Show; 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 209: BL and David discuss Facebook’s request for your nude photos; Facebook and Twitter 2016 election ads and the Kremlin money behind them; Tiffany’s disgusting “Everyday Items”; Twitter’s move to 280 characters; an epic home-made car ad; Dave’s Moovember progress; a puppy and a little girl re-united after dastardly thieves took her 8-week-old Labrador…and much, much more.
Episode 207 co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discuss Burger King’s anti-bullying public service ad; Twitter’s new-found transparency for political ads; the mechanics behind the recommendation engine powering Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist; Burger King bullying Wendy’s; saveable Tweets; Twitter’s Happening Now feature; Facebook going after Google Hangouts with the addition of screensharing to Facebook Live; Facebook adding Dwell Time and Link Sharing as custom audiences for ad retargeting; 3D social posts to encourage VR object sharing on Facebook; the EPA erasing climate change online; your camera is watching you; Spectacle sales are not so spectacular; giving Amazon your key; and the top 10 most horrific marketing screw-ups of 2017; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 205: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Equifax getting hacked again; Mark Zuckerberg’s ill-advised virtual reality trip to Puerto Rico; Giphy’s coming six-second advertising platform; Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness crowdfunding campaign; a resume LEGOized; BuzzFeed’s livestreamed Twitter talk show; recognizing cognitive biases; a guide to Denial of Service attacks; Siri, your personal therapist; the imminent departure of AOL Instant Messenger; loveless granola; Dove’s racist ad; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 202: Co-hosts BL Ochman and David Erickson discuss Kim Jung Un calling Trump a “dotard” and the Internet reaction; Facebook’s Nazi algorithm, destination pizza; Google’s Power Searching course; a juvenile Minnesota Vikings hire; NPR teaching print journalists how to create audio stories; fake attorneys targeting Amazon sellers; a Stranger Things Cease & Desist Letter with heart; great new apps and much, much more.
Episode 155: BL and David discuss a welcome video to an Illinois teacher’s fourth grade class that went viral; the Kardashian’s lack of sponsor disclosure on their Instagram accounts; President Obama’s venture into virtual reality; WhatsApp’s privacy reversal; YouTube’s social ambitions with Backstage; Vogue’s Photoshop fiasco; Twitter’s portable Direct Messaging; a transgender Ken controversy; Google’s policy of punishable popups; Uber’s lickable breathalizer cards; the WizKid Science YouTube channel; a Minnesota dog that was elected mayor; and much, much more.