Episode 163: BL and David discuss Justin Timberlake’s voting booth selfie; the massive Distributed Denial of Service attack that crippled the Internet; Miss Iceland’s withdrawal from a beauty pageant over body shaming; Twitter’s decision to shut down the Vine app; Facebook’s problem with cats; LinkedIn’s update of the Endorsement and Skills algorithm; Budweiser’s self-driving beer run; fake NASA livestreams; Google’s declaration of a mobile-first world in search; rappers for Hillary; Amazon’s personal mini drones patent; the #TrumpANovel tweets; Squarespace’s one-page mobile sites; the Skittles photo lawsuit; Facebook’s cloning of Snapchat Stories; and much, much more.
Episode 157: BL and David discuss New York City wifi kiosks go G-rated; iOS 10 bricks lots of iPhones; the dumbest 9/11 brand promo of 2016; emotional reactive #ColorForAll videos; competitive kindness; Harambe and the Minnesota Vikings (huh?!); the FBI directive to go full Mulder; Twitter’s many recent innovations; big changes coming to YouTube; airline safety goes viral; emoji #hashtags; Braille LEGO bricks; the true meaning of “Skol” 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.
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 148: BL and David discuss Periscope’s moment on the national political stage during the House Democrats’ gun control sit-in; 360fly’s racist video ad; Facebook and YouTube live-streaming updates; Twitter’s new live video streaming button & 140 videos; a robot recall; Lender’s frozen bagels; Apple’s expanded Coding Camp; Pinterest’s new retargetting capabilities; Mark Zuckerberg’s paranoia; Facebook 360 photos; Twitter’s emoji targeting; and much, much more.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Hillary Clinton’s New York subway turnstile 404 error page; UC Davis’ SEO crisis; Google Play podcasts go live; Audible Channels; Facebook’s branded content tool and trending live video streams; an IP mapping horror story; TD Bank customer service; a vandal who went viral; Google Cardboard apps; the #DoYourJob campaign; Accenture’s hologram leaders; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the gutter that has become the Republican primary race; NPR’s odd decision to NOT promote its podcasts on air; Microsoft’s decision to shut down the Tay chatbot; a Bank of America media relations fail; the meaninglessness of head-to-head political polls during the primary season; the new YouTube Connect live video streaming app; Ester the Wonderpig; Amazon’s pay-by-selfie patent application; teen voting; Twitter’s plans to recruit Vine stars; a real cat burglar; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.
Episode 133: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Google’s new Posts content type; both good and bad emoji campaigns; a fake New York Times political news story favoring Bernie Sanders; Amazon encryption backtracking; Jimmy Kimmel on Donald Trump; Facebook Live Video visibility; the #ShareTheLoad campaign; Facebook Instant Articles newsletter signups; Always’ #LikeAGirl campaign; the evolution of social media policies; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the standoff between Apple and the FBI; the social media storm ignited by a Ted Cruz Photoshopping attempt; Marco Rubio’s mistaken shoreline; the New Yorker coming to life on Amazon Prime; Facebook Instant Articles for all; Donald Trump’s Mexican jobs; Facebook’s new video metrics; Cape Breton’s tourism campaign; an anti-smoking PSA; Twitter’s Direct Messaging videos & Gif search; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.