Episode 287: BL and David discuss the controversy over social media political ads and two of the proposed solutions; The Climate Trail video game that takes place in the climate change apocalypse; Samsung’s selfie satellite fail; Yahoo Groups’ move to email-only; unrest on the Facebook campus; the trend toward video games as spectator sport epitomized with the launch of the Minnesota Vikings’ eSports team; hot dog boy gets a ride in Oscar Mayer’s weinermobile; McDonald’s social media fail; Amazon’s Choice paid reviews; Joe Biden’s domain fiasco; political Twitter; and much, much more.
Episode 280: Co-hosts BL Ochman and David Erickson discuss Amazon’s crowdsourcing of responses to Alexa users’ questions; Google’s Recover Together website of resources for addicts; Twitter’s new arrangeable photos feature; Google’s ‘original reporting’ algorithm designed to give more visibility to primary source, trustworthy journalism; WordPress’ purchase of Tumblr; the Zooniverse crowdsourcing network supporting science experiments; an example of a great follow-up PR pitch; the Attorneys General investigating Google; Ledo Pizza’s ill-advised 9/11 tweet; …and much, much more.
Episode 256: BL and David discuss the self-fueling bonfire that is online outrage; WordPress’ new NewsPack platform; The Atlantic’s video in honor of International Holocaust Day of Remembrance; the Tree VR installation at Davos that allows you to experience what it’s like to be a tree in a rainforest; Kia’s Super Bowl scholarship; Aspiration Bank’s hyper-focused Millennial messaging; YouTube’s crackdown on pranks and challenges; a comedian’s daily joke-writing tips; Twitter’s new marketing calendar; stupid dad jokes; …and much, much more.
Episode 241: BL and David discuss Prince’s new music video that pays tribute to the scores of teens and children affected by gun-related violence every year; the Twitterification of Twitter; the crumbling of the college degree barrier; the National Voter Registration Day media takeover; Coca-Cola’s interest in the marijuana industry; dancing lessons for NFL players; the opening of Bud Light’s Victory Fridges; an update to the Social Media Guru list; augmented reality applied below ground; Arby’s tattoos the meats; the hacking of our website; who is getting raises and who is not; the New York Times’ video case study of the Tylenol poisoning; and much, much more.
Episode 218: BL and David discuss an autocomplete Black Panther interview; Twitter amping up the news while Facebook flounders; the Amazon Pollycast; Bloomberg’s Twitter TicToc; the lonely dog that went viral; Lucky Charms gets mythical; Watson gets embedded in virtual and augmented reality; the Marketoonist; the coming artificial reality apocalypse; the next chapter in Net Neutrality repeal; a clumsy, milky metaphor; Gmail gets AMPed; concussion spotting technology; and much, much more.
Episode 204: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Google’s Pixel 2 announcement and its battle against Apple; five ex-Presidents rocking for hurricane relief; the Obama’s 25th wedding anniversary; National Public Radio’s errant Facebook post that went viral; BuzzFeed’s public service fake news feed; IRS’ baffling announcement of its deal with Equifax; the amazing absence of a social media pause button; the client you’ll never want to have; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 201: Co-hosts BL Ochman and David Erickson discuss a hilarious parody of the new $1200+ iPhoneX; millions Equifaxed by the mother of all data breaches; riding out Hurricane Irma with Richard Branson; detested Martin Shkreli Screwed; the Russian back door; Bothies; BBC’s interactive radio theater; Twitter’s tweetstorm feature; Brand websites beating retail; the Great Bodega Controversy of 2017; BuzzFeed’s banner ads; the black market for Instagram checks; plus cool new apps…and much, much more.
Episode 193: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed how United Airlines earned even more bad press by selling a toddler’s previously purchased seat; how Hobby Lobby was busted for smuggling artifacts from Iraq and funding ISIS all in one fell swoop; the hilarious Haribo Gold Bears ad featuring childlike executives; Spike the viral beetle artist; the #Ham4All fundraising challenge; the #MyOreoCreation contest; Apple’s Appocalypse video; the Weinermobile companion vehicles; cats in hats; China’s livestream video ban; the GOP’s tactic of blocking constituents on social media; Russia’s cyber psyops playbook; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 179: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed McDonald’s Trump tweet; BBC interview crashers; Pinterest’s Lens; Amazon’s Resistance Radio; Boaty McBoatface’s return; Fender’s rockin’ in the digital world; Twitter Moment analytics; King Kong’s Los Angeles rampage; self-defense how to videos; hijacking Peruvian highways; Progressive Insurance takes an Adult Swim; 3D-printed houses; more fake news; Alexa’s Siri nightmare;…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.