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 154: BL and David discuss the trending naked Donald Trump statues; the Google Hangouts On Air transition to YouTube live; Twitter’s harassment issues; Verizon brandware apps; Moz’s unfollowing of FollwerWonk; Triumph the Insult Comic Dog’s triumphant return; the Twitter Filter; Amazon Original’s free pilot episodes; the Salvador Dali / Walt Disney collaboration; and much, much more.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the Facebook trending stories controversy; Amazon’s new Video Direct program; George Zimmerman’s attempt to auction the gun he used to murder Trayvon Martin; programmable Amazon Dash buttons; Budweiser’s rebranding of America; Donald Trump posing as his own publicist; IABC’s plea for fee-free content; a Text and Die billboard; the Dalai Lama’s interactive atlas of emotions; voice search keyword research; a potential Google VR headset; a Canadian matchmaking service; 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.
Episode 130: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the flap over Marc Andreessen’s comments about Facebook’s Internet access plans for India; Meryl Streep’s comments about diversity in the film industry; Super Bowl commercials that flopped; Pornhub’s latest philanthropic gesture; Snapchat’s new subscription option; Google’s new Knowledge Graph editing features; Amazon’s new video game engine; YouTube’s new original movies and shows; Instagram video views; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the Google+ redesign; disappearance of tweet counts; businesses exploiting Paris attacks; an innocent man framed for Paris attacks by online trolls; crap detection resources; immersive storytelling; a tribute to a wife killed in Paris attacks; Infinity Driver’s Seat virtual reality app; BLAB show cards; Minecraft helping teach programming to kids; Kind Bars; marriage proposal do-overs; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Blomingdale’s catalog ad backlash; the myth of so-called Content Shock; a trending Bob Dole; Jeb Bush’s miss on the #BabyHitler trend; social media’s role in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks; Starbucks’ veteran employee tuition benefit; a New York lottery campaign; a video explainer about Facebook video; Facebook’s 360 video education center; Foo Fighters concert posters; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.
David Erickson discussed Google’s Kansas City fiber outage and Fox Sports’ video outage during Game One of the World Series; REI’s Black Friday outage and call to #OptOutside; Google’s new embrace of podcasters; Target’s Halloween House on Hallow Hill video series; Usher’s Don’t Look Away facial-recognizing music video; the tilt-shift video trend; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.