Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 190
BL and David discuss Apple’s dive into augmented reality; McDonald’s stoner billboard ban; the viral video of Vincente Fox’s Trump takedown; best Trump jokes of the week; Google’s new buy buttons; the NFL’s return to Twitter; Intercept’s lame handling of the Reality Winner NSA/Russia leak; your Permanent Record; Real Fake News and much, much more.
Best Digital Cases
APPLE Introduces Augmented Reality on iPhones
What’s exciting is that the AR experience will happen through an iPhone, not a headset. Headsets are expensive and bulky. With tech changing as fast as it does, most people are waiting to see an affordable option.
- Apple’s new software is a game changer for augmented reality, experts say
- Why Apple’s Latest Move Is Huge News for the Future of Computing
McDonald’s Franchise Rolls Its Own Billboard
A McDonald’s franchise on New Mexico’s boarder with Colorado used stoner message to promote breakfast burritos.
— KRON4 News (@kron4news) June 3, 2017
Trump the Butt of Many Trending Jokes
Politics, as Robert Scoble noted, is getting funnier, and more painful.
Vincente Fox Viral Trump Takedown
Google is letting select merchants sell directly from its search engine results pages via a Buy button attached to product ads.
NFL Returns To Twitter
While Twitter lost out to Amazon for the right to stream NFL Thursday Night games, there will still be plenty of official NFL live video streaming through the social media site.
The NFL & Twitter announced a new multiyear deal to deliver official NFL video and other types of content year-round. pic.twitter.com/2dEXgMkjAl
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) May 11, 2017
Is #BlockedByTrump A 1st Amendment Case?
The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University argues that Donald Trump’s Twitter account is a public forum, and banning users from viewing or engaging with his tweets suppresses free speech.
— Holly O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) May 28, 2017
Worst Digital Cases
Intercept’s Handling of Reality Winner’s Leak Stunk
The Intercept’s Russian hacking report also seems to be a good example of how not to handle leaks
- The Intercept’s Russian hacking report also seems to be a good example of how not to handle leaks
- How The Intercept Outed Reality Winner
Offensive Memes Have Consequences
10 students have had their acceptance to Harvard rescinded due to their particpation in an offensive Facebook Messaging group.
- Harvard Withdraws 10 Acceptances For ‘Offensive’ Memes In Private Group Chat
- Harvard Rescinds Acceptances for At Least Ten Students for Obscene Memes
- Kaplan Test Prep Survey: College Admissions Officers Say Social Media Increasingly Affects Applicants’ Chances
Shiny New Stuff
Google Tag Manager Tools was developed by Simo Ahava to help you save a great deal of time implementing Tag Manager.
Noteable among them: Enlight – like photoshop for mobile photography – $4 in the app store
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