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 190: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Apple’s announcement of its augmented reality platform; Google’s attempt to sell directly from search results with its new buy button; Vincente Fox’s public service video message to Donald Trump; Official presidential tweets, suitable for framing; the untested legality of #BlockedByTrump victims; McDonald’s stoner billboard; Twitter’s new deal with the NFL; The Intercept’s Reality Winner fail; real fake news; how some potential Harvard students discovered that the Internet is a permanent record; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 189: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed the Pope slaps Trump meme; Facebook’s teen targeting; Facebook’s quality score; Microsoft’s business search bots; augmented reality airports; food pornographers; Recoded Hillary Clinton; flyover country; #Covfefe; Trent Reznor serenading Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel; Facebook’s leaked playbook; an extremism algorithm; the Mets malicious mascot; great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 185: BL and David discuss the gaming of the government’s Alien Hotline, a horny rhino who went viral on Tinder, the Pope’s stirring TEDtalk, #TruthIs, Heineken’s smart #OpenYourWorld campaign, LinkedIn’s new targeting, The NY Times on Snapchat Discover, Twitter’s bot infestation, great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.
Episode 184: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Facebook’s live video problems; the Juicero press test; Minnesota cops celebrate 4/20 Day; Google’s talentless drawing app; the personalization of Google Home; branded Easter eggs; Steve Ballmer’s USA Facts; a potential Google ad-blocker; An Inconvenient Tooth; Facebook getting Instant Articles pushback; a false twins story; a scary phishing expedition; …and much, much more.
Episode 183: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed United Airlines’ brutally dragging a paying customer off a flight, the social media outrage that ensued, and the monumentally disasterous public relations response; White House spokesman Sean Spicer’s disasterous Hitler comparisons; Twitter’s deleting tweets critical of United Airlines on the one hand, and Twitter’s standoff with Homeland Security in defense of freedom of speech on the other hand; a Whopper of a Burger King ad; Amazon’s new social media influencer program; Ooola Ooola Zod aliens; several very clever bots; …and much, much more.
Episode 182: BL and David discuss the Pepsi ad brouhaha, David Schwimmer’s #ThatsHarassment videos; the timerity of 45 declaring April to be National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month; #AprilTheGiraffe is still pregnant AF; Amazon catches the NFL; Mastadon catches on; the global war on fake news; the mess of fake news that was actually real…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 174: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Super Bowl LI commercials, including Ford’s future of transportation spot, the sexy Mr. Clean, the Coen Brothers and Peter Fonda’s Mercedes collaboration, Audi’s girl power ad, Budweiser’s origin story, and 84 Lumber’s pro-immigration piece; Comcast’s paid protesters; New York City subway users erasing Nazis; freaky fake news; Facebook Live’s filter bubble; Twitter’s new safety features; YouTube Live; Facebook’s computer vision; LinkedIn’s ProFinder badges; Oculus Rift’s Best Buy fail; Circuit Cubes; …and much, much more.
Episode 173: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed the National Strategic Bacon Reserve; Facebook’s TV app; Starbucks’ Conscious Capitalism; artificial intelligence in plain English; LEGO’s social network for kids; Tostito’s breathalyzer bag; Snapchat’s smart lenses; Beyonce’s pregnant JC Penny photo shoot; virtual immortality; #DeleteUber; Starbucks overwhelmed with mobile …and much, much more.