Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 175
Albert Maruggi was our co-host tonight since Dave is traveling. He’ll be back next week. BL and Albert discuss NASA’s Space Poop Challenge winner; Mark Zuckerberg Saves the World; Burger King’s Adult Toys; Social Springer Spaniels; Planet of the Apps; A Self-Taught Star; the Deluxe Small Business Revolution; trump’s Tweets; a Twitter Money Mystery…and much, much more.
Best Digital Cases
At Last! An Answer to the Space Poop Challenge
NASA has announced the winner of the Space Poop Challenge, a competition aimed at finding a safe, medically sound solution from taking waste away from astronauts’ bodies if confined for a long period of time.
Social Springer Spaniels
A successful breeder of springer spaniels in Baltic, South Dakota does a great job of telling the story of each litter. Their use of Facebook attracts new buyers and easily engages current and former owners of puppies from Meadowland Springers. You’ll see in this segment how the chronology of breeding suits the use of video, images, and posts on Facebook for engagement.
Israeli Burger King Gave Out Adult Toys on Valentine’s Day
The meal – only in Israel and only after 6 pm- came with:2 Whoppers, 2 packs of french fries, 2 beers and a romantic ADULT TOYinside (emphasis BK’s)
The promotion continues BK’s long standing tradition of wild promotions, beginning with the iconic Subservient Chicken back in 2005.
- Burger King Offers an Adults-Only Valentine’s Day Meal, With a Different Kind of Toy Inside
- Burger King Has Fun With Subservient Chicken Viral Campaign
This signals the imminent demise of capitalism, right? https://t.co/0OAnqBvUeq
— conor (@carpeydiem) February 13, 2017
In The Furrow
West Central, distributors of agricultural products, created a multi-media blog to deliver content that helps inform growers on complex issues involving plant health, crop yield, and environmental impact.
Apple is Doing a Shark Tank Style Show With Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Will.i.am and Gary Vaynerchuk
The show is called Planet of the Apps and it literally consists of celebrities telling app developers why their apps will never be profitable and will never be used by anyone.
- Apple’s new TV show has Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow and Will.i.am telling people why their app ideas are terrible
A Deluxe Small Business Revolution
The Small Business Revolution is a series of videos about small towns with declining population that are trying to making it in an unfavorable economic environment. Deluxe sponsors a contest where towns compete for $500K to be used as economic development funds. The series, by Flow NonFiction, runs on Small Business Revolution and on Hulu.
Trump Handshake GIF
Anders Ryttar’s model of trump’s handshake went viral after it was reTweeted by J.K. Rowling.
Said he “if I knew it was bound for 15 nanoseconds of fame, I would definitely have put a link to my webpage on it.”
— iLEZ (@iLEZ) February 16, 2017
Can Mark Zuckerberg Save the World?
Zuckerberg issued a 6000-word manifesto on how he hopes Facebook can create a positive global community that will help to save the world.
While I doubt he can save the world, it makes me happy that he wants to try.
Worst Digital Cases
Here’s What Happens When Trump Tweets
Trumpolini is a traffic cannon
— Gareth Wilson (@_gw) February 14, 2017
Why Can’t Twitter Make Money
How is it Twitter gets credit for launching democratic revolutions, expanding coverage of news stories and enhancing TV viewing to a multi person social experience, yet it it’s having problems making a dime?
- BrandSpeak article by Jason Wiese Why TV is Trending on Twitter Every Night
- Not Even Donald Trump Can Save Twitter by Vanity Fair
Shiny New Stuff
This app offers an international news database that goes back to 1945.
Hater – dating app connects you with people who hate the same things you do
Once you’ve listed your likes, dislikes, loves, and hates, Hater starts finding matches for you. You can scroll through matches much like other dating apps, swiping left on those you’re not interested in and right on someone you’d like to get to know.
What Was There
What Was There – a virtual time machine of sorts that allows users to navigate familiar streets as they appeared in the past. The premise is simple: provide a platform where anyone can easily upload a photograph with two straightforward tags to provide context: Location and Year.