Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 171
Co-hosts BL and David discuss canine abuse on the set of “Purpose Of A Dog”; Angel Soft’s scatological ads; the Honest recall; live-streaming the Steelers locker room; Google Chrome’s new warnings for non-SSL sites; robot kill switches; Barack Obama’s virtual White House tour; Michael Dukakis’ advice for the new White House occupant; Sad Affleck rises again; two Trump protest songs; the Washington Post’s comedy news show; Facebook de-emphasizes Live; travel Norway’s rail virtually; Chevrolet’s LEGO Batmobile; and much, much more.
Worst Digital Cases
Boycott Brouhaha Over “Purpose of a Dog” Movie
I usually think PETA is just nuts. But they are right to call for boycott of “Purpose of a Dog”. A TMZ video showing an obviously terrified German Shepherd being forced into rushing water where it very nearly drowned has gone viral.
UPDATE: The producers have cancelled the premiere of the film in light of protests! Yay!
- ‘A DOG’S PURPOSE’-TERRIFIED GERMAN SHEPHERD FORCED INTO TURBULENT WATER
- Huge Fine and Jail Possible For ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Crew
Actress Jessica Alba’s company has issued another recall.
- Jessica Alba’s Honest Company Recalls This Baby Product
- Jessica Alba Burns Her Customers
- Voluntary Recall Of Organic Baby Powder
C’Mon! It’s Toilet Paper!
This could have gone in best, but it’s TOILET PAPER
A new campaign from Angel Soft intends to “uncover the insightful little moments that we can all appreciate but that you don’t see much in advertising,” says Karen Costello, executive creative director at Deutsch, the brand’s agency.
- Angel Soft Continues to Build Ads Around Quiet, Relatable Moments in People’s Lives Toilet paper brand’s new ‘Be soft. Be strong’ spots
Facebook Live From The Locker Room? What Could Go Wrong?
Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver thought it would be a good ideal to live stream his team’s post-game celebration from the locker room on Facebook. In the locker room. Where his teammates were undressing. Where his coach was swearing.
It appears Google Chrome is going to start flagging non-encrypted pages that ask for a password or credit card as insecure in the title bar of the browser.
Best Digital Cases
Washington Post Getting Satirical
Washington Post is putting a lot of resources behind video content generally and perhaps a Daily Show-type comedy news program, specifically.
- The Washington Post is putting a big bet on video (and trying to break into Daily Show-style comedy)
- The Washington Post announces significant expansion of video team
- Business Insider On Prime Video
Europe calls for automatic KILL Switch on Robots
The proposal calls for a new charter on robotics that would give engineers guidance on how to design ethical and safe machines.
Is Zuckerberg Pumping The Breaks On Facebook Live?
Recode is reporting that Facebook is downplaying Facebook Live with publishers but may be pursuing content deals for scripted video programs instead.
VR Tour of Obama White House
On January 20th, President Barack Obama will step down to make way for Trump. Before leaving, he and First Lady Michelle Obama recorded a tour of the White House shot by virtual reality film studio Felix & Paul. That tour is also online for Oculus VR headsets and Facebook 360-degree video.
Expedia has produced a virtual reality film that takes you on a tour of Norway by rail.
Dukakis says “Trump ought to get off that Twitter thing”
Former Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis said Friday that President-elect Donald Trump “ought to get off that Twitter thing” and start focusing on preparing for the presidency.But then again, Dukakis last Tweeted in 2013.
I've accepted the invitation from @Nightline to debate Vice President Bush, but he's declined. The American people deserve to hear us!
— Michael Dukakis (@Dukakis1988) October 5, 2013
Chevrolet’s LEGO Batmobile
Chevrolet stole the 2017 North American International Auto Show when it unveiled a 17 foot Batmobile made of LEGO bricks.
- Chevy Brought a Life-Sized Lego Batmobile to the Detroit Auto Show
- Introducing The New LEGO Batmobile From Chevrolet
- LEGO Batmobile From Chevy Landing Page
- Batmobile LEGO Set
Sad Affleck Meme Rises Again
A video of Ben Affleck sitting silently during an interview about Batman vs Superman went viral when “Sounds of Silence” was overlaid on it. This week, Affleck finally commented on what he’d learned from the meme.
Professional photographer Jack Hollingsworth has produced a series of video tutorials on how to get the most out of your iPhone’s camera.
How Louis CK Tells a Joke
Political Protest Songs
Stand and Fight – Tom Knight with River Rhapsody and Rythea Lee
Hallelujah Money (feat. Benjamin Clementine) – Gorillaz
Shiny New Stuff
LinkedIn’s Desktop Makeover
LinkedIn is rolling out a new look. It looks more like a social network.
- LinkedIn’s New Design Looks A Lot Like Facebook
- LinkedIn Desktop Redesign Puts Conversations & Content At The Center
Free Harvard Digital Photography Course
Harvard’s complete photography course is now online for free via Alison under the Creative Commons license.
- Harvard’s complete photography course is now available for free online
- Harvard Digital Photography Course
The Daily Numbers
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