Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 169
BL and David discuss discuss the new app that warns you when Donald Trump Tweets about a stock you own; Cinnabon’s worst buns in the galaxy Twitter goof; The PussyProject’s PussyHats for the Women’s March on Washington; Facebook’s Blabby multi-streaming Messenger; Google’s wheelchair accessibility maps; China’s scary gamification of citizen obedience with Sesame Credit; new Occulus Rooms; Biz Stone’s new AskJelly; Leicestershire Police’s chilling video about online predators goes viral….and much, much more.
Worst Digital Cases
App Will Send You Text Alerts When Trump Tweets About Your Stocks
This is in the worst category because, sadly, it is necessary. The Trigger app notifies you when President-Elect Trump tweets about a publicly traded stock that you own in real time. These triggers can help you capture moves or manage your holdings based on the market’s reaction to the future President’s remarks.
- This App Will Send You Alerts When Trump Tweets About Stocks You Own
- Trigger Finance Website
- Trump Trigger Blog Post
Worst Buns In The Galaxy
Cinnabon went to great lengths and put a lot of thought into crafting its Carrie Fisher tribute tweet; unfortunately, they didn’t put nearly as much thought in to the text of the tweet. NOTE: It appears the company had used the image in a previous tweet in May. See below.
- Cinnabon fails the galaxy with terrible tweet about Carrie Fisher’s death
- Cinnabon apologizes for its ‘best buns’ tribute to Carrie Fisher on Twitter
Our deleted tweet was genuinely meant as a tribute, but we shouldn't have posted it. We are truly sorry.
— Cinnabon (@Cinnabon) December 28, 2016
— Cinnabon (@Cinnabon) May 4, 2016
SNL’s Dunkin’ Donuts Spoof Underscores Facebook’s Piracy
Because of Facebook freebooting, SNL’s ripped-off clip YouTube Dunkin’ Donuts Spoof racked up 2.4 million views on Facebook in 2 days
Co-host David Erickson spotted a Bing-powered translation feature on one of his tweets. Only problem was that it wanted to translate a French tweet that didn’t exist.
Has anyone seen this before? Twitter asked if I wanted to translate my tweet from French (it was in English) using Bing?!? pic.twitter.com/Vnc2fzRBvD
— David Erickson (@derickson) January 4, 2017
Serial Podcast: 4 Lessons For Communications Pros – https://t.co/3XNhoIA675
— David Erickson (@derickson) January 4, 2017
How Big Brother Uses Big Data in China
The Chinese government has gamified obedience to the state with a Sesame Credit, a social network straight out of a dystopian Steam Punk future.
- China’s ‘Social Credit’ System: Turning Big Data Into Mass Surveillance
- China’s plan to organize its society relies on ‘big data’ to rate everyone
- Opinions concerning Accelerating the Construction of Credit Supervision, Warning and Punishment Mechanisms for Persons Subject to Enforcement for Trust-Breaking Published by Chinese govt. CCP Central Committee General Office, State Council General Office
- All Chinese Citizens Now Have a Score Based on How Well We Live and Mine Sucks
Best Digital Cases
TV: The Cultural Dial
The New York Times has examined 50 television shows based on who likes the program’s Facebook page and which shows correlated with presidential voting preferences.
- ‘Duck Dynasty’ vs. ‘Modern Family’: 50 Maps of the U.S. Cultural Divide
- American Cultural Divide: 3 TV Shows’ Popularity By Geography [MAPS]
Leicestershire Police Produce Chilling Video About Dangers of Online Predators
Leicestershire Police produced a five-minute video about final weeks in the life of schoolgirl Kayleigh Haywood, 15, who was raped and murdered in November 2015 by an online predator.
Facebook Messenger Gets Blabby
Facebook Messenger has introduced multi-streaming video chat to make it more like Blab used to be or Google Hangouts still is.
At a time when we really all need to see some beauty in the world, Microsoft came up with an ad that is worth watching more than once.
Wheelchair Accessibility On Google Maps
Google Maps now has a feature that lists the wheelchair accessibility of a place, and relies on users to crowdsource the information.
The New York Times and IBM Are Promoting “Hidden Figures” Movie With Their First Augmented Reality Mobile App
Lots of brands are invested in Virtual Reality, but not so many are involved with augmented reality (AR) which is much more accessible in the short run. At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, IBM and the Times’ T-Brand Studio unveiled a branded AR app ahead of the release of “Hidden Figures,” the 20th Century Fox movie coming to theaters Jan 6.
- The New York Times and IBM Are Promoting a New Movie With Their First Augmented Reality Mobile App
- Hidden Figures movie’s website
- Hidden Figures – Runnin’ (Pharrell Williams) // Official Main Theme Song // Original OST Soundtrack
Your Virtual Facebook Room
Facebook wants you to hang out with your buddies in your own virtual room.
The #PussyHatProject – Women knit thousands of ‘pussy power hats’ to support the Women’s March on Washington
When several hundred thousand women March on Washington on Jan 22, thousands of them will be wearing pink Pussy Power hats they knitted from patterns created by #ThePussyHatProject. You can wear one to show support even if you can’t attend the march.
LEGOized Van Gogh
Artist Geoffroy Amelot envisions Vincent Van Gogh as LEGOs.
Shiny New Stuff
Jelly is a new social media platform from Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter and Medium. Jelly is kinda a cross between Twitter and Quora.
A tool that slips a bit more context into Trump’s tweets. It’s still in the early stages, but its goal is to provide additional context where needed for Trump’s Tweets.
Sprouts YouTube Channel
Short, animated educational videos that teach you how to learn.
BL’s on a list of 100 Top Social Media Marketing Influencers of 2016 along with some pretty cool people
The Daily Numbers
BEYOND SOCIAL MEDIA HOSTS
- Google Plus
- Maximum-Plus.com -Online Event Production & Coaching for Google+ Success
- What’s Next Blog