Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 233
BL and David discuss the iconic photo of the crying migrant girl; Richard Painter’s dumpster fire ad; the Facebook fundraiser to reunite the families Trump has torn apart; the Supreme Court’s ruling requiring a search warrant for police to obtain your GPS location data; the Apple/Oprah alliance; banners replaced with cats; Beyonce & Jay-Z’s new album release; the Weather Channel’s immersive forecasts; Google’s new podcast app; Melania Trump’s trolling jacket; Burger King’s Russian babies offer; an automated firing; the Philly hotdog gun; …and much, much more.
Best Digital Cases
The Backstory of the Crying Migrant Child Photo
Pulitzer Prize winning photographer John Moore says his iconic photo of a two year-old girl screaming while a border patrol agent searched her mother broke his heart.
Richard Painter’s Dumpster Fire
Painter’s video is drawing a lot of attention on social media, with reactions spanning praise to befuddlement.
Largest Fundraiser in Facebook History
A fundraiser to help separated immigrant families raised nearly $20 million this week on Facebook, with 500,000 contributors. The funds go to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES.)
- Facebook Fundraiser
- They Wanted to Raise $1,500 for Immigrant Families at the Border. They Got Over $15 Million
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police need a warrant to obtain cellphone location information routinely collected by wireless providers.
Apple & Oprah Team Up For New Subscription Service
Apple has joined the streaming war. They signed Oprah for a multi-year deal to produce original videos.
Google Has a New Podcast App
The new app represents an ambitious goal: double global podcast listenership. Google has plans to incorporate its AI to offer transcription and translation.
- Google Has a New Podcast App. It Also Hopes to Add Diversity to Podcasting
- Get Google Podcasts for Android
Everything You Need to Know About Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Joint Album, Everything Is Love
Bey and Jay dropped a surprise video, shot in the Louvre. The nine-song album, complete with a bonus track, was free Tidal (which JayZ owns) for two days.
- Everything You Need to Know About Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Joint Album, Everything Is Love
- 37 Hilarious Tweets About Beyoncé And Jay-Z’s Surprise Album
Retargeting you with something you actually want to see.
Immersive Weather Forecast
Spoiler alert: A tornado literally rips apart the studio during a live broadcast.
Worst Digital Cases
Melania Trump’s “I Really Don’t Care” Jacket
On her visit to a Texas shelter for immigrant children, First Lady Melania Trump wore a jacket with “I Really Don’t Care, Do U?” written on the back in huge letters. Is she trolling her husband?
- ‘Good luck.’ What Melania told children separated from their parents under Trump’s zero tolerance policy during surprise visit to border shelter – and public are banned from seeing the kids
- Melania Trump Stages Shelter Photo-Op While Canceling Real Detention Center Visit
DiGiorno & “Trump & The Baby Snatchers”
Maybe be careful about bidding on the word “oven.”
Russian Burger King Offers Money to Women Impregnated By World Cup Players
Burger King has apologized for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players. The offer, announced on Russian social media, was immediately called sexist and demeaning.
Ibrahim Diallo was fired from his job by the company’s AI system, as managers scrambled to figure out the problem and watched him be escorted from the building.
"It wasn't the first time my key card failed, I assumed it was time to replace it." So began a sequence of events that saw Ibrahim Diallo fired from his job, not by his manager but by a machine. https://t.co/4PeS0fTwBu #AI #ArtificialIntelligence pic.twitter.com/WTRufuScqE
— Rajat N Agrawal, MD (@RajAgra) June 22, 2018
Woman Injured By Flying Hotdog
The Philly’s mascot Phillie Phanatic, fired off his hotdog gun during a game and hit a fan right between the eyes, which sent her to the ER.
Shiny New Stuff
Motherlode of Helpful Online Tools
Jeremy Caplan offers 30 a Google Doc replete with useful tools ranging transcription apps to VR & AR tools as well as ways to backup your images.
An evening newsletter about Facebook, social networks, and democracy.
A Collection of Pitch Decks That Have Raised Over $1.4 Billion
Links to more than 35 Slideshare decks, including Buffer, Buzzfeed, Air BnB, Contently, Foursquare, Snapchat, Tinder and YouTube. Each deck tells the amount of money raised, and from whom.