Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 205
BL and David discuss how we got Equifaxed again; Mark Zuckerberg showed off Facebook Spaces VR platform; how Gify could make billions in six seconds; Susan B. Komen’s emotional PSAs about the impact of breast cancer and a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for research; a Lego-fied, super-creative resume; Buzzfeed News’ new AM to DM morning livestream on Twitter; a bike helmet with turn signals and hazard lights…and much, much more. SUBSCRIBE: iTunes or Google Play or Stitcher or iHeart Radio.
Best Digital Cases
Zuckerberg’s VR PR
Mark Zuckerberg used Facebook’s new virtual reality platform, Spaces, to to transport himself to Puerto Rico, the Moon, and his house. People don’t have legs in Spaces, which is not ready for prime time.
Giphy has positioned itself at the center of the cultural zeitgeist, whatever that may be at any given moment. Now it’s poised to dominate the six-second ad format.
BuzzFeed News AM to DM Launches on Twitter
Buzzfeed News launched AM to DM on Oct. 4 – a live morning newscast on Twitter. They claim that the show averaged about one million unique viewers each day, with clips being viewed a total of 10 million times.
Andy Morris wins the award for Most Creative Job Hunt of 2017!
- Job-Hunting Creative Designer Turns His Résumé into a LEGO Minifig of Himself
- Little Big Art
- Andy Morris
Your Skewed Perception
We all bring our own biases to our decisions. Here’s how to guard against them.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation figures its about time to reshare its guide to defending against Denial of Service attacks.
- With its denial-of-service guide, the EFF wants to help small news organizations keep their sites online
- Electronic Frontier Foundation – Keeping Your Site Alive
Worst Digital Cases
Equifax Hacked Again!
We’ve been Equifaxed again and the breach was discovered by an independent security analyst, NOT by Equifax.
- Equifax website borked again, this time to redirect to fake Flash update
- IRS suspends Equifax contract: report
Dearly Departed: AOL Instant Messenger
AIM, AOL’s long-running instant messenger service that was core to many people’s first social experiences on the internet, will shut down once and for all on December 15th.
- AIM Will Shut Down After 20 Years
- Aol starts to shut down third-party AIM apps
- One Last Away Message
FDA Bans Love in Granola
The FDA published a warning letter to Nashoba Brook Bakery on Tuesday, telling the bakery to stop claiming that its granola contains love.
— Fort Point Legal (@FortPointLegal) October 4, 2017
Dove Apologizes for Racially Insensitive Facebook Ad
Critics said the soap ad was racist because it showed a black woman transforming into a white woman, suggesting that black skin is dirty and white skin is clean. That prompted the hashtag #DoneWithDove.
One racist ad makes you suspect.
Two racist ads makes you kinda guilty. pic.twitter.com/hAwNCN84h2
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 8, 2017
People Are Using SIRI as a Therapist
An Apple job ad notes that some people treat Siri as a therapist or counsellor, and it wants to hire someone with background in both software engineering and psychology.
- People treat Siri as a therapist, says Apple job ad, as it seeks an unusual hire
- Apple Job Posting
- Psychotherapybot – Episode 183
Shiny New Stuff
Lumos Bike Helmet
Bike Helmet with headlights, turn signals, hazard lights that turn on when the helmet senses you slowing down. Pairs with an app.Totally cool! $199
Auto Audio Translations
A free automatic audio translation service. Seriously.
- How To Optimize For Non-Traditional Search Engines – David is quoted in this article