Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 242
BL and David discuss the gamification of the great Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Tim Berners-Lee’s super-important new Solid Web; buying on Amazon with Snap; Mercedes-Benz’ talking headlights; Coors & NatGeo’s new adventure; a boom in Billboards; Sirius XM and Pandora get together; Facebook Fails Again; racist face recognition code; Urban Outfitters dumbass Halloween costume; how skim reading affects our brains…and much, much more. (Image courtesy privateidentity)
Best Digital Cases
Notorious RBG For Good
A new RGB For Good app let’s you have legal lion Ruth Bader Ginsburg exercise to stay fit and ready to dissent, among other activities.
A Solid Web
With an ambitious decentralized platform, the father of the web hopes it’s game on for corporate tech giants like Facebook and Google.
- Tim Berners-Lee tells us his radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web
- One Small Step for the Web…
Snapchat & Amazon Team Up For Visual Search
You can use Snap’s camera to find and buy products and music on Amazon.
With more than one million micromirrors per headlight, Mercedes-Benz Digital Light HD headlights do much more than just illuminate the highway.
NatGeo & Coors Team Up for Adventures
NatGeo and Coors are on a mission to awaken the restless spirit in all of us and to inspire a new generation of adventurers.
The Billboard Boom
Outdoor advertising is bigger than ever.
- Billboards — yes, billboards — are having a heyday in a digital world
- Coming soon from Netflix: Three dozen billboards in Hollywood
- Google as an Outdoor Ad Player? The Industry Is Anticipating It
Have You Seen My Kangaroo?
A kangaroo escaped from an animal sanctuary in South Florida with the help of a goat and hopped around the neighborhood for two days.
- A Kangaroo is on the Loose in Florida. Vanilla Ice’s Animal Guy Says It Knows ‘It’s Time to Have Fun.’
FHP has now launched a drone in the 9000 block of 159th Cr N to help in their search of the missing kangaroo. FWC’s Matthews said it was better than them driving around. @pbpost pic.twitter.com/8p8mjhW0q7
— Hannah Morse (@mannahhorse) September 25, 2018
— WPBF 25 News (@WPBF25News) September 25, 2018
— Michael Buczyner (@MichaelBCBS12) September 25, 2018
Why Did An Octopus-Wielding Sea Lion Slap A Kayaker In The Face? https://t.co/cXBdncJv9K
— David Erickson (@derickson) September 28, 2018
Sirius XM Buys Pandora
Pandora gets a lot more content and Sirius gets another distribution channel. Big news for podcasting?
What do you think this means for Spotify?
— Mike Zipko (@mzipper) September 25, 2018
Worst Digital Cases
Facebook Fails Again
Facebook is giving advertisers “shadow contact information” you didn’t supply. And some 50 million Facebook accounts were hacked.
- Facebook Is Giving Advertisers Access to Your Shadow Contact Information
- This is how Facebook collects data on you even if you don’t have an account
- Facebook Was Hacked. 3 Things You Should Do After the Breach
Racist Computer Code
As facial recognition tools play a bigger role in fighting crime, inbuilt racial biases raise troubling questions about the systems that create them.
- How white engineers built racist code – and why it’s dangerous for black people
- ‘A white mask worked better’: why algorithms are not colour blind
- An Other-Race Effect for Face Recognition Algorithms [PDF]
Urban Outfitters Halloween RipOff
Urban Outfitters is selling leggings and a sports bra as an Influencer Halloween costume. Big price tag, but unfortunately, it doesn’t come with followers.
When the reading brain skims texts, we don’t have time to grasp complexity, to understand another’s feelings or to perceive beauty. We need a new literacy for the digital age.
Shiny New Stuff
Gun Sense Voter
You put in your address and you get a list of candidates in your district who support sensible gun laws.
Paul Gosar’s Family Hates Him
Rep Paul Gosar’s six siblings find their radical right brother so dangerous that they’re appearing in searing political ads for his opponent, Dr. David Brill.
- Watch These Siblings Savage Their Brother in These Jaw Dropping Political Attack Ads
- Brill For Congress
My kind of petty: Democrat running for House seat in Arizona gets six of his Republican opponent's SIBLINGS to be in an advertisement against their brother pic.twitter.com/J4Yz9DpM8M
— Astead (@AsteadWesley) September 21, 2018
Kananaugh Pulp Fictionalized
A standup comic from Atlanta, who goes by the name Chili, masterfully mashed up Samuel Jackson in the hamburger scene from Pulp Fiction with Kananaugh’s testimony.
— C H I L I (@heyitschili) September 28, 2018