Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 209
BL and David discuss Facebook’s request for your nude photos; Facebook and Twitter 2016 election ads and the Kremlin money behind them; Tiffany’s disgusting “Everyday Items”; Twitter’s move to 280 characters; an epic home-made car ad; Dave’s Moovember progress; a puppy and a little girl re-united after dastardly thieves took her 8-week-old Labrador…and much, much more.
Best Digital Cases
UNICEF’s Foul-Mouthed Parrots
PSA by Grey New York is It’s borderline comical, until the onscreen text brings the spot to a sobering conclusion.
KFC’s Epic Painted Tweet
Kentucky Fried Chicken created an epic reward for a follower who noticed its clever Twitter Easter egg.
- KFC paints epic portrait of man who spotted its Twitter stunt
- KFC’s Twitter follows all the Spice Girls for a reason
Dreams DO come true. #GiddyUpColonel
— Edge (@edgette22) November 4, 2017
Augmented Reality Crimes
Real life CSI work is getting post from augmented reality. A new generation of policing software called tuServ, developed by Black Marble, uses the power of Augmented Reality via Microsoft HoloLens to assist police officers in the field.
An Amazing Homemade Used Car Commercial
Some dude made a TV commercial to sell his girlfriend’s 1996 Honda that was so amazing it earned more than 5 million views.
Thieves Steal Girl’s Puppy & Return It After Outcry
A national media and social media outcry led the dastardly thieves to return the 4 year-old girls 8-week old Labrador puppy after brazenly stealing it from the family’s yard. The laptop and other things stolen were not returned.
Burger Kings #KingstacheChallenge
The Burger King goes clean-shaven and joins the Movember November.
Pro 280 Character Tweets
David makes the case for why the doubling of space for tweets is a good thing.
- Twitter is officially doubling the character limit to 280
- 10 Ways 280 Characters Will Effect Twitter
Worst Digital Cases
Twitter Rolls Out 280 Character Tweets to All & Slate Saves The Day
BL makes the case for why the doubling of space for tweets is a bad thing.
- Tweeting in 280 Characters? Now You Can Do It, Too
- Tweeting Made Easier
- Can’t Handle 280-Character Twitter? Download Our Chrome Extension, 140.
The first sentence of this article about Twitter was written in 140 characters, so we can show what has long been the top length of a tweet.
— ಠ_ಠ (@MikeIsaac) November 7, 2017
Facebook Wants Your Naked Photos. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Here’s one of the stupidest ideas in the history of the world. If you’re worried that your nude photos will show up on Facebook, says Facebook, go ahead and upload them – to Facebook.
Here Are The Russian Ads on Facebook and Instagram
Facebook ads and Twitter profiles released by US lawmakers this week appear to have targeted both liberals and conservatives on hot-button issues and attempted to sow discord during election.
- Here are the Russian ads that deceived users on Facebook and Instagram
- Divisive Russian-backed Facebook ads released to the public
- Google Restores Russian Newswire Linked to US Election Trolls
Kremlin Cash Fueled Facebook & Twitter’s Rise
A state-controlled bank in Moscow helped Yuri Milnar’s ascent in Silicon Valley through his investments in Facebook, Twitter and other tech companies.
Tiffany’s Repulsive, Outrageously Expensive “Everyday Objects”
Tiffany’s “Everyday Objects” collection includes a $1000 “tin can” in sterling silver; a $9,000 sterling silver “ball of wool” and other “everyday objects” that’ll cost you an arm and a leg.
— Mark Constantine (@vexmark) November 6, 2017
Former TV anchor Greta Van Susteren wants you to forego face-to-face and apologize via her app, instead.
Harry Shearer’s Le Show
Shiny New Stuff
Amazon’s Catch-Up AR App
Amazon has introduced a new feature called AR View that lets customers visualize online products in their own living space, using their smartphone camera.
- Chris Tilik wrote about a 2007 Nikon Blogger program that BL participated in, when things online were so much simpler
- David’s Amazon Influencer Shop