Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 165
BL and David discussed how Facebook fake news impacted the 2016 Presidential election; a professor who was “not arrested” for free speech; Adobe’s audio Photoshop; the Trump Shopping Network; Technology Cautionary Tales; SNL’s Hallelujah; our hard-partying Founding Fathers; the BMW Films sequel; the Story of Election 2016; the Internet of Cows; solar rooftops; the First Draft Coalition; #TwitterAwards; and much, much more.
Worst Digital Cases
NYPD Arrests Professor For Free Speech
Rutgers adjunct professor Kevin Allred, who lives in Brooklyn, was taken to Bellevue Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation by NYPD officers after he made political comments in class and on Twitter about conservatives, president elect Donald Trump and gun control.
- NYPD Takes Rutgers Professor For Psych Evaluation Because Of Political Tweet
- Rutgers University Professor Taken for Psych Evaluation After ‘Threatening’ Gun Control, Flag Burning Tweets
they've forced me to now undergo a psychiatric evaluation at the hospital. they brought me by ambulance tho i'm not under arrest technically
— Kevin Allred (@KevinAllred) November 16, 2016
ok. they let me leave. this is a shitshow and is proof positive that Trump's crackdown on free speech has absolutely begun.
— Kevin Allred (@KevinAllred) November 16, 2016
Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Is Not Responsible For Trump: Bullshit!
Five years ago, Eli Pariser warned us of the “filter bubble.” Now we’ve seen the filter bubble in action, with disastrous results.
- The Filter Bubble: How the New Personalized Web Is Changing What We Read and How We Think
- Zuckerberg: the idea that fake news on Facebook influenced the election is ‘crazy’
- Wall Street Journal: Blue Feed/Red Feed
- Facebook fake-news writer: ‘I think Donald Trump is in the White House because of me’
- This is how Facebook’s fake-news writers make money
- Trump credits Facebook and Twitter with his dominant win over Clinton
- Facebook’s Fight Against Fake News Was Undercut by Fear of Conservative Backlash
- Facebook’s fake news problem is way bigger than fake news
Adobe’s Audio Equivalent of Photoshop
In what it being billed as the audio equivalent of Photoshop, Adobe is developing software that can understand the makeup of a person’s voice and replicate it, so long as there’s about 20 minutes of recorded speech. Then, words and full sentences can be edited and added with startling accuracy in that person’s natural speaking voice.
Trump Shopping Network
Within hours after the Trump family appearance on 60 Minutes, Ivanka Trump’s jewelry company sent email to fashion editors asking them to promote the $8,000 bangle she word on the show. Editors quickly took her to task on Twitter.
— katie rosman (@katierosman) November 15, 2016
Best Digital Cases
Technology Cautionary Tales
Season three of Netflix Black Mirror series addresses technological dangers that are all-too-plausible if you look just beyond the horizon of the present day.
Kate McKinnon Sings Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah
Our Shitfaced Founding Fathers
According to this video from Great Big Story, our Founding Fathers were pretty much smashed all the time.
Like many of us were on election eve.
BMW Films Sequel
Wnen it debuted in 2001, BMWFilms.com was one of the first high-profile examples of online content marketing. Fifteen years later. BMW is bringing the series back.
Benedict Cumberbatch reads James Corden The Tale of the 2016 Election
This sketch was funnier before the election. 🙁
The Internet Of Cows
An Australian start-up has created an Internet of Things sensor that monitors bovine health.
Google’s Project Sunroof
This week, Google launched a new free data explorer tool to enable solar estimates for entire communities, in addition to individual homes, by leveraging 3D rooftop geometry from Google Earth to estimate the solar potential for millions of rooftops in America.
First Draft Coalition
First Draft Coalition is a curated collection of verified eyewitness videos covering various events. FDC will help not just journalists from partner publications, but also individual users to verify stories circulating online.
First annual #TwitterAwards honor marketers for the best use of Twitter
Twitter says “These awards recognize the marketers, the idea people, the innovators and the creators all over the world who work tirelessly to create ingenious campaigns.”
— Dove (@Dove) August 9, 2016
Shiny New Stuff
Google PhotoScan App
Google’s PhotoScan app allows you to scan a photo from your phone in less the time it takes to use a flatbed scanner.
Forbes Splash Screen Bypass Extension
Some developer got so annoyed with the splash screen you need to click through before you get to an actual Forbes article that (s)he created a Chrome extension to bypass it.
- Forbes Splash Screen Bypass Chrome Extension
- Forbes Splash Screen Bypass Extension – Chome App Store
Udemy Pre-Black Friday Sale
Udemy is having a pre-Black Friday sale on its online courses. Prices go up every other day until Black Friday.
The Daily Numbers
BEYOND SOCIAL MEDIA HOSTS
- Google Plus
- Maximum-Plus.com -Online Event Production & Coaching for Google+ Success
- What’s Next Blog