Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 204
Co-hosts BL Ochman and David Erickson discuss the Google Pixel2 phone event;Deep from the Heart: The One America Appeal Concert presented on Oct 21, 2017 by five former U.S. presidents; President Barack Obama’s 25th wedding anniversary surprise; NPR’s accidental #RamonaForever Tweet that went viral; BuzzFeed’s tracking of fake news in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre by guns; the IRS inexplicably hires Equifax to protect our identities and guard against fraud, despite recent colossal data breach of citizen data; the bathroom product client you’ll be thankful you don’t have; the urgent need for a social media pause button…and much, much more. SUBSCRIBE: iTunes or Google Play or Stitcher or iHeart Radio.
Best Digital Cases
Five Living Presidents Giving Hurricane Relief Concert
Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, George Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, present sold out “Deep from the Heart: The One America Appeal Concert” on Saturday, October 21st at Reed Arena in Texas.
- Deep From The Heart: One America Appeal Concert
- Twitter Moment:Former presidents will hold a relief concert in Texas
What Google’s Pixel 2 Announcement Means
Google’s Pixel 2 product announcement was more about a smart phone, or smart speakers, or smart cameras; it was about Google’s AI smarts and its positioning to compete against Apple.
- Link Here’s Everything Google Just Announced at Its Pixel 2 Event
- Google’s new Clips camera is invasive, creepy, and perfect for a parent like me
- Google is buying part of HTC’s smartphone team for $1.1 billion
Barack Obama Surprises Michelle on Their 25th Anniversary
He talked about her strength, grace & honesty – “not to mention looking so good” while doing it all. And that’s exactly what we’re missing now. Sigh.
NPR’s Unintentional Golden Post
The nightmare scenario of social media managers everywhere turned into a dream post for National Public Radio’s Facebook page.
- Cat frenzy on NPR’s Facebook was actually caused by a post about a baby, not a cat
- That Time #Ramona Made Everyone Smile For A Few Minutes
The NPR errant Ramona Facebook post is the only good thing in the world right now pic.twitter.com/QchgLVqChO
— Ellen Stark (@ellenstark) October 3, 2017
— Stephen Smith (@StephenSmithEsq) October 3, 2017
— Houston Zoo (@houstonzoo) October 3, 2017
BuzzFeed Tracks Hoaxes Spread About Las Vegas Massacre
Buzz Feed’s Ryan Broderick kept a running tab on the hoaxes being spread by the far right, including fake missing people posts using images of actors; and rumors that the shooter was Anti-Fa.
- Here Are All The Hoaxes Being Spread About The Las Vegas Shooting
Worst Digital Cases
The Social Media Pause Button
Why, after national tragedy after national tragedy, have most social media management platforms still not implemented a global social media pause button?
- Most Social Media Management Tools Still Lack “Emergency Stop” Button For Times Of Tragedy
- The Social Media Pause
- How to pause your queue
- Pause Button on Posts / Kill Switch
@AdamDince buffer et al should come up with a "disaster" setting and stop all scheduled tweets.
— Monika McMahon (@monikarun) November 13, 2015
'Pausing' Sprout Queue will hold all messages until turned back on. 'Disabling' Sprout Queue will delete all posts in the queue. #SproutTip
— Sprout Social (@SproutSocial) October 20, 2014
IRS Hires Equifax to Handle Our Personal Data, Despite Scandal
Seriously, this is not from The Onion: The IRS will pay Equifax $7.25 million to verify taxpayer identities and help prevent fraud, even as lawmakers lash the embattled company about a massive security breach that exposed personal information of as many as 145.5 million Americans.
- IRS awards multimillion-dollar fraud-prevention contract to Equifax
- Despite massive hack, Equifax wins IRS contract for fraud-detection
Be Glad This is Not Your Client
It appears as if the hand of a Star Wars Imperial Storm Trooper is rising from the toilet in a new ad for Hyba, a new tush-cleansing system that Kimberly-Clark calls “the future of wiping.”
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