Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 158
BL and David discuss the Trump Jr. Skittles controversy; North Korea’s paltry Internet; the NatWest scam; Apple’s nerdy professor emoji; hacking Teslas; a celebrity Get Out The Vote campaign video; Hillary Clinton on Between Two Ferns; Starbucks Upstanders campaign; stadium designs and the NFL TV experience; a social newsgathering coalition; the return of the naked Trump statues; Google Street View respects cow privacy; NASA’s live streaming press conference; Facebook Live comes to the desktop; vintage photos animated, and much, much more.
Worst Digital Cases
Donald Trump Jr. Compares Skittles to Syrian Refugees
The immediate statement from Wrigley, maker of Skittles, said ““Skittles are candy. Refugees are people. We don’t feel it’s an appropriate analogy.We will respectfully refrain from further commentary as anything we say could be misinterpreted as marketing.”
- Donald Trump Jr. Compares Syrian Refugees to Skittles That ‘Would Kill You’
- Nazi Who Originated Donald Trump Jr.’s Skittles Analogy Was Hanged at Nuremberg
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 19, 2016
— Seth Abramovitch (@SethAbramovitch) September 20, 2016
North Korean Websites…Revealed!!!
North Korea has a grand total of 28 websites. Twenty eight.
Criminals targeted UK NatWest Customers With Fake Help Account- Twice
A week after a first scam NatWest Help account was taken down by Twitter, another one arose. It cleverly asked customers to visit a spoofed site in order to verify their account.They were told their password was incorrect and asked to create a new one.
Apple’s Nutty Professor Emoji
With the iOS 10 update, when a user is texting and types in “professor,” the software suggests the “nerd face” emoji, a yellow smiley face with buck teeth and black wide-frame glasses, reports the Chronicle Of Higher Education.
A team of researchers from Keen Security Lab – a part of Chinese internet giant Tencent – demonstrated in a video how it had managed to remotely hack a Tesla Model S, reports The Next Web.
Best Digital Cases
SaveTheDay.Vote campaign – Make Mark Ruffalo do a nude scene in his next movie
Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, and other celebrities urge you to vote in this very funny self-parodying video
- Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, and other celebrities urge you to vote in this self-parodying video
- SaveTheDay: VOTE
- U.S. Govt voter requirements and registration deadlines, state by state
Hillary Clinton On Between Two Ferns
Zach Galifianakis interviews Hillary Clinton. Questions included:
- Are you excited to be the first girl president?
- As secretary, how many words per minute could you type?
- When you see how well it works for Donald Trump, do you ever think: Oh, maybe I should be more racist?
Starbucks Upstanders Campaign – inspiring ordinary people to do extraordinary things
Starbucks produces first original series of content utilizing multi-platform distribution channels, shares real stories of humanity as told through written, video and podcast form as a reminder that ordinary citizens can create extraordinary impact by refusing to be bystanders
Vikings Stadium Designed For TV
Television was a major consideration when designing the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, from visual for broadcast crews to capture into and out of commercial breaks, to specialty cameras set up in the rafters and within the pylons at the end zone.
Naked Trump statues are back, now gazing at motorists near the Holland Tunnel
“Unlike the first five, these two are set to run until the election in November at which time they will be returned to INDECLINE and put up for auction,” an INDECLINE statement notes.
- Naked Trump statues are back, now gazing at motorists near the Holland Tunnel
- One ex-Trump supporter’s mission to expose The Donald: Artist reveals how he made naked statues of the tycoon and unveiled them across the country
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) September 14, 2016
When a Street View photo of a British cow with its face blurred out went viral, Google had a priceless response.
Great to see Google takes cow privacy seriously pic.twitter.com/ACTBpDwno6
— David Shariatmadari (@D_Shariatmadari) September 13, 2016
Facebook and Twitter join Google and others in coalition to improve social media newsgathering
The goal is of the coalition is improving reporting from social media and tackling fake news. In addition to Facebook and Twitter, Channel 4 News, Telegraph, New York Times, Washington Post and BuzzFeed have also signed up to network organized through Google-backed First Draft News
- Facebook and Twitter join coalition to improve social media newsgathering
- Google-backed First Draft News
Facebook Live Video Now Available On Desktop
Facebook’s live video is no longer a mobile-only feature; it is being rolled out to desktop users, but only individuals. Facebook Pages will apparently have to wait.
Vintage Photos Animated
Russian animator Alexey Zakharov has created a stunning animated short featuring vintage still photography to which he applied a camera projection technique to bring them to life.
- This Animation Was Created Using Old Photos from the Early 1900s
- Behance – Old New World Still Frames
Shiny New Stuff
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The Daily Numbers
BEYOND SOCIAL MEDIA HOSTS
- Google Plus
- Maximum-Plus.com -Online Event Production & Coaching for Google+ Success
- What’s Next Blog