Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 166
BL and David discuss the Internet Archive moving to Canada; obnoxious podcasters; spying headphones; the new Telegra.ph blogging platform; the Diageo VR drunk driving experience; first-person video of the Tennessee wildfires; OK Go’s amazing new music video; Morton Salt’s #WalkHerWay; Amazon’s conciliation ad; Planned Parenthood donations in Mike Pence’s name; detecting fake news; Instagram’s shopping tags; Twitter’s Star Wars Rogue One Live stream, and much, much more.
Worst Digital Cases
Feeling Unsafe in Trump’s America, Internet Archive is Building a Backup in Canada
During the presidential election, many Americans said that they’d move to Canada if Donald Trump won. But the Internet Archive, the nonprofit organization that backs up virtually the entire public internet, is actually moving.
- Anticipating the Worst From Trump, the Internet Archive Is Building a Backup in Canada
- Help Us Keep the Archive Free, Accessible, and Reader Private
Podcasters Who Intentionally Awake Voice-Activated Devices
BeanCast host Bob Knorpp and guest Joseph Jaffe activatied their podcast listeners’ Amazon Echos by asking them to order 300 rolls of toilet paper. Danny Sullivan delighted in awakening Alexa on the This Week In Google podcast, as well.
Guess what? Not funny.
Headphones have ears and they’re spying on you.
A group of Israeli researchers has taken spy paranoia a step further, with malware that converts your headphones into makeshift microphones that can slyly record your conversations. All of them.
- Great. Now Even Your Headphones Can Spy On You
- Many YouTube Videos Show How to Use Headphones As Microphones
Telegram Launches Telegraph Blogging Platform
The Telegram messaging app is branching into the online publishing territory with a Medium-like blogging platform. Only problem: It’s anonymous.
Best Digital Cases
OK Go – This One Moment Music Video & Morton Salt’s #WalkHerWay
OK Go’s latest music video for This One Moment couples a great song, with stunningly excecuted video, and a fantastic cause partner in Morton Salt.
Diageo VR Experience Puts You Into a Drunk-Driving Crash
Diageo’s virtual reality experience is decidedly not fun. The video, called “Decisions,” follows three groups of people whose stories converge in a tragic drunk-driving crash scene. And you’re in the car.
Wildfire Driving In Gaitlinburg, Tennessee
Michael Luciano recorded his harrowing drive through the Gaitlinburg, Tennessee wildfires, giving us all an amazing vicarious experience.
- Man livestreams apocalyptic scene as he escapes wildfire in Tennessee (Oh, and Mashable has the worst website in the history of websites, by the way)
Planned Parenthood receives more than 50,000 donations from “Mike Pence”. He gets notified of each one
Because of his legislative history with women’s reproductive rights, many have protested the vice president-elect by giving money to Planned Parenthood. The organization says it has received more than 50,000 individual donations in his name since the election. He got a notice about each one.
— Mic (@mic) November 27, 2016
Amazon Commercial About A Priest & Imam
In the wake of a presidential election in which religion was to deliberately used to pit Christians against Muslims, Amazon is currently running an ad that helps to counteract the hate.
Instagram Rolls Out Shoppable Tags In Posts
This functionality will bring important product information to the consumer earlier in the journey, all without having to leave the Instagram app to search. Then, if the consumer taps the Shop Now link from the product details view, they’ll go directly to that product on the business’ website.
The Media Literacy Imperative
Fake News will not just be an election phenomenon. It’s here to say. So it is imperative that we all know how to identify fact from fiction online.
- The Fact Checker’s guide for detecting fake news
- Domain Tools
- Snopes’ Field Guide to Fake News Sites and Hoax Purveyors
Twitter Live-Streaming Exclusive Rogue One Content
On Friday Twitter will stream a special “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” event that will include previously unreleased footage from the forthcoming Disney/Lucasfilm movie followed by a Q&A with director Gareth Edwards and cast members.
- Twitter to Live-Stream ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Exclusive Footage, Q&A With Cast and Director
Shiny New Stuff
Browser Extension Replaces “Alt-Right” with “White Supremacy”
A Chrome and Firefox extension that replaces the santized phrase “Alt-Right” with it’s proper meaning.
- Timely browser extension replaces ‘alt-right’ with ‘white supremacy’
- #StopNormalizing browser extension
Acuity Scheduling App lets you set up meetings within emails and automatically add them to your calendar.
Moveable Google Analytics Properties
For those of us who manage a lot of different Google Analytics accounts, this is a godsend. Now you can transfer ownership of individual Google Analytics properties.
GoPro releases Remo, waterproof voice-controlled remote, responds to 10 languages & is waterproof up to 16 feet
The Daily Numbers
BEYOND SOCIAL MEDIA HOSTS
- Google Plus
- Maximum-Plus.com -Online Event Production & Coaching for Google+ Success
- What’s Next Blog