Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 154
BL and David discuss the trending naked Donald Trump statues; the Google Hangouts On Air transition to YouTube live; Twitter’s harassment issues; Verizon brandware apps; Moz’s unfollowing of FollwerWonk; Triumph the Insult Comic Dog’s triumphant return; the Twitter Filter; Amazon Original’s free pilot episodes; the Salvador Dali / Walt Disney collaboration; and much, much more.
Worst Digital Cases
Hangouts on Air Move to YouTube Live Events
In their typically unclear manner, Google announced that Hangouts on Air are being separated from Google+ and moved to YouTube Live events. In the process, users are forced to open and attach a Google AdSense account in order to be able to embed videos on a website or blog.
- Hangouts on Air to Move to YouTube Live Events on Sept 12
- Live Stream SetUp
- Hangouts on Air moved to YouTubeLivc – here’s what you need to do now
Verizon’s Brandware Apps
Verizon has offered to install big brands’ apps on its subscribers’ home screens.
Twitter Takes Down Olympics Content, But Not Abusive Tweets
Twitter has an ongoing and extreme problem with abusive Tweets. Twitter managed to take down Tweets with photos and videos of the Olympics – at the behest of the Olympic Committee. But Twitter says it can’t remove abusive posts or dangerous threats against users. Why?
Twitter is deleting users posting Olympic clips within minutes. They have tools to deal with harassment, but they'll only protect brands.
— mhoye (@mhoye) August 12, 2016
Twitter just let me know that this doesn't violate their rules or qualify as abusive behavior. Lighten up, ladies! pic.twitter.com/iC4uN51C7L
— Lindy West (@thelindywest) November 19, 2014
Moz Is Abandoning FollowerWonk
In a downsizing move, Moz is focusing on its core SEO offerings, especially local SEO, and as a result will be looking to sell FollowerWonk.
Best Digital Cases
Anarchist Group Indecline’s Naked Donald Trump Statues Appear In Several Cities
Humiliating, larger-than-life 300-pound statues of naked Donald Trump were placed in prominent locations in several cities by the Anarchist group InDecline. The statues were entitled “The Emperor Has No Balls.” In New York City, the Parks Department responded slickly.
- This Naked Donald Trump Statue Cannot Be Unseen
- This is InDecline: The Emperor Has No Balls
- Meet the Artist
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) August 18, 2016
NYC parks department on naked Trump statue: "NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small.”
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) August 18, 2016
Twitter has released two features previously reserved for Verified and high-profile accounts to everyone: Notifications improvements and Filters.
— Twitter Support (@Support) August 18, 2016
Triumph The Insult Comic Dog Pranks Trump Supporters With Outrageous Ads
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, star of a Hulu series, hosted a focus group of Trump supporters to see just how far he could push them. Pretty far as it turns out – and 2.2 million views this week alone.
- Triumph The Insult Comic Dog Pranks Trump Supporters With Outrageous Ads
- The Foulmouthed Puppet’s Return to the Increasingly Absurd Campaign Trail is a Must See
For our 500th tweet, we proudly present the end of civilization.https://t.co/JkY8HX5xmd
— TriumphT.I.ComicDog (@TriumphICDHQ) August 11, 2016
Amazon Originals Release Pilot Episodes On YouTube & Facebook
In a promotional effort to raise awareness of the value of Amazon Prime memberships, the company has released the pilot episodes of some of its most popular TV series, including The Man In The High Castle and Transparent.
- Amazon’s Pilots Are Now Available For Free On YouTube & Facebook
- Amazon Studios on YouTube
- Amazon Studios on Facebook
Amazon Originals Playlist
Salvador Dali + Walt Disney = Destino
A little-known and ultimately aborted collaboration between Surrealist painter Salvador Dali and Walt Disney finally was finished thanks to Disney’s nephew. Dazed has the wonderful history of the project.
Dumbo: Pink Elephants On Parade
Snow White & The Seven Dwarves: The Haunted Forest
Shiny New Stuff
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A for-fee, self-service mobile app creation tool.
Free iOs app turns photos into works of art with filters and special effects.
A treasure trove of free, public domain books that include many of the classics you should’ve read in high school and college.
Pricey system lets you video chat with pets remotely and lets them call you.
Top Wearable Devices
- B.L.’s rant on RCN’s reliability and service issues.
Starts at 30:34 in the YouTube video of tonight’s show. RCN – get your act together!
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