Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 172
Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed the blocking of constituents in Minnesota; a job hunting bait and switch; the hilarious Netherlands video gone viral; elected officials blocking constituents; White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s peculiar Twitter war on ice cream; how recording forgotten lives helps Alzheimer’s victims; mistrust of Facebook news; forced Trump fandom; the adorable animals meme #CuteAnimalTweetOff; Uber for trucking; revised App Store reviews…and much, much more.
Best Digital Cases
The Netherlands Welcomes Trump in His Own Words
Realizing it would be better to get along with Donald Trump than be an adversary, The Netherlands introduced itself in Trump’s own language style. The hilarious satirical video went viral. It’s huge! And it’s had more than 12 million YouTube views since Monday.
Journalist Tells Alzheimer Victims Stories
Three years ago, when Jay Newton-Small moved her father into a care facility in Sykesville, Md., she was given a 20-page questionnaire to fill out. Her father had Alzheimer’s disease, and his fading memory and agitated behavior made it hard for caregivers to understand his needs. But as Newton-Small leafed through the lengthy form, she had a hunch that it was not the best approach.
- This former journalist helps caregivers get to know who their patients once were, before dementia took hold
The Nation’s Zoos Know You Need to See Cute Animals Right Now
The news may be awesome, but cute animals are always awww-some.
It started when an adorable baby seal was born at the National Zoo in DC and pretty soon, zoos around the world were posting their adorable residents in what became a Twitter war like no other: #CuteAnimalTweetOff
— YWP (@YorkshireWP) January 26, 2017
— Smithsonian (@smithsonian) January 25, 2017
— Aquarium of Pacific (@AquariumPacific) January 25, 2017
Job Search Bait & Switch
August Laustsen, a young Danish art director looking for agency work in Sweden, was having no luck in his job search. He had contacted all the big agencies in Stockholm, but didn’t get a single reply.
Facebook Reportedly Blocked Kremlin’s Russia Today
Facebook apparently blocked Kremlin-backed propaganda channel, Russia Today, for copyright infringement concerning broadcast of President Barack Obama’s final press conference.
Uber For Trucking
Amazon is building an app that matches truck drivers with shippers, a new service that would deepen its presence in the $800 billion trucking industry, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Business Insider.
- Amazon is secretly building an ‘Uber for trucking’ app, setting its sights on a massive $800 billion market
Cloudgate Studios Demonstrates Full Body Awareness VR
The experiment includes torso, legs and arms, and not just the floating body parts we’re used to seeing in so many VR experiences right now.
App Reviews Revisited
As it rolls out iOS version 10.3, Apple is making some clever fixes to its App Store for mobile devices.
Worst Digital Cases
Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s 5-year Twitter War Against Dippin Dots Ice Cream
Holy camoley! This is positively UN-AMERICAN. New White House press secretary Sean Spicer waged a more than 5-year Twitter War with Dippin Dots Ice Cream. That is just wrong.
we may not have inauguration attendance data yet, but one set of record turnout numbers are in:
Sean spicer's angry dippin dots twetes pic.twitter.com/KSXlXLLEeB
— ಠ_ಠ (@MikeIsaac) January 22, 2017
mother of god
— ಠ_ಠ (@MikeIsaac) January 23, 2017
State Senator Blocks Constituent On Twitter
After a mild exchange on Twitter with his state Senator, David was blocked on Twitter by the very man who had vowed to represent him at the state capitol in Minnesota.
— Senator Danny Schoen (@danschoenmn) January 22, 2017
— David Erickson (@derickson) January 22, 2017
Twitter Forces 14 Million Obama Supporters Into Trump Followers
Transition of the @POTUS Twitter account from President Obama to Trump was anything but smooth. Twitter apologized. But many people had to block @POTUS to get rid of 45.
We believe this affected about 560,000 people. This was a mistake, it wasn't right, we own it, and we apologize. No excuses.
— jack (@jack) January 21, 2017
We believe we've corrected all accounts to reflect your follow/unfollow intent. We're sorry for the mistakes made here, and thank you all.
— jack (@jack) January 21, 2017
Survey: People Read News on Facebook But Don’t Really Trust It
One or two sentence description about the story.
Shiny New Stuff
New free IoS app provides digital discounts to brands popular with students. “Every brand should consider offering college students discounts,” says Julie Jatlow, Founder & CEO. College students set trends and spend over $54 Billion annually.
Browser plugin that allows you to research hashtags on the fly.
The Daily Numbers
BEYOND SOCIAL MEDIA HOSTS
- whatsnextonline.com -Digital Strategy, Online Event Production & Social Video
- Google Plus
- What’s Next Blog