Google Pixel 2 Announcement & Rockin' Ex-Presidents For Relief

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.”

Shiny New Stuff

Gravity Press

Two great WordPress plugins (MemberPress & Gravity Forms) should go great together. Unfortunately, they don’t. That’s why we need Gravity Press, the WordPress plugin that makes MemberPress and Gravity Forms play nicely together.


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