Beyond Social Media - Google Closes Google Plus - Episode 244

Episode 244: BL and David discuss Google’s decision to shutter Google+; Mike Rowe’s hilarious prostate cancer PSA; YouTube banning duplicate videos; bullying actions and issues on Instagram; Nina Hale’s hilarious Google office view, with animals; an anthem for women goes viral; the red and blue state spikes in political book sales; Uber’s free rides to the polls #RegisterAndVote; information terrorism and the spread of online disinformation; is Ted Cruz #ToughAsTexas?; Brett Kavanaugh punked; Google v Facebook referral traffic…and much, much more.

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Episode 237: BL and David discuss LinkedIn’s new voicemail feature; autism therapy via Google Glass; the value of long-form content; government regulation of social media; Google’s new mobile search results for events; six-year-old toy reviewer Ryan’s new line of merch; illustrations of decaying social media; a gross chicken virtual reality experience; the social media backlash over an ISIS burger; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Yelp Health Scores - Episode 236

Episode 236: BL and David discuss the addition of health grades to Yelp restaurant listings; Bonobos’ #EvolveTheDefinition of masculinity campaign; the Terminal 3 virtual border agent art installation; Amazon’s plans to roll out retargeting ads; a superb example of visual journalism that explains blockchain; the bitcoin extortion phishing scam; a PR pitch from hell; Tronc’s massive layoffs at the New York Daily News; Uber drivers fraudulently charging passengers for vomit cleanup; Facebook’s stock freefall; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Social Media Cleanup - Episode 235

Episode 235: BL and David discuss choice words in Chance the Rapper’s rap about buying Chicagoist; Jurrasic Jeff Goldblum; an Amazon Dinosaur delivery; the Washington Post’s new Twitch TV channel; Buzzfeed’s no cats news feed; Twitter’s and Facebook’s transparent ads; Zuckerberg’s Recode interview and Holocaust denier do-over; AP’s social media fact checking; the great Twitter bot purge; Facebook fraud; Papa John’s whining, and Laundry Service resigning …and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Trump Baby Snatchers - Episode 233

Episode 233: BL and David discuss the iconic photo of the crying migrant girl; Richard Painter’s dumpster fire ad; the Facebook fundraiser to reunite the families Trump has torn apart; the Supreme Court’s ruling requiring a search warrant for police to obtain your GPS location data; the Apple/Oprah alliance; banners replaced with cats; Beyonce & Jay-Z’s new album release; the Weather Channel’s immersive forecasts; Google’s new podcast app; Melania Trump’s trolling jacket; Burger King’s Russian babies offer; an automated firing; the Philly hotdog gun; …and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - MPR Raccoon - Episode 232

Episode 232: BL and David discuss a Snapchat Lens video game controlled by gum chewing; the Minnesota Public Radio Raccoon who captivated the nation by scaling a 25-story building; the minor league Yankees team fan-named the Staten Island Pizza Rats; restaurant goers paralyzed by choice; the Angela Merkel Instagram G7 post that memed Trump and went globally viral; a great idea for push button customer satisfaction; 13 year-old Courtney Hadwin whose astounding singing voice is Janis Joplin 2.0; rating results for digital assistants; the day Net Neutrality died; ReKognition; a Walking Algorithm; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Augmented Reality Royal Wedding - Episode 229

Episode 229: BL and David discuss ABC TV’s royal wedding augmented reality app; brand created virtual influencers; Instagram’s app monitoring dashboard; Twitter tamping down trolls; the demise of WHOIS; Lil Tay flexes too far; the smart speaker dog whistle; Google’s diminishing meta descriptions; the Yanny vs Laurel controversy;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Lego Royal Wedding - Episode 228

Episode 228: BL and David discuss Legoland’s Royal Wedding recreation; the Russian ads that were released by the House Intelligence Committee; the announcements made at Facebook’s F8 and Google’s I/O developer conferences; Google’s artificial intelligence for all initiative; the indignities suffered by African Americans during the course of everyday life; putting poverty relief on the blockchain; the subscription nickle-and-diming effect; Uber’s sexual predator drivers; when groundhogs attack; demolishing Humvees for fun and demotions;…and much, much more.

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