Twitter Spaces & IKEA Audio Catalog

Beyond Social Media - Twitter Spaces - Episode 342

BL and David discuss the launch of Twitter Spaces; IKEA’s audiobook catalog; a sweet wine-tasting gig; a tour of American dialects; instant holograms; Taco Bell’s 404 error page; an Ad Council COVID vaccine campaign; Facebook’s newsletter publishing platform; Mark Cuban’s Clubhouse competitor, Firesidechat app; Google’s Key Moments in YouTube videos; LinkedIn throwing shade TikTok’s way; an inclusion video oversight…and much, much more.

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New Social Media Features

Beyond Social Media - New Social Media Features - Episode 340

BL and David discuss how Amazon Prime and Netflix are grokking TikTok; the TikTok trend of creating fake album covers out of random camera roll photos; potential new Twitter features could include super followers, an undo button, and shoppable tweets; LinkedIn’s new freelancer marketplace, Stories for Pages, and Swipe-ups; LinkedIn recommending newsletter subscriptions; YouTube Shorts; Taco Bell To Go concept restaurants; Microsoft’s hacked email servers; …and much, much more.

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White House Valentines Display

Beyond Social Media - Presidential Valentines Display - Episode 338

BL and David discuss Dr. Jill Biden’s White House Valentines display; stellar Thank You page examples; the American Shame Card collection of gun-control advocacy postcards; fact checker bylines; the explosive growth of social audio; Microsoft’s AI voices; Lincoln TV; Duolingo’s singable commercial; Super Bowl Social Media; conference sounds for livestreaming waiting room; Twitter gets into the newsletter game; Google News analytics courtesy of Google Search Console; Norton’s prying eyes and listening ears commercial…and much, much more.

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Super Bowl LV Strangeness

Beyond Social Media - Super Bowl LV Strangeness - Episode 336

Episode 336: BL and David discuss the first Super Bowl poet laureate and Budweiser’s advertising pause; Twitter’s Birdwatch pilot; harnassing TV moments to drive viral awareness; free LinkedIn advertising classes; new LinkedIn controls; an unboxing gun-safety PSA; a New Orleans COVID vaccine PSA; Google My Business updates; TikTok’s Creator Portal; YouTube hashtag pages; TikTokQ; Black History Month wokeness;…and much, much more.

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Snapchat Millionaires

Beyond Social Media - Snapchat Millionaires - Episode 334

BL and David discuss how Snapchat is shelling out one million dollars a day to get users to adopt its TikTok clone, Spotlight; Match.com’s match made in hell; Barbie’s new role as a digital influencer; Taco Bell’s potato CEO; Ben & Jerry’s new doggie desserts; NFL quarterbacks Aaron Rogers, Patrick Mahomes, and Baker Mayfield as spokesmen; Phishing’s Explosive Growth; the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer; Apple Siri; Voice Recognition; Calendly; and much, much more.

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Augmented Reality 2.0

Beyond Social Media - Augmented Reality 2.0 - Episode 332

Episode 332: BL and David discuss how Apple’s iPhone lidar technology is shaping the future of augmented reality; the wide release of Amazon’s Echo Frames; Twitter’s disappearing Fleets and potential audio chat; Midwest governors mask up for a pandemic PSA; AI software that stymies facial recognition technology; Apple Podcasts gets an embeddable player; LinkedIn’s top influencers for 2020; Frito-Lay sets up a holiday-themed merch shop; Pepsi makes an apple pie cola; Arby’s sells deep fried turkey pillows; Fake People are everywhere online; holiday eCommerce sales projections;…and much, much more.

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Lightspeed Internet

Beyond Social Media - Lightspeed Internet - Episode 331

Episode 331: BL and David discuss Google’s infrared Internet project; sequential video storytelling; the Biden Harris transition website; Spotify buys Megaphone audio hosting provider; Four Seasons Total Landscaping’s VR furries; YouTube Rewind cancelled this year; MmHmm video conferencing addon comes out of beta; customizable Oreo cookies; Ticketmaster’s fan safety app; our post-literate society; law firms undermining democracy; support for pot legalization;…and much, much more.

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We Voted

Beyond Social Media - We Voted - Episode 330

Episode 330: BL and David discuss Van Jones’ on-air tears of joy over the presidential election result; the ROI of I Voted stickers; Cheese Boy wins the internet with a successful fondue fountain; a PR agency’s superb election survival kit branding; Shopify and TikTok partner on shoppable ads; Calm’s clever election night sponsorship; Typosquatting; a photo credit backlink scam; The Gap can’t bridge the divide;…and much, much more.

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Mucinex Fashion Show

Beyond Social Media - Mucinex Fashion Show - Episode 328

Episode 328: BL and David discuss Mucinex’s influencer fashion show; Planet Word, the world’s first voice-activated museum; Lego’s drive to promote creative problem solving through play; AMC renting it’s cinemas for private movie showings; Google’s humming song-discovery app; racist-seeking Reddit bots; Google’s revamped analytics suite; Snopes faked for propaganda; Trump’s lax Twitter security; Facebook misinformation continues; the NFL’s fake patriotism; Instagram Stories reach;…and much, much more.

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