Pandemic Care Packages

Episode 304 - April 18, 2020

Topics:

  • Twitter Food Bank & Pandemic Care Packages
  • Steak Umms’ Data Master Class
  • Yep, I Need A Haircut
  • LEGO Wedding
  • Gerbil Art
  • Virtual Reality Fitness
  • Whirlpool Chores
  • Amazon Echo Music Analytics
  • Staying Sane
  • Transcribers Of Reddit
  • Gmail Meets Hangouts
  • Bring Me The Correction
  • Media Consumption Changes

Best Practices

Steak Ums' Data Masterclass

The frozen food brand broke character to warn customers on Twitter of the dangers of COVID-19 misinformation and gave a master class in the differences between data, anectdotes, and facts.

Pandemic Care Packages

Sending a friend - or yourself - boxed care packages from top NYC restaurants helps support local businesses.

Virtual Reality Fitness

ICAROS = Fitness + Flight Simulation VR.

Need A Haircut?

This site pairs you with a “world class” barber or stylist to video coach you or a friend through an at-home haircut.

LEGO Wedding

Lego Wedding

Voice Data For Musicians

Amazon gives artists voice data, which is increasingly a driving factor for music discovery.

Whirlpool Kids’ Chore Club

Whirlpool’s Chore Club for kids helps parents teach kids everyday chores while they’re at home.

Transcribe This

Across Reddit, often buried inside the comments section, you’ll find elaborate descriptions of image posts and videos, social media screenshots and memes.

Quarantine Resources

Ways to stay sane - some great resources to help you through quarantine time.

Google Meet In Gmail

Google Meet is now available to all GSuite customers in Gmail, which means you can start and join meetings right from your inbox.

Noise Cancelling AI

The Discord platform has added an AI noise cancelling feature to its conferencing platform.

Worst Practices

BringMeTheCorrection!

A template malfunction leads to an embarassing correction.

Screenshot: BringMeTheCorrections

Politics

With A Little Help From The Feds

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo (#PresidentCuomo) facing off with trump to the tune of “A Little Help From My Friends”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD0qzFuL_d0

Pro Tips

Video Conferencing Guide

David has written a video conferencing guide that includes eight pro tips to help you shine online.

Weekly Numbers

Media Consumption Changes

From March 25-30, 2020, the GlobalWebIndex surveyed internet users ages 16-64 in the United States (2,218 respondents) and the United Kingdom (1,726 respondents) to determine how their media consumption had changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Table: GlobalWebIndex - COVID-19 Related Media Consumption Changes

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