Protecting Your Internet Privacy & YouTube Advertisers Revolt

Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 181

BL and David discuss Walmart Cinema; Your Browsing History For Sale and how to protect your Internet privacy; the TrumpTweetBot; John Oliver’s Green Zebras; Premium Twitter rumored, the YouTube Revolt; the LEGO instant camera; Trending LinkedIn; smelling like Kitten Fur, or snow; Traffic lights for phones; the #ItsOnUs campaign to end rape culture; getting out of Hangover Hell; April the Giraffe Still Pregnant AF; Facebook Pisses Business Off (Again)…and much, much more.

Best Digital Cases

World’s Most Useful Robot Prints & Then Burns Trump Tweets & Sends Him The Video

@BurnedYourTweet is a robot and a Twitter account which prints and immediately sets fire to Trump’s 140-ravings. It films itself and the resulting video is then tweeted at Trump himself. It already has 22K followers.

Walmart Cinema

Wamart gave four A-List directors a receipt with six items on it and told them to go tell a story.

Twitter Might Build A Paid Subscription Service For Power Users

Twitter is considering offering a paid subscription to power users, including brands and news organizations. The cost is rumored to be $19.99 a month.

Green Screened Zebra

John Oliver posted a 23 minute clip of a zebra mascot dancing and acting in front of a green screen for Internet users to mashup with depressing news clips.

Instant Camera Made of LEGOs Takes Real Photos!

Self-professed “instant film magician” Albertino from Hong Kong took on a more ambitious project: building an instant TLR from scratch. And his main material? Good old Lego bricks!

Google Apologizes, Gives Advertisers More Control

Faced with an Advertiser revolt over ads run on terrorists videos and next to hate speech content, Google apologized and adjusted its policies.

Blowfish – Relief From the Hell of Hangovers

A funny campaign for relief from hangovers, especially in the office.

LinkedIn Trending

LinkedIn is adding a feature familiar to Facebook and Twitter users, the trending stories.

Now You Can Smell Like A Kitten (Or Snow Or Postachio Ice Cream)

Now after 15 years of effort, Demeter has captured the olfactory essence of the warmth and comfort of that purrfect spot, just behind a kitten’s neck.

A fragrance that truly purrs. Among the company’s most popular perfumes: Gin & Tonic, Laundromat, Giant Sequoia, Dirt, Pistachio Ice Cream, Fuzzy Navel, Snow, Pixie Dust, Moonbeam and Paperback.

Stoplights For Smart Phone Owners

A Dutch town is running a creative pilot program to prevent smart phone owners from getting hit by cars.

Worst Digital Cases

April The Giraffe Is Still Pregnant AF

Animal Adventure Park Facebook page says countdown to calf has begun. Could be hours – or days.

Your Internet History Is About To Be Sold

Republicans in Congress have just repealed privacy restrictions on Internet Service Providers and after Trump’s expected signature, they’ll be able to sell your personal Internet history data.

Facebook “Featured for You” Pisses Off Business Page Owners

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Brain Chips! Elon Musk launches Neuralink, A Venture To Merge The Human Brain With AI

Hacking the human brain. SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is backing a brain-computer interface venture called Neuralink, according to The Wall Street Journal. The venture is centered on creating devices that can be implanted in the human brain.

#ItsOnUs – Take The Pledge to Change Rape Culture

The Obama White House launched the It’s On Us campaign in 2016 and the organization is continuing the campaign. There is a startlingly effective new video which annotates a conversation between two guys. One is bragging to the other about taking a drunk girl to his room to “get some”

Shiny New Stuff

MassRoots app

Medical Cannabis app on Google Play where you can learn about and exchange info about medical marijuana with other enthusiasts.


Find out if your Internet traffic is running through NSA snooping stations.

Cheerful Giving App

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OS & Android app where donors can see and follow the stories of #nonprofits, by category, and make a contribution or volunteer within the app.

B2B Marketing Technology Resources

A new site just launched with a treasure trove of B2B marketing technology resources.


  • – Online agronomy courses for agriculture retailers David developed for his agency’s client

The Daily Numbers

Concerns About Artificial Intelligence [TABLE]


David Erickson

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