Beyond Social Media - No Text Message Voting - Episode 164

Episode 164: BL and David discuss Twitter ads targeting Hillary Clinton supporters that tell them to vote by text message; racial bias by Uber drivers; Google and Microsoft’s buggy relationship; Facebook’s racial targeting capabilities; the Vigilante app; fake news and media literacy; President Obama singing Purple Rain to a Prince tick or treater; Okay Google commands for Harry Potter spells; Amazon Studios’ Good Girls Revolt show; scheduling Facebook Live video broadcasts; a Chicago meteorologist who reported that hell had officially frozen over; the New York Times’ The Daily 360; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Trump Debate Sniffles - Episode 159

Episode 159: BL and David discuss Donald Trump’s viral sniffles; a Verge reporter who also worked at Apple; Facebook’s apology over inflated video metrics; self-driving chairs; the Edmonton Oilers’ super scary mascot; Jewish grandparents haunting their grandchildren over politics; Ford’s fact-checking the presidential debate; Snapchat’s Spectacles; Google’s login measurement method; a sweet refugee host; Spotify’s interest in SoundCloud; a pig-dancing cop; the arrival of Twitter Moments; the #VoteIRL campaign; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Welcome To 4th Grade - Episode 155

Episode 155: BL and David discuss a welcome video to an Illinois teacher’s fourth grade class that went viral; the Kardashian’s lack of sponsor disclosure on their Instagram accounts; President Obama’s venture into virtual reality; WhatsApp’s privacy reversal; YouTube’s social ambitions with Backstage; Vogue’s Photoshop fiasco; Twitter’s portable Direct Messaging; a transgender Ken controversy; Google’s policy of punishable popups; Uber’s lickable breathalizer cards; the WizKid Science YouTube channel; a Minnesota dog that was elected mayor; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Russia Hacking Democracy - Episode 152

Episode 152: Co-hosts BL Ochman and David Erickson discuss Russia’s hacking of American democracy and Donald Trump’s treasonous encouragement; the hacking of TechCrunch; Getty Images swiping a 18,000 public domain photos from the Library of Congress; the Olympic tweeting ban; Melania Trump laid bare; Twitter shutting down PostGhost; a YouTube kidnap conspiracy; Stable & Unstable Likers; the Action Aids ad campaign; Ralph Lauren’s custom animated Gif campaign; Twitter’s original food content; Minnesota in a box; the Trojan Olypmics; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media Show - Google Teams With GoPro - Episode 98

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Google+; Jay-Z’s Staff; Adrian Peterson’s tweets; the conservative news filter bubble; Flipboard’s recommendations; wearable for good; GoPro & Google date; ask Obama anything; Thai phone company commercial; Facebook gets animated; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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Beyond Social Media-Show - POTUS Tweets - Episode 97

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the reaction to POTUS joining Twitter; racist Googlebombs in Google Maps; Tweets appearing in Google search; stamping money in politics; a Tinder cautionary tale; Spotify diversifies; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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BSMediaShow 87 - Vince Vaughn- Stock Photography Unfinished Business

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the photoshopped Vince Vaughn stock photography used to market his Unfinished Business movie release; the latest violent video to go viral; Netflix’s House of Cards native ad; skill-less Millennials; Rudy Giuliani’s latest publicity grab; a rescue adoption video game; why people unfollow brands; Facebook’s Firehose data; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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Episode 85: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the potential disentanglement of Google+ from Photos and Hangouts; Keith Olbermann’s suspension over tweets directed at Penn State students; social media competitions for employment; the big net neutrality win; Congressman betrayed by his Instagram pics; bloggers working a sweatshop; the Great Dress Color Debate Of 2015; Dove & LEGO Oscar wins; Tumblr as a traffic-driver.

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