Beyond Social Media - Coronavirus Crisis - Episode 300

Episode 300: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed the coronavirus crisis, including: The contrast in leadership between governors Andrew Cuomo and Tim Walz and Trump; Siri’s response to Do I Have The Coronavirus?; Smart thermometers that may be able to identify local outbreaks; Covid 19 pandemic maps; Twitter helping brands communicate during the crisis; a New York-based Chinese immigrant stepping up to manufacture personal protective equipment for health care workers; the responsibility of the media in broadcasting the White House coronavirus “briefings” live; Moe Williams’ daily doodles; Willie’s American Guitars offer two-minute guitar lessons on Facebook; Amazon limits non-essential shipments; the ENKI Brewing Company taproom goes curbside; coronavirus resources and free entertainment; pandemic gallows humor; Google’s California-only Covid 19 triage website; the two faces of Fox News; the Army’s social media manager gets canned; idiots that will cost lives; TV commercials that have not aged well in the coronavirus era; live webcams broadcasting deserted public spaces; the Department Of Justice wanting to suspend costitutional rights; …and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Technological Totalitarianism - Episode 249

Episode 249: BL and David discuss the new revelations of Facebook’s shady response to the Russian infiltration of its network; China ZTE’s exporting of the technological tools of totalitarianism to Venezuela; the Wall Street Journal’s efforts to detect deepfakes; the long-form video trend at YouTube; Firefox Monitor’s data breach notifications; a hilarious response to cheap clients; Facebook’s Most Amazing Dog show; Pandora’s Podcast Genome project; Iceland Foods’ banned Christmas commercial; Coca-Cola’s sappy social media wipe; the GoFundMe fraud story gets fraud-ier;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Trump Gold Toilet - Episode 216

Episode 217: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed the Guggenheim Museum’s punking of Donald Trump with a golden toilet; the Finnegans beer augmented reality Super Bowl commercial; one-star Paris reviews; how Burger King educated consumers about Net Neutrality with Whopper Neutrality PSA ad; get out the vote postcards; Elton John’s 360 retirement tour trailer; Budweiser’s Big Data focus; Facebook’s newsfeed fail; the Super Bowl America deserves; the Twitter follower factory; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Beauty.ai & Facebook Algorithms - Episode 156

Episode 156: BL and David discuss Beauty.ai and Facebook Trending Stories’ runaway algorithms; Twitter’s potential sale; dirty underwear; sponsored Periscope streams; Gary Johnson’s Aleppo moment; GoPro’s media empire ambitions; Instagram’s disappearing Photo Map; Google Plus’ makeover; Street View for vintage San Francisco; New York Subway eBooks; plus cool apps, interesting stats, and more.

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Beyond Social Media - Ashley Madison Hack - Episode 109

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the fallout over the Ashley Madison hack; real-time tweets in Google desktop search; bid a fond farewell to the real-life Batman; the Straight Outta meme; McDonald’s viral photo poach; buzzwords to ban; Comcast’s Watchable; Josh Groban’s singable Trump tweets; real-life tweets on Twitter; Bloomberg’s social media brand ratings; predictive photography; Mastercard’s SelfiePay; Boston Dynamics’ robot takes a stroll through the woods; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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Beyond Social Media - Snoop Dogg For Twitter CEO - Episode 100

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Twitter’s DM expansion; Snoop Dogg’s campaign for Twitter CEO; Safari content blocking capabilities; LeBron’s wardrobe malfunction; Joyce Carol Oates’ outrage; public relations’ PR problem; the Coke/boob challenge; tampons for a cause; GIFographics; yawning billboards; Kid President’s campaign against hunger; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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