Beyond Social Media - Deep Fakes Edition - Episode 273

Episode 273: BL and David discuss the Pakistani press conference that was filtered with cat ears; 3D objects and augmented reality in Google search; YouTube’s augmented advertising; Cracker Barrel’s moral stand; a robobullying parody video of Boston Scientific robots; museums installing ‘braille art’ touchable recreations of exhibits; Spotify’s Daily Drive podcast playlist and the company’s new podcast-targeted advertising; the announcement of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency; an AI-generated Russian spy infiltrates LinkedIn; a deep fake Rasputin sings Beyonce; deep fake videos that are as easy to create as editing text; an algorithm that can generate an accurate portrait of a speaker based only on a sample of that speaker’s voice; Google Photos goes Driveless;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Boston Dynamics Spot - Episode 271

Episode 271; BL and David discuss the NYC subway landshark that went viral; drone deliveries via Amazon Prime Air; Vox Media Union reaches an agreement; Boston Dynamics’ commercial Spotbot; the Obama’s partner with Spotify; Apple Podcasts transcripts; Amazon Echo’s erase feature; Instagram’s influencer ads; Google’s new search results diversity update; Counterfeits on Amazon; fear-based social media sites like Nextdoor, Citizen, and Amazon Ring’s Neighbors; YouTube’s New Hate Speech Policy;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Apple Services - Episode 264

Episode 264: David discusses Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple AirPods 2, Apple Card; audio content marketing; Arizona State University’s science fiction anthology about future solar power; Twitter video subtitles; LinkedIn Lookalike audiences; Google’s AMP for Email; Intel’s Vaunt smart glasses; the unwinnable fight against Russian trolls; the authoritarians’ digital mercenaries; Boston Dynamics’ stacking bot; idiot humans and their fatalgrams;…and much, much more.

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Episode 217: BL and David discuss Drake’s generous video budget; the Beyond Social Media Show’s entre on Amazon Echo; an antidote to depressing news; Amazon Echo’s ignore feature; the Olympics’ accidental P.F. Chang’s branding; Surly Brewing’s killer content marketing example; Domino’s Dom Juan Tinder chatbot; 20+ hilarious tweets by single people that will make you laugh, then cry; Bronx Zoo’s roach Valentine’s; life in social media algorithm hell; sexist Doritos; Nastygrammers; David’s love/hate relationship with The Full Monty newsletter; Olympic swarm drones; Boston Dynamics’ freaky door-opening robot; inside Facebook’s two years of hell…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Lands' End Drops Gloria Steinem - Episode 132

Episode 132: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Lands’ End PR problem with Gloria Steinem; Google’s elimination of sidebar ads from search results; ISIS threats against Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey; India banning girls from using cell phones; Harry Shearer catches Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski chatting up Donald Trump; David Duke trending on Twitter; the #HelpKenyaNotKanye campaign; Google Docs’ voice typing; some Autocorrect humor; Donald Trump’s Twitter insults; Atlas, the two-legged robot; Facebook Reactions; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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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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