Beyond Social Media - Spotting Fake News - Episode 245

Episode 245: BL and David discuss misplaced trust on social media; Lacta’s 5Star Chocolately Mayhem commercials; the Parkland Kids and Kesha’s “Most Vicious Cycle” video; Carvana’s car vending machines; scientists outing Bots; Dunkin’ Donuts’ tiny house powered by coffee; Twitter’s new tool for spotting haters; Madden Newsjacks Linval Joseph; how to keep your kids from seeing political attach attack on YouTube; horse blinders for humans; President Obama debunking excuses not to vote; Ted Cruz’ failed Facebook livestream; Dictionary.com dissing 45…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Tump Pope - Episode 189

Episode 189: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed the Pope slaps Trump meme; Facebook’s teen targeting; Facebook’s quality score; Microsoft’s business search bots; augmented reality airports; food pornographers; Recoded Hillary Clinton; flyover country; #Covfefe; Trent Reznor serenading Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel; Facebook’s leaked playbook; an extremism algorithm; the Mets malicious mascot; great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Donald Trump's Alien Hotline - Episode 185

Episode 185: BL and David discuss the gaming of the government’s Alien Hotline, a horny rhino who went viral on Tinder, the Pope’s stirring TEDtalk, #TruthIs, Heineken’s smart #OpenYourWorld campaign, LinkedIn’s new targeting, The NY Times on Snapchat Discover, Twitter’s bot infestation, great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - United Airlines Drags Passenger - Episode 183

Episode 183: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed United Airlines’ brutally dragging a paying customer off a flight, the social media outrage that ensued, and the monumentally disasterous public relations response; White House spokesman Sean Spicer’s disasterous Hitler comparisons; Twitter’s deleting tweets critical of United Airlines on the one hand, and Twitter’s standoff with Homeland Security in defense of freedom of speech on the other hand; a Whopper of a Burger King ad; Amazon’s new social media influencer program; Ooola Ooola Zod aliens; several very clever bots; …and much, much more.

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Beyond-Social Media - Fake News & Pizzagate - Episode 167

Episode 167: BL and David discuss Facebook’s blocking of a fake news detector; the real-life consequences of the fake news “Pizzagate” story; Uber’s customer tracking; Reddit’s demise at the hand of trolls; LiLou, SFO’s therapy pig (and Instagram star); Netflix’s alien-identifying algorithm; the Local Matters watchdog journalism newsletter; Amazon’s employee-free retail store; BMW’s self-policing cars; the best Christmas ads; the Reuters News Tracer breaking news algorithm; My Starbucks Barista Bot; Google’s emoji-responding Twitter account; and much, much more.

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Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Gmail’s Minion mic-drop April Fools fiasco; Mattel’s phishing scam scare; Google Cardboard Plastic; Microsoft’s bet on conversational computing; Twitter Stickers; a smartphone gun; Facebook for Business posts; the State Department’s #SpringBreakBadly campaign; Instagram’s minute-long videos; #ProjectLiteracy, the #TheBananaPeelChallenge; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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