Beyond Social Media - Twitter Spaces - Episode 342

BL and David discuss the launch of Twitter Spaces; IKEA’s audiobook catalog; a sweet wine-tasting gig; a tour of American dialects; instant holograms; Taco Bell’s 404 error page; an Ad Council COVID vaccine campaign; Facebook’s newsletter publishing platform; Mark Cuban’s Clubhouse competitor, Firesidechat app; Google’s Key Moments in YouTube videos; LinkedIn throwing shade TikTok’s way; an inclusion video oversight…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - New Social Media Features - Episode 340

BL and David discuss how Amazon Prime and Netflix are grokking TikTok; the TikTok trend of creating fake album covers out of random camera roll photos; potential new Twitter features could include super followers, an undo button, and shoppable tweets; LinkedIn’s new freelancer marketplace, Stories for Pages, and Swipe-ups; LinkedIn recommending newsletter subscriptions; YouTube Shorts; Taco Bell To Go concept restaurants; Microsoft’s hacked email servers; …and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Augmented Reality 2.0 - Episode 332

Episode 332: BL and David discuss how Apple’s iPhone lidar technology is shaping the future of augmented reality; the wide release of Amazon’s Echo Frames; Twitter’s disappearing Fleets and potential audio chat; Midwest governors mask up for a pandemic PSA; AI software that stymies facial recognition technology; Apple Podcasts gets an embeddable player; LinkedIn’s top influencers for 2020; Frito-Lay sets up a holiday-themed merch shop; Pepsi makes an apple pie cola; Arby’s sells deep fried turkey pillows; Fake People are everywhere online; holiday eCommerce sales projections;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - We Voted - Episode 330

Episode 330: BL and David discuss Van Jones’ on-air tears of joy over the presidential election result; the ROI of I Voted stickers; Cheese Boy wins the internet with a successful fondue fountain; a PR agency’s superb election survival kit branding; Shopify and TikTok partner on shoppable ads; Calm’s clever election night sponsorship; Typosquatting; a photo credit backlink scam; The Gap can’t bridge the divide;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Estee Lauder Product Shoot - Episode 325

BL and David discuss NASA’s space toilet and Estée Lauder’s cosmic product shoot; Google’s plan to pay publishers; Cloudflare’s service to speed up WordPress sites; Google Assistant will sit on hold for you; the paparazzi turn to social media stars (who knew?); Ring’s home surveillance drone; Russian hackers breach federal agencies; the Los Angeles Police Department’s citizen surveillance system; Twitter’s racist crop;…and much, much more.

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Apple

Episode 309: BL and David discuss a leak of details for Apple’s reported upcoming augmented reality glasses; DEVO’s face shield PPE; a literal happy hour courtesy of the Finns; the bookcases of the cloistered and famous; a Twitter parasite; cutout customers popullating a restaurant; Playboy’s sexy safe six; Feedly’s Leo AI; Instagram guides; Facebook’s new eCommerce bid; exclusive Twitter threads; the future of conferences; how the debunked viral Plandemic conspiracy spread;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Coronavirus Visuals - Episode 305

Episode 305: BL and David discuss Twitter’s new COVID-19 misinformation protection measures; free Google Shopping Listings; Google’s new identity verification requirements for advertisers; a clever tactic for retaining unsubscribing customers; an app that will broadcast family videos for tech-averse elders; COVID Nursery Rhymes; alternatives to “unprecedented”; free resources for marketers; vintage pandemic posters; TV show posters reimagined for COVID-19; a Coronavirus Rhapsody; MinneAnalytics Monday; two-faced Facebook; mobile voting efforts; dangerous Amazon working conditions; the public companies taking small business loans;…and much, much more.

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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 - Online Political Ads - Episode 287

Episode 287: BL and David discuss the controversy over social media political ads and two of the proposed solutions; The Climate Trail video game that takes place in the climate change apocalypse; Samsung’s selfie satellite fail; Yahoo Groups’ move to email-only; unrest on the Facebook campus; the trend toward video games as spectator sport epitomized with the launch of the Minnesota Vikings’ eSports team; hot dog boy gets a ride in Oscar Mayer’s weinermobile; McDonald’s social media fail; Amazon’s Choice paid reviews; Joe Biden’s domain fiasco; political Twitter; and much, much more.

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