Beyond Social Media - Amazon Acquires Whole Foods - Episode 192

Episode 192: BL and David discuss NASA how called BS on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop; Amazon acquires Whole Foods; beefy new Ken Dolls come out; Smirnoff newsjacks; Google AI helps expand reading for kids; BuzzFeed & VOX Media get buggy; a Troll Cakes/detective agency makes trolls eat their words; Spectacles go scuba diving; alorithmic responsibility; the Instagram star who was trampled by a cow and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Amazon Echo Look - Episode 186

Episode 186: BL and David discuss edible clothing, Mall of America’s Traveljacking, Obama’s Final Cut, CNN for the social age, the creativity chair, Signal for Help anti-domestic violence campaign, Amazon’s looking, phishing for Google Docs, gamified bike lanes, distracted driving 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 - International Womens Day - Episode 178

Episode 178: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed the fearless girl facing off with the Wall Street Bull; Spotify’s play for podcasts; Twitter’s egg filter; Amazon’s growing advertising business; the testing trolls comment solution; voice IP Alexa calls; YouTube’s similarity algorithm; WikiLeaks as Russia’s useful fool; ISP’s browsing your browsing history; Trump’s International Women’s Day tweets; no press access for you!; HBO’s Facbook Live meltdown;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Live Video Streaming - Episode 138

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Twitter’s NFL live-streaming deal; the New York Times’ new podcasting unit; the exploding watermelon; Facebook’s rollout of live video; puppy videos; a Mashable staff memo; an insane inbox; Amazon Dash buttons; boring podcasts; bad lawyer websites; feline hackers; a time-lapsed bridge building; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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Beyond Social Media - Pay By Selfie - Episode 136

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the gutter that has become the Republican primary race; NPR’s odd decision to NOT promote its podcasts on air; Microsoft’s decision to shut down the Tay chatbot; a Bank of America media relations fail; the meaninglessness of head-to-head political polls during the primary season; the new YouTube Connect live video streaming app; Ester the Wonderpig; Amazon’s pay-by-selfie patent application; teen voting; Twitter’s plans to recruit Vine stars; a real cat burglar; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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Beyond Social Media - Star Wars The Force Awakens - Episode 117

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Trump’s Twitter woes; killing baby Hitler; tech journalism backlash; Pepsi’s failure to stock up for Back To The Future Day; racist Twitter trolls boycott Star Wars; a teen Vine star; PR for ad agencies; Twitter polls; Facebook search; USA Today’s Back To The Future wrap; Amazon sues fake reviewers; YouTube going Red; New York Times’ submersive journalism; facial recognition for health care; super secure passwords; Nixon’s tweets; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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