Beyond Social Media - American Surveillance State - Episode 308

Episode 308: BL and David discuss reauthorization of the Patriot Act, which gives law enforcement access to online browsing data without need for a warrant; IKEA’s furniture fort plans; Twitter’s new policy of labeling COVID-19 tweets; Bud Light bringing back the Real Genius campaign; augmented reality contact lenses; the future of restaurants; Brightcove’s new streaming service, Play TV; free virtual reality collaboration; the negative effects of bad news; the Ants of Facebook; the day Google Play Music died; the State of Social Media Marketing report;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - What Amazon Owns - Episode 275

Episode 275: BL and David discuss the astounding array of businesses Amazon owns; the Area 51 search for aliens joke that 400,000 people have signed up for; major updates to Google My Business; how Pittsburgh helped power the first US Moon Landing; Pinterest adds videos; Shoelace is Google’s latest attempt at building a social network; a hilarious parody influencer apology video; Ikea’s new Soffa Sans typeface; using text messages to solicit local reviews; dangerous dongles and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Runaway Trains - Episode 270

Episode 270: BL and David discuss the geo-targeted update of Soul Asylum’s hit song Runaway Train devoted to the discovery of missing kids; IKEA’s recreation of living rooms from The Simpsons, Friends & Stranger Things; Crossfit’s Facebook pause; Google’s Translatotron technology; Tiny replica McDonald’s bee hives; David Gilmour’s podcast series telling the backstory of three of his famous guitars; Guns Down America’s challenge to blacklist the NRA; Jeff Jarvis’ superb essay about our Crisis of Cognition; PR pros need to do the legwork; Antitrust investigations heating up for Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google; Google’s suspicious outage; The North Face’s disastrous black hat SEO tactic; the limitations of social listening;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Starbucks Backlash - Episode 225

Episode 225: BL and David discuss the fallout Starbucks is enduring in the wake of the viral video of to black patrons being arrested for no good reason; the David Bowie subway takeover; the AlterEgo thought-activated device; Walmart Yodel Boy going viral; Phillips and the University of Minnesota’s Masonic Children’s Hospital innovating lighting to foster healing and recovery; bedtime stories read from space; the details on the surveillance society; a forensic tool for identifying fake photos and videos; an IKEA-friendly robot; Artificially Intelligent Flintstones episodes; the one-page Internet; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Sinclair Group Script - Episode 224

Episode 224: BL and David discuss how Adidas will make a video for each of the 30,000 Boston Marathon runners; the horrifying Sinclair Broadcasting script compilation; Gaming for Dementia Research; how Carnival got its Snapchat handle back; how to have a shredding party at Office Depot; 9 Amazing April freebies; US government surveillance of journalists and influencers; Cambridge Analytica analysis; invisible cameras that will be everywhere; a complaint about YouTube targeting children’s data; all about the GDPR; a French Mayor’s nasty April Fool’s faux pas; secret honks give Chinese internet censors headaches; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Donald Trump Tweets Nazi Reference - Episode 119

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Donald Trump’s Nazi tweet; absurd pharmaceutical mascots; LEGO denying Chinese artist LEGO bricks; Congressional action on bad review clauses; Fruit of the Loom’s tuck it in campaign; Instagram’s falling organic engagement; Carlsberg Beer’s Movember products; Twitter Curator opens to everyone; the Mars Generation potato challenge; IGN TV; IKEA’s other letter; Facebook’s artificial intelligence; the graphic novelization of iTunes’ terms of service; the Poo Pourri ad; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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