New Social Media Features

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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Augmented Reality 2.0

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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Mucinex Fashion Show

Beyond Social Media - Mucinex Fashion Show - Episode 328

Episode 328: BL and David discuss Mucinex’s influencer fashion show; Planet Word, the world’s first voice-activated museum; Lego’s drive to promote creative problem solving through play; AMC renting it’s cinemas for private movie showings; Google’s humming song-discovery app; racist-seeking Reddit bots; Google’s revamped analytics suite; Snopes faked for propaganda; Trump’s lax Twitter security; Facebook misinformation continues; the NFL’s fake patriotism; Instagram Stories reach;…and much, much more.

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Walmart + Microsoft = TikTok?

Beyond Social Media - Walmart Plus Microsoft Equals TikTok - Episode 321

Episode 321: BL and David discuss Walmart and Microsoft tagging up to acquire TikTok; American Family Insurance’s perfectly targeted commercial; The Humanity Lab’s anti-racism efforts; KFC is finger lickin’ good no more; Instagram infographics; Spotify virtual events; COVID 19 gag rules; a fond farewell to Izzy’s Ice Cream; PPE vending machines…and much, much more.

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Fortnite vs. Apple

Beyond Social Media - Fortnite vs Apple - Episode 320

Episode 320: BL and David discuss Epic Games’ epic Fortnite vs Apple Battle Royale; Taco Bell’s Mobile Go restaurants; Brayden Harrington’s bravest little speech; Instagram’s Suggested Posts; Sarah Cooper’s really great week; Spotify books; the resignation of Facebook’s CMO; Susan B. Anthony slaps back at a Trump pardon; Trump wants to block Twitter critics again; Facebook’s Holocaust deniers; banned Subreddits relocate;…and much, much more.

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TikTok Surveillance

Beyond Social Media - TikTok Surveillance - Episode 319

Episode 319: BL and David discuss TikTok’s clandestine surveillance of its users; precisely targeted direct mail; warm and cuddly artificially intelligent pet robots; Twitter’s new Reply Guy feature; the power of video recommendations; LinkedIn Sells SlideShare to Scribd; Planter’s Baby Nut grows up; Apple redirects search users to its Apple News+ app;…and much, much more.

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TikTok Deal?

Beyond Social Media - TikTok Deal - Episode 317

Episode 317: BL and David discuss the pending/paused TikTok acquisition by Microsoft; Deadspinners split to Defector Media; Nike’s amazing You Can’t Stop Us ad; denying Holocaust deniers; Country Time’s little bailout fund; virtual influencers’ time may have come; the whole Stella Immanuel strangeness; the Walmart Nazis; the Consumer Electronics Show goes virtual until 2022; the Harper’s Letter decrying cancel culture;…and much, much more.

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Massive Twitter Hack

Beyond Social Media - Twitter Hack - Episode 315

Episode 315: BL and David discuss the massive Twitter hack and Bitcoin scam directed at high-profile accounts; the Minnesota Twins broadcast a scrimmage with a crowdtrack; free Grow With Google courses; long-term care seniors pose for iconic classic rock album cover recreations; Michelle Obama’s new podcast on Spotify; Hulu rolls out self-serve advertising; an ad agency goes fully remote; Target joins the growing list of retailers mandating masks for customers; Chris Cuomo calls out Trump over Goyagate; Instagram to clone TikTok; Hong Kong’s protest movement keeps getting stymied by Apple;..and much, much more.

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Video Conferencing Revolution

Beyond Social Media - Video Conferencing Revolution - Episode 314

Episode 314: BL and David discuss the amazing Mmhmm video conferencing app; the tech pushback against Chinese data requests; new evidence for Subscription Twitter; pinnable Instagram comments; Google acquires an augmented reality glasses company; Google Assistant Continuous Mode; the FaceApp #WhatItWouldBeLike campaign; YouTube’s new affinity metrics; a Google Project Loon update; Jimmy Johns employees post racist video; Mark Zuckerberg fails to impress civil rights leaders; the Ayn Rand Institute grabs PPP money; Anti-mask masks for sale; another PR pitch from hell;..and much, much more.

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Apple Developers Conference Updates

Beyond Social Media - Apple Developer Conference - Episode 313

BL and David discuss the most siginficant announcements to come out of Apple’s 2020 Developer Conference; Keen, Google’s new social collaboration tool; Google Images fact checks; Patagonia joins the growing Facebook advertising boycott; Devin Nunes’ Cow wins in court; YouTube introduces shoppable commercials; Pandora introduces analytics for podcasters; Facebook continues to harbor hate; some Covid-19 masks that are creepy AF; mobile messaging app stats;..and much, much more.

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