Beyond Social Media - QAnon - Episode 326

Episode 326: BL and David discuss the mass delusion conspiracy theory known as QAnon, what social channels are doing to interrupt its spread, and the human consequences of this dangerous movement; how restaurants are innovating with ‘ghost kitchens’; a hilarious series of videos explaining the pandemic to our past selves; the Library Of Congress’ AI-powered newspaper archive search; Twitter’s measures against the spread of disinformation; Telepath, the new social media hotness; Wikipedia’s makeover;…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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Beyond Social Media - Facebook Oversight Board - Episode 324

Episode 324: BL and David discuss ‘The Real Facebook Oversight Board’ comprised of industry experts that will try to hold the social network accountable; SEMrush acquires a earned media public relations tool; entertaining B2B advertising; MailChimp evolves into a full-fledged marketing platform; Casey Newton joining the Substack journalism revolution; LinkedIn Stories arrive; TikTok bans fasting app advertising; Google Maps shows COVID 19 hot spots; Hillary Clinton launches a podcast; Proud Boys lose their shirts; cancel culture is the new crisis PR; Google taketh Meet; racial justice and brand trust; …and much, much more.

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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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Beyond Social Media - Walmart Drive-Ins - Episode 318

BL and David discuss the Walmart’s new parking lot drive-in movie theaters; giving credit to creators; why Microsoft wants TikTok; the pros and cons of WordPress’ auto-updates; Roger Federer’s rooftop tennis appearance; Google’s messy take on the customer journey; advertising agencies disclosing diversity data; Google News providing ‘for context’ links; Zoombombers hack the Twitter hacking trial; brands mistranslation misadventure; Trump’s ‘clean’ Internet; B2B salesperson traits;…and much, much more.

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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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Beyond Social Media - Celebrity Conspiracy Debunkers - Episode 316

Episode 317: BL and David discuss John Oliver’s celebrity conspiracy debunkers; Netflix enlists Reddit digital detectives; Minnesota Search Engine Marketing Association’s virtual happy hours; the return of Apple’s Underdogs; reporter’s email newsletters; Amazon delays Prime Day; Hootsuite adds Google My Business; Brickrolling; Yelp’s economic indicators; Facebook’s parallel universe;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Careful With That Tweet - Episode 311

Episode 311: BL and David discuss Twitter’s plans to prompt you to give a second thought to that link you’re about to share; Twitter spruces up its lists; Google’s financial commitment to help news organizations devastated by the pandemic; Campaign Monitor’s email engagement survey; adopting dogs via Zoom; insane LEGO contraptions; KSTP TV’s new long-form newscasts; Proctor & Gamble’s active anti-racism PSA; Jason Calacanis’ call to fund a Facebook alternative; Google scrolling your website; Twitter’s Fail on Trump tweets; Google’s cheapskate ad credits;..and much, much more.

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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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