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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Beyond Social Media - Artificial Intelligence - Episode 277

Episode 277: BL and David discuss the hacked presidential seal that satirizing 45 as a Russian puppet during a recent speech; a brilliantly creative LinkedIn post that illustrates the power of breaking expectations; OpenAI’s technology that is too dangerous to release; the Washington Post’s securing and publishing of the DEA database that tracks prescription opioid shipments; an AI app that turns your photo into a Renaissance portrait; the emerging career of audio book narration; MailChimp and Vice teaming up on Second Acts; illustrations imagining high tech brands as retro technology; House Wine and Cheez-Its in a box; Influencer scamming; Representative Tulsi Gabbard’s Google Gimmick; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Google Closes Google Plus - Episode 244

Episode 244: BL and David discuss Google’s decision to shutter Google+; Mike Rowe’s hilarious prostate cancer PSA; YouTube banning duplicate videos; bullying actions and issues on Instagram; Nina Hale’s hilarious Google office view, with animals; an anthem for women goes viral; the red and blue state spikes in political book sales; Uber’s free rides to the polls #RegisterAndVote; information terrorism and the spread of online disinformation; is Ted Cruz #ToughAsTexas?; Brett Kavanaugh punked; Google v Facebook referral traffic…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Cambridge Analytica - Episode 222

Episode 222: BL and David discuss the global anti-gun violence #MarchForOurLives; Facebook’s terrible week as news about the Cambridge Analytica data scandal finally hit mainstream media; how to live Tweet your presentation; the Marlon Bundo bunny book war between VP Pence and John Oliver; NYTimes planned TV series; YouTube’s new Quickstream for Chrome; marketing of Crusoe the Celebrity Puppy;#hashtags in Instagram bios at last; animated paint chips; a “Girls Only” job ad from Outsourcely; China’s social scoring; #FilmsMadeByFarmers;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Charlottesville Domestic Terrorism - Episode 198

Episode 198: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed the Vice News documentary about the Charlottesville domestic terror attack; Josh Bernoff’s Pro Bono Pledge; BuzzFeed’s new live show; how to lampoon racists and Nazis; a treasure trove of digitized vintage vinyl records; Google Home’s new calling feature; airport fashion; Proctor & Gamble’s new The Talk commercial; 3D printed hands; livestreaming crossword help; tigers banned from Tinder; ancient emojis; a Planetary Protection Officer update; the #PutinShirtlessChallenge; Amazon’s secret brands; Twitter’s senstive content algorithm; Facebook copycatting; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - United Airlines Toddler Seat - Episode 193

Episode 193: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed how United Airlines earned even more bad press by selling a toddler’s previously purchased seat; how Hobby Lobby was busted for smuggling artifacts from Iraq and funding ISIS all in one fell swoop; the hilarious Haribo Gold Bears ad featuring childlike executives; Spike the viral beetle artist; the #Ham4All fundraising challenge; the #MyOreoCreation contest; Apple’s Appocalypse video; the Weinermobile companion vehicles; cats in hats; China’s livestream video ban; the GOP’s tactic of blocking constituents on social media; Russia’s cyber psyops playbook; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Bill Maher Apologizes - Episode 191

Episode 191: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Bill Maher’s apology for using the N-word; Senator Chuck Schumer Trolling Donald Trump; Apple’s Podcasting Analytics; Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech; Story Analytics by Kit; a mental health chatbot; Political Analytics from Facebook’s Town Hall; the “Failing” New York Times killing it with newsletters; Twitter’s DM expansion; Rand Paul’s inconvenient tweet; Quartz’ plagiarism recovery; beheading chickens on Facebook; #HappyDeathDay’s poor timing; PETA’s unviral cat video; a PR pitch from hell; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.

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Episode 161: BL and David discuss the Wonder Woman UN ambassador; the exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones; the Kim Kardashian heist Halloween costume; cyborg surveillance beetles; a scared Ronald McDonald; Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan; Donald Trump’s Pussy Riot moment; Echo Alexa everywhere; BuzzFeed’s live election Twitter video feed; Amazon Music Unlimited; Amazon Prime Reading; Ken Bone, conquering Internet hero; Chromecasting Facebook Live video; and much, much more.

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