Beyond Social Media - Boston Dynamics Spot - Episode 271

Episode 271; BL and David discuss the NYC subway landshark that went viral; drone deliveries via Amazon Prime Air; Vox Media Union reaches an agreement; Boston Dynamics’ commercial Spotbot; the Obama’s partner with Spotify; Apple Podcasts transcripts; Amazon Echo’s erase feature; Instagram’s influencer ads; Google’s new search results diversity update; Counterfeits on Amazon; fear-based social media sites like Nextdoor, Citizen, and Amazon Ring’s Neighbors; YouTube’s New Hate Speech Policy;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Stranger Things New Coke - Episode 269

Episode 269: BL and David discuss Coca-Cola bringing back New Coke for season three of Stranger Things and the new Stranger Things-themed Lego set; Vita Coco’s social media pissing match; Amazon’s plans for a voice-activated wearable for healthcare; Spotify’s new podcast production platform; podcasts finally showing up in Google search results; Burger King McDisses Ronald; Salvador Dali comes alive!; Facebook’s Actionable Insights; Apple Podcast’s questionable use of episode landing pages; Hershey’s desperate emoji bars;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Facebook's Fake Privacy - Episode 268

Episode 268: BL and David discuss Facebook’s dubious commitment to user privacy; the increasing importance of sonic branding; Burger King’s mental burgers; Snapchat’s Holocaust survivor Stories; a clever Big Little Lies commercial; Creative Commons’ visual search emerges from Beta; LinkeIn testing a Services Offered section for profiles; Poynter’s indexing of fake news sites; YouTube Music arrives on Google Home and YouTube lands on Amazon Fire TV devices; a mockery of our smart phone addiction; how extremism spreads through alternative influence networks; Chase Bank’s poor-shaming;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Martha Stewart & Canopy Growth - Episode 261

Episode 261: BL and David discuss discuss Martha Stewart joining cannabis company Canopy Growth; Neuroscientist Uri Hasson’s research demonstrating humans are hardwired for stories; the New York Times’ new In Her Words newsletter; Twitter’s new hashtag data; Farmers Insurance’s Dr. Seuss campaign; LinkedIn’s new features for job seekers; Alexandria Ocasio Cortez as a comic book super hero; a data visualization of brand value; small businesses without websites; airline seat cameras; influencers and their discontents;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Nike Blows It With Zion Williamson - Episode 260

Episode 260: BL and David discuss discuss Nike’s absolutely, really, really bad and horrible week with twin sneaker public relations disasters; mighty and tiny local journalist Hilde Kate Lysiak; Twitter considering tweet annotations; the Kennebec Valley Humane Society’s Jack & Diane dog wedding; 2019 video trends; the Anty McAntface naming contest; the Color Our Collections coloring books produced by museums and libraries; Burberry’s inexplicable noose sweatshirt; YouTube’s advertising exodus; Google’s Nest Guard hidden microphone; …and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - AI Anchors - Episode 248

Episode 248: BL and David discuss China news agency’s artificial intelligence news anchors; Saturday Night Live’s #NeverForget apology; in-theater augmented reality game for Ralph Breaks The Internet; Tim Berners-Lee’s Contract for the Web; Bill Gates’ toilet reinvention project; Facebook Messenger’s Unsend button; video game horse poop physics; Chrome cracking skulls over abusive ads; the secret lives of Red Dead Redemption II non-player characters; Google My Business new features; MoviePass’ continuing messes; the story behind the Persistent Baby Bear viral video;…and much, much more.

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Episode 239: BL and David discuss NASA’s Asteroid Aretha salute to Aretha Franklin #QueenOfSoul; new Facebook business pages; Google employees protest censored Chinese search engine; Vans’ Van Gogh; Twitter locks API to developers; augmented reality cosmetic try-ons; how to keep Google from tracking you; Ajit Pai’s Lies; 70K block Twitter’s top advertisers in Infowars protest; a hilarious Mike Pence parody site; protest graphics … and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Trump Baby Snatchers - Episode 233

Episode 233: BL and David discuss the iconic photo of the crying migrant girl; Richard Painter’s dumpster fire ad; the Facebook fundraiser to reunite the families Trump has torn apart; the Supreme Court’s ruling requiring a search warrant for police to obtain your GPS location data; the Apple/Oprah alliance; banners replaced with cats; Beyonce & Jay-Z’s new album release; the Weather Channel’s immersive forecasts; Google’s new podcast app; Melania Trump’s trolling jacket; Burger King’s Russian babies offer; an automated firing; the Philly hotdog gun; …and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Lego Royal Wedding - Episode 228

Episode 228: BL and David discuss Legoland’s Royal Wedding recreation; the Russian ads that were released by the House Intelligence Committee; the announcements made at Facebook’s F8 and Google’s I/O developer conferences; Google’s artificial intelligence for all initiative; the indignities suffered by African Americans during the course of everyday life; putting poverty relief on the blockchain; the subscription nickle-and-diming effect; Uber’s sexual predator drivers; when groundhogs attack; demolishing Humvees for fun and demotions;…and much, much more.

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