Beyond Social Media - Coronavirus Crisis - Episode 300

Episode 300: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed the coronavirus crisis, including: The contrast in leadership between governors Andrew Cuomo and Tim Walz and Trump; Siri’s response to Do I Have The Coronavirus?; Smart thermometers that may be able to identify local outbreaks; Covid 19 pandemic maps; Twitter helping brands communicate during the crisis; a New York-based Chinese immigrant stepping up to manufacture personal protective equipment for health care workers; the responsibility of the media in broadcasting the White House coronavirus “briefings” live; Moe Williams’ daily doodles; Willie’s American Guitars offer two-minute guitar lessons on Facebook; Amazon limits non-essential shipments; the ENKI Brewing Company taproom goes curbside; coronavirus resources and free entertainment; pandemic gallows humor; Google’s California-only Covid 19 triage website; the two faces of Fox News; the Army’s social media manager gets canned; idiots that will cost lives; TV commercials that have not aged well in the coronavirus era; live webcams broadcasting deserted public spaces; the Department Of Justice wanting to suspend costitutional rights; …and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Alexa Brand Voices - Episode 296

Episode 296: BL and David discuss Google’s Project Witness that uses virtual reality to generate empathy for jailed children; Amazon’s program to create actual brand voices to play on its Echo smart speaker; ASCII art of refugee programmers; tech titans’ efforts to combat coronavirus misinformation; augmented reality Google Maps; Facebook’s bug bounty program; Chrome’s website security deadline; reviews in Google Search Console; a glaring user experience fail in Adobe Acrobat; Target’s Minnesota Badgers miscue; …and much, much more..

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Episode 279: BL and David discuss the social media generated AlienStock Festival; By All Means podcast sponsorship; podcasts now play in Google search results; moodvertising; Google adds augmented reality (AR) to map directions; Friends is LEGOized; a job for a couch potato; a lawsuit aims to silence a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist; US Soccer Federation demonstrates how not to handle a PR crisis; Facebook unpublishes pages; Samsung’s delete fest; Facebook’s face scamming; eraser ads…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 - Amazon Home Robots - Episode 227

Episode 227: BL and David discuss Amazon’s new secret program to develop domestic robots; Comcast’s post-Net Neutrality slow lanes; the satisfying settlement over the Starbucks discrimination case; Gmail’s redesign and security features; MoviePass Unlimited returns; Surly Brewing seeking a cease and desist letter from Netflix; handheld holograms; Facebook’s sorry ad; Google Analytics’ data wipe; Facebook’s dating app; Gibson’s Chapter 11 troubles; Twitter’s password “bug”; Amazon’s truck delivery program;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Bud Light Dilly Dilly Cease & Desist - Episode 212

Episode 212: David discusses Spotify opening up to podcasts; Budweiser Light’s crafty cease and desist letter to Modist Brewing; Wine label design and the stories they tell; YouTube Creator Studio’s rebranding and revamping; Google Map’s new wakeup call feature; Google’s expansion of meta descriptions; video technology that literally changes a leopard’s spots and lip syncs Barack Obama…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Tump Pope - Episode 189

Episode 189: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed the Pope slaps Trump meme; Facebook’s teen targeting; Facebook’s quality score; Microsoft’s business search bots; augmented reality airports; food pornographers; Recoded Hillary Clinton; flyover country; #Covfefe; Trent Reznor serenading Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel; Facebook’s leaked playbook; an extremism algorithm; the Mets malicious mascot; great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Back To The Future Sneakers - Episode 135

During episode 135, co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Mucinex’s spokesnott appearance at JFK airport; the ethical obligations of personal digital assistants; Nike’s Back To The Future sneakers; Dunkin’ Donuts pistachio coffee; the drone racing trend; Google’s nofollow dictum; the disappearance of Honey Nut Cheerios’ bee mascot; Medium Collections; Keith Richards vs Donald Trump; an update on AlphaGo; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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Beyond Social Media - Emoji Marketing - Episode 133

Episode 133: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Google’s new Posts content type; both good and bad emoji campaigns; a fake New York Times political news story favoring Bernie Sanders; Amazon encryption backtracking; Jimmy Kimmel on Donald Trump; Facebook Live Video visibility; the #ShareTheLoad campaign; Facebook Instant Articles newsletter signups; Always’ #LikeAGirl campaign; the evolution of social media policies; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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