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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Beyond Social Media - Augmented Reality Books - Episode 251

Episode 251: BL and David discuss influencers punked by Payless; Canada Goose freezing customers; unfinished stories of distracted driver victims; easy Facebook engagement; holiday Tweets; Dogs Trust’s dogs are not gifts ad; augmented reality children’s books; #ChintatownOtter’s koi rampage; Starbucks banned; hashtag hijacking; Lockheed-Martian; Foodfluencers; editable Tweets…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 - Starbucks Backlash - Episode 225

Episode 225: BL and David discuss the fallout Starbucks is enduring in the wake of the viral video of to black patrons being arrested for no good reason; the David Bowie subway takeover; the AlterEgo thought-activated device; Walmart Yodel Boy going viral; Phillips and the University of Minnesota’s Masonic Children’s Hospital innovating lighting to foster healing and recovery; bedtime stories read from space; the details on the surveillance society; a forensic tool for identifying fake photos and videos; an IKEA-friendly robot; Artificially Intelligent Flintstones episodes; the one-page Internet; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Logan Paul - Episode 215

Episode 215: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed the 2018 Women’s March; the best of the Consumer Electronics Show; a Saudi camel beauty contest scandal; a clever convention positioning tactic; the Natural Light Super Bowl ad offering to pay down student debt; a Google Street View soundtrack; Vikings quarterback Case Keenum’s virtual reality training; Hawaii governor’s Twitter password problem; YouTube moving the goal posts on small time creators; Logal Paul’s slap on the wrist; Donald Trump’s media attacks; HP Spectre’s unfortunate naming problem; the latest Edelman Trust Barometer; Starbucks attacked with fake news; the Steve Bannon and Brietbart conspiracy to sink Twitter; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.

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Beyond-Social Media - Fake News & Pizzagate - Episode 167

Episode 167: BL and David discuss Facebook’s blocking of a fake news detector; the real-life consequences of the fake news “Pizzagate” story; Uber’s customer tracking; Reddit’s demise at the hand of trolls; LiLou, SFO’s therapy pig (and Instagram star); Netflix’s alien-identifying algorithm; the Local Matters watchdog journalism newsletter; Amazon’s employee-free retail store; BMW’s self-policing cars; the best Christmas ads; the Reuters News Tracer breaking news algorithm; My Starbucks Barista Bot; Google’s emoji-responding Twitter account; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Hillary Clinton Between Two Ferns - Episode 158

Episode 158: BL and David discuss the Trump Jr. Skittles controversy; North Korea’s paltry Internet; the NatWest scam; Apple’s nerdy professor emoji; hacking Teslas; a celebrity Get Out The Vote campaign video; Hillary Clinton on Between Two Ferns; Starbucks Upstanders campaign; stadium designs and the NFL TV experience; a social newsgathering coalition; the return of the naked Trump statues; Google Street View respects cow privacy; NASA’s live streaming press conference; Facebook Live comes to the desktop; vintage photos animated, and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Famous Melania Trump Quotes - Episode 151

During Episode 151 co-hosts BL and David discuss the backlash over Melania Trump’s plagiarism of Michelle Obama’s DNC speech; musicians objecting to the use of their songs by the Trump campaign; an Apple patent for technology that would disable the recording of video, audio and photography on smartphones and tablets; untargeted Donald Trump banner ads; new updates for Facebook Live video; the long-lasting impact of the ALS ice bucket challenge; DoubleClick Native ads; verified Twitter accounts; Michelle Obama’s carpool karaoke; Yelp’s partnership with Pokemon Go; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Paris Terrorist Attacks - Episode 120

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Blomingdale’s catalog ad backlash; the myth of so-called Content Shock; a trending Bob Dole; Jeb Bush’s miss on the #BabyHitler trend; social media’s role in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks; Starbucks’ veteran employee tuition benefit; a New York lottery campaign; a video explainer about Facebook video; Facebook’s 360 video education center; Foo Fighters concert posters; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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Beyond Socila Media Show - 88 - Starbucks Race Together

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the pluses and minuses of Starbuck’s #RaceTogether campaign; Toyota’s BB King commercial; HBO’s Robert Durst True Crime reality show; Monica Lewinski’s TEDTalk; American Airlines exception policy fiasco; Google’s practice of manipulating search results; YouTube’s new cards; NASA’s live broadcasts; and a lot of stuff in between.

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