Beyond Social Media - Yelp Health Scores - Episode 236

Episode 236: BL and David discuss the addition of health grades to Yelp restaurant listings; Bonobos’ #EvolveTheDefinition of masculinity campaign; the Terminal 3 virtual border agent art installation; Amazon’s plans to roll out retargeting ads; a superb example of visual journalism that explains blockchain; the bitcoin extortion phishing scam; a PR pitch from hell; Tronc’s massive layoffs at the New York Daily News; Uber drivers fraudulently charging passengers for vomit cleanup; Facebook’s stock freefall; 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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Episode 172: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed the blocking of constituents in Minnesota; a job hunting bait and switch; the hilarious Netherlands video gone viral; elected officials blocking constituents; White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s peculiar Twitter war on ice cream; how recording forgotten lives helps Alzheimer’s victims; mistrust of Facebook news; forced Trump fandom; the adorable animals meme #CuteAnimalTweetOff; Uber for trucking; revised App Store reviews…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 - No Text Message Voting - Episode 164

Episode 164: BL and David discuss Twitter ads targeting Hillary Clinton supporters that tell them to vote by text message; racial bias by Uber drivers; Google and Microsoft’s buggy relationship; Facebook’s racial targeting capabilities; the Vigilante app; fake news and media literacy; President Obama singing Purple Rain to a Prince tick or treater; Okay Google commands for Harry Potter spells; Amazon Studios’ Good Girls Revolt show; scheduling Facebook Live video broadcasts; a Chicago meteorologist who reported that hell had officially frozen over; the New York Times’ The Daily 360; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Welcome To 4th Grade - Episode 155

Episode 155: BL and David discuss a welcome video to an Illinois teacher’s fourth grade class that went viral; the Kardashian’s lack of sponsor disclosure on their Instagram accounts; President Obama’s venture into virtual reality; WhatsApp’s privacy reversal; YouTube’s social ambitions with Backstage; Vogue’s Photoshop fiasco; Twitter’s portable Direct Messaging; a transgender Ken controversy; Google’s policy of punishable popups; Uber’s lickable breathalizer cards; the WizKid Science YouTube channel; a Minnesota dog that was elected mayor; and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Bernie Sanders Data Grab - Episode 124

During Episode 124, co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the Bernie Sanders campaign breach of Clinton campaign voter data; Apple shutting down Topsy; a Stoner Sloth PSA campaign; Santa as a woman; Ticketmaster’s crash and burn; 2015 Photoshop fails; Southerners scared of solar energy; the Year in Search; virtual trips to Mars; a Star Wars safe driving PSA; Facebook’s Yelp killer; Google’s predictive traffic patterns; Google’s Uber killer; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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Beyond Social Media - Force Friday - Episode 110

Episode 110: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Burger King’s McWhopper peace offering; Rand Paul’s #StandWithPaul app fiasco; the role of war photographers and the image of a drowned Syrian refugee boy; Hulu’s new kinda ad-free version; the Love Has No Labels campaign; the new streaming video platform Blab.im; Feed America’s #Spoontember campaign; Disney’s Force Friday marketing blitz for Star Wars: The Force Awakens; the hilarious Hipster Barbie Instagram account; a PSA video from an acid attack survivor; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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Beyond Social Media - Amazon Prime Day - Episode 103

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed the reaction to the raiding of Subway’s spokesman’s home; errant hashtags; Reddit’s implosion; the video metrics mess; Amazon Prime Day; interns breaking news; Upworthy’s reinvention; Pampers’ #BetterForBaby video; LinkedIn’s million posters; Google RidesWith; RadioShack’s dance party; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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Beyond Social Media Show - Facebook Divorce - Episode 91

Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Facebook divorces; Rand Paul’s rocky rollout; LinkedIn’s purchase of Lynda.com; BuzzFeed deletes history; Clorox’s Apology; Dove’s #ChooseBeautiful commercial; Google’s GMeet business conferencing; Buick’s doggy commercial; Uber driving drunks; a telepresence robot; a new retweeting feature; new apps & some stats.

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