Beyond Social Media - 2019 Most Horrific Marketing Stories - Episode 286

Episode 286: BL and David discuss the six most horrific marketing stories of the year; Senator Mitt Romney’s Twitter persona, Pierre Delecto; the creepy and compelling Skin-On interface; Google’s olfactory artificial intelligence algorithm; Washington Post’s Arc CMS becomes a subscription service; Amazon launching a news app; Google testing lead-generation form ads;…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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Spotting Fake Videos

Episode 274: BL and David discuss Taylor Swift headlining a Prime Video live streaming concert teasing Amazon Prime Day; the Apollo 11 Augmented Reality app; a historic account of brand tweets; the periodic table of SEO success factors; Twitter and reddit’s crackdown on social media abuse; LinkedIn’s engagement algorithm update; VW’s user generated content commercial; B.L.’s viral tweets; Google’s voice strategy; a voice technology project that respects your privacy; cops commenting racial slurs; Wayfair’s employee walkout; the Google Phishing expedition; blasting emails;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - National Enquirer Blackmails Jeff Bezos - Episode 258

Episode 258: BL and David discuss discuss the explosive extortion and blackmail allegations Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has leveled against AMI and The National Enquirer; a follow-up story on the viral egg; Spotify’s purchase of Gimlet Media and Anchor; Samsung’s Tinder refrigerator; 230 new emoji; Wildlife Conservation Fund’s crooning critters; Google’s auto ad agency; a visual controversy on Twitter; Amazon Echo’s URL Problem; Delta Airline & Diet Coke’s creepy napkins; a tribute to the late Representative John Dingell; Howard Schultz prefers you call him a man of means;…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Social Media Cleanup - Episode 235

Episode 235: BL and David discuss choice words in Chance the Rapper’s rap about buying Chicagoist; Jurrasic Jeff Goldblum; an Amazon Dinosaur delivery; the Washington Post’s new Twitch TV channel; Buzzfeed’s no cats news feed; Twitter’s and Facebook’s transparent ads; Zuckerberg’s Recode interview and Holocaust denier do-over; AP’s social media fact checking; the great Twitter bot purge; Facebook fraud; Papa John’s whining, and Laundry Service resigning …and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Thanksgiving Pants & Pixar Coco VR - Episode 210

Episode 210: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Stovetop’s Thanksgiving Dinner Pants; Disney Pixar’s Coco VR experience; the latest search ranking factors from SEMRush and Searchmetrics; Washington Post’s counterpoint AI; the New Zealand Coffin Club viral video; a pot subscription service; iPhone X’s fraudulent faces flaw; BoingBoing’s Net Neutrality popup alert; algorithmic threats to journalism; the MakeApp app; Greta Van Susteren’s sorry Sorry app; popping pimple fingernails; LG’s mosquito-repellant Phones; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - NASA New Solar System - Episode 176

Episode 176: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed NASA’s Facebook live feed of its discvoery of a new solar system; the Washington Post’s new motto; silly superheroes; Sweden’s Trump Twitter storm; Twitter’s time out room; live video streaming sports on Twitter & Facebook; Facebook’s autosound; fake news movie promotion campaign; how to leak securely; Instagram’s New Carousel Posts; dragon drones; …and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Chevrolet LEGO Batmobile - Episode 171

Episode 171 co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discuss canine abuse on the set of Purpose Of A Dog; Angel Soft’s scatological ads; the Honest recall; live-streaming the Steelers locker room; Google Chrome’s new warnings for non-SSL sites; robot kill switches; Barack Obama’s virtual White House tour; Michael Dukakis’ advice for the new White House occupant; Sad Affleck rises again; two Trump protest songs; the Washington Post’s comedy news show; Facebook de-emphasizes Live; travel Norway’s rail virtually; Chevrolet’s LEGO Batmobile; and much more.

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Episode 169 co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discuss discuss the new app that warns you when Donald Trump Tweets about a stock you own; Cinnabon’s worst buns in the galaxy Twitter goof; The PussyProject’s PussyHats for the Women’s March on Washington; Facebook’s Blabby multi-streaming Messenger; Google’s wheelchair accessibility maps; China’s scary gamification of citizen obedience with Sesame Credit; new Occulus Rooms; Biz Stone’s new AskJelly; Leicestershire Police’s chilling video about online predators goes viral….and much, much more.

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Beyond Social Media - Russia Hacking Democracy - Episode 152

Episode 152: Co-hosts BL Ochman and David Erickson discuss Russia’s hacking of American democracy and Donald Trump’s treasonous encouragement; the hacking of TechCrunch; Getty Images swiping a 18,000 public domain photos from the Library of Congress; the Olympic tweeting ban; Melania Trump laid bare; Twitter shutting down PostGhost; a YouTube kidnap conspiracy; Stable & Unstable Likers; the Action Aids ad campaign; Ralph Lauren’s custom animated Gif campaign; Twitter’s original food content; Minnesota in a box; the Trojan Olypmics; and much, much more.

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