Video Conferencing Revolution

Episode 314 - July 12, 2020


  • The Geopolitical Internet
  • MmHmmm Video Conferencing App
  • Subscription Twitter
  • Pinned Grams
  • Smart Glasses
  • Google Listens
  • Battered FaceApp
  • YouTube Affinity Channels
  • Facebook Gets A Big Meh
  • Jimmy Johns Dough Noose
  • Anti-Mask Masks
  • Atlas Scammed
  • A PR Pitch From Hell
  • Rising Digital Marketing Budgets

Best Practices

A Fight Over the Internet’s Future

WhatsApp, Facebook, Google and Twitter are suspending the processing of requests for user data from Hong Kong law enforcement following the new national-security law.

Mmhmm Could Revolutionize Video Conferencing

Subscription Twitter?

An employment ad was spotted for a mysterious new Twitter subscription team, codenamed ‘Gryphon.’

Pin Instagram Comments

All Instagram users can now pin up to three comments within their post interaction streams.

Google Buys AR Glasses Company

Google's Listening

Continuous Match Mode allows Google Assistant to respond immediately to a user’s speech by recognizing specified words and phrases.

Battered FaceApp

Using the hashtag #WhatItWouldBeLike, men in Columbia used FaceApp to turn themselves into pictures of abused women to draw attention to the huge problem of domestic abuse and murder during the lockdown.

YouTube Analytics To Reveal Affinity Channels

YouTube Analytics is going to start showing what other channels and videos your audience is watching.

Balloon Powered Internet

Google’s Project Loon has launched a fleet of balloons that is providing internet service to remote areas of Kenya.

Worst Practices

Jimmy Johns Employees Fired For Racist Video

Two white Jimmy Johns employees recorded two other white employees creating a noose out of bread dough and playacting a lynching to mock Black Americans on the Fourth of July.

Zuckerberg Tries to Glamour Civil Rights Groups

NAACP, ADL and others keep boycott pressure up after reporting 'nothing' got done at summit with executives.

Atlas Scammed

The Ayn Rand Institute applied for and received a PPP loan.

Anti-Mask Masks

A Tweet from @Shattered_earth went viral when he shared pictures of mesh masks being sold on Etsy as anti-mask masks.

Career Karma’s PR Pitch from Hell

Screenshot: Completely Irrelevant Pitch To Minnesota Vikings Chat

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