Donald Trump vs Democracy & Buyers Spurn Twitter

Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 162

Beyond Social Media Show co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discuss Donald Trump’s Presidential Debate 3 fallout [:33]; Apple’s new MacBook Pro scheme [2:18]; a $1000 a month social network for Richie Rich kids [4:00]; Grim Reaper drones [5:14]; #TrumpBookReport jokes go viral [6:38]; the launches of Periscope Pro [8:24] and Google 360 Surveys [20:28]; George H.W. Bush’s gracious good luck letter to President Bill Clinton [11:03]; why domestic violence is not just a woman’s issue [13:20]; Twitter spurned by buyers [14:05]; Chuck Berry’s new album [17:43]; Moby takes on smart phone culture [18:35]; an exploding Samsung Galaxy 7 Note Halloween costume [23:15]; the new short form Wall St Journal [24:24]; Twin Cities Generation X marketers [26:55]; Facebook 360 Photo updates [28:22]; Infographic creation resources [29:32]; a chicken VR game [29:46]; and Clown porn searches [32:17].

Worst Digital Cases

Donald Trump: “Forget the Press. Read the Internet”

Don’t go for the mainstream media, Trump told his followers. “They’re going down…they got a lot of big trouble. That’s good.”

Here’s some of the junk Trump wants you to read on the Internet:

Apple To Ditch The USB Port?

Japanese publisher Macotakara which was among the first to predict the iPhone 7 is killing the headphone jack. Now it is reporting a rumor that the new MacBook Pro may ditch the standard USB port in favor of USB Type C.

Rich Kids: A New $1000/Month Social Network

Tagline: “$1000 per month. If it’s too much for you, it’s not for you.”

 Uber’s Ad-Toting Drones Are Heckling Drivers Stuck in Traffic

Forget billboards—motorists now have ads buzzing a few feet above their windshields. What’s next: scary clown drones?

 Best Digital Cases

#TrumpBookReport Trends

The #TrumpBookReport hashtag started trending on Twitter in the wake of the third presidential debate, imaging how Donald Trump would report on various classic works of literature.

Periscope Launches Periscope Producer for Media Companies, Brands and Content Producers

Using Periscope Producer, you can stream high-quality live video from external sources, including streaming software, hardware encoders, and professional cameras, on Periscope and Twitter.

Hillary Clinton Instagram’s George H.W. Bush’s Gracious Letter To Bill Clinton

In the wake of Donald Trump’s debate comments about refusing to accept the results of the election, a letter that President George Herbert Walker Bush left for is rival, in-coming President Bill Clinton in the Oval Office on Inauguration Day has gone viral.

You may have noticed a letter that went viral on the internet this week. The letter is from George H.W. Bush’s presidential library. I hadn’t read it in a long time, until yesterday. It moved me to tears, just like it did all those years ago. It’s the letter that President Bush left in the Oval Office for my husband, back in January of 1993. They had just fought a fierce campaign. Bill won, President Bush lost. In a democracy, that’s how it goes. But when Bill walked into that office for the very first time as President, that note was waiting for him. It had some good advice about staying focused on what mattered, despite the critics. It wished him happiness. And it concluded with these words: “You will be our President when you read this note. I wish you well. I wish your family well. Your success is now our country’s success. And I am rooting hard for you. George.” That’s the America we love. That is what we cherish and expect.

A photo posted by Hillary Clinton (@hillaryclinton) on

Domestic Violence Is Not Just a Woman’s Issue

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Poet and actor Steve Connell’s video, “We Are The Lions” makes a powerful and provocative statement that to end domestic violence, we have to change the mindset of men.

If you or someone you love is in need of immediate assistance please call the National Domestic Violence Help Line: (800) 799-7233 or go to

Twitter Spurned?

Salesforce says Twitter isn’t the right fit. Disney is reportedly concerned with trolling and hate speech. Google is said to have dropped out of bidding. What gives?

Rock Icon Chuck Berry Will Release a New Album at Age 90

In inducting Berry into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, Keith Richards admitted he himself “lifted every lick [Berry] ever played”.

Google Adds Surveys 360 to Analytics Suite

With a panel of 10M+ online respondents and 1M surveys fielded weekly, it offers enterprise marketers (of all types) access to a brand new layer of data and insights into what consumers are doing and thinking.

Moby Music Video Skewers Smart Phone Culture

Moby’s new music video for Are You Lost In The World Like Me?, from These Systems Are Failing, a debut album by Moby and the Void Pacific Choir, is biting social criticism about smart phone isolation & alienation.

Exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Halloween Costume

Facebook user Chris Kiley shared his intricate costume creation on the social network in a short video.

Short Form Wall St Journal

The Wall Street Journal is in the middle of a newsroom overhaul. And, according to its top editor, that transformation will include a sharper focus on cutting out editorial flab. Otiose prose will be considered odious.

Shiny New Stuff

Chicken Charge – virtual reality game

Is this virtual reality game the new Pokemon?

8 helpful resources for creating beautiful Infographics

Facebook 360 Photos Update

You can now select the ‘initial’ view for your 360 photo.


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The Daily Numbers

Clown Porn Searches On The Rise [CHARTS]


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