Facebook's Nude Photos, Kremlin Cash & 280 Tweets

Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 209

BL and David discuss Facebook’s request for your nude photos; Facebook and Twitter 2016 election ads and the Kremlin money behind them; Tiffany’s disgusting “Everyday Items”; Twitter’s move to 280 characters; an epic home-made car ad; Dave’s Moovember progress; a puppy and a little girl re-united after dastardly thieves took her 8-week-old Labrador…and much, much more.

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Best Digital Cases

UNICEF’s Foul-Mouthed Parrots

PSA by Grey New York is It’s borderline comical, until the onscreen text brings the spot to a sobering conclusion.

KFC’s Epic Painted Tweet

Kentucky Fried Chicken created an epic reward for a follower who noticed its clever Twitter Easter egg.

Augmented Reality Crimes

Real life CSI work is getting post from augmented reality. A new generation of policing software called tuServ, developed by Black Marble, uses the power of Augmented Reality via Microsoft HoloLens to assist police officers in the field.

An Amazing Homemade Used Car Commercial

Some dude made a TV commercial to sell his girlfriend’s 1996 Honda that was so amazing it earned more than 5 million views.

Thieves Steal Girl’s Puppy & Return It After Outcry

A national media and social media outcry led the dastardly thieves to return the 4 year-old girls 8-week old Labrador puppy after brazenly stealing it from the family’s yard. The laptop and other things stolen were not returned.

Burger Kings #KingstacheChallenge

The Burger King goes clean-shaven and joins the Movember November.

Pro 280 Character Tweets

David makes the case for why the doubling of space for tweets is a good thing.

Worst Digital Cases

Twitter Rolls Out 280 Character Tweets to All & Slate Saves The Day

BL makes the case for why the doubling of space for tweets is a bad thing.


Facebook Wants Your Naked Photos. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Here’s one of the stupidest ideas in the history of the world. If you’re worried that your nude photos will show up on Facebook, says Facebook, go ahead and upload them – to Facebook.

Here Are The Russian Ads on Facebook and Instagram

Facebook ads and Twitter profiles released by US lawmakers this week appear to have targeted both liberals and conservatives on hot-button issues and attempted to sow discord during election.

Russian Facebook Ads 2016 Election

Kremlin Cash Fueled Facebook & Twitter’s Rise

A state-controlled bank in Moscow helped Yuri Milnar’s ascent in Silicon Valley through his investments in Facebook, Twitter and other tech companies.

Tiffany’s Repulsive, Outrageously Expensive “Everyday Objects”

Tiffany’s “Everyday Objects” collection includes a $1000 “tin can” in sterling silver; a $9,000 sterling silver “ball of wool” and other “everyday objects” that’ll cost you an arm and a leg.


So Sorry…App

Former TV anchor Greta Van Susteren wants you to forego face-to-face and apologize via her app, instead.

Harry Shearer’s Le Show

Shiny New Stuff

Amazon’s Catch-Up AR App

Amazon has introduced a new feature called AR View that lets customers visualize online products in their own living space, using their smartphone camera.


The Daily Numbers

Industry Reputations


David Erickson
e-Strategy Blog
e-Strategy Trends

B.L. Ochman
What’s Next Blog
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