New Amazon Hardware

Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 282

BL and David discuss a satirical view of Greta Derangement Syndrome; 15 new Amazon hardware products; Twitter’s #hashtag advice for brands; a new Twitter feature that lets you interact with lists; a powerful school shooting PSA from Sandy Hook Promise; new audio applications; Food Network and Amazon stream cooking classes; Facebook moves closer to your brain; ‘Likes’ and video views go away in Facebook experiment; problems with influencers; extremely cool new tools…and much, much more.

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Audio version of Episode 282 of the Beyond Social Media Show

Best Digital Cases

Greta Thunberg Helpline

Comedian Mark Humphries has created a satirical place for adults who are angry at a child to get help.

New Amazon Products

Amazon announced more than a dozen new Echo-enabled products at its annual hardware event in Seattle.

Twitter’s #Halloween Advice for Brands

Twitter has provided some notes to help brands maximize Halloween tie-ins. The advice also applies to general #hashtag strategy.

Twitter Swipeable Lists

Twitter is now letting users add up to five lists as alternative timelines in the main Twitter app.

Powerful Ad on School Shootings 

This ad, from Sandy Hook promise, will disturb you. Don’t miss it.

Audio Job Applications

McDonald’s has added Amazon and Google digital voice assistants for job applicants to use.

Streaming “What’s For Dinner?”

For $7/month, Food Network Kitchen offers live cooking classes with famous chefs and Amazon will deliver recipe ingredients to you.

Worst Digital Cases

Facebook Mind Control

Facebook spent more than ½ a billion to acquire a company that may help connect Facebook directly to your brain. Do you want Facebook in your brain?

The Influx Of Influencers

Influencers are everywhere!

Facebook Hiding Likes & Video Views

Shiny New Stuff

25 Free Keyword Research Tools

There are some great resources here – worth considering in your SEO process

Example of a great free keyword tool.
Keyword Tool Dominator

Media Cloud

Open source platform for media analysis.


The Daily Numbers

Chart: Most Annoying Online Ads

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