Twitter Gets Vocal

Twitter Voice Tweets

Episode 312 – June 18, 2020


  • Twitter Gets Vocal
  • Happy Juneteenth
  • Spotify Lands DC Comics
  • Reid Hastings Donates
  • Joke’s On Fox News
  • Facebook’s Ad Spy
  • Trump’s Nazi Ads
  • Flipboard Loves Fox News
  • #RIPTacoBell
  • PR Person From Hell
  • Twitch Growth

During episode 312, BL and David discuss Twitter’s new voice tweet feature; Target recognizing Juneteenth; Spotify lands DC comics for scripted drama podcasts; Netflix’ Reid Hastings donates $120 million to black colleges; Fox News doesn’t get the joke; Facebook’s Ad Library spying tool; Trump’s Nazi ads removed; Flipboard’s Fox News problem; #RIPTacoBell trends; A PR person from hell;..and much, much more.

Best Practices

Twitter Gets Vocal

Starting today, Twitter is testing a new feature that will let you record your Tweet with your very own voice.

RIP: Vera Lynn. 🙂— David Erickson #BLM (@derickson) June 18, 2020

Target Declares Juneteenth Company Holiday

The corporate headquarters will close in observance of June 19, and any employees who work that day in stores will receive time and a half.

Spotify Lands DC Comics

Spotify today inked an exclusive multiyear deal with Warner Bros. to bring the DC Comics universe to Spotify’s platform.

Reid Hastings Gives

The Silicon Valley executive said he hoped his contribution would lead other wealthy individuals to give. “Generally, white capital flows to predominantly white institutions,” he said.

Some of my suggestions in no particular order:

* Start a Vikings Venture Capital firm that invests in black- and brown-owned startup businesses in order to build wealth among communities of color… 1/13— MN Vikings Chat (@mnvikingschat) June 3, 2020

The Joke’s On Fox News

Fox News needs to brush up on popular culture.

BREAKING: After much in-house fighting amongst members of #CHAZ they have unanimously elected a strong and capable new leader. Please report @FoxNews And it should be noted he’s quite capable of walking down ramps and drinking water properly.— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) June 16, 2020

Facebook Ad Spy

Facebook’s Ad Library tool is intended to introduce transparency to political advertising but it is a great competitor research tool as well.

Worst Practices

Trump’s Nazi Ads

Facebook has removed Trump and Pence campaign ads that contain a Nazi symbol- a red, upside-down triangle. Nazis made their political prisoners, including those who sheltered Jews, wear the symbol on their arms in concentration camps.

Seriously, Flipboard?!?

What do I have to do to unsubscribe to Faux News?!?


A black employee was fired at a Taco Bell for wearing a #BLM face mask. Misinformation followed on Twitter.

Saying my life as a black person matter is political BLACK MAN FIRED FOR WEARING BLM MASK

Taco Bell Employee Fired for Wearing a “Black Lives Matter” Mask at Work.— Brother tyrone X (@tyrone_brother) June 11, 2020

Social Media Political Misinformation

Facebook continues to spread political misinformation, but now it will let users “turn off” political ads they don’t like.

Shiny New Stuff

B.L.’s Finds

  • Tribe – A free tool helping consumers easily identify products sold by small businesses on Amazon.

David’s Finds


Sarah Cooper Is A National Treasure

How to Lincoln— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) June 14, 2020

Pro Tips

Cancel Facebook Political Ads

Weekly Numbers

Twitch Viewers