QAnon & Anon & Anon

Episode 326 – October 9, 2020


  • Back To The Pandemic Future
  • Ghost Kitchens
  • Laborious Retweets
  • Library Of Congress Search
  • Refreshipedia
  • Telepath
  • How To Quash The Q
  • Facebook Purges Q
  • The Consequences Of A Digital Cult
  • Brand Activism Statistics

During episode 326, BL and David discuss the mass delusion conspiracy theory known as QAnon, what social channels are doing to interrupt its spread, and the human consequences of this dangerous movement; how restaurants are innovating with ‘ghost kitchens’; a hilarious series of videos explaining the pandemic to our past selves; the Library Of Congress’ AI-powered newspaper archive search; Twitter’s measures against the spread of disinformation; Telepath, the new social media hotness; Wikipedia’s makeover;…and much, much more.

Best Practices

Explaining The Pandemic To My Past Self

Series of videos explaining what we’re going through to our past selves has gone wildly viral, with millions of views and is hilarious.

Restaurant Innovation

Restaurants are leveraging their kitchens to launch separate, takeout-only brands.

Laborious Retweets

The changes will alter the look and feel of Twitter, increasing the amount of time a user must spend to retweet someone else’s comment.

Library Of Congress Newspaper Search

The dataset includes more than 1.5 million newspaper photos.


Wikipedia, the only encyclopedia kids have ever known, is getting a new look to make it easier to navigate. It’s the first re-design in a decade.

GIF: Wikipedia Under Construction


How a team of former Quora employees are using lessons learned from Twitter in an effort to make social networking fun again.

How To Quash The Q

Two years ago, Reddit had the internet’s biggest QAnon problem. Today, that problem is gone—but the company can’t really explain why.

Worst Practices

Facebook Purges The Q

Facebook says it has completely banned QAnon across all of its platforms, calling it a “militarized social movement.” But it hasn’t actually done that.

Surreal Nightmare

Almost 200 people told what it’s been like to lose a loved one to the mass delusion of QAnon. Here’s what they said.


The publicity-hungry MPR Raccoon has moved out east and is trying to go national. #mprraccoon— Jason DeRusha (@DeRushaJ) October 7, 2020

Shiny New Stuff

B.L.’s Finds

David’s Finds



Actor Wayne Knight, who played postman Newman on Seinfeld has released an anti-trump PSA urging people to vote.

Weekly Numbers

Brand Activism

So-called brand activism is evolving fast. When Colin Kaepernick first knelt during the US national anthem in 2016, professional football turned its back on him. Now, consumer and sports fan expectations are forcing brands to see activism as good for business.