Crowdsourcing Ukraine War Intel

Crowdsourcing Ukraine War Intel

Episode 372 – February 26, 2022


  • Twitter Community Features
  • Metaverse Growth
  • Google Maps Spy On Russian Invasion
  • LinkedIn Marketing Community
  • Applebee’s Breaking War Ad Placement
  • Wiki SCOTUS Bios
  • YouTube Rando Takedowns
  • Fake Instagram Ukraine War Pages
  • Horizon Worlds Stats

During episode 372, BL and David discuss the new Twitter Community features; LinkedIn’s new marketers’ community group; how some California researchers identified Russian invasion troop movements using Google Maps; the growing base of Metaverse users; Applebee annoyed at CNN for picture-in-picture ad placement within breaking war coverage; gaming Wikipedia’s SCOTUS candidate bio pages; YouTube’s random, mistaken takedown notices; Fake Instagram Ukraine war accounts; and much, much more.

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Best Practices

Twitter Adds New Communities Features

Twitter is rolling out new features to Communities.

LinkedIn Launches Community For Marketers

LinkedIn has launched a new group through which the platform will look to provide community support and guidance for digital marketers.

Google Maps Espionage

The world saw Russia’s buildup to war on TikTok. But it was a traffic app that tipped off a handful of researchers in California that the invasion was underway even before Russian President Vladimir Putin made the announcement.

Growth Of The Metaverse

A recent Gartner report predicts that 25% of people will spend at least one hour a day in the metaverse to work, shop, attend school, socialize or consume entertainment by 2026.

Worst Practices

CNN’s Applebee’s Blunder

At one point, the words “RUSSIA INVADES UKRAINE” from CNN’s coverage appeared next to a man dancing in an Applebee’s.

Applebees: Lets take some ad space on CNN. What could go wrong?— Josh Gross (@josh3302) February 24, 2022

Gaming SCOTUS Wikipedia Bios

A former clerk for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson spent the last week amping up his former boss’s Wikipedia page while trying to plant seeds of skepticism about other high court hopefuls.

Fake Instagram Ukraine War Pages

Beware: Despite their claims, these accounts are not run by journalists on the ground. Some Instagrammers monetized the pages.


Iconic shot…

From fanfan_2409 Instagram #MarilynMonroe #CatsOfTwitter #Caturday #blackandwhitephotography— Sydney Park (@SydneyPark18) February 19, 2022

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