AI Anchors & #NeverForget

Beyond Social Media - AI Anchors - Episode 248

Episode 248: BL and David discuss China news agency’s artificial intelligence news anchors; Saturday Night Live’s #NeverForget apology; in-theater augmented reality game for Ralph Breaks The Internet; Tim Berners-Lee’s Contract for the Web; Bill Gates’ toilet reinvention project; Facebook Messenger’s Unsend button; video game horse poop physics; Chrome cracking skulls over abusive ads; the secret lives of Red Dead Redemption II non-player characters; Google My Business new features; MoviePass’ continuing messes; the story behind the Persistent Baby Bear viral video;…and much, much more.

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Royal Wedding LEGOized & Russian Facebook Ads Released

Beyond Social Media - Lego Royal Wedding - Episode 228

Episode 228: BL and David discuss Legoland’s Royal Wedding recreation; the Russian ads that were released by the House Intelligence Committee; the announcements made at Facebook’s F8 and Google’s I/O developer conferences; Google’s artificial intelligence for all initiative; the indignities suffered by African Americans during the course of everyday life; putting poverty relief on the blockchain; the subscription nickle-and-diming effect; Uber’s sexual predator drivers; when groundhogs attack; demolishing Humvees for fun and demotions;…and much, much more.

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Bill Maher Apologizes & Senator Chuck Schumer Trolls Trump

Beyond Social Media - Bill Maher Apologizes - Episode 191

Episode 191: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman and David Erickson discussed Bill Maher’s apology for using the N-word; Senator Chuck Schumer Trolling Donald Trump; Apple’s Podcasting Analytics; Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech; Story Analytics by Kit; a mental health chatbot; Political Analytics from Facebook’s Town Hall; the “Failing” New York Times killing it with newsletters; Twitter’s DM expansion; Rand Paul’s inconvenient tweet; Quartz’ plagiarism recovery; beheading chickens on Facebook; #HappyDeathDay’s poor timing; PETA’s unviral cat video; a PR pitch from hell; plus great new apps and stats you should know…and much, much more.

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China's Social Media Engineering & America's Social Divide

Episode 169 co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discuss discuss the new app that warns you when Donald Trump Tweets about a stock you own; Cinnabon’s worst buns in the galaxy Twitter goof; The PussyProject’s PussyHats for the Women’s March on Washington; Facebook’s Blabby multi-streaming Messenger; Google’s wheelchair accessibility maps; China’s scary gamification of citizen obedience with Sesame Credit; new Occulus Rooms; Biz Stone’s new AskJelly; Leicestershire Police’s chilling video about online predators goes viral….and much, much more.

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Facebook Live & Philando Castile

Beyond Social Media - Facebook Live Philando Castile - Episode 149

Episode 149: BL and David discuss the Facebook Live broadcast of Philando Castile’s death at the hands of a Minnesota police officer, its aftermath, and its implications for news coverage; Donald Trump’s Trollmaster; Microsoft’s recruitment fail; Facebook’s secret messages; Red Cross’ racist pool safety poster; the Washington Post under Jeff Bezos’ leadership; the New York Times’ call for Facebook Live political footage; the revenge of the liberal arts majors; permanent snaps; NASA’s short film contest; Patrick Stewart’s country crooning; and much, much more.

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Force Friday & Hipster Barbie

Beyond Social Media - Force Friday - Episode 110

Episode 110: Co-hosts B.L. Ochman & David Erickson discussed Burger King’s McWhopper peace offering; Rand Paul’s #StandWithPaul app fiasco; the role of war photographers and the image of a drowned Syrian refugee boy; Hulu’s new kinda ad-free version; the Love Has No Labels campaign; the new streaming video platform; Feed America’s #Spoontember campaign; Disney’s Force Friday marketing blitz for Star Wars: The Force Awakens; the hilarious Hipster Barbie Instagram account; a PSA video from an acid attack survivor; plus great new apps and important stats and a lot of stuff in between.

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