Social Media

Twitter Opens The Direct Message Spam Floodgates [VIDEO]

October 29, 2013
Twitter Opens The Direct Message Spam Floodgates [VIDEO]

David Erickson rants about Twiter’s new “Feature,” the ability of any of your Twitter followers to direct message you, thereby opening up the floodgates to DM spam without providing users with any spam filtering tools.

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Google Hashtag Searches [VIDEO]

October 8, 2013
Google Hashtag Searches [VIDEO]

David Erickson discusses Google’s inclusion of Google+ posts in the sidebar of searches for hashtags.

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What Public Relations Pros Can Learn From Colin Kaepernick’s Twitter Favorites [VIDEO]

October 3, 2013
What Public Relations Pros Can Learn From Colin Kaepernick's Twitter Favorites [VIDEO]

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s social media tactic of favoriting Tweets critical of the athlete for motivational purposes is a rather savvy public relations move.

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Breaking Bad’s Social TV Integration [VIDEO]

October 2, 2013
Breaking Bad's Social TV Integration [VIDEO]

Albert Maruggi and David Erickson discuss AMC’s efforts to integrate television entertainment and social activity around the hit show Breaking Bad.

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Reddit Shuts Down Subreddit For Finding Navy Yard Shooter [VIDEO]

September 18, 2013
Reddit Shuts Down Subreddit For Finding Navy Yard Shooter [VIDEO]

David Erickson discusses how Reddit shut down a subreddit devoted to finding the Navy Yard shooter based on the experience of the Boston Marathon virtual manhunt during which innocent people were implicated.

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Google+ Offer’s Embeddable Posts [VIDEO]

September 15, 2013
Google+ Offer's Embeddable Posts [VIDEO]

David Erickson discusses the new feature Google has added to it’s Google+ social network: Embeddable posts.

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WordPress Jetpack Update To Media Explorer [VIDEO]

September 11, 2013
WordPress Jetpack Update To Media Explorer [VIDEO]

David Erickson discusses the upcoming update to WordPress Jetpack that allows you to search for and embed Tweets and YouTube video directly from the Media Explorer and within the editing environment, giving WordPress a bit of Storify-like features.

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Golf Channel’s I Have A Golf Dream Twitter Fail [VIDEO]

September 3, 2013
Golf Channel's I Have A Golf Dream Twitter Fail [VIDEO]

The Golf Channel hashjack the #DreamDay hashtag on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have A Dream speech constitutes a Twitter fail.

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LinkedIn University Pages For Students [VIDEO]

August 22, 2013
LinkedIn University Pages For Students [VIDEO]

Beyond Social Media show hosts David Erickson, Albert Maruggi & B.L. Ochman discuss LinkedIn’s new University Pages for high school and college students.

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