Facebook Hacked, Tim Berners-Lee's Solid Web & RBG Is Gamified

Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 242

BL and David discuss the gamification of the great Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Tim Berners-Lee’s super-important new Solid Web; buying on Amazon with Snap; Mercedes-Benz’ talking headlights; Coors & NatGeo’s new adventure; a boom in Billboards; Sirius XM and Pandora get together; Facebook Fails Again; racist face recognition code; Urban Outfitters dumbass Halloween costume; how skim reading affects our brains…and much, much more. (Image courtesy privateidentity)

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Best Digital Cases

Notorious RBG For Good

A new RGB For Good app let’s you have legal lion Ruth Bader Ginsburg exercise to stay fit and ready to dissent, among other activities.

RBG For Good app lets you select actiivitiies for the legal lion.

A Solid Web

With an ambitious decentralized platform, the father of the web hopes it’s game on for corporate tech giants like Facebook and Google.

Snapchat & Amazon Team Up For Visual Search

You can use Snap’s camera to find and buy products and music on Amazon.

Talking Headlights

With more than one million micromirrors per headlight, Mercedes-Benz Digital Light HD headlights do much more than just illuminate the highway.

NatGeo & Coors Team Up for Adventures

NatGeo and Coors are on a mission to awaken the restless spirit in all of us and to inspire a new generation of adventurers.

The Billboard Boom

Outdoor advertising is bigger than ever.

Have You Seen My Kangaroo?

A kangaroo escaped from an animal sanctuary in South Florida with the help of a goat and hopped around the neighborhood for two days.

Sirius XM Buys Pandora

Pandora gets a lot more content and Sirius gets another distribution channel. Big news for podcasting?

Worst Digital Cases

Facebook Fails Again

Facebook is giving advertisers “shadow contact information” you didn’t supply. And some 50 million Facebook accounts were hacked.

Racist Computer Code

As facial recognition tools play a bigger role in fighting crime, inbuilt racial biases raise troubling questions about the systems that create them.

Urban Outfitters Halloween RipOff

Urban Outfitters is selling leggings and a sports bra as an Influencer Halloween costume. Big price tag, but unfortunately, it doesn’t come with followers.

Shallow Reading

When the reading brain skims texts, we don’t have time to grasp complexity, to understand another’s feelings or to perceive beauty. We need a new literacy for the digital age.

Shiny New Stuff

Gun Sense Voter

You put in your address and you get a list of candidates in your district who support sensible gun laws.

Gun Sense Voter app let's you look up candidate who support gun control


Paul Gosar’s Family Hates Him

Rep Paul Gosar’s six siblings find their radical right brother so dangerous that they’re appearing in searing political ads for his opponent, Dr. David Brill.

Kananaugh Pulp Fictionalized

A standup comic from Atlanta, who goes by the name Chili, masterfully mashed up Samuel Jackson in the hamburger scene from Pulp Fiction with Kananaugh’s testimony.

The Daily Numbers

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