Elon Musk & Twitter Circles

Elon Musk & Twitter Circles

Episode 377 – May 7, 2022


  • Post-Password Era?
  • Video Game Tech Disrupts Hollywood
  • Twitter Circles
  • CGI LeBron James
  • Elon Musk Tweets Analyzed
  • Copycat Cannabis Edibles
  • Budweiser’s “Freedom” Summer
  • Video Advertising Fail
  • Instagram Marketing Stats

During episode 377, BL and David discuss Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter and the composition of his tweets; how the tech titans are teaming up to forge a password-free future; how video game engines are transforming Hollywood; Twitter’s testing of Circles; LeBron James talks to his younger self; Budweiser’s politically-charged “freedom” cans; cannabis marketers stealing famous food brand packaging; video ads crashing news apps; Instagram marketing statistics; and much, much more.

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Best Practices

A Passwordless Future?

In a rare show of alliance, Apple, Google and Microsoft issued a joint press release announcing that they have joined forces to expand support for passwordless logins across mobile, desktop and browsers.

Video Game Engines Are Changing Hollywood

How real-time technology is changing the animation industry.

Twitter Circles

Twitter Safety announced – on Twitter, of course – that it’s testing Circles, which was one of the best features of Google+.

Some Tweets are for everyone & others are just for people you’ve picked.

We’re now testing Twitter Circle, which lets you add up to 150 people who can see your Tweets when you want to share with a smaller crowd.

Some of you can create your own Twitter Circle beginning today! pic.twitter.com/nLaTG8qctp— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) May 3, 2022

CGI LeBron James

Worst Practices

Elon Musk: “Many people say…” Sound familiar? Remind you of anyone?> https://t.co/EEZxbee39j— B.L. Ochman – #IStandWithUkraine (@whatsnext) May 2, 2022

What & When Elon Musk Tweets

The Wall Street Journal analyzed Musk’s more than 15,000 tweets, starting with when he began tweeting regularly in 2012, and classified them by topic, time of day and other factors. They provide insight into what excites and enrages one of the world’s most unorthodox CEOs.

‘Copycat’ Cannabis Edibles

Packaging that mirrors major brands are called “unscrupulous” and potentially dangerous for children.

Budweiser’s “Freedom” Summer

The word Freedom replaces the word Budweiser on the brands summer beer cans and that’s become a political issue because – believe it or not – the word freedom is “fraught.”

Video Ads Crash Star Tribune App


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