BuzzSummo release a report looking at social sharing, which is down by 50% since 2015. Does this mean that social has jumped the sharing shark? The answer is a little complicated, but it’s good news for organzations creating quality content. Check out the show notes below.
It’s the beginning of 2018 and that means it’s time for us to provide concrete predictions of what will happen in tech this year. We managed to keep the show under an hour, which is amazing. We talk about larger tech trends (telling you the theme for the year), we cover the big 5 oligopolies (Apple, Alphabet, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft), plus discuss some small players (Snap, Elon Musk, Snap, Disney). It’s a great show and will give you a concrete foundation for the year. See the show notes below.
Sean Parker said in a speech that they knew Facebook would turn into an addiction, and created it anyways. We discuss a few points of that statement: did they really know? Is Facebook, and social networks in general, addictive? What can be done, if anything, about it? Pay attention because this is important.
What happens when a founder/leader gets tired of their main product and decides to take on a secondary product? For the second product, they’re no longer starving artist, but a fat artist. Does massive amounts of money and people help? We discuss this idea in this week’s podcast with many examples.
Facebook has a trust problem.
The issue is fake news, and Facebook’s reaction to it.
People believe, and now there’s some evidence, that Russian operatives bought at least 3,000 dark ads which were seen by 10M people, 4.4M before the election. The aim was to seed discontent by showing over-the-top, extreme ads. Let’s dive into what all this means.
We’re back after a summer break and we have a new format: shorter shows with one topic.
This week we’re talking about Snapchat and asking if the company and/or app is doomed. Their recent Q2 earnings didn’t go well and they don’t seem to have a clear path forward. Can they figure it out before they lose too much investor confidence? We discuss in this 30 minute episode. The show notes are below.
Question: Is your personal interest in Snapchat raising or lowering? Why? Leave a comment below.
Amazon showed off their new echo: Echo Show, which comes with a display to augment Alexa’s voice control. Think of it as a video conference landline, which the possible potential to be MUCH more. At $320, it isn’t going to be for everyone, but if you have the right use case, it’s a great product. The rest of the stories are below.
Facebook held their F8 developers conference last week and they continued to build out their platform. The big focus was creating a camera effects platform where developers can create their own filters for people. They also created more bots for Messenger and showed of some new VR spaces. Facebook continues to demonstrate that they’re a technology company and not just a social media website. The rest of the stories are below.
For some unexplained reason, Nintendo decides to stop selling the super popular Classic NES. It defies all business logic. We also talk about pure software cameras that don’t actually use the picture you took for the final picture found on your phone. It’s an interesting discussion. These articles and many more below.