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Jan 31, 2017

Erica Moss is a community manager at Trello. She has previously worked at Bit.ly and 2U and brings a diverse set of experience as a marketer and journalist to the show. 

Hear her story on this week's episode. 

This Week on Why I Social, Erica and I discuss:

  • How she pivoted after being laid off
  • What made her make the move to New York from Michigan 
  • Why she loves Slack

And of course, Why Does She Social?! 

Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial
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Follow at @WhyISocial.

Do you have someone you'd like to see on the show? Tweet me at @CBarrows or @WhyISocial using #WhyISocialGuest 

The Why I Social podcast is brought to you by Zoomph.

Zoomph transforms digital marketing with real-times streaming analytics. Our platform provides you with an end-to-end solution to ignite your content, your marketing, and your business from start to finish.

Learn more about Zoomph at http://bit.ly/WhySocialAnalytics

 

Jan 30, 2017

On this week's episode, Amir tells the story of how he lost his drone. Also, our hosts finally conclude the story of the Samsung Note 7. 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Apple Hires Dropcam co-founder for special project (Cult of Mac) 

2. Samsung Announces What Caused the Galaxy Note 7 to overheat and explode (Business Insider) 

3. Facebook Stories puts a Snapchat Clone above the News Feed (TechCrunch) 

4. 3D TV is Dead (Business Insider)

5. (HOT TOPIC) Silicon Valley’s responses to Trump’s immigration executive orders, from strongest to weakest (The Verge) 

Honorable Mention(s): 

DISHonorable Mention(s):

Use the hashtag #FiveFavorites to share YOUR favorite stories each and every week - and YOU may be included on the show. 

 

Jan 24, 2017

Daniel Vecchiarelli is the owner of Bello by Daniel Ross. He's been building his career since he started cutting his friend's hair in high school. It's worth noting that he's also my barber - and a darn good one (with a great story). 

Hear his story on this week's episode. 

This Week on Why I Social, Daniel and I discuss:

  • How he started cutting hair in high school
  • What it was like to move from employee to employer
  • How education has played a role in his business

And of course, Why Does He Social?! 

Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial
Subscribe on iTunesStitcher RadioSoundcloudGoogle and Otto Radio. 
Follow at @WhyISocial.

Do you have someone you'd like to see on the show? Tweet me at @CBarrows or @WhyISocial using #WhyISocialGuest 

The Why I Social podcast is brought to you by Zoomph.

Zoomph transforms digital marketing with real-times streaming analytics. Our platform provides you with an end-to-end solution to ignite your content, your marketing, and your business from start to finish.

Learn more about Zoomph at http://bit.ly/WhySocialAnalytics

 

Jan 23, 2017

On this week's episode, Amir and Chris debate incredible films such as "Beethoven" and "Major League - Back To The Minors".  Also,  Westworld returns to the podcast.  

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. 2017 MacBook Pro to bring Intel Kaby Lake, 32GB of RAM (Cult of Mac) 

2. Oculus Lawsuit May Undercut VR Industry, not just Facebook’s bottom line (Polygon) 

3. Google Acquires Fabric (VentureBeat)

4. Meitu Has A Tracking Project (VentureBeat) 

5. HOT TOPIC: A Breakdown of The POTUS Transition

Honorable Mention(s): 

DISHonorable Mention(s):

Use the hashtag #FiveFavorites to share YOUR favorite stories each and every week - and YOU may be included on the show. 

 

Jan 17, 2017

Al Hopper is the Co-Founder of SocialPath Solutions. Professionally, he's been focused (and succeeded) on providing great customer service since day one of his career. He also runs a Twitterchat, #CustServ, which focuses on that exact topic. 

As an aside (listen to find out why) if you tweet at Al, make sure you add the underscore! 

Hear his story on this week's episode. 

This Week on Why I Social, Al and I discuss:

  • Why he believes in "servant leadership" 
  • The impact serving in the military had on his career
  • Why he made the decision to go back to school

And of course, Why Does He Social?! 

Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial
Subscribe on iTunesStitcher RadioSoundcloudGoogle and Otto Radio. 
Follow at @WhyISocial.

Do you have someone you'd like to see on the show? Tweet me at @CBarrows or @WhyISocial using #WhyISocialGuest 

The Why I Social podcast is brought to you by Zoomph.

Zoomph transforms digital marketing with real-times streaming analytics. Our platform provides you with an end-to-end solution to ignite your content, your marketing, and your business from start to finish.

Learn more about Zoomph at http://bit.ly/WhySocialAnalytics

 

Jan 16, 2017

On this week's episode, Amir has a sexy new computer screen. Also, our hosts discover that Alexa may be revealing more than people want or need to know! 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Why Car Makers Want To Keep Apple and Google at Arm's Length (The Verge) 

2. Everything You Need To Know About The Nintendo Switch (Digital Trends)

3. Google Maps Now Lets You Take Uber Without Leaving The App (The Verge) 

4. Android Wear 2.0 Is Arriving Next Month (The Next Web)

5. HOT TOPIC: Facebook Hopes To Run Ads In Middle of Videos (Engadget) 

Honorable Mention(s):

DISHonorable Mention(s):

Use the hashtag #FiveFavorites to share YOUR favorite stories each and every week - and YOU may be included on the show. 

 

Jan 10, 2017

Jessica Fisher (@miniktty) is co-founder of Gameosity and a freelancer writer for Geek and Sundry. She's based in New York City and participates in a plethora of activities around the city such as karate and game meet-ups. 

Hear her story on this week's episode. 

This Week on Why I Social, Jess and I discuss:

  • How Jessica and her husband founded Gameosity
  • What it's like being a freelancer
  • What role karate plays in her life

And of course, Why Does She Social?! 

Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial
Subscribe on iTunesStitcher RadioSoundcloudGoogle and Otto Radio. 
Follow at @WhyISocial.

Do you have someone you'd like to see on the show? Tweet me at @CBarrows or @WhyISocial using #WhyISocialGuest 

The Why I Social podcast is brought to you by Zoomph.

Zoomph transforms digital marketing with real-times streaming analytics. Our platform provides you with an end-to-end solution to ignite your content, your marketing, and your business from start to finish.

Learn more about Zoomph at http://bit.ly/WhySocialAnalytics

 

Jan 9, 2017

On this week's episode, Amir and Chris are overloaded with news from CES 2017. Also, Chris lacks the ability to say "economist".  

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Amazon's Alexa is Everywhere at CES (The Verge)

2. Meet The Jetsons: Smart homes estimated to be 3.5 billion annual market, say Chief CES economist (GeekWire) 

3. Russia demands the removal of LinkedIn from Google Play and Apple's App Store (Newowin) 

4. Vine To Officially Shut Down on January 17th (9to5Mac) 

5. HOT TOPIC: All things CES 2017 (multiple links) 

Honorable Mention(s):

DISHonorable Mention(s):

Use the hashtag #FiveFavorites to share YOUR favorite stories each and every week - and YOU may be included on the show. 

 

Jan 5, 2017

Welcome to the fifth episode of Why I Social Sessions - where we bring you short discussions focused on one singular topic. This is not your standard Why I Social episode where we learn about a guest - but instead - we focus on important topics impacting the social media space today.

Today, on Why I Social Sessions, Why I Social alum Lucy Rendler-Kaplan returns to discuss what the possibility of an edit button means for Twitter. Is it a good thing? A bad thing? We discuss - on episode 5 of Why I Social Sessions. 

On Episode 5 

1. What are the pros of an edit button?

2. What are the cons of an edit button? 

3. Do we think it an edit button will actually happen? 

4. What other changes would we like to see to Twitter in 2017? 

Following the conversation:

I'd encourage you to use the hashtag #WISSessions to share your thoughts on Twitter and Facebook. 

This Week's Question(s): 

  • Pro or con? Where do you stand on Twitter adding an edit button? 

Music for Why I Social Sessions is "Voice Over Under" by Kevin McCleod 

"Voice Over Under"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Jan 3, 2017

Andre Archimbaud is an Internet Marketing Consultant at Reach Local as well as the host of the NYStandard podcast. He's an avid music fan with a background in professional baseball. His professional background includes National Public Radio, Yahoo and CBS Radio. 

Hear his story on this week's episode. 

This Week on Why I Social, Andre and I discuss:

  • Working with statistics and scouts for MLB
  • Why sometimes listening to music isn't enough

And of course, Why Does He Social?! 

Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial
Subscribe on iTunesStitcher RadioSoundcloudGoogle and Otto Radio. 
Follow at @WhyISocial.

Do you have someone you'd like to see on the show? Tweet me at @CBarrows or @WhyISocial using #WhyISocialGuest 

The Why I Social podcast is brought to you by Zoomph.

Zoomph transforms digital marketing with real-times streaming analytics. Our platform provides you with an end-to-end solution to ignite your content, your marketing, and your business from start to finish.

Learn more about Zoomph at http://bit.ly/WhySocialAnalytics

 

Jan 2, 2017

On this week's episode, Amir and Chris are excited to kick off a new season of Five Favorites! 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Tesla Autopilot's New Radar Technology Predicts An Accident On Dashcam (Electrek) 

2. Twitter's Jack Dorsey is "thinking a lot" about an edit-tweet button (Recode)

3. Facebook acquires eye tracking company The Eye Tribe (VentureBeat) 

4. Snapchat has doubled its acquisitions in 2016 as it builds towards IPO (Venturebeat) 

5. HOT TOPIC: 44% of Devices Activated during Christmas Week Were From Apple (VentureBeat) 

Honorable Mention(s):

DISHonorable Mention(s):

Use the hashtag #FiveFavorites to share YOUR favorite stories each and every week - and YOU may be included on the show. 

 

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