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Now displaying: January, 2018
Jan 29, 2018

On this week's episode, the digital beef returns (see episodes 67 and 68). It's not the only thing that returns as the "wah wah wah" makes it's way back to the show (see, we listen to you). 

[New to the show? Find out the stories we talk about in this week's episode below and connect with Amir and Chris on Twitter!] 

This week's Five Favorites: 

 

1.  iOS 11.3 will introduce new battery features and AR improvements [Engadget - story by Swapna Krishna]

2. Instagram Now Supports Gifs In Stories [The Verge - story by Thuy Ong]

3. The Tide Twitter account is referring people to Poison Control [ Mashable - Story by Chole Bryan]

4. Fox Sports will broadcast Super Bowl 51 in a 'VR suite' [Engadget - story by Timothy J. Seppala]

5. Hot Topic: The Follower Factory [New York Times - Authors: Nicholas Confessore, Gabirel J.X. Dance, Richard Harris and Mark Hansen]

Honorable Mention(s)

DISHonorable Mention of the Year

Five Favorites' Tweet(s) of The Week 

Use the hashtag #FiveFavorites to share YOUR favorite stories each and every week - and YOU may be included on the show (including our new tweet of the week feature).

Jan 23, 2018

Jessica Matthews is the Digital Media Director for the First Lady of New York City. Her previous experience includes the New York Times and New York University. She also interned at Google before beginning her full-time career as a social media and digital marketing professional. 

 

Hear her story on this week's episode. And of course, Why Does She Social?! 

Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial
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If you know someone who deserves their story told, let me know! Tweet me at @CBarrows or @WhyISocial using #WhyISocialGuest 

Interested in being a part of the Why I Social family? Why I Social is now accepting monthly episode sponsorship opportunities - inquire at @WhyISocial@gmail.com for additional information. 

 

Jan 22, 2018

On this week's episode, Chris pitches the idea of Amazon reality show in which 20 eligible cities try to win its heart. Also, the "dishonorable mention" wah wah wah sound is broken - so we sing it ourselves. You happy? 

[New to the show? Find out the stories we talk about on this week's episode below and connect with Amir and Chris on Twitter!] 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Apple plans new U.S. campus, to pay $38 billion in foreign cash taxes[Reuters - story by Stephen Nellis]

2. 39 million Americans reportedly own a voice-activated smart speaker [The Verge - story by Thuy Ong]

3. Time spent in apps grew just 6% last year, down from 11% in 2016 [Techcrunch  - Story by Sarah Perez]

4. Amazon Chooses 20 Finalists for Second Headquarters [New York Times - story by Nick Wingfield]

5. Hot Topic: 

Honorable Mention(s)

DISHonorable Mention of the Year

Five Favorites' Tweet(s) of The Week 

Use the hashtag #FiveFavorites to share YOUR favorite stories each and every week - and YOU may be included on the show (including our new tweet of the week feature).

Jan 22, 2018

On this special edition of Five Favorites, Amir and Chris break down the news from this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES). On this episode, they discuss how Google came ready to rumble but it was Alexa who stole the show. Also, what ISN'T smart these days? 

Stories in this episode include: 

1. Alexa is EVERYWHERE

  • Projectors
  • Sink Faucets
  • Car (with Anker)
  • Whirlpool
  • ...and more

2. Google and Lenova 

3. Roll Up Your TV [YouTube]

4. Meet the smart...bathroom? [The Verge]

5. Weird Things at CES

Also, Robots, including one that's helping children with cancer

Use the hashtag #FiveFavorites to share YOUR favorite stories each and every week - and YOU may be included on the show (including our new tweet of the week feature).

Jan 15, 2018

On this week's episode, our hosts discover Ikea's new line of products - pregnancy tests. Also, GoPro is more like "oh no". 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Kodak announces its own cryptocurrency and watches stock price skyrocket [Verge - story by Shannon Liao]

2. Viacom snaps up influencer platform Whosay as it looks to bulk up branded content offering [The Drum - story by Rebecca Stewart]

3. Ikea Releases Ad That Doubles As A Pregnancy Test and Reveals Crib Discount [Independent - Story by Chelsea Ritschel]

4. GoPro cuts 200-300 jobs, largely impacting its drone division [Techcrunch - story by Matt Burns & Brian Heater]

5. Hot Topic: Hot Topic: News Feed FYI: Bringing People Together [Facebook Blog - Post by Adam Mosseri]

Honorable Mention(s)

DISHonorable Mention of the Year

Five Favorites' Tweet(s) of The Week 

Use the hashtag #FiveFavorites to share YOUR favorite stories each and every week - and YOU may be included on the show (including our new tweet of the week feature).

Jan 9, 2018

Dr. Josie Ahlquist is a digital leadership educator (josieahlquist.com), teacher and speaker. She has been in education since 2003 including 12 years working at the university level. She currently serves as Research Associate and Instructor at Florida State University and has been named the "Top 50 Must-Read Higher Education Technology blog" by Ed Tech Magazine three times since 2013. 

Hear her story on this week's episode. And of course, Why Does She Social?! 

Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial
Subscribe on iTunesStitcher Radio, or Google 
Follow at @WhyISocial.
Connect with Josie on Twitter 
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If you know someone who deserves their story told, let me know! Tweet me at @CBarrows or @WhyISocial using #WhyISocialGuest 

Interested in being a part of the Why I Social family? Why I Social is now accepting monthly episode sponsorship opportunities - inquire at @WhyISocial@gmail.com for additional information. 

 

Jan 8, 2018

On this week's episode, (spoiler) we somehow end up discussing our favorite fruits. Also, "Bright" really wasn't that bad and is "a lot better than Suicide Squad." 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Iran blocks encrypted messaging apps amid nationwide protests [Verge - story by Russell Brandom]

2. Exclusive: Spotify files for its IPO [Axios - story by Dan Primack

3. Netflix’s ‘Bright’ reached 11M viewers in its first three days, according to Nielsen [Techcrunch - story by Anthony Ha]  

4. Facebook Just Created More Ad Inventory - Through Instagram [AdAge - story by George Slefo

5. (Hot Topic) Logan Paul

Honorable Mention(s)

DISHonorable Mention of the Year

Five Favorites' Tweet(s) of The Week 

Use the hashtag #FiveFavorites to share YOUR favorite stories each and every week - and YOU may be included on the show (including our new tweet of the week feature).

Jan 1, 2018

On this week's episode, Amir and Chris look back at 2017 and poorly attempt to predict the future. We assume it's poorly because we haven't seen the future yet - so they could in-fact be prophets. Also, that dude who scheduled six dates in one night returns to the show - find out why! 

Note: This episode was recorded on Thursday, December 28th

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Apple Is Developing an EKG Heart Monitor for Its Smartwatch [Bloomberg - story by Alex Webb]

2. Twitter's Adding More Notification Types to Boost Awareness and Engagement [Social Media Today - story by Andrew Hutchinson

3. Library of Congress Reins in Twitter Archives Project [Washington Times - story by Andrew Blake]

4. 10 Ways Tech Will Shape Your Life (for better or worse) [Washington Post - story by Geoffrey A. Fowler

5. (Hot Topic) Amir and Chris' Top Social, Marketing and Technology Stories and Trends

Honorable Mention(s)

DISHonorable Mention of the Year

Five Favorites' Tweet(s) of The Week 

Use the hashtag #FiveFavorites to share YOUR favorite stories each and every week - and YOU may be included on the show (including our new tweet of the week feature).

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