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Feb 12, 2018

On this week's episode, Amir considers going to a point of a no-return. Also, it's a Tide Ad. 

[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!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).] 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. The HomePod is the point of no return for Apple fans [The Verge - story by Vlad Savov]

2. How Much Tide Spent on Super Bowl LII Advertising [The Wrap - story by Tony Maglio]

3. Snap beat all of Wall Street’s expectations with a boost in daily users — Snap stock is up almost 25 percent [Recode - Story by Kurt Wagner and Rani Molla]

4. Facebook Testing a ‘Downvote’ Button to Judge People’s Comments [Bloomberg - story by Sarah Frier]

5. Hot Topic: Falcon Heavy, in a Roar of Thunder, Carries SpaceX’s Ambition Into Orbit [NYT - Post by Kenneth Chang]

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DISHonorable Mention of the Year

Five Favorites' Tweet(s) of The Week 

Feb 6, 2018

Justin Gatewood (@lightjump) is Web, SharePoint and Cloud Systems Administrator at Victor Valley College. He served as a member of the United States Navy from 1990 through 1995 as a Cryptologic Technician receiving the rank of Petty Officer Second Class. 

He is the recipient of multiple awards professionally including the 2016 MetaHero Award for "Best In Business Process" - as well as multiple "Best of Track" awards at higher education conferences. 

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

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If you know someone who deserves their story told, let me know! Tweet me at @CBarrows or @WhyISocial using #WhyISocialGuest 

The Why I Social Podcast is sponsored by the National Institute for Social Media. You can learn more about their programs at nismonline.org

 

Feb 6, 2018

Before releasing the next episode of Why I Social - episode 152 - host Chris Barrows has a special announcement to make regarding the new sponsor of the podcast. 

As the podcast has shifted focus - with a mission to really showcase people who not only social - but have stories that can impact and educate listeners - "education" has become a key term for the podcast. 

With this in mind - Why I Social is proud to introduce it's new sponsor - the National Institute for Social Media. 

Feb 4, 2018

On this week's episode, Amir calls Chris Oprah. Also, we go back in time (to last week) to talk DJI Mavic Air (because drones). 

[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!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).] 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. DJI MAVIC AIR REVIEW: PORTABLE PHOTOGRAPHER [The Verge  - story by Vjeran Pavic]

2. Google Assistant gets music-powered alarms and better Netflix controls [ Engadget - story by Rob LeFebvre]

3. Amazon has posted a profit for 11 straight quarters — including a record $1.9 billion during the holidays [Recode - Story by Jason Del Rey]

4. Mark Zuckerberg says spending less time on Facebook is a good thing — for now [ Recode - story by Kurt Wagner]

5. Hot Topic: Instagram now allows businesses to schedule their posts [Techcrunch - story by Sarah Perez]

Honorable Mention(s)

DISHonorable Mention of the Year

Five Favorites' Tweet(s) of The Week 

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