The April episode of “The Hobson & Holtz Report” continues the coronavirus theme from March with conversations about…
- Our experience being Zoombombed
- The role of social media during Covid-19
- How toilet paper companies are responding to online criticism over shortages
- Microsoft’s belief that coronavirus will forever change the way we work and learn
- The UK Automobile Association’s belief that coronavirus will transform UK work and travel
- Emojis in the time of coronavirus
- The big data behind Disney’s magic
- The good news people are craving and how media is accommodating them
- In his Tech Report, Dan York covers his experiments with Twitch TV; improvements to Instagram’s IGTV; Instagram Live, Instagram DM and Facebook Messenger’s arrivals on the desktop; Google’s plan to charge for reCAPTCHA; and Earth Day’s 50th anniversary.
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Special thanks to Jay Moonah for the opening and closing music.
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The next episode of For Immediate Release will be posted on Monday, May 18.
Links from This Week’s Episode
- Securing Your Zoom Meetings (PDF)
- More top companies ban Zoom following security fears
- The Giant Work-From-Home Experiment Has One Winner
- Zoom Burnout is Real
- PoliteMail’s Crisis Communications Resource Center
- PoliteMail’s Research on Email Volume Accelerating with Covid-19 Cases
- Do the Right Thing: The Role of Social in Covid-19
- We Are Social “Do the Right Thing” Slide Deck
- AdAge’s Regularly Updated List of Marketers’ Responses to the Coronavirus
- How 5 Toilet Paper Brands are Responding to Customer Complaints on Social Media
- What Everyone’s Getting Wrong About the Toilet Paper Shortage
- Microsoft thinks coronavirus will forever change the way we work and learn
- Coronavirus will transform UK work and travel, says AA
- Horizon Media Charts Emoji Use During the Pandemic
- Psychologists say using emojis is more important than ever right now. Seriously
- Coronavirus Will Delay Release of New Emojis Until 2022
- Spread of the Coronavirus Emoji
- Big Data Behind Disney Magic
- The News Is Making People Anxious. You’ll Never Believe What They’re Reading Instead.
Links from Dan York’s Report
- Experimenting with Twitch.tv (are any other FIR listeners experimenting with Twitch?)
- Improvements to Instagram’s IGTV (but is anyone using it?)
- Instagram Live on the desktop
- Facebook Messenger comes to the desktop
- Instagram DMs down on the desktop
- Moving from reCAPTCHA to hCAPTCHA
- Cloudflare Dumps reCAPTCHA as Google Intends to Charge for Its Use