In this monthly episode of The Hobson & Holtz Report aka FIR 130, the major discussion surrounded Facebook and the growing crisis embroiling the social network over alleged misuse of data about users and their friends by the political consultancy and data mining firm Cambridge Analytica.
Shel and I offered a plethora of opinion and considered some of the elements of this kerfuffle from a communicator’s perspective.
Other stories that made the discussion list in this episode included how Twitter now does not allow you to post identical tweets via multiple Twitter accounts; how Millennials are more prone to punish brands for scandals; Coca-Cola and the US State Department are to use blockchain to combat forced labour; Sierra Leone just ran the first blockchain-based general election; and more including Dan York’s Tech Report.
Full Run List:
- Media Intelligence Minute from Carma
- Twitter penalizes identical comment posted from multiple accounts. This is especially problematic for brands, and for scheduling tools like HootSuite and GaggleAmp. Via the HootSuite Blog and the Twitter Developer Blog.
- Facebook: Still a terrible example of crisis communication
- Igloo Software spot
- Facebook, privacy, and scandal: stormy with a high chance of regulation. Neville thinks nothing will change at Facebook unless advertisers desert them in droves.
- Jason Calacanis offers $100,000 seed money if your team can build a “Facebook-killer.”
- Social Chorus spot
- 28% of U.S. adults have stopped using a brand because of something negative they learned about in the news.
- Speaking of CSR, Coca-Cola partners with the Blockchain Trust Accelerator to fight forced labor with smart contracts. Shel is enthusiastic about blockchain’s potential to create an immutable record of truth.
- Dan York’s Tech Report: the 101st meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force, TLS 1.3, Messaging Layer Security, and more Facebook.
- Blockchain and voting
Links from this episode:
- Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook spoke too slowly about Cambridge Analytica »
- Facebook to audit apps following Cambridge Analytica trainwreck | VentureBeat »
- Facebook’s Zuckerberg finally responds to Cambridge Analytica scandal, announces changes – Marketing Land »
- How Facebook Made Its Cambridge Analytica Data Crisis Even Worse – Bloomberg »
- Are the techniques used by Cambridge Analytica part of the value exchange that social media users must accept? | Campaign US »
- Google and Facebook can’t help publishers because they’re built to defeat publishers – Recode »
- Competition challenges people to build a successor to Facebook »
- Spotlight On CSR: Millennials More Prone To Punish Brands For Scandals »
- Coca-Cola, U.S. State Dept to use blockchain to combat forced labor »
- Blockchain in HR remains in beta, outlook uncertain »
- IETF Approves TLS 1.3 as Internet Standard
- World celebrates, cyber-snoops cry as TLS 1.3 internet crypto approved
- Sierra Leone just ran the first blockchain-based election
- More shoppers want customer service from gadgets over humans: study »
(Photo at top by Tim Bennett on Unsplash)