FIR 194: The Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020

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.

Links from This Week’s Episode

Links from Dan York’s Report

FIR Zoom Chat

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(Photo at top by Jasmin Sessler on Unsplash)

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.