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#058: Birthday Celebrations from Vacuums to Invoices

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On this episode of the UnPodcast we shared a happy birthday story where selfless people made an autistic boy’s birthday one he will never forget. We also shared a unhappy birthday story where selfish acts turned a children’s birthday party into a legal battle.

We also talked about what are believed to be the most profitable YouTube channels in 2014.

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#056: Influencer Ethics: Don’t Abuse the Power of Influence

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On this episode of the UnPodcast we discussed ethical considerations of influencer marketing. We told the story of a news anchor that crossed the line by using his position not just as an anchor, but as an editor to promote a company he had a vested interest in.

We also discussed a unique business and why people may use the business when they have something to hide.

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#054: That’s Not Funny: What Makes Humor Offensive

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On this episode of the UnPodcast we started off by talking about the good and bad of the holiday season, how businesses should handle political correctness, and what makes a tweet bad.

We also discussed how immigrants can use checking in on social media to prove residency, and why we stopped checking in to restaurants and other places on social media.

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#052: Shady Review Practices

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On this episode of the UnPodcast we talked about a hotel in Sweden that offers free hotel rooms (with a catch!) to those who have enough social media fans — and why that may not be a smart move for them.

We also talked about how one large company lost credibility when their employees left reviews about their new app, without disclosing that they work for the company. We got into how app developers can game the system to paint a rosy picture about their app, even if the app previously had bad reviews.

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For Whom The Bell Mobility Tolls: Employee 5-Star App Reviews

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The Canadian Competition Bureau announced that, among other things, Bell Canada will be fined $1.25 million for encouraging employees to leave reviews of their app. Also,  “Bell has indicated that it will sponsor and host a workshop to promote, discuss and enhance Canadians’ trust in the digital economy, including the integrity of online reviews.”

No word on if they will ask us to run the workshop 🙂 Now we wait for our next Bell bill, which may include an extra million dollar up charge.

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This Bar Thinks Domestic Violence Is Funny

Scruffy Duffies, a bar in Plano Texas thinks domestic violence is funny. I’m going to let Courtney Joye Williams explain what happened in her own words, but I was going to add “especially after what just happened in California” but you know what? Regardless of what’s in the news, “never” is a good time to joke about an issue such as this:

“On Saturday May 24th, 2014, a few friends and myself were out celebrating a couple of birthdays. Having things to do the next day, I wasn’t drinking myself, but the rest of them were having a great time.

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Global Village Store Celebrates MLK By Putting Black Things On Sale

Tying in promotions to a holiday is a tradition, but come on:

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It seems the Global Village Store in Duluth Minnesota thinks this is a good tie-in. When I phoned them to confirm just now, they excitedly said “Yep!! All black items are on sale!”

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