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10 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
Social Media Battles the Coronavirus Infodemic
Curtis Shaw Flagg is back this week to talk news from the web: Social media companies are making efforts to fight COVID-19 misinformation & more!
15 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
Privacy Concerns Loom As Governments Seek Ways To Track COVID-19 Cases
This week, Curtis Shaw Flagg is back to talk news from the web: Governments seek ways to track COVID-19 cases but many raise privacy concerns + more!
18 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
Communications Companies Fight Robocalls, WHO fights Coronavirus Misinformation, and more!
Curtis Shaw Flagg talks latest in the spread of Coronavirus misinformation, how communication companies are fighting robocalls, and how government is seeking to revise Communications Decency Act.
22 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
The Death of "Likes" and California's New Privacy Law
Curtis Shaw Flagg talks California's new privacy law, Spotify suspending political ads for 2020 and IG experimenting with getting rid of "likes"
13 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
Tinder Admits to Registered Sex Offenders on App + Illinois Considers Streaming Taxes
Curtis Shaw Flagg breaks down the new bill that, if passed, will enable Illinois to collect taxes for streaming and satellite services + Tinder admits to registered sex offenders on the app.
20 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
The Dark Web Celebrates Black Friday + Technology's Impact on Thanksgiving
Vocalo's social media correspondent Curtis Shaw Flagg brings us news from the web. This week we're talking Thanksgiving, the dark web and ad scams on social media.
18 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
Government demands for Facebook user data at all time high + the biggest social media influencers
Curtis Shaw Flagg discusses the latest in social media: government demands for user data are at an all time high according to Facebook, about 86% of young Americans want to become a social media influencers, and more.
17 minutes | Oct 14, 2019
NBA Tweeting on the Hong Kong Protests, Chinese Facebook Firings, and More
Curtis Shaw Flagg talks Houston Rockets owner tweeting about the protests in Hong Kong and the controversial firing of Chinese Facebook engineers.
21 minutes | Sep 30, 2019
Match.com in hot water and political social media maniuplation
Curtis Shaw Flag, our senior social media correspondent, stopped by to talk with Jill Hopkins about a Match.com scandal and what political social media manipulation around the world means. Tune in!
26 minutes | Sep 23, 2019
FBI gathering personal data of companies, the rise of streaming services, and more
Curtis Shaw Flagg, Vocalo's social media correspondent, dropped by the AMp to discuss the controversial news of the FBI scooping up personal data of several companies through "secret subpoenas," the up-kick in streaming service subscriptions, and Instagram attempting to block certain content on their platform. Tune in for the details!
23 minutes | Sep 9, 2019
New Facebook dating service, Youtube in hot water for personal data collection of children, and more
Curtis Shaw Flag, Vocalo's senior social media correspondent, gave Jill Hopkins the lowdown on what's going on in the tech/social media world this week, including Facebook launching their own dating service, how the Dept. of Homeland Security will begin more data collection of immigrant's social media, and the big chunk of change Google had to drop on legal bills due to Youtube collecting data on children without their parents permission.
24 minutes | Aug 26, 2019
New Texas sexual harassment law and Amazon's problematic merchandise
Curtis Shaw Flag stopped by the AMp to talk with Jill Hopkins about a new law being passed in Texas that's cracking down on digital sexual harassment and the dating app Bumble's support of the law. Curtis also discusses the list of merchandise being sold by Amazon that's being investigated as unsafe for several different reasons and as well as what's going on at The Laugh Factory this upcoming week.
22 minutes | Aug 5, 2019
Curtis Shaw on a new social media bill, streaming wars, and more
Curtis Shaw and Jill Hopkins discussed a new social media bill being proposed by a senator to try and regulate "internet addiction" and the streaming wars happening between platforms like Netflix and Hulu on The Morning AMp.
19 minutes | Jul 8, 2019
Curtis Shaw Flagg talks downfalls of dating apps, AI at job interviews + YouTube under investigation
On this week's #Hashtag with Curtis Shaw Flagg, Jill Hopkins and Curtis bring you updates from the world of social media. Apps have more matchmaking power than your BFF but have their downfalls + Artificial Intelligence is being used in job interviews, prompting response from Illinois Governor + YouTube is now under investigation for collecting data on young children without parental consent. Listen to The Morning AMp live weekdays 8-10 AM on vocalo.org/player and 91.1 FM
14 minutes | Jul 3, 2019
Curtis Shaw Flagg Talks Google's Antitrust Investigation & Censorship in Facebook and Twitter Feeds
Curstis Shaw Flagg of the Laugh Factory and Open Books joins Jill Hopkins in discussion about current social media news, such as: Google's imminent antitrust investigation from the US Justice Department, Facebook's plans to create a "Supreme Court" of sorts to filter and monitor content, and Twitter's choice to soon hide harmful tweets from public figures. Listen here as Curtis and Jill discuss what effect these implementations will have on what we see on our own social media feeds.
17 minutes | May 6, 2019
Curtis Shaw Flagg Talks Artificial Intelligence in Dating Apps and Crime
Curtis Shaw Flagg, our social media correspondent, joined us in the studio to talk about the use of artificial intelligence in everything from dating apps to crime management. Listen to the full segment to hear why the emergence of facial recognition is a concerning topic for Flagg.
16 minutes | Apr 22, 2019
Curtis Shaw Flagg Talks Removing Likes, Removing George Zimmerman and Pinterest Going Public
Curtis Shaw Flagg is the Chief Social Media Correspondent here at Vocalo and in this episode he lives up to the title. Flagg talks topics such as Pinterest going public, George Zimmerman being banned from dating sites and removing "likes" on social media to avoid growing narcissism. Listen to the full interview here and make sure to tune into The Morning AMp weekdays from 8-10 a.m on 91.1 FM.
20 minutes | Apr 17, 2019
Curtis Shaw Flagg Talks Twitter, Lyft Stock Debut and Snapchat Games
Our very own social media correspondent Curtis Shaw Flagg joined us in the studio to talk about Twitter's follow restrictions, Lyft's debut as a public company and the newly married Snapchat and Bitmoji games now available. Tune in to hear how these updates affect our money, followings and even self-esteem.
22 minutes | Apr 8, 2019
Curtis Shaw Flagg talks 'Weaponized' Social Media, Streaming Platforms, and Adult Entertainment
On this weeks #Hashtag, Curtis Shaw Flagg joins Jill Hopkins on The Morning AMp to discuss new policies in "Weaponized" social media, a more complicated world of online streaming, and how the economics of adult entertainment is adapting for the modern world.
21 minutes | Mar 27, 2019
Curtis Shaw Flagg Talks Facebook Passwords, MySpace, and Whatsapp Privacy
On this week's #Hashtag with Curtis Shaw Flagg, Jill Hopkins and Curtis bring you updates from the world of social media. Facebook is dealing with yet another controversy, this week it's a matter of passwords and where they're storing them. This is slightly better than the massive accidental deletion that MySpace is facing, as millions of accounts were wiped of all their content. Lastly, what the Trumps are doing with Whatsapp. Listen to The Morning AMp live every weekday from 8 to 10 AM on vocalo.org/player and 91.1 FM
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