The creators of 'The Martian' and 'XKCD' will chat live on Facebook today

It's been a big year for Andy Weir, author of acclaimed sci-fi novel The Martian. His bestselling book -- originally published serially for free on his personal website -- was turned into a similarly excellent movie starring Matt Damon and Jessica Ch... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2015-12-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authenticity and immediacy: Why USA Today’s FTW uses Facebook live video

Facebook has quickly become a major player when it comes to video. Ditto for its live video streaming product, which publishers have started to use to inject some immediacy into their coverage. For FTW, Facebook's live video platform has given it a taste of live broadcast during the NBA All-Star... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-02-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The NHL is bringing its Facebook Live show ‘Stanley Cup Live’ to Twitter

The NHL's move to simulcast on Facebook and Twitter indicates a parity between the platforms but also shows how their livestreaming services differ. The post The NHL is bringing its Facebook Live show ‘Stanley Cup Live’ to Twitter appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-05-24 04:00:38 UTC ]
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Facebook in 2015: Pivot to video! Facebook today: Local news is dead!

Facebook paints a bleak picture for the media industry, while ignoring its own role in publishing’s demise. Benevolent Doctor Facebook today gave the country a very grave diagnosis via a blog post. The company has found that–wait for it–local news is dying. In fact, Facebook says that about... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-03-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Facebook is only half in’: Creators doubt Facebook’s commitment to original programming

Facebook wants shows, and publishers are happy to comply -- but question whether this is just another short-term "product test" for the company. The post ‘Facebook is only half in’: Creators doubt Facebook’s commitment to original programming appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-06-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bleacher Report to broadcast live sports using Facebook Live

Bleacher Report is wading into live sports by broadcasting three top high-school football games on Facebook Live this fall. It’s a big production for the Turner-owned publisher, which will have 20 to 25 crew members involved in the production. While not the first publisher to stream a full game... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-10-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Is Testing Mid-Roll Video Ads in Facebook Live

Facebook has started running tests of mid-roll video ads inside live video broadcasts from top publishing partners, the company confirmed Monday.These are Facebook's first ads that get served directly inside videos on the social network. "We're running a small test where a group of publishers... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2016-08-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Live blog of the live blogs: How tech media is covering the Apple Watch today

What Super Bowl Sunday is to ESPN, today is to the tech publishing world. For today, Apple will unveil (for the second time) its Internet-enabled “smartwatch,” appropriately dubbed the Apple Watch. Which means that every tech publication of note is live-blogging what is, despite the oversized... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2015-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Black Futures Co-Creators to Guest-Curate Facebook App’s Lift Black Voices Section

Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham, co-authors of visual anthology Black Futures, will become the first-ever guest curators of the Lift Black Voices section in its flagship mobile applications. Starting Monday and lasting for three weeks, they will personally select collections of dialogues, essays... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2021-01-11 18:55:42 UTC ]
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Facebook Watch Updates Its Initiative of Partnering Publishers With Creators

Facebook provided an update on an initiative it is testing, in which it partnered up digital publishers with creators and public figures with established communities on the social network to create exclusive video content for its Facebook Watch video destination. The test began in the U.S.... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-10-15 16:45:31 UTC ]
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Facebook COO says it's 'exploring' restrictions on who can go live

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg took to the Instagram blog this evening saying "We have heard feedback that we must do more – and we agree" (the post was also published as an op-ed in the New Zealand Herald). Despite the lack of credibility big te... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook is paying 12 publishers for Watch shows starring video creators

Publishers in the new Facebook-funded program include BuzzFeed, Conde Nast and Viacom. The post Facebook is paying 12 publishers for Watch shows starring video creators appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Murder suspect arrested after streaming police chase on Facebook Live

A Moreno Valley man wanted by police in connection with a double homicide in Nevada and a shooting in Southern California was arrested Wednesday after a chase and shootout with deputies that he livestreamed on Facebook. San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene of a shooting... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-10-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Watch Is Now Available Globally, as Are Tools for Publishers and Creators

Facebook announced Wednesday that its Facebook Watch video platform is now available globally and, in related moves on the publisher side, its Ad Breaks advertising options have been extended from U.S.-only to worldwide, and the desktop-based Creator Studio content-management hub it had been... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-08-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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USA Today finds there’s still money to be made from feel-good videos on Facebook

The publisher has found success with its "HumanKind" and related video series that tell uplifting stories about people and animals. The post USA Today finds there’s still money to be made from feel-good videos on Facebook appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-07-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘That’s YouTube’: Facebook opens Watch to all videos from publishers, creators

Facebook is adding a new feed to Watch that intersperses one-off videos from the Facebook pages people follow among episodic original shows. The post ‘That’s YouTube’: Facebook opens Watch to all videos from publishers, creators appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-06-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook is testing ways to compensate video creators so it can cut into YouTube’s dominance

If you’re a die-hard fan of a Facebook video creator, the social network may soon give you a way to pay for exclusive content and award you with a digital badge to declare your fandom. Those are some of the new ideas Facebook is introducing in the coming months to test ways to build up its... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-03-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Despite subsidies disappearing, some publishers see hope for Facebook Live post-algorithm change

A majority of top publishers continue to post live videos to Facebook each month, according to data from Socialbakers. The post Despite subsidies disappearing, some publishers see hope for Facebook Live post-algorithm change appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Monetization is top of mind’: Facebook’s Fidji Simo says she wants to help creators to make money

Fidji Simo, Facebook’s vp of product, says the platform recognizes that publishers need multiple ways to monetize their video and other content there. The post ‘Monetization is top of mind’: Facebook’s Fidji Simo says she wants to help creators to make money appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-12-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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As Facebook Live video dreams fade, publishers look again to Twitter

Twitter's approach to promoting and monetizing live video is winning fans among publishers. The post As Facebook Live video dreams fade, publishers look again to Twitter appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-10-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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