Social Media

Super Troopers 2 Hits Crowdfunding Goal in a Day

We meow live in a world where we, the people, are spending our hard-earned money to help get movies off the ground. We did it for Veronica Mars, Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here, Rooster Teeth’s Lazer Team, Blue Mountain State: The Movie, Spike Lee’s newest joint, and many, many more. Now, it’s the boys of Super Troopers‘ turn. The …

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Facebook Finally Lets You Embed Facebook Videos

Facebook has just fixed something truly irksome. Starting now, you can embed Facebook videos on your website. But Josh, you could always do that! Wrong. You have been able to embed entire posts for some time now, like this: Don't Wear Flip Flops If You Are Going To Drink Posted by Meetville on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 But as you …

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360-Degree Videos: Coming Soon to Your Facebook News Feed

Facebook’s annual f8 developers conference just kicked off, and in the keynote CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that spherical (360 degree) videos are coming to your Facebook News Feed. We already know that video is becoming a more widely used media on Facebook. Recently, Facebook revealed that the number of video posts per person had increased 75 percent globally and a …

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Facebook Teaches Marketers Some Things With Blueprint

Facebook marketing hasn’t gotten any easier over the years, and perhaps in recognition of that fact, the company just announced some new resources for marketers aimed at helping educate them on better leveraging the social network as a marketing platform. “At Facebook, we’re working to provide resources and tools that help every marketer, including the two million businesses advertising on …

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Facebook Wants to Keep Those Videos Coming, Tests Autoplay Queue

Imagine a world where you can sit and watch Facebook videos – videos plural – without ever having to click or tap anything. Just a continuous loop of content, right in your face. Facebook is currently testing a feature that would do just that. From Re/code: The social network is testing a new Netflix-like video feature that automatically plays another …

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Facebook Walks You Down Memory Lane with ‘On This Day’, Tries Not to Throw You in Terrible Memory Ditch

Forever fans of nostalgia, Facebook is launching another feature today that lets users take a look back at past moments on the site. It’s called “On This Day”, and you can check out your own memory lane stroll right here. You’ve likely seen friends cross-posting from an app called Timehop, and it’s clear that Facebook decided to capitalize on its …

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Would You Let Facebook Host Your Content?

Early this year, as Facebook was touting its incredible growth as a video hosting provider, speculation began to mount that Facebook would look to host content beyond video. Would Facebook get publishers to let it host their articles? Would you let Facebook host your articles? Let us know in the comments. It appears that such a plan is now in …

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Add Value To Your Content With Reddit Embeds

Reddit is now letting people embed its comment threads on their websites. They’ve been doing this for a couple of months with a limited number of people while the feature was in beta, but now anyone can embed comment threads from any public subreddit. To use the feature, just go to a comment’s permalink page, click on the “embed” link …

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Twitter Finally Takes a Proactive Step to Fight Abuse – but It’s Limited in Scope for Now

Twitter is taking the first real proactive step to combat abusive content on the site. Anil Dash noticed a new feature when he logged into Twitter on Monday called “quality filtering.” It looks like Twitter is finally attempting to filter out tweets containing threatening language. “Quality filtering aims to remove all Tweets from your notifications timeline that contain threats, offensive …

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Instagram Finally Launches Its Own Photo Collage App

Instagram just killed all those photo collage apps, so you can probably start deleting them right away (if you’re an iOS user). The company has just launched its second standalone app, and it’s a photo collage app called Layout. It’s notable that Instagram chose to launch a standalone app for this, instead of just adding the ability to make collages …

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Why Aren’t More Brands Taking Advantage Of Instagram?

We recently looked at a study from Yesmail, which found a shockingly low percentage of brands are using Instagram despite the visual social service providing excellent engagement for most brands that are taking advantage. The study found that while brands on Instagram experienced a 278% growth in followers in 2014, only 23% of the 2,000 brands it analyzed are actually …

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Report Finds Shockingly Low Percentage Of Brands On Instagram

Yesmail has a new study out, which finds that while brands on Instagram experienced a 278% growth in followers in 2014, the number of brands adopting the platform is still quite low. The firm analyzed over 2,000 brands on social platforms and found that only 23% are on Instagram. “Restaurants lead the Instagram-adoption rate, beating CPG, retail and hotel brands. …

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