All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘content’

YouTube’s Ad-Free Subscription Offering Is on the Horizon

Apart from Justin Bieber videos and comment trolls, ads are the most annoying thing about YouTube. But most of us have come to accept that we’re going to have to watch five, 15, or god forbid 30 seconds of an ad before our video plays – and even during our video plays if the video is long enough. It’s just …

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25+ Embeddable Content Options To Make Your Blog Posts More Interesting

Embeddable user-generated content has been around for many years now, and it has added a lot of interesting context and value to many articles and blog posts. More types of embeddable content have recently been made available from major web services like Facebook, Twitter, and reddit, so it seemed like a good time to write a post about a bunch …

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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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Twitter: We’re Not Blocking Porn on Purpose

Twitter, one of the last refuges for uncensored, explicit content in the realm of social media, appears to be blocking certain sexually explicit search results for certain keywords. Searches for words like “porn,” “boobs,” “pussy,” f*cking,” and more currently yield no “Top” results. If you select “All” results, however, you’ll see plenty. There is also a peculiar lack of photo …

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Reminder: Facebook Doesn’t Owe You Free Speech

If you said something really controversial, or created an incredibly offensive page on Facebook, what’s the worst that could happen? In other words, what is Facebook’s recourse? It could block your content. It could remove your page. It could suspend your account. Facebook can’t throw you in jail. Facebook cannot violate your First Amendment rights to free speech because Facebook …

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Facebook Blocks ‘Insulting’ Pages on Muhammad in Turkey: Report

Apparently, Facebook isn’t going to fight the free speech battle today. According to multiple outlets, which cite both state reports and a source inside Facebook, the social network has blocked access to some pages inside Turkey. The move follows an order from a Turkish court. The pages in question were deemed “insulting” to Muhammed. Facebook does have a history of …

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Turkey Demands Facebook Block ‘Insulting’ Pages

Earlier this month, a day after the terroristic attack on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook and said he is committed to making sure his site is a place where people can “speak freely without fear of violence”. Well, what about the fear of a court order and a country-wide ban? A Turkish …

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Facebook Smartly Adds Warnings to Graphic Videos

When it comes to dealing with violent and/or potentially offensive content, Facebook has made a lot of missteps. Now, the biggest social network in the world is looking to find a satisfactory medium between a completely hands-off approach and stifling gatekeeping that would (and has in the past) elicited cries of censorship. Facebook is beginning to show warnings on top …

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Why Facebook Will Never Be a Haven for Free Speech

Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t want to let extremists stifle your freedom to express yourself. That’s the takeaway from an eloquent post the Facebook CEO made on Friday regarding the terrorist attacks on French magazine Charlie Hebdo. Here’s the post in its entirety: A few years ago, an extremist in Pakistan fought to have me sentenced to death because Facebook refused to …

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Brian Carr on Bringing New Marketing Trends to Life for Brands

Since the dawn of marketing, all businesses have been trying to do the same thing, get a potential customer’s eyes on their brand, and keep their brand in front of them. Modern marketing may have started with a booth at fairs, print ads in newspapers, and 30-second TV spots, but today’s advertising is very different. The Internet requires a vastly …

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Netflix Won’t Kill the Movie Theater, Says Christopher Nolan

Acclaimed director Christopher Nolan thinks that you and I will “lay down [our] money to those studios, theaters and filmmakers who value the theatrical experience and create a new distinction from home entertainment.” Do you? Nolan has penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal where he laments movies as content and acknowledges the “bleak future” created by this path. …

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Netflix Has Yet to Find Its One-Series-Fits-All

Judging by the buzz shows like Orange Is The New Black and House of Cards enjoy in all corners of the internet, you might think that Netflix has totally knocked it out of the park already in the original content department. But in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, original content head Cindy Holland says that Netflix is still …

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