Posts by Sam Sly

Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat Produce Original Video Content

Get ready Hulu and Netflix! You may soon compete with top social media channels. Twitter, Facebook, and even Snapchat may produce unique, original video content to stream through their channel. If you follow technology news, most likely you heard of the cord-cutting trend. In a 2016 report from market research company GFK, 25 percent of homes do not watch cable television. This ratio decreases among younger adults aged 18-34, 40

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Facebook Plans to Add New Staff to Improve Community Safety

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook announced the company plans to hire 3,000 people to help ensure improved community safety. The decision is in response to the disturbing trend where people harm themselves or others and post the video on Facebook. “Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen people hurting themselves and others on Facebook — either live or in video posted later. It’s heartbreaking, and I’ve been reflecting on

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More VR Fun With Facebook Spaces + Other Social Media News

Facebook, Google, and Instagram announced or unrolled changes.  All three adopt favorite features from competing platforms. Facebook moves into social virtual reality while Instagram becomes a little more like Snapchat.  Will Facebook Spaces Compete With Google’s VR Platform? Last week, we posted about Google’s Virtual Reality (VR) activities. Social media giant Facebook is also breaking into VR.  Facebook announced their new social VR app Spaces at the Facebook Developers Conference

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Speak To Go With Google Brings VR Mainstream

Google aims to bring virtual reality to the mainstream. Speak To Go with Google is a new browser based 360-degree VR image platform. Visitors use voice search to find an attraction then view it with a VR headset. Since Speak To Go is browser-based, the user doesn’t need to download any special apps.  Although Speak To Go with Google is intended for use with VR headsets, you can enjoy it on your

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Who’s In? Microsoft Debuts a Social Planning App

Microsoft isn‘t satisfied with sticking with LinkedIn, Yammer, and Skype. They move further into the social networking and communications world with the launch of their new iMessage app Who’s In. Who’s In is a social event planning app. Are you planning a dinner out? Chose a local option, time and poll your friends to see “who is in.” Will this app make it easier to plan your next social outing?

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