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Facebook Live: The Hidden Dangers of the New Technology

Live video streaming has been a step forward for Facebook. It has brought Facebook into the future and it has given its users the ability to share stories instantly. However, the benefits brought by live video streaming come with problems as well. One problem that has recently begun to arise is the misuse of the live video.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Facebook Video Advertising

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On Wednesday morning Facebook announced plans to unleash new video technology. New features include automatic audio play for videos and a feature that pulls videos to the sidebar as users scroll through their timelines. These changes restructure the way Facebook video advertising is crafted in a number of ways.  Continue reading

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Facebook Rolls Out Live Video Broadcasting

Look out Periscope, ‘Facebook Live’ now supports live video broadcasting.

Facebook's new live video broadcasting interface.

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Original Content on YouTube Red Is Here

The arrival of original content on YouTube Red enters the platform into the non-traditional media arms race.

YouTube Red logo. Original content on Youtube Red has arrived.

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Periscope Steps Up Its Game With GoPro

Broadcasting live action just got a whole lot better with GoPro’s new feature on the Periscope app.

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YouTube as a Business Platform

YouTube is an up and coming social media channel that can help businesses to reach a larger audience. If used properly one could use YouTube as a business platform. Not only does YouTube have the ability to create a celebrity, but it allows businesses to share and interact with consumers.

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Facebook Friends Day Videos

On February 4th, Facebook had its 12th birthday declaring it national “Friends Day.” Facebook celebrated their birthday by releasing a new video that puts together photos of you and your friends. The release of this personal video montage started the first official Facebook Friends Day video illustrating the importance of friendships.

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Corvette Museum Sinkhole

Corvette Museum Sinkhole:

40-Foot-Wide Sinkhole Swallows Eight Priceless Corvettes.

The sinkhole that swallowed 8 priceless Corvettes

The sinkhole that swallowed 8 priceless Corvettes

On Wednesday this week, a 20-foot-wide and 30 foot deep sinkhole swallowed eight priceless Corvettes at the Church of Corvette in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Today, the doors opened as usual but the mood is slightly different.

As you can imagine, this is not an everyday occurrence. The Museum surprised everyone by opening up this soon after such an event.

“We’ve been given an OK and everything is safe” Said Museum spokesperson Katie Frassinelli.

Although the Museum may be open the Sky Dome, where the sinkhole took place, will remain closed indefinitely.

The cars that were affected by the sinkhole were two on loan from General Motors, a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil”. Also affected were a 1962 black Corvette, a 1984 PPG Pace Car, a 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette, a 1993 Ruby Red  40th Anniversary Corvette, a 2001 Mallet Hammer Z06 corvette and a 2009 white 1.5 Millionth Corvette.

The Sky Dome Untouched

The Sky Dome Untouched

What Other Sinkholes?

Well, this past year there have been a lot of publicized sink holes in the US. Cars have been swallowed in Toledo, Ohio, Broken water mains in Chicago, and even summer homes destroyed outside of Disney world.  Click Here for other articles on recent Sinkholes in the US.

Summer Bay Resort Lies Collapsed after a large Sinkhole

Summer Bay Resort Lies Collapsed after a large Sinkhole

Why do we care?

Sinkholes can be explained by science, erosion, mining, water main breaks, but the unanticipated appearances sometimes lead witnesses to interpret them as acts of God.

The giant holes can wreck vehicles and buildings, people can be killed and possessions lost.

“I’ve always said its a given that when you move to Florida you get beaches, sunshine, hurricanes and sinkholes,” Said a Florida Geological Survey Scientist.

Want to see more? Click Here to see more shocking pictures of a sinkhole in Midwest City in Oklahoma. The images and story here show some of the most significant road damage recorded by sinkholes in the US.

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Can Amazon’s Alpha House Compete with Netflix?

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Last Friday, Amazon’s original series “Alpha House,” a political comedy, debuted to Amazon customers. While some users may think that Amazon’s original series will be available to binge watch like Netflix series Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, “Alpha House” will be aired weekly.

By posting new episodes of “Alpha House” weekly, Amazon hopes that gossip about the show will carry on longer than the buzz surrounding shows on Netflix that can be watching in a few days.

Although Amazon hopes that it’s original series will be talked about over a period of time, the buzz that revolves around the show will depend on the success of the show itself. If the show is not popular among viewers, Amazon potentially runs of the risk of talk about “Alpha House” dying out rather than spreading.

Amazon’s original series can be viewed by not only Amazon subscribers, but by all customers with a free trial as Amazon has found that free trial Prime memberships often turn into paid subscribers.

With there only being 11 to 12 million Amazon Prime members compared to there being 43 million Netflix members, do you think Amazon’s original series will compete with Netflix’s original series? What are your thoughts on binge watching versus anxiously waiting the suspense of next week’s episode?

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Vine Updates Show the App Is Still Holding On

Vine has introduced the app’s first major update since its launch in January of this year. The changes, announced on the company’s blog last week, give users two new editing options: Sessions and Time Travel. The app has traditionally only allowed the recording of six second videos, so the Vine updates will present new opportunities to users.

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“Sessions” Vine update

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New Creepy and Controversial Anti-Obamacare Ad

Generation Opportunity, a conservitive group that describes itself as a “national, non-partisan youth advocacy organization,” released a controversial anti-Obamacare ad this past Thursday. The video depicts a creepy and cartoonish “Uncle Sam” acting in place of a gynecologist.

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Google Glass in Any Industry

Google Glass was first introduced to the world in April of 2012. Since then, the high-tech device that creates an augmented reality right before the wearer has been utilized in several different industries for innovation, communication, creativity, and knowledge. Continue reading

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Pheed

 

Both a website and mobile app, Pheed is taking over as the latest social media craze. Pheed is currently ranked as the No.1 spot in social free apps and No. 7 of all free apps in the App Store. With the catchphrase “a new way to express yourself,” this app combines some of the best aspects of Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram while also adding its own features. Continue reading

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Concert Window

Who has $100 to pay for a concert ticket? Many people definitely do not have the time or money to go through the hassle of trying to buy tickets at astronomical prices. A new startup called Concert Window is attempting to create a system that will broadcast live concerts over the Web. Continue reading

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App Review: FITEO

There’s an app for everything these days. You can scan barcodes, update your Facebook, play games, and, now, create a timelapse video of your fitness project or weightloss. With FITEO, you have the ability to track body improvement instead of only weight or inches lost. Continue reading

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