Thursday, April 07, 2016

Facebook Unleashes a Raft of Live-Video Updates - Digits - WSJ

Likely to be useful in a wide range of domains; e.g., see Facebook Groups Act as Weapons Bazaars for Militias (NYT)

"The company is attacking live video on several fronts, introducing new tools for users while working with media companies and celebrities to generate videos. In some cases Facebook is paying outsiders to post videos on the network. Recode earlier reported Facebook was willing to pay for content.

Facebook is using the Groups and Events pieces of its software to get more people to create and share video. Among the changes: users can now stream live video to select people such as family, instead of all followers, and live video can be folded into events. This will allow a parent to stream video from a dance recital to a small group, for example, while a celebrity can talk to followers from a concert stage."
Facebook Unleashes a Raft of Live-Video Updates - Digits - WSJ
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