Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Facebook Live lets you skip to the good part | TechCrunch

The "enabling of impatience" (quoting from later in the TechCrunch article) doesn't always apply, however; e.g., see ‘Happy Chewbacca’ Video Is a Conquering Force on Social Media (NYT)

"Yet Facebook knows when the good part of a Live video is coming. When entertained or riled up, viewers can fire off Live comments and reaction emojis during the stream that the broadcaster can see, similar to Facebook Live competitor Periscope’s hearts.

Now Facebook tells me it’s putting reactions to work to power a visualized timeline of when a Live video receives the most engagement. When you go to fast-forward through the recorded replay of a Live clip, you’ll see the graph of reaction volume overlaid on the progress bar.

Essentially, you’ll be able to see when the video gets interesting and skip there if you want."
Facebook Live lets you skip to the good part | TechCrunch
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