Learn About The Facebook Journalism Project

#News — Discover The Facebook Journalism Project

Recent events have brought to light how crucial information truth is on social media.

In an effort to make sure “that a healthy news ecosystem and journalism can thrive”, Facebook introduced on January 11, 2017 The Facebook Journalism Project.

vine is dying long live hype

#New — Vine Is Dead. Long Live Hype.

In August, we were telling you that Vine was dying: yesterday, Twitter officially announced that they were discontinuing the Vine mobile app.

Yes: Vine is dead.

But, quite interestingly, yesterday was also the day when Vine’s former Co-Founder Rus Yusupov — @rus — tweeted “Don’t sell your company” and retweeted the following:

vine is dying long live hype retweet from rus yusupov

In other words, when Vine is dying, Hy.pe is launching.

Hype is a mobile app that lets you broadcast live interactive video.

vine is dying long live hype homepage screenshot

From a brand and business perspective, it will be interesting to see how Hype compares with the various alternative video platforms — and their respective formats — available on the market: Periscope, Facebook Live, YouTube, Instagram and of course Snapchat.

In the meantime, let’s hope for the best.

Happy hyping.

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Learn About Facebook Latest Snapchat Clone Quick Updates

#News — Learn About Facebook’s Latest Snapchat Clone: Quick Updates

In 2014, Snapchat turned down a $3 billion offer from Facebook.

Ever since, the blue giant has been trying to mimic the concept — and grab some of the hype — of the yellow ghost.

Facebook’s latest attempt to clone Snapchat is called Quick Updates.

facebook latest attempt to clone snapchat is called quick updates

Credit: TechCrunch

Here is what you need to know about Quick Updates:

  • These updates 24-hour ephemeral posts, which can contain content you have uploaded to Facebook in the past, “old” images from your phone library, “fresh photos” taken on-the-go or plain text.
  • They do not appear in News feeds or profiles, but are hidden inside the mobile app (of selected test users).
  • Quick Updates are supposed to allow users to share content with selected people, as opposed to regular updates that aim at a wider audience (i.e. all friends).
  • People can reply to a Quick Update.

But let’s not get too excited since, according to TechCrunch:

“Facebook doesn’t plan to launch or move forward with Quick Updates. So (it) is basically a stillborn feature you won’t see more of […] though it could be reborn as a more central part of the traditional status update composer.”

If Quick Updates does become available to all users, it will be interesting to see how brands can leverage such a new feature.

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#News — 5 Questions About Facebook 360 Photos

It’s all over the web: Facebook is launching Facebook 360 Photos. There is so much being said on that topic that it can get confusing. Here is everything you need to know, summarised in five simple questions.