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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Facebook Video Views Grows

Facebook more specifically later noted that over 50% of people in the US who come to Facebook daily watch at least one video per day. It doesn’t break out how many of those are auto-played but did noted that over 65% of Facebook video views occur on mobile.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg pointed out in the call that while usage of Facebook has shifted over the last ten years, from primarily text through to “primarily photos with some text and video,” he may be understating things a bit.

As a point of comparison, he noted that there are 2 billion photos each day shared across Facebook sites — or, put another way, 1 billion less photos than videos posted to Facebook daily. And as a sign of just how much Facebook is pushing video growth, it was only in June 2014 that the company passed 1 billion video views per day.

“One of the big trends will be the growth of video content on our service,” Zuckerberg said in remarks about the how the service would look in three, five and 10 years.

Video is key to Facebook on more than one level.

On one hand, it’s a medium that helps keep people on the site for longer, by the very nature of the viewing experience. It’s something that Facebook has been doing well. By some estimates, it’s even driving video creators, and video views, away from YouTube, the online video leader.

Facebook said that in the last year, the number of video posts per person on Facebook increased 75% globally and 94% in the U.S. (My guess is that it will try to push more of this kind of “native” video in the future — that is, video hosted on Facebook rather than on third-party sites, either by offering more control and a better experience or better exposure in Facebook’s ever-evolving algorithm for what gets seen the most. Hosting the videos, of course, means that Facebook can monetise them better.)

On the other hand, with its close affinity with TV, online video is a honeypot for premium advertising and attracting premium brands. This is one of the big reasons why Facebook, and others like Yahoo and Aol and Twitter, have been pushing into the medium.

COO Sheryl Sandberg made the direct comparison between consumer video takeup on Facebook and how the social network is building out its video advertising business. “It’s exciting that we’ve gotten to 3 billion video views per day because it shows that consumers like video,” she noted. “That gives us an opportunity to grow our video advertising.”

“What really matters is that consumers are using videos on Facebook,” she said later, saying if they weren’t, “video ads would be very jarring.”

In the last quarter, Facebook rolled out autoplay video ads worldwide, and noted that “many clients told their stories creatively through video” but didn’t share any metrics on just how well this did.

Interestingly, while Facebook is pushing some premium content, including a new NFL feed that it announced today, it’s not putting all its eggs into the high-end basket.

“I don’t think it matters what that content is,” Sandberg said in response to a question about whether Facebook would be looking to do more deals to add more premium video content, similar to what YouTube has been doing. “We have an NFL test right now but we are already seeing explosive growth without it. We haven’t figured out what the mix needs to be.”

Facebook reported $3.6 billion in advertising sales on overall revenues of $3.85 billion but did not break out how much of that came from video advertising versus other formats.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Why Kids Should Not Use Facebook And Twitter

I don't know what has happened to the world and the internet, but something or someone needs to help make a change. With so much nudity and profanity going on, do you really want your kids exposed to this society? When the internet gods created internet, maybe they didn't realize that one day, kids would use Facebook to smother themselves.

This not only include the critical concerns about their online safety, and what they see. Some parents will use their own email accounts to make their kids' Facebook page, but how far will that go? Average kid over the age of 10 probably has a Facebook, Twitter, or some kind of social media account.

As long as kids don't abuse the use of facebook there is nothing wrong with them having it, but teens minds are to weak these days to handle what they see. Just as our kids have to wait to be the right age to drive, drink and vote, the same should be for social media. Facebook for kids should not have ads and there need to be "extra privacy".

When people start talking about changing the Facebook limits, it's important to note that there is already a tremendous amount of kids who are members. Use of Facebook and Twitter among children ages 8 to 12 is skyrocketing. Even Mary Kay Hoal says kids deserve a healthier social networking experience than Facebook.

Facebook is hugely distracting kids school performance and how they respond to things. Parents letting kids have Facebook pages, with parental supervision, is a good first step toward learning safe online behavior.

Young kids need unstructured play, outdoor time, hands-on activities, and face-to-face interactions with other kids. It's part of their development. Getting them involved in the addictive world of Facebook too young may stunt their growth in more ways than one. It also opens the door to a more sedentary lifestyle, which contributes to childhood obesity.

There are lots of ways for your computer to get infected with viruses, spyware, and other malicious software on social networking sites like Facebook, and kids who haven't even hit their teens yet have little to no understanding of what malware is or how to avoid it.

Young kids are very susceptible to just going with the crowd, and that goes double when the anonymity of the Internet is involved. Preteens may be more likely to follow the lead of peers who are making rude comments online.

In elementary school, kids are developing skills like how to study and do homework. Introducing Facebook during this critical time could disrupt solid study patterns and get them in the habit of trying to social network and do homework simultaneously.

The majority of Facebook's users are older teens and adults who may post suggestive photos or use inappropriate language for your under-13 child to see or hear. If your preteen absolutely needs to social network, many parents prefer more child-oriented sites like Togetherville for this reason.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Will Facebook Issues Be The Downfall Of TikTok, Spotify, And Tinder?

A number of popular apps and services including Spotify, Music Blogs, Pinterest, and Tinder were inaccessible today on iOS devices due to a now-resolved issue involving Facebook log-ins.

There were widespread reports on social media of apps crashing whenever launched on iPhones and iPads, and corresponding outage spikes on DownDetector.com.

The cause of the outages seems to have been Facebook’s software development kit, or SDK, which many apps use to manage user logins. Users don’t have to be using Facebook to log into an app for this to affect their software (they don’t even have to have it installed), and there were no reports of the same apps crashing on Android.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Why Youtube And Facebook Video Sharing Is Not The Same

Youtube And Facebook
Facebook is doing it's best to compete with Youtube over video sharing to the public. Maybe in the near future, Facebook will gain the potential it needs if it keeps pushing Youtube off it's platform.

The growth of Facebook video over the last two years has been widely documented. Its rapid expansion has placed it squarely in the running for top social video platform. To earn that title though, Facebook has to dethrone YouTube, which has long been synonymous with online video.

At the same time, even if someone shares a video on YouTube, that will go to their Google Plus profile and I don't think Google Plus is as active as Facebook. Even if they share YouTube video on Facebook or any other social networking sites that mean you are combining 2 different channels.

YouTube and Facebook have become popular online destinations for sharing information and connecting with others, so it's no surprise that the two sites are compatible. There is not much to say about Youtube, the have been around for years and have the credit to prove it.

Facebook uploads more than Youtube, but Youtube does the most views overall. As a indie artist, best suggestion is to upload to both. Don't know how to share Facebook on other social media platforms, but you know what to do with your Youtube videos!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Facebook Acquires Instagram

Instagram has become an immensely popular platform for young people. It's also been a bright spot for Facebook amid a tumultuous time for that platform, which is grappling with fake news, foreign election meddling and privacy issues. It's unclear what Instagram's future will look like without the original duo at the helm.

Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are out. Now the question is what happens to the business they started, and what that will mean for its owner, Facebook.

"One of the key hallmarks of Instagram has been its independence and uniqueness from Facebook. The founders closely guarded that," said Debra Aho Williamson, principal analyst at eMarketer.

Facebook Video Views Grows

Bloomberg reported that Systrom and Krieger are departing because of tensions with CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the direction of Instagram. According to Bloomberg's sources, Instagram could become more integrated with Facebook now that the co-founders are leaving.

With Systrom and Krieger gone, Williamson says it could be more challenging for Instagram to maintain that independence, especially if Zuckerberg installs his own executives to lead Instagram now.

Instagram Releases New Video Photo Sharing Service

That doesn't have to be a bad thing, even for users who prefer Instagram to Facebook. There are some popular features on Facebook that Instagram may be able to adapt. In fact, it's already done this by adding tools like messaging, the ability to mute users and indications showing whether someone is online. It also allows users to post Instagram photos to Facebook, and prompts users to add their Facebook friends on Instagram.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Facebook Launch Three New Portal Devices

Facebook announced three new hardware products today focused on video calling and augmented reality, doubling down on its voice assistant products that will compete with similar devices from Google and Amazon.

The second-generation Portal, the new Portal Mini and new Portal TV each feature a camera and a set of microphones, and combine video calls with augmented reality features such as multiplayer games and 3D camera lenses.

All three devices, priced $129 to $179, are available for preorder starting today in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Companies like Google and Facebook generally hope to gain insights about consumer behavior through persistent interactions with their products that are eventually used for targeted advertising.

Facebook launched its first Portal device amid intense scrutiny of its privacy practices from U.S. and European regulators in 2018, prompting backlash from several tech reviewers. Facebook is also adding a new privacy option to all Portal devices that allows users to view, listen and delete any of their voice interactions using the Facebook Activity Log.

The devices will also be the first to run Facebook’s updated Portal operating system that was announced at the company’s annual F8 developer conference. In a surprising move, Facebook is adding Alexa skills including flash briefings, smart home controls and Amazon Prime Video to all of its Portal devices.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Facebook Loses Its Top Executives

Could this signal more trouble for Facebook? Two of Facebook’s top executives — one regarded as the company’s No. 3, and the other the head of its WhatsApp messaging service — are leaving after disagreements with Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive, over the social network’s future direction.

The change is a substantial shift for Facebook, which has traditionally encouraged people to publicly share posts, videos and photos.

Executives at Facebook who had run the various services were concerned that knitting together the apps would take a toll on the popularity and growth of their individual products, said the people, who were not authorized to speak publicly. And with Mr. Zuckerberg exerting more control, the executives were also fearful of losing autonomy and power.

Now, Mr. Zuckerberg is barreling ahead with his shift to focus Facebook on private messaging and away from public broadcasting, even if it means shedding some of his top lieutenants.

The departures add to the executive turnover at Facebook, which for years had been stable in its top ranks. Mr. Zuckerberg kept close many key executives, including his chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, as well as Mr. Cox and others.

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Facebook Hit With Lawsuit

A class-action lawsuit has been proposed in Canada against Facebook following a security breach that put the accounts of tens of millions of users at risk.

The social media company announced last week that about 50 million user accounts worldwide had been accessed by hackers, with another 40 million left vulnerable during the attack.

Facebook Video Views Grows

Using a video upload tool, which has been available on the site since July 2017, hackers were able to access users' private messages and posts, as well as retrieve information through third-party websites like Instagram, Etsy and Spotify.

The company says there were no signs that any accounts were misused. Affected users were logged out and notified of the breach when they were logged back in.

Facebook Canada said Monday it would not provide any further comment.

Toronto law firm Charney Lawyers PC, which is heading the class action, says Facebook has an obligation to ensure that user information is "properly protected."

Why Kids Should Not Use Facebook And Twitter

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Man Arrested For Facebook Post

A Palestinian man who clicked “Like” on a Facebook status criticising a Palestinian Authority (PA) official has been sentenced to six months in prison.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Top 5 Lima, Ohio Artist To Watch For In 2019

The announcement of the Top 5 artist in Lima, Ohio has been released by the Wrap-Up Magazine. Evaluations on artist are done by who generated the most plays, gained the most followers, and did the most streams.

Each artist come unique with their own group of followers that keeps their crowd wanting more. Read about each artist bio to learn about them and the music they represent. Be sure to show support to any artist you choose by clicking the links to their profile.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Teen Committs Suicide Using Facebook Live

14-year-old Nakia Venant committed suicide on Facebook live this past Monday. The Florida teen was in foster case and hung herself as her foster parents slept.

Venant live-streamed the video, using a noose fashioned out of a scarf and hanging herself from her bathroom door around 3 AM. A friend called the police but it was too late to save her.

Venant's Facebook page was quickly deleted. Facebook spokesperson Christine Chen said that Facebook stops livestreams that violate community standards “as quickly as possible.”

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Top 5 Lima, Ohio Artist Who Made The Biggest Impact In Our Hip-hop Community

These Lima, Ohio artist has stepped up to the plate and will leave there musical legacy over the city's rap culture. The Buckeye state has no shortage of celebrities, but these Top Five artist sure stood out among the rest.

Even though Eastside Po was not mentioned in the article, he is next up on the rising artist list.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Facebook To Financing A Massive Solar Farm

Facebook is investing heavily in a massive solar farm in Texas as it rumbles towards its goal of running entirely on renewable energy by the end of next year.

Longroad plans to have the farm up and running next year, and it's expected to have a capacity of 379 megawatts, which would be enough to power almost 300,000 homes.

It's the first time Facebook has invested directly in a renewable energy project. It's not clear exactly how much of the $416 million financing package Facebook covered, but it said it's contributing a "significant" portion of the total costs.

As of last year, 75 percent of Facebook's business runs on renewable energy. Other tech major companies already run on renewable energy or plan to do so.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

TWUM Artist Picks Of 2018

Artists Of The Year
There are many artist posting and submitting their music to TWUM on a daily basis's. There are a few who stood out in the crowd of musicians by showing hard work and dedication. The Wrap-Up Magazine would like to take this moment to give these artist a little support in furthering their music career.

We encourage all to take the time to follow these artist and listen to some of their music below.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Shades Vision - No Cap Ft Lady Nae, Cash Crazy, and Hood G

Just months after releasing "Static" and doing various other projects via youtube, Shades Vision jumps back onto the music scene with new music featuring Lady Nae, Cash Crazy, and new comer Hood G with track titled "No Cap."

Cash Crazy is fresh off his release "Lil Baby" which is just now starting to pick up. It's been since Wreckzfest 2017 since Lady Nae and The Wrap-Up Magazine linked up.

Shades Vision on Facebook

Lady Nae on Facebook

Cash Crazy on Facebook

Hood G on Facebook

The track sounds like it from out of California some where. The beat banging and will get the club jumping. Be sure to hear the new song here first! After that, take a look at all the artist profiles to see how they working below.

Lady Nae

Shades Vision

Cash Crazy

Friday, April 9, 2021

Facebook Marketplace seller kills woman


A nurse attempting to buy a refrigerator for her boyfriend was killed by a man she met through Facebook Marketplace, Pennsylvania authorities revealed Wednesday.

Denise Williams, who worked at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, died as a result of “massive blood loss to her body due to multiple stab wounds,” Cambria County coroner Jeff Lees said during a news briefing livestreamed by WJAC.

“She did put up one heck of a fight. This was a violent death that she sustained,” Lees said.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Facebook Headquarters Evacuated

The headquarters of social media giant Facebook was temporarily flooded with officers and cordoned off Tuesday evening after a threat against the company was called in to authorities. The threat was originally called into the San Francisco Police Department.

The department transferred the call to Menlo Park officers, who went to the campus and closed off the entrance with tape. Officers searched the campus, while the company asked its employees to stay put before police could prove or disprove the threat.

Officers did not find anything at the campus, and Facebook eventually shuttled its employees home. The company, founded in 2004, has more than 6,000 employees. Menlo Park’s city council voted last week to allow the company to pay about $200,000 a year to the city to fund a full-time police officer who would be stationed near the new campus.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Spotify Music On Facebook

If you have not heard of +Spotify, then let me put you up on game. Spotify is a commercial music streaming service providing digital rights management. They also carry the tools for artist to have their music played on facebook.

Spotify's Daniel Ek created a free, Facebook-enabled platform that could save the recording industry from falling under. All artists can now list their merchandise within Spotify, for free! Spotify is now free on the Windows Phone. Listen to your music, wherever you are. With Spotify, you have access to a world of music. You can listen to artists and more.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Facebook Raises Minimum Wages For Employees

Facebook is increasing wages for its contract workers in the US, from janitors to content moderators.

On Monday, the Silicon Valley tech giant said that it will pay at least $22 per hour for content reviewers in the Bay Area, New York City, and Washington, DC; $20 per hour to those living in Seattle; and $18 per hour in all other metro areas in the United States.

Facebook has faced scrutiny over the pay and working conditions of its content moderators. An investigation from The Verge found that workers, who were being paid just $28,800 a year, faced intense working conditions and some developed PTSD.

The $520 billion company is also raising wages for US contract workers like cafeteria staff and janitors to a minimum of $20 per hour in San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and Washington, DC, and to $18 per hour in Seattle.

"In the years since, it's become clear that $15 per hour doesn't meet the cost of living in some of the places where we operate. After reviewing a number of factors including third-party guidelines, we're committing to a higher standard that better reflects local costs of living," the social media giant said in a blog post.

Walmart, the world's largest retailer and the largest US private sector employer, pays workers $11 an hour at entry-level, while Target said in April it would raise its US minimum wage to $13 an hour.

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