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NBC will air the 2018 Olympics live because social media always spoils everything

Finally! NBC will air the 2018 Winter Olympics live across all U.S. time zones.  You can thank — or blame — social media.  SEE ALSO: These terrible photos might explain why Donald Trump rejected an offer to throw a first pitch NBC’s conundrum was simple and has sparked complaints from fans for years. It went like this: The Olympic Games are a global event that often happens half a world away from the United States. NBC used to broadcast the most intriguing competitions during U.S. primetime. But as social media and digital technology revolutionized the ease of learning results as they happened (or even watching them happen via online live-stream), NBC’s lack of live broadcasts seemed increasingly greedy and outdated.  Read more… More about Social Media, Olympics, Sports, Entertainment, and Sports Social Media

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Facebook Messenger now lets you privately share your Live Location for an hour

 Facebook Messenger wants to be an offline social gathering tool, not just an online chat app. Today it’s adding a new Live Location feature that lets you share for an hour within a private direct or group message thread your real-time location on a map. The recipients can then see an estimate of how long it would take you to reach them by car. Read More Social – TechCrunch

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Facebook Live via Desktop Rolls Out Globally: This Week in Social Media

Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week Facebook Expands Ability to Broadcast Live from Desktops and Laptops to All Users: Facebook announced that everyone around […] This post Facebook Live via Desktop Rolls Out Globally: This Week in Social Media first appeared on . – Your Guide to the Social Media Jungle

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How to Choose the Best Live Video Platform

Do you want to add a sense of urgency to your marketing? Interested in using live video on your social channels? Live video creates a unique, real-time experience that encourages your audience to comment and interact, turning individual customers into a community. In this article, you’ll discover the platform benefits and how to use live […] This post How to Choose the Best Live Video Platform first appeared on . – Your Guide to the Social Media Jungle

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Twitter launching Live video API tomorrow

 Twitter is about to make it much easier for media publishers to post live video broadcasts with the launch of a live video API tomorrow morning. The API will let companies hook up professional broadcasting and video editing equipment to Twitter with more powerful integrations than Twitter’s existing Periscope Producer feature. The forthcoming API was first reported last week by The… Read More Social – TechCrunch

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Facebook ‘Disputed News’ tag goes live

Gizmodo seems to have been first to spot the quiet debut on Friday of Facebook’s new ‘Disputed’ tag, which will appear beneath news stories on the site that have been deemed inaccurate. Facebook is flagging links to fake sites now, looks like: pic.twitter.com/N7xaWDkdYA — Anna Merlan (@annamerlan) March 3, 2017 Facebook has also added a new Help page outlining how the system works. Following proposals laid out in recent months, Facebook says that stories flagged as fake by users will be reviewed by independent fact-checking organizations including Politifact and Snopes.com. Those organizations will be signatories to a “Fact-checkers’ Code of Principles” maintained by the journalism nonprofit Poynter Institute. The principles include nonpartisanship and transparency in sourcing and funding. There’s no indication yet whether the ‘Disputed’ designation will have a direct impact on how a story is handled by Facebook’s ranking algorithms. At least in theory, users should be less likely…

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3 Creative Ways to Use Live Video for Business

Want to add live video to your marketing plan? Wondering how live streaming can increase customer loyalty and engagement? Live video helps you stand out from the competition by making your marketing interactive. In this article, you’ll discover three creative ways to use live video in your social media marketing. #1: Create That Black Friday […] This post 3 Creative Ways to Use Live Video for Business first appeared on . – Your Guide to the Social Media Jungle