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Facebook Rolls Out Major Video Updates: 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 Announces Autoplay Sound, Picture-in-picture View, and Other Updates to Video: Facebook rolled out four major updates “that make watching […] This post Facebook Rolls Out Major Video Updates: This Week in Social Media first appeared on . – Your Guide to the Social Media Jungle

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French video trolling Trump has a cock in it, because of course it does

France has finally joined the list of countries in Europe trolling the U.S. president with a spoof tourism video narrated in the voice of Donald Trump. SEE ALSO: Europe is trolling the hell out of Trump one hilarious video at a time The video, produced by “La Nouvelle Edition” on Channel 8, starts by comparing the two national animals, and it’s quite brilliant: “America has the bald eagle, in France we have the cock,” the voiceover says. If you think this is blunt, wait until you see the part where Steve Bannon’s physical appearance is compared to stinky cheese.  You’re welcome! Or, as the French would say, de rien! Read more… More about Trolling, Video, France, Europe, and Social Media Social Media

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Snap takes aim at Facebook in roadshow video

 Snap is about to embark on its investor roadshow as it prepares to go public at the beginning of March. And a new video gives a glimpse at how they will be trying to persuade Wall Street to buy shares. The video starts off with CEO Evan Spiegel emphasizing their mission as a “camera company.” He compares Snap’s video experience to Alexander Graham Bell’s invention of… Read More Social – TechCrunch

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Online Marketing News: Generational Video, Facebook Ups the Volume and Hiring an SEO

Infographic: How Gens X, Y and Z Consume Video Content A new infographic shows how content consumers across generations interact with video content — unsurprisingly, Gen Z consumes video at a higher frequency than their Gen Y and Gen X counterparts, but the platform and preferred format data may surprise you. AdWeek Facebook Videos Will Now Play With the Sound on by Default In contrast with a decision made last year to keep the sound from auto-playing on videos in the News Feed, Facebook has opted to turn the automatic sound back on for videos after rumored pressure from advertisers. User groups have reviewed this favorably, but there is also the option to disable auto-play with sound in your individual settings. AdAge How to Hire an SEO [Video] Hiring a good SEO is a daunting task for many — but Google’s Maile Ohye is here to help with some useful…

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You can now use Signal for encrypted video calls

 Open Whisper Systems, creator of encrypted communication platform Signal, released an update today as an open beta to enable encrypted video calling. The app previously offered fully end-to-end encrypted chat and voice calling, but the addition of video will make it even easier to convey information without compromising security. The update also promises to improve the existing, somewhat… Read More Social – TechCrunch

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B2B Video Benchmarks for 2017

Videos created by B2B companies continue to be viewed mainly on desktop computers, and they are still mostly watched during the workweek, according to recent research from Vidyard. Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

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Twitter claims 31 million unique viewers across 600 hours of live premium video in Q4 2016

Twitter may have missed estimates with its Q4 revenue targets and recorded a small, 4 percent year-on-year increase in its monthly active users (MAUs), but the social network’s recent push into live video streaming of big events is now a key focal point as it strives to increase its stickiness. In its letter to shareholders, Twitter revealed that 31 million unique viewers tuned in to more than 600 hours of live video across around 400 events between September and December. You may recall that last year Twitter revealed it was effectively becoming a global TV network after it won the online rights to stream Thursday night NFL games in full. It also partnered with BuzzFeed for a U.S. presidential election livestream, while other tidbits included a partnership with Disney to broadcast live footage around the launch of the new Star Wars movie. Of its Q4 live video events, Twitter says…