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Facebook’s original video is something publishers are actually excited for

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Virtually Dating" is a five-episode series produced by Cond Nast Entertainment.Image: conde nast entertainment For all of Facebook’s big talk about video, it was still just part of the almighty News Feed. Publishers hoping to capture a moment of a user’s attention looked for thumb-stopping moments, which gave rise to a new and not-terribly compelling format of video that remains endemic to Facebook. Watch is something different. Facebook’s new original video program features TV-like shows made by media companies. Perhaps most importantly, the shows are showcased in a brand new section of the social network. That’s enough to convince publishers, […]

For $400, you can be an Instagram influencer

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Image: Getty Images/Cultura RF If you’re on social media, you’ve most likely heard of the side-hustle. Work your 9 to 5, sure, but you also should be making yourself known in the world. Definitely don’t just sit down and watch “fucking House of Cards,” as entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk tweeted. Well, here’s one side-hustle you can probably manage while binging all of Netflix’s originals: Be an Instagram influencer. Don’t have a foodie lifestyle or a cute dog? Don’t worry. Just fake it, and you could be taking in hundreds of dollars per week via brand deals. SEE ALSO: We’re more addicted […]

You can get emotional about ‘Game of Thrones.’ Just know HBO is listening.

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Image: hbo People went “crazy” over the season seven premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Or so they say. “Crazy” accounted for 8.9 percent of all emotional reactions (ERs) during the first episode, and “crazy” ERs spiked during singer Ed Sheeran’s cameo, driving 4.8 percent of all ERs. SEE ALSO: This GIF is every ‘Game of Thrones’ fan right now What are ERs, and why does any of this matter? Well, if you were the producer of Game of Thrones, you looked at this data to evaluate how the show resonated and determined what to promote across social media over […]

Snapchat is staffing up in cybersecurity as it damn well should

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Image: mashable Snapchat cares about securitywhether it’s keeping CEO Evan Spiegel’s yacht adventures private or its software free from vulnerabilities. They, of course, would also not like to see any of their code ripped off by competitors such as Facebook. Bloomberg connected some dots in a story Friday, highlighting moves that Snap Inc. has made in taking cybersecurity more seriously. SEE ALSO: A flood of (bad) advertising is coming for your Snapchatand that might be ok Notably, Snap Inc. snatched up Strong.Codes, a Swiss startup that specializes in protecting software code from being reverse engineered, a.k.a. copied. The acquisition, according […]

Someone named Jayden K. Smith is not trying to hack your Facebook

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Image: diego AZUBEL/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Here’s a story you’ve probably heard before: A viral hoax is spreading on Facebook, that, when you stop and think about it, really doesn’t make any damn sense. Monday’s hoax involves a supposed hacker named Jayden K. Smith. SEE ALSO: Step inside the secretive class that turns people into hackers As far as the hoax goes, users are warned about an incoming friend request from a user named “Jayden K. Smith,” who is reportedly a hacker. Then the user is encouraged to share the warning with all of their friends to protect one’s Facebook network from Jayden. […]