Blog / 13 Jul 2017

#Newsfeed: Facebook Live now lets you broadcast in VR (but there’s a catch); What’s really going on with Spotify’s fake artist controversy; How consumers respond to brands on social media



Plus how much does Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’ earn as the most-watched YouTube video ever?


Like other tech companies before it, community and events app Meetup is now squarely in Facebook’s crosshairs. Buzzfeed News spoke to Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman to uncover how the company is sizing up the social giant. “There’s a giant body pile of all the apps that have said they’re going to be the new Meetup,” Heiferman said. “The fact that Facebook will also be doing stuff that operates in some similar veins, fine. But our purpose is not to keep people glued to the screen — our purpose is to get people away from the screen and sparking communities that change people’s lives.”

Read the interview in full here.


Read more about this exciting activation here.


In a move that few brands could ever imagine, Bleacher Report U.K. has changed its content strategy for Instagram, stripping away other sports to focus solely on football. All 30 daily posts are geared toward a common goal: owning the biggest moments in football and football culture, whether it’s around major match news, player transfers or lifestyle-type content like famous players’ birthdays and weddings.

Read more about shift in strategy here.


The Verge has interviewed cinematographer and Lil Yachty collaborator Glassface on how the internet has changed the concept of the music video. Glassface (aka Josh Goldenberg) explains how his work is crafted to travel on the internet, including the “Forever Young” video that was designed to be broken into GIFs that could then be uploaded to Lil Yachty’s official Giphy page.

Read the interview in full here.



JADEN JAM: You can now buy DJ Khaled and Asahd’s matching father-son sateen suits!

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