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Twitter increases the methods to Live stream Videos

Twitter increases the methods to Live stream Videos

social media, Technology
Twitter is set to introduce a new live video API which will enable third parties to connect their own video tools with Twitter's Periscope Producer interface. It's thought the API will also allow high-end professional cameras and broadcast equipoment, including OB trucks, to directly broadcast live videos to the social media platform. The other three, Telestream's Wirecast software, Switchboard Cloud, and Teradek, are more professional video creation and management solutions. Twitter named four partners who have already been using the beta version of the API, but there's only one consumer camera so far: the Livestream Mevo. Periscope wasn’t the first notable live-streaming app, but it had a stretch run where it was certainly the most popular. It even helped drive live-streaming pion
Old whatsapp status makes a return on the app

Old whatsapp status makes a return on the app

social media, Technology
In mid-February, WhatsApp removed the feature that let you set an away message, and then gave the Status name to a Snapchat Stories clone. The old text status was done away with making way to a new video/image like status, Snapchat kind of stories feature, which disappears within 24 hours. The company had hoped that the new image/video stories would serve a similar function as the text-based statuses. The company has confirmed that it will bring back its old text status message feature after facing a backlash from its users. Some people preferred to keep informative status about what they were up to or what was in their minds that probably would go for a longer duration but the new feature only allows for a status to go for a day only, that is 24 hours. More so, some people prefer...
Twitter tests a feature that warns users of profiles with ‘potentially sensitive content’

Twitter tests a feature that warns users of profiles with ‘potentially sensitive content’

Cyber Security, Internet, social media
Twitter ’s efforts to combat trolling and offensive content may soon be expanded to cover entire accounts. The social media platform confirmed it’s testing a new feature that flags users’ profiles as potentially including “sensitive content.” When you click on one of these profiles from a link on Twitter, or if you visit the profile’s web page directly, you won’t be immediately shown the users’ tweets. Instead, a warning message displays, reading “Caution: This profile may include sensitive content.” A reporter at Mashable first spotted the feature when trying to view the profile of technology analyst Justin Warren, but could not determine how the content was flagged. Currently, the company permits content that contains violence or nudity, but it draws the line at “pornography or excess
Facebook’s Express Wifi is Now Live in Nairobi

Facebook’s Express Wifi is Now Live in Nairobi

Internet, social media
Surf, an Internet Service Provider that allows users in Kenya to access and subscribe to affordable internet services has partnered with Facebook to launch Express Wi-Fi in Kenya. Surf is a product of Boelist Investments in partnership with Access Kenya to offer affordable, high-speed internet available for purchase where Surfspot hotspots have been installed. Express Wi-Fi by Facebook is now available majorly in Nairobi. "Express Wifi empowers local entrepreneurs to help provide quality internet access to their neighbors and make a steady income. Working with local internet service providers or mobile operators, they’re able to use software provided by Facebook to connect their communities," the Facebook website said. Express Wifi, also part of Facebook's Internet.org
Facebook turns to artificial intelligence to help prevent suicides

Facebook turns to artificial intelligence to help prevent suicides

Internet, social media
Facebook has developed algorithms that spot warning signs in users' posts and the comments their friends leave in response. is using a combination of pattern recognition, live chat support from crisis support organizations and other tools to prevent suicide, with a focus on its Live service. There is one death by suicide every 40 seconds and over 800,000 people kill themselves every year, according to the World Health Organization. “Facebook is in a unique position—through friendships on the site—to help connect a person in distress with people who can support them,” the company said Wednesday. The tool is being tested only in the US at present. It marks the first use of AI technology to review messages on the network since founder Mark Zuckerberg announced last month that he also hoped