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
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 ’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 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
Facebook has added nearly 200 flags to its Profile Frames feature, which lets you overlay imagery filters atop your profile photo. Facebook first launched profile frames for sports teams in 2015, and started letting people submit their own frames last year. However, in December last year, they also begun letting people submit their own frames. It’s this “us versus them” ideology that Zuckerberg rails against in his 5,000-word manifesto, but that is somewhat propelled by these profile flags. According to Tech Crunch, While this might be a minor launch meant to just be fun and patriotic, it outlines the potential concerns with Facebook’s leader taking an outright stand on world issues. Rather than simply maximizing for user engagement, shareholder value and its basic mission to connect pe