Digital Trends: Live-stream Broadcasters Can Earn Cash Through Periscope’s Super Hearts

Digital Trends: Live-stream Broadcasters Can Earn Cash Through Periscope’s Super Hearts. “Really like that live Periscope video? Now viewers can show their support in the form of Super Hearts, a new form of ‘liking’ that live-stream that will actually help that broadcaster earn some cash. Of course, that means Super Hearts are not just a click but are actually paid for.”

Engadget: Facebook seeks to foster community with more group admin tools

Engadget: Facebook seeks to foster community with more group admin tools. “At Facebook’s first Communities Summit, co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new direction for Community pages. Specifically how to run them effectively. The new direction mainly includes mod tools like insights into how and when members are active. There are also features en route for approving and rejecting member requests, scheduled posts and group-to-group linking so similar groups can see one another.”

Online Journalism Blog: Facebook safety for journalists – new initiative launched

Online Journalism Blog: Facebook safety for journalists – new initiative launched. “Facebook has launched a new initiative in partnership with a number of journalism organisations to help journalists ‘protect their accounts and themselves on Facebook.’ The Facebook Safety for Journalists page covers 10 steps that journalists should take, ranging from password protection to abuse and harassment.”

Library of Congress: NLS Rolls Out New Digital Initiatives

Library of Congress: NLS Rolls Out New Digital Initiatives. “The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) at the Library of Congress is enhancing its ability to serve its patrons through several major technological initiatives being advanced this summer. NLS is launching a new and improved website and a new multimedia education campaign—both designed to raise awareness of NLS’s remarkable free services.”

Google Blog: The world as you see it with VR180

Google Blog: The world as you see it with VR180 . “We know that virtual reality videos can be really powerful, which is why we have invested in supporting 360 and VR formats for over two years. And today, VR video is the most popular way to experience VR. But, we’ve heard from creators and viewers who want to make and see even more immersive videos on YouTube. So, we’ve been working with Google’s Daydream team on a brand new video format, called VR180, that we believe will make VR content even easier to create.”

International Business Times: Facebook Is Testing New Tool To Protect Users’ Profile Pictures

International Business Times: Facebook Is Testing New Tool To Protect Users’ Profile Pictures. “Facebook has announced that it is currently testing a new tool that will protect users’ profile pictures. Called Profile Picture Guard, it prevents others from copying or saving a user’s profile picture.”