The Social Media Hat: How to Create 26 Pieces Of Content From A Facebook Live. “What if I told you that a single one-hour video that you broadcast live to Facebook will generate dozens and dozens of pieces of content that you can use to fuel your content marketing efforts both on your blog and on every other major social network?” When I read the title I knew this article was either going to be absolutely amazing or written-in-five-minutes crap. It’s amazing.
MakeUseOf: How to Go Live on Facebook (And the Hidden Risks). “The current ‘big thing’ in the world of video is live user-generated content. Pioneered by the likes of Twitch and Periscope, Facebook Live arrived in 2015. In this article we’ll explain how to go live on Facebook, along with a few hidden risks you need to watch out for.”
Social Media Examiner: How to Get More Engagement With Facebook Live. “Want more people to watch, share, and comment on your live videos? Looking for tips on improving the quality of viewer engagement? To explore how to get more engagement with Facebook Live video, I interview Stephanie Liu.”
HarnessLink: Capturing The Cup to debut on Facebook Live. “Woodbine Entertainment is set to debut a new Facebook Live harness racing series titled ‘Capturing The Cup’ this Thursday. The five-episode series will feature past champions of the Pepsi North America Cup reflecting on their victories, close calls and other memorable moments from Canada’s richest harness race.”
Knight Center: Nicaraguan journalist killed during Facebook Live broadcast of protests against pension reforms. “A journalist was killed on the night of April 21 in Bluefields in eastern Nicaragua during a Facebook Live broadcast of the fourth day of protests against pension reforms Ángel Gahona, director of El Meridiano, was fatally shot in front of a judicial complex, according to newspaper La Prensa. At the time, he was broadcasting on Facebook Live a confrontation between riot police and demonstrators, according to Confidencial.”
Washington Post: He had been outing suspected drug dealers on Facebook Live. Then a gunman entered the frame.. “Prentis Robinson rarely went a day without using Facebook Live — his favorite way of broadcasting his music, his personal vendettas and, authorities said, his suspicions about who in the town was dealing drugs. On Monday, he was live-streaming video on Facebook as usual, recording himself with a selfie stick, wearing one of the straw cowboy hats he often donned in videos. He talked about how his phone was stolen as he walked around Wingate, N.C., the town southeast of Charlotte where he lived. He stopped by police headquarters to check in with Chief Donnie Gay.”
The Scientist: Biohacker Injects DIY Herpes Vaccine on Facebook Live. “‘I do not do intermuscular injections into any muscles but my thighs . . . so I’ll be taking off my pants,’ announced self-described citizen scientist Aaron Traywick 20 minutes into the half-hour broadcast whose denouement would be his self-injection with a purported vaccine against the herpes virus.”