The Scientist: Biohacker Injects DIY Herpes Vaccine on Facebook Live

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.”

Business Wire: Watch Live as 200,000 Icelanders Set off Fireworks to Ring in 2018 (PRESS RELEASE)

Business Wire: Watch Live as 200,000 Icelanders Set off Fireworks to Ring in 2018 (PRESS RELEASE). “Iceland Naturally invites you to take a virtual trip to Reykjavík with a Facebook Live video stream of the city’s dazzling fireworks show on New Year’s Eve. Simply head to http://www.facebook.com/icelandnaturally at 6:50 p.m. EST / 3:50 p.m. PST on December 31 to watch more than 200,000 Icelanders ring in the new year with their famous fireworks display. Since Iceland is several hours ahead of North America, you can watch the celebrations before yours even begin!”

The Verge: Facebook will begin live-streaming college basketball games

The Verge: Facebook will begin live-streaming college basketball games. “Facebook is steadily building out content to get viewers to watch things on its site. Back in May, the company streamed several MLB games, and now it’s following up on that with live streams of college basketball, via Engadget. To do that, Facebook is partnering with Stadium, a sports live-streaming site, in order to stream 47 college basketball games through Facebook Watch.”

AdWeek: Creators on Facebook Get Their Own Stand-Alone App and Website

AdWeek: Creators on Facebook Get Their Own Stand-Alone App and Website. “The Facebook Creator app enables users to create original video, add exclusive features to their Facebook Live offerings and connect with their communities on the social network, and product manager Chris Hatfield detailed some of the app’s features in a blog post…”

The Next Web: Facebook adds live video Fan Club feature, but you’re not cool enough to see it

The Next Web: Facebook adds live video Fan Club feature, but you’re not cool enough to see it. “Facebook is quietly working on a mysterious new app for its Live Video platform. It’s called Fan Club App, and it appears to be specifically designed to help you and other influencers boost engagement with your audience. Unfortunately, the social media giant is yet to enable Fan Club to users – even though the company is already testing a shortcut to the app within Live Video.”

Forbes: How To Engage Your Facebook Live Audience

Forbes: How To Engage Your Facebook Live Audience. “Why is Facebook Live worth mastering? Every week, when [John] Haydon reviews Facebook Insights for his page, Facebook Live video is ‘hands down’ the most popular content he publishes. The broadcasts also result in a regular weekly spike of signups for his email list, which he promotes as the best way of finding out about future programs. In addition, he can download the replay recordings from Facebook as MP4 files and edit them, pulling out excerpts to publish as separate videos. So if he did a Facebook Live on ‘3 Things You Need to Know’ about topic X, each of the three things could become its own video.”