UC Davis: Special performance on Facebook Live supports autism community

UC Davis: Special performance on Facebook Live supports autism community. “The Balcony theater group, in collaboration with the UC Davis MIND Institute, is hosting a Facebook Live event in support of the autism community on June 13 at 5 pm PT. The event…, streamed on the MIND’s Facebook page, includes a 30-minute expert panel on building awareness around autism, followed by a 90-minute live performance of Through Andrew’s Eyes, a play by Oscar Cabrera featuring neuro-diverse actors.”

Lifehacker: Learn How to Make Pretzels from Auntie Anne Herself on Facebook Live

Lifehacker: Learn How to Make Pretzels from Auntie Anne Herself on Facebook Live. “Whether you got your Auntie Anne’s pretzel fix at the mall or the airport (do they exist anywhere else?), you may be missing those salty, buttery treats now that we’re not spending much time in either place. If this is the case, mark your calendar for Sunday, May 31 at 4 p.m. EST, when THE Auntie Anne herself (the chain’s founder Anne Beiler) will be doing a Facebook Live pretzel-making tutorial.”

Search Engine Journal: Facebook Focusing on Live Streaming As Usage Spikes During COVID-19 Lockdowns

Search Engine Journal: Facebook Focusing on Live Streaming As Usage Spikes During COVID-19 Lockdowns. “Facebook is abruptly shifting the focus of product development toward live streaming as COVID-19 lockdowns lead to increased demand. Fidji Simo, head of the Facebook app, told Bloomberg over the weekend that Facebook Live is ‘exploding’ right now.”

Digital Information World: Facebook discreetly removes the map feature available for discovering live videos, redirected it to Watch

Digital Information World: Facebook discreetly removes the map feature available for discovering live videos, redirected it to Watch. “In 2016, Facebook launched a live map feature that displayed blue dots scattered all over the world. When the user clicked on the dots, they were redirected to live videos. However, several users recently noticed that the map simply disappeared and Facebook Watch — the video hub hosted by the social media giant — took its place.”

The New Yorker: Inside the Team at Facebook That Dealt with the Christchurch Shooting

The New Yorker: Inside the Team at Facebook That Dealt with the Christchurch Shooting. “Facebook Live was launched in 2016, and we are still grappling with the possibilities of the medium. Since its early days, it has been used to share the antics of children with their grandparents, broadcast amateur cooking shows, and record academic panels, but it has also been exploited to showcase violence.”

Social Media Examiner: How to Promote Your Live Event on Facebook

Social Media Examiner: How to Promote Your Live Event on Facebook. “Are you planning a live event? Wondering how to use Facebook marketing to reach and stay in touch with attendees? In this article, you’ll discover how to promote your live event or conference on Facebook before, during, and after the show.”

TechCrunch: UK Far Right activist circumvents Facebook ban to livestream threats

TechCrunch: UK Far Right activist circumvents Facebook ban to livestream threats . “Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, a Far Right UK activist who was permanently banned from Facebook last week for repeatedly breaching its community standards on hate speech, was nonetheless able to use its platform to livestream harassment of an anti-fascist blogger whom he doorstepped at home last night.”

The Social Media Hat: How to Create 26 Pieces Of Content From A Facebook Live

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.

HarnessLink: Capturing The Cup to debut on Facebook Live

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

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.

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

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.”