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.”

Bustle: How To Find Instagram Live Videos For Workouts, Concerts, & More

Bustle: How To Find Instagram Live Videos For Workouts, Concerts, & More. “As the country settles into new lockdown restrictions and focuses on social distancing, social media remains a saving grace for connectivity, entertainment, and engagement. Knowing how to find live Instagram videos that you actually want to watch will be a great utility during these trying times. Watching a video in real time is essentially as close to human connection as is advised right now, so why not take advantage of the feature and tune into the kind of content you want to see?”

Tubefilter: Twitch Holding Celebrity-Studded, 12-Hour Livestream March 28 To Benefit WHO

Tubefilter: Twitch Holding Celebrity-Studded, 12-Hour Livestream March 28 To Benefit WHO. “On March 28, Twitch will host Stream Aid, a 12-hour, celebrity-studded charity livestream to raise money for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.”

NiemanLab: Coronavirus got you housebound? Here’s how Splice quickly pulled together an online streaming event

NiemanLab: Coronavirus got you housebound? Here’s how Splice quickly pulled together an online streaming event. ” Back in January, our friends at Splice became one of the first news outlets financially hurt by the coronavirus when it was forced to postpone its Splice Beta conference on media innovation in Asia as the virus began its spread. (It’s since been rescheduled for September.) With all the restraints on travel, Splice decided to experiment with a free online-only event.”

Neowin: Mixer adds a new ‘Education’ category to its website for online learning

Neowin: Mixer adds a new ‘Education’ category to its website for online learning. “It looks like Microsoft-owned streaming service, Mixer, typically focused on gaming, is also trying to educational institutions and knowledge providers by launching an Education section on Mixer. The service announced the addition of the category on Twitter (spotted by OnMSFT). The category is currently blank with no streams yet, but that is to be expected owing to how new the section is.”

CNN: Funerals are the latest part of American life to move online

CNN: Funerals are the latest part of American life to move online. “Isabel Cabrera Galindo was a social woman who loved gardening, going to church and drinking beer. But when the 82-year-old recently died of natural causes, her friends and family were told they couldn’t attend the funeral in person. Instead, they watched the burial via a livestream. But many either couldn’t figure out how to use it or struggled to hear key parts of it.”