CNET: Grammys 2019: Start time, livestream, nominees, performances and more. “The Grammys are returning to Los Angeles. Last year’s show took place in New York City, but the 61st annual Grammy Awards will find music’s biggest stars back in the City of Angels this Sunday, Feb. 10.”
TechCrunch: Firefox will soon mute all autoplaying videos. “There are many things worse than autoplaying video and audio on the web. The world is a messy place, after all. But it sure is distracting when you surf to a website and suddenly some video starts playing at full volume. Google’s Chrome browser and Microsoft Edge both offer tools to disable these annoyances and, starting with the launch of its next version in March, Mozilla’s Firefox browser will, too.”
Google Blog: State of the Union 2019: Live on YouTube. “As we have done since 2010, YouTube will live stream the President’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 5 at 9 p.m. ET, as well as the response. This year, you can tune in to live streams in both English and Spanish.”
MakeUseOf: 5 Nifty YouTube Channels for Learning a New Skill or Strength . “Even if you aren’t in school anymore that doesn’t mean you should stop learning. On the contrary: today’s always-connected world makes it easier than ever to learn about any topic you can imagine. Whether you want to learn a new language, a physical skill, or anything else, the internet can help. And due to the added visual element, YouTube is one of the best places to learn something new.”
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.
CNET: Best FaceTime alternatives for video calls. “An embarrassing bug that compromised the privacy of FaceTime calls on iOS and Mac has surprised many Apple users. The problem occurred when you tried to place a call, but before the call connected, you could hear the audio of the person on the other end. Apple took over a week to respond to the flaw, which has prompted an investigation from the New York attorney general’s office. If you’re in need of a video call app replacement for FaceTime or simply want to try another option, these are the apps to start with.”
Social Media Examiner: How to Use Facebook Premiere: What Marketers Need to Know. “Facebook Premiere is a feature that allows you to upload and schedule pre-recorded videos to broadcast live on your Facebook page. You can take advantage of all of the benefits you get with a Facebook Live video, but with a pre-recorded video instead.”