Facebook’s introduction of Video on Instagram Thursday and its potential impact on Twitter-owned video-sharing application Vine drew mixed reactions from the social media industry and media.
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Facebook has been big on dogfooding its employees, and it appears the latest round came when the company shut off its website internally, forcing employees to only use their mobile applications. Facebook Product Manager Josh Williams, formerly CEO of Gowalla, told attendees at South by Southwest that Facebook blocked some employees’ access to Facebook.com at the campus for a while in an effort to get them to communicate using the native mobile apps.
Facebook and its photo-sharing network, Instagram, were all over the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Stephan Alber, a social engineer for young-adult-focused marketing agency Noise, put together an infographic looking at the festival through Instagram’s lens.
Despite the fact that social media has been a major component of recent editions of the annual South By Southwest gathering in Austin, Texas, social software company Expion found that sponsors of SXSW 2013 did next to nothing to maximize their marketing opportunities on Facebook.
More than 1 billion instances of application activity are shared via Facebook on a daily basis, and a total of more than 400 billion open graph actions have been shared on the social network, Facebook announced at SXSW 2013 Sunday.
We know how active people are on Facebook when they’re alive, but now there are tools that allow people to post to the social network after death. As CNN reported, a new group of companies allows users to still be alive on their social media accounts, even following their passing.
While there are a variety of ways to upload video to Facebook, CrowdSync is hoping to change the way people share footage from their favorite concerts and events. The recently launched iOS application allows concertgoers to easily upload videos to Facebook, share with friends, and even view specific events from a variety of crowdsourced angles. CrowdSync announced Tuesday that it has been invited to the South by Southwest Music Festival to compete against other apps in the Music Accelerator contest.
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