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.
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.
Facebook is at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, both personally and through the myriad smartphones on scene. Everywhere, people are liking, commenting, and sharing. The social network recommended to AllFacebook some applications that festival-goers can use to enhance their experiences, while others are using the event to gain traction.
BandsInTown, the top concert-discovery application on Facebook, plans to deepen integration within the social network. The app, which reaches more than 20 million unique Facebook users per month, wants to connect more fans through concerts they’re planning to see. BandsInTown CEO Julien Mitelberg spoke with AllFacebook about how the app will use open graph technology to make Facebook users more aware of events featuring their favorite artists.
Facebook will last 100 years, as will Google and Wikipedia, according to early Facebook investor Yuri Milner, founder of Digital Sky Technologies, who spoke at a talk at SXSW 2013 hosted by Vanity Fair.
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.
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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