The paradox of a monolithic internet
The paradox of a monolithic internet

It was supposed to be the great leveler, a vast network of free-ranging bits and bytes but we could be facing the paradox of a monolithic internet. As more and more power and influence on the information superhighway – not to mention money – seemingly tends to coagulate in the hands of the relative few […]

Live stream video on Twitter now; save pix on Instagram
Live stream video on Twitter now; save pix on Instagram

Live stream video on Twitter now; save pix on Instagram while Insta’s own live stream is finally rolling out to users. Is this a great world or what? Okay, calm down. Yea, yea…we know: the live stream craze has now engulfed nearly all the major social media platforms. Let’s see: Facebook, check; YouTube, check; Snapchat, […]

Instagram Stories vs. Snapchat – do we care?
Instagram Stories vs. Snapchat – do we care?

Instagram Stories vs. Snapchat – do we care? Oh sure, the cute little ephemeral videos, which disappear in 24 hours, are fun and yet another bright shiny object with which to distract our attention. And, without question, Facebook popped up with the Instagram Stories as a bitch-slap to Snapchat. (That’ll teach you to turn down our […]

Social image streams are so much more
Social image streams are so much more

If  you don’t know by now, you really should: social image streams are so much more than mere images. The image streams on social networks have been for quite a while the most engaging currency in the digital spaces – and for good and obvious reasons. But to relegate them to mere images leaves us […]

Facebook priority on live video, real time
Facebook priority on live video, real time

As the social behemoth continues its quest for world domination, your News Feed will see the new Facebook priority on live video, real time. What this means is live videos will turn up more and more in users’ News Feeds as a special and emphasized type of content. Facebook started rolling out its live video […]

Is Snapchat all that – for advertising?
Is Snapchat all that – for advertising?

Is Snapchat all that – for advertising? Well, to be honest, the jury may still be out on this one and the question far from settled. But that doesn’t appear to really be stemming the flow of ad dollars into the platform When Snapchat got into the advertising business in January 2015 it was reportedly […]

Snapchat is not storing photos, says Snapchat
Snapchat is not storing photos, says Snapchat

Snapchat is not storing photos, says Snapchat. At least, that was the sum total of a blog post published Nov. 1 in response to the Internet freak out over an October 28 revision to its Terms of Service statement and privacy policy. Well, okay, maybe the entire Internet didn’t freak out but the Snapchat portion […]

Snapchat selfie (ad) worth $750,000?
Snapchat selfie (ad) worth $750,000?

Is a Snapchat selfie (ad) worth $750,000 to advertisers? Snapchat believes it just might be – at least for holidays. Maybe only $450,000 the rest of the year. Any way one slices it, that’s a lot of money for a selfie which disappears within seconds. The Financial Times reports everyone’s favorite disappearing photo and video […]

Keep your Snapchat alive – with money!
Keep your Snapchat alive – with money!

With the latest update to everyone’s favorite disappearing online messaging app you can now keep your Snapchat alive – with money! That’s right, with the update which began rolling out Sept. 15, Snapchat will allow users to “replay”  Snaps for a buck. Well, actually 99 cents to replay three Snaps. For almost two years, now, […]