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  • Facebook Launching Paid Subscription Services for Watch Shows

    Featured image for Facebook Launching Paid Subscription Services for Watch Shows WF Will | 2 days ago

    Facebook is Planning on Piloting Video Streaming Subscriptions for Watch According to an article by Mobile Marketer, Facebook is planning to test paid subscriptions for the first time on its Watch hub. They’ll apply to on-demand shows and include material from CollegeHumor, Discovery’s MotorTrend, the BBC, and selected content from ITV. Testing is limited to the US and will take place in the next few weeks. Facebook plans to charge monthly fees of $4.99 for CollegeHumor's DropOut, $6.99 for BritBox, $4.99 for MotorTrend and $2.99 for ITV’s Tastemade Plus. Subscribers will have access to original content. Facebook will handle payments ...

  • Study Finds More Than 50% of Google searches End Without a Click

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    This new article from Search Engine Land reports on a study carried out by Rand Fishkin, founder of SparkToro. Apparently, zero-click searches just went through the 50% barrier, and he predicts that the rate isn’t going to drop. “Zero-click searches …. have been on a steady rise for years, and I don’t expect that to reverse or plateau anytime soon,” he said about the findings of his Google clickstream data study, published on Tuesday. New data provided by Jumpshot confirmed that back in June, for the first time, most Google searches (50.33%) ended without a click through to an organic ...

  • Facebook Paid Contractors to Transcribe User's Audio on Messenger

    Featured image for Facebook Paid Contractors to Transcribe User's Audio on Messenger WF Will | 1 week ago

    It’s just emerged that Facebook has been using hundreds of contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services. Bloomberg is reporting that some of the contractors have disclosed this information under anonymity – after becoming disturbed by the nature of the work. The Bloomberg article states that the workers aren’t informed how or where the audio was recorded and that the material is sometimes vulgar. It seems they’re puzzled and slightly concerned why Facebook needs transcriptions. The report seemed to hamper gains in Facebook stock, which was up 1.6% by 3.30 pm at $188.37 on Tuesday. Earlier ...

  • Twitter partners up with NBC for live Tokyo 2020 Olympics coverage

    Featured image for Twitter partners up with NBC for live Tokyo 2020 Olympics coverage WF Will | 1 week ago

    Twitter partners up with NBC for live Tokyo 2020 Olympics coverage Twitter’s live-streaming hasn’t been the success it would have hoped. Despite that, Social Media Today reports it’s about to try again with the 2020 Olympics. This is similar to what it did with the NBA – where they ran a poll with Twitter users to vote for a player they wanted to watch on a dedicated live-stream in the second half of the games. The New York Times reports that Twitter signed an agreement with NBC to broadcast limited coverage from the 2020 Olympics: "Each morning of the ...

  • Do Advertisers Need to Start Paying More Attention to Reddit?

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    Do Advertisers Need to Start Paying More Attention to Reddit? This interesting Marketing Land article is well worth a full read. Reddit used to be a scary, inhospitable place for brands, but is that changing? Reddit got a complete overhaul last year and has started to offer new options to advertisers too. Reddit is a tech-savvy environment and trolls lurk in its darker corners, but according to Zachary Burt, President of Code for Cash, there are ways to use the platform effectively. “The major issue is that if we leave comments enabled, people occasionally troll.” “We solved the problem by ...