To address the hacker in the room… you’re going shopping! Amazon’s powering Snapchat shopping (point the camera and -poof!- bucks flow to Bezos). And Instagram rolled out in-app shopping globally within Stories.
It feels impossible to avoid politics — check out these social video spikes around the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings, via Tubular Labs — and thus smart networks like TBS are leaning into White House happenings, with DTC, millennial-approved apps like Samantha Bee’s “This Is Not a Game: The Game.”
Oh and how do we put this gently… your Facebook data probably got hacked (mine did!), hackers slid into Twitter DMs, teens hate Snapchat ads (shocker!), and there will be no sex for you (on Apple TV)!
Alas, there’s an appetite for a FANG “Burn Book”… enter “The Markup,” a nonprofit publication that just raised $20mm to investigate how tech platforms impact society.
As of now, YouTube’s Channel Memberships are virtually identical to Twitch’s Subscription plan
“50 billion hours of Gaming content watched on YouTube in the last 12 months and 200M daily logged-in users watch Gaming every single day on YouTube,” Wyatt said in a tweet.
New Pressure on Google and YouTube Over Children’s Data [New York Times]
But advocates have contended that YouTube is aware that plenty of children watch videos on the main site, and Representatives Cicilline and Fortenberry are pressing Google to provide details of how it may collect data from children’s videos on the site.
The social network is rolling out event pages for TV episodes, which will go live 30 minutes before episodes air and compile tweets with hashtags and words related to the show, as well as talent names and handles.
The project is aimed at exploring how tech platforms like Google and Facebook impact society.
The shift toward producing original video for major social-media and streaming platforms is mirrored elsewhere across the digital publishing sector, as companies such as Mic, Attn: and Vox Media attempt to diversify their revenue streams amid a tough digital advertising market.
Aegis survey says: Teens hate Snapchat ads [Seeking Alpha]
Shameless Is Back… With A Bang! [TVREV]