Two months ago Facebook launched The Bots for Messenger Challenge. They asked developers across the Middle East and Africa to team up in threes and compete to create innovative bots for Messenger under the following categories: gaming and entertainment; productivity and utility; and social good. Facebook has selected 60 finalists from the hundreds of entries it received from across the Middle East and Africa. The 60 finalist teams (10 per category in the Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa) each…
If you didn't get the chance to follow up on Facebook's F8 event, here's a round-up of the most important announcements from Day 1: Social VR - Facebook Spaces: Social VR — Facebook Spaces is launching in beta for Oculus Rift, giving people a new way to connect in VR. Facebook Spaces is a place where you can be in-person with friends and family in VR, having a fun and meaningful experience, no matter where they are. Camera Effects: Camera Effects Platform — Putting…
Carter Wilkerson man from Nevada who clearly loves chicken nuggets (as stated on his Twitter profile) asked Wendy's, the fast-food chain, how many retweets are needed for him to get a year worth of free chicken nuggets. Wendy's reply was a staggering "18 Million" in an attempt to make the quest impossible as the highest number of retweets is 3.2 Million was held by Ellen Degeneres' celebrities selfie at the Oscars in 2014. Wilkerson's reply was: "Consider it done"
Why is the internet filled with so much anger and hate? Why is it so easy for someone to publish something that is extremely harmful and offensive? Trolling, spamming, defaming, intimidating, humiliating, harassing and bullying are all faces of the same coin.
Brands and Video publishers have always had mixed feelings when it comes to choosing the hero platform in order to publish and promote their video content. On the one hand, you have Youtube, where search engines will forever find the content and publishers rewarded with profits when these videos become popular. On the other, you have Facebook, where the content has higher audience reach and can be quickly discovered and re-shared by more people in a shorter amount of time…