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Social Media and Video

Social media and video go hand in hand. People are using the second screen to discover more about the shows they are watching on TV or to just share an opinion about what they’ve just seen. That’s not the only way social media and video are related. Social media plays a large part in the success of an online video and can be instrumental in making a video go viral. That’s why it’s important to know the unspoken rules of sharing video online. Learn about the do’s and don’ts of video sharing in the posts below.

We also cover some of the latest trends in social media such as Facebook’s video chat feature and the ever growing world of GIFs. These posts can tell you what you need to know and where to look online to discover the latest social media video trends.

GO SEAHAWKS! Sorry, we just can’t contain our excitement – it’s not every year your home team is going for a repeat at THE BIG GAME! In fact, we’re so excited that we’re making all 12 days leading up to the Seahawks vs. the Patriots into a contest for the loudest fans in the world! . . .

the Seahawks Sweeps

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All it takes is just one click to share a video you created with the world. This is either a thrilling or a terrifying concept; it depends entirely on the nature of the video and the kindness or otherwise of your friends. Second only to sharing videos on YouTube, never has online video had more . . .

Facebook videos...

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It seems like just yesterday we watched the New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square and tomorrow will already be February 2nd when Americans celebrate Groundhog Day, a day where we wake up to see what a large rodent forecasts for our meteorological future. Most of us across the country cling to the hopeful . . .

Groundhog Day videos...

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Video sharing on social media sites has become a modern day Internet phenomenon. Nothing says guilty like your mug captured on camera with your hand trapped in the cookie jar. Unfortunately, we aren’t always in the know when a video of us is shared. There are so many free video-sharing sites online, you never know where . . .

video sharing...

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UPDATED JANUARY 18, 2013: NFL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP HASHTAGS With the 49ers-Falcons NFC Championship Game Sunday at 3 p.m. EST and the Ravens-Patriots AFC Championship Game Sunday at 6:30 p.m. EST, new hashtags and Twitter accounts are required reading and retweeting for NFL fans following the games online. Last week Atlanta Falcons fans used the hashtag . . .

NFL football hashtags...

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Let’s face it, we love being entertained in the comfort of our own homes whether it’s watching funny cat videos online, streaming the NFL live, watching the MLB playoffs, or viewing our favorite television shows. Although we have had more control over when we watch TV with the introduction of the Digital Video Recorder ...

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Ever had the idea you wanted to be a video news reporter? Got a smartphone with a video camera? Yes? Congratulations, here’s your chance to be a citizen journalist. For a couple of hundred bucks, you have a compact video recorder and maybe even an editing studio that fits in the palm of your hand. . . .

citizen journalism...

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There’s no chance on having a decent conversation in my living room on a Friday night anymore. How about yours? Some people may blame the 42-inch plasma that’s sitting in the corner flashing its seductive images in our direction, calling our imaginations forward through its portal into another world. But I’m not sure I blame . . .

social television

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The world of the professional journalist, formally schooled and trained in delivering the ‘Who, What, Why, When, and Where’ of a news story, has been turned upside down and inside out. The legendary sign-off, “And that’s the way it is,” by renowned CBS News broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite, has lost the resonance it once had. . . .

citizen journalism...

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The Grand Slam tennis tournament of Wimbledon (June 25, 2012 – July 8, 2012) is grander than ever this year, at least for fans who hope to watch Wimbledon online. The world’s oldest tennis tournament, which kicked off Monday, June 25th is being streamed live online, free, and in HD. Of course, live matches are . . .

watching Wimbledon online…

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