YouTube and Video
YouTube’s recommendations now
“consider recent long-form videos from channels the viewer watches in Shorts”. If I’m understanding this correctly, this means that having popular Shorts
may be able boost views on your longer videos.
has new features to make Reels more discoverabl
e: An “Add Yours” sticker to encourage others to create similar content (and you get credit for starting a trend), cross-posting Reels from Instagram
, and new Insights and stats for your Facebook Reels. Plus you can “remix in sequence”
TikTok-style, showing the original Reel; or, if you are not feeling creative, Facebook will automatically turn your Stories and Memories into Reels.
is now letting creators monetize with Stars on Reels
, in addition to live streams and videos on demand. Fans buy Stars and add them to the videos and live streams they want to support. Eligibility for creators includes at least 1000 followers, being in a supported country, and compliance with Facebook’s monetization policies.
now lets you easily insert social media buttons
. For “popular” social media sites (like YouTube and Twitter), Google Sites will automatically add a customizable icon, otherwise, you can upload your own image.
If you are using an older Blogger
theme, and are missing the edit pencil on your posts, Blogger Product Expert Adam shares how to get that to reappear
(at least for the time being).
TumblrMart is now available
on both mobile and the web. If you use Tumblr
, TumblrMart lets you gift ad-free browsing or dashboard crabs to another creator.
strategy for promoting its metaverse creation sandbox Horizon Worlds
is a bit baffling. This week CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced its availability in France and Spain
with a super simplistic avatar selfie. New York Times tech columnist Kevin Roose called the graphics
“worse than a 2008 Wii game”. There was so much mockery that Zuckerberg posted another update to explain that “it was taken very quickly to celebrate a launch” and that the graphics are actually better than that. Andrew Hutchinson at Social Media today
points out that Meta’s metaverse risks “becoming so mocked, so criticized, that it’s labeled as a failure before it even begins” (invoking the failure of Google Glass). Maybe Zuck should consult his marketing department before posting again.
If you have an account that includes Google Meet’s noise cancellation
, you will now see an indicator of how much noise is being remove
d. Noise cancellation is available for Google Workspace Individual, Google One Premium, and a number of Google Workspace editions.
In Google Docs
you can now assign a checklist item
to yourself or a colleague. This is available to all Google Workspace customers, but not personal Google accounts.
Now this is an unexpected technical issue!