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Twitter Videos Now Embeddable on Websites (SocialTimes)
Twitter has been making major improvements to its video capabilities, aside from its Vine app. Now, Twitter announced that you can embed a video from Twitter to a website. Mashable YouTube has let publishers embed videos for years, but starting Monday, tweets on twitter.com began sporting an embedded video market generator that publishers can copy and paste into their stories. The feature is under the “more” prompt, which leads you to generate HTML code. TechCrunch As you can see, it includes a native Twitter video wrapper, complete with a timeline, video playback controls, a full-screen button and a Twitter logo, which shows you the original tweet that appeared with the video, as well as the posting account, profile picture and a follow button so that you can add them to your follow list without ever leaving the player. Twitter is clearly serious not only about keeping traffic on its own network via native video recording and publishing options, but also about rerouting traffic back to the network when clips from its user base get posted on sites like this one.
What This Online News Program Learned From Making a Facebook-First Show (Adweek)
The Young Turks is one of YouTube’s top online news networks, with more than 1.7 billion lifetime views. Now, it believes it can crack the news formula for Facebook videos, too, thanks to insights derived from its newest show, Final Judgment.
Zuckerberg, Mobile Carriers Talk Bottom Line Benefits of Internet.org (VentureBeat)
Speaking on stage at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Monday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke passionately about bringing Internet connectivity to as many people in the world as possible. But he and executives from several mobile carriers also said that giving people in developing nations free access to the Internet can be a big driver of business over time.
Buzz Aldrin’s 1966 Space Selfie Sells for $9,200 (CNET)
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is still the king of all selfies. He took a self-portrait during the Gemini 12 mission in 1966 with the blue curve of the Earth behind him. A vintage print of that extravehicular space selfie sold for around $9,200 at an auction conducted by auction house Dreweatts & Bloomsbury in London.
There Were 373K Tweets About House of Cards During the Season 3 Premiere Weekend (LostRemote)
The third season of “House of Cards” was released last weekend, and the anticipation building for Frank Underwood’s stint in the White House was palpable. 203,000 unique authors sent 373,000 tweets about “House of Cards” on Netflix from Thursday at 5 a.m., through Monday at 5 a.m., according to Nielsen.
Iran’s Guards Increase Monitoring of Social Media: State TV (Reuters)
Iran monitored 8 million Facebook accounts with new software and will watch other social media sites for content that contravenes the Islamic Republic’s moral codes, state television reported on Monday. The Center for Investigation of Organized Crime, a branch of the elite Revolutionary Guards Corps, accused Facebook of spreading immoral content and said it had arrested several users.
Is Facebook Running Away with Real-Time? (SocialTimes)
The 87th Academy Awards unfolded not just on broadcast TV and at the Dolby Theater but also on social media, on Facebook in particular. ABC livestreamed backstage content from the festivities on their Facebook page. And Facebook created a “trending experience” for the Oscars, aggregating content from The Academy, ABC, celebrities and users’ friends at Facebook.com/oscars.
Cameron Diaz Thinks Social Media is A ‘Crazy-Ass Experiment On Society’ (The Huffington Post)
Newlywed Cameron Diaz has plenty of exciting news to share, but you won’t catch her tweeting about any of it. “I think social media is a crazy-ass experiment on society,” the 42-year-old told Cosmopolitan U.K. as cover star of the April 2015 issue.
#TheDress: 73M Views, More Than 483K Notes on Tumblr (SocialTimes)
Whether you thought the dress was black and blue or white and gold — you probably wondered why people were talking about it. You were definitely not alone.