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Carri Bugbee

Facebook Toys With Twitter-Style Feed Order For Posts About Real-Time Events | TechCrunch - 0 views

  • It’s internally testing “Chronological By Actor,” a new way to display updates about live events so they appear in order from most recent to oldest, surrounded by feed posts ranked by its traditional relevance-sorting. It’s not ready yet, but the algorithm test denotes Facebook’s keen interest in stealing Twitter’s real-time social media crown.
  • It revealed it would start publicizing News Feed algorithm changes in blog posts, as well as two changes that have already been rolled out: “Story Bumping,” which bumps stories you haven’t seen yet to the top of the feed, and “Last Actor,” which shows you more feed stories about the people you’ve recently interacted with or viewed the profile of.
  • If you want up-to-the-second information about what’s transpiring in a sports event or breaking news story, Twitter wins. Y
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  • Twitter works best when you’re glued to it in the moment, whereas Facebook excels at giving you the most interesting retrospective of what happened while you were gone.
  • Facebook came up with the idea for Chronological By Actor — a way to create a hybrid feed that integrates both relevance and real-time sorting.
  • The only problem is that Facebook said its tests of Chronological By Actor actually reduced Likes, comments, and other signals it uses to gauge News Feed success. That’s why the algorithm change hasn’t been rolled out like Story Bumping and Last Actor.
Carri Bugbee

Cord-Cutting No Longer an 'Urban Myth': Pay TV Operators Drop 316,000 Subs in Past Year... - 0 views

  • In the face of customer losses, cable and satellite TV operators say they’re focusing on higher-value subscribers, willing to sacrifice bargain-hunting consumers who at satisfied with over-the-top video options like Netflix and free broadcast TV.
  • data clearly shows that cord-cutting is picking up the pace as the cost of cable and satellite TV service continues to climb skyward.
Carri Bugbee

These Are the Biggest Hurdles Facing Social TV | Adweek - 0 views

  • Not every TV show is appointment viewing, and it’s safe to assume that not every show will be hashtag TV.
Carri Bugbee

Anti-Piracy Alternative to "Six Strikes" and Copyright Alert System | Variety - 0 views

  • The owner of the nation’s largest cable operator has begun preliminary discussions with both film and TV studios and other leading Internet service providers about employing technology, according to sources, that would provide offending users with transactional opportunities to access legal versions of copyright-infringing videos as they’re being downloaded.
  • The new approach would be an alternative to the Copyright Alert System, a voluntary initiative many leading programmers and distributors like Comcast have been utilizing since February. Other CAS participants include AT&T, Verizon, Time Warner Cable and Cablevision, as well as all studios affiliated with MPAA.
  • Using pirated content as a platform to drive legal transactions reflects an alternate philosophy regarding copyright infringement, one that sees the illegal activity less as a crime that requires punishment and more as lead generation to a consumer whose behavior is borne out of inadequate legitimate digital content options.
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  • But there are a few crucial differences: With the new conversion strategy, the notification would occur in real time. Though not instantaneous, it would be a good deal faster than CAS, which sends subscribers e-mails, voicemails or browser-based messages that can occur weeks after the alleged piracy takes place.
Scott Monty

Social TV mentions in This Week in Social Media - 0 views

    Please have a look at the first 6 links in the "Industry" section of this post - each is suggestive, but together there is a cumulative effect.
Carri Bugbee

Twitter Spoiler Block: Netflix Has Spoiler Foiler for 'Breaking Bad' | Variety - 0 views

  • The app takes an aggressive approach, blocking any tweet with the words “breaking” or “bad,” even if they may have nothing to do with the show, or are merely innocent comments on the show’s Emmy win. However, for those who have to wait to watch the finale, it may be better to be safe than sorry.
  • “Bad” fans can log into the website through Twitter and view a relatively normal version of their timeline, the only change being that tweets that could contain spoilers are blacked out with a spoiler warning. They have the option of clicking on the tweet to view it, if they so dare.
Carri Bugbee

Nielsen: Commercial Breaks Aren't Twitter Breaks | Adweek - 0 views

  • ccording to Nielsen’s SocialGuide service, the heaviest Twitter activity appears to be happening during real-time programming minutes and not commercial breaks. After analyzing data culled from 59 broadcast and cable programs, SocialGuide concluded that nearly three-quarters (70 percent) of all airtime tweets were sent during the actual content.
  • when the spot load is light, the share of tweets issued during the breaks is also light. By the same token, when the programming is weighed down by multiple spots, the volume of tweets sent in commercial time rises proportionately.   
  • in some of the more compelling programs there are spikes in Twitter activity that coincide with significant plot moments
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  • Last month, Nielsen released a study suggesting that the volume of tweets related to a given broadcast “caused significant changes in live TV ratings” 29 percent of the time.
Carri Bugbee

MediaPost Publications Clyp Job: Invidi Teams With Ad Tech Start-Up To Build TV's Progr... - 0 views

  • the biggest developer of addressable TV advertising technology, Invidi, is partnering with Clypd, a promising ad technology start-up that wants to create  marketplace for buying and selling TV that works just like online’s programmatic exchanges.
  • a wide variety of technology players have set their eyes on transforming the $60 billion-plus TV advertising marketplace, including big agency holding companies, their trading desks, and online video technology companies such as Tremor Video, YuMe and, which is being acquired by AOL and recently became the preferred video ad-buying platform for Interpublic’s Mediabrands.
  • the reason the deal between Invidi and Clypd is significant, is that Invidi is the only player to have built and deployed the kind of addressable TV advertising technology that will enable advertisers and agencies to target and buy audiences the way they buy online audiences -- at the individual level.

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  • Easier said than done. Unlike online, which has had a relatively seamless and simple-to-use tool for identifying, targeting and serving ads to individual users -- browser-based cookies -- TV’s infrastructure is old, convoluted and has so far lacked that kind of audience targeting precision.
  • One of the big obstacles, he says, is that unlike online where cookies have enabled such targeting and buying, TV wasn’t able to do it until a sizeable addressable TV advertising infrastructure was put in place. Based on its most recent contracts with TV distributors, Invidi claims to have agreements to distribute its addressable TV ad technology in about 80% of the non-over-the-air TV advertising marketplace.
    ad technology start-up that wants to create  marketplace for buying and selling TV
Carri Bugbee

Video, TV and social: Meet the 5 startups that just graduated Turner Media's latest acc... - 2 views

  • Tomorrowish’s claim to fame is saying that it has the only social media DVR. The company takes the US East Coast conversation during prime time, curates it, saves it, and then brings it together with the West Coast airings.
  • For brands, Tomorrowish will give them more engagement with viewers on social media, sponsored content, and celebrity conversations.

    Diving into the Social TV, it will work across all platforms so that viewers can interact with shows on mobile devices, TV, or computers. There’s also a mobile API that developers can tap into.

Carri Bugbee

Twitter iOS Redesign Focuses on Streams, Media, TV and Photos - Mike Isaac - Social - A... - 0 views

  • real aim to is help guide first-timers who have decided to download the app after seeing hashtags or “@” signs on TV ads.
  • Instead of taking days or weeks to figure out what’s so cool about Twitter, for instance, a newcomer could instantly stumble into a conversation happening about their favorite prime-time drama, during the very moment that show airs.

  • Much of the idea behind the overall redesign is to combat the massive user churn and retention problems
    Twitter is experimenting with another stream dedicated solely to TV-related tweets and conversations, one which will likely find its way into Twitter's redesigned app.
Carri Bugbee

Twitter Acquires Trendrr in Quest to Own Real-Time Conversation - Digits - WSJ - 0 views

  • Trendrr calls itself a real-time company that processes and tries to make sense out of the data surrounding television, media and brands. Trendrr’s products — Curatorr and Trendrr.TV
  • Having sat at this intersection of TV and social media for years, we’ve analyzed data from lots of platforms. What makes Twitter uniquely compelling among these platforms is its connection to the live moment — people sharing what’s happening, when it’s happening, to the world. We think we can help amplify even stronger the power of that connection to the moment inside of Twitter.
  • Twitter in May rolled out new products that let advertisers target people on Twitter who had just seen their ads on TV. The update was born out of Twitter’s acquisition of Bluefin Labs, another social TV tracker. The move wasn’t so much a boon for media companies as much as a display of how Twitter can work on a second screen alongside TV.

Carri Bugbee

Facebook Can't Compete With Twitter On TV - 1 views

  • Twitter could be much better than Facebook in certain businesses, and it might be able to make a huge amount of money in that business.
  • TV is still the most important player in the advertising industry. The format has an important cultural importance, and it still brings in far more money than Internet video. That is not going to change any time soon according to research, and that will negatively effect Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) as it tries to move into video ads. Twitter has a way around the trend, however.
  • TV changes Twitter, Twitter changes TV

    When a really popular show is on television, the buzz is palpable on the social network. Twitter has noticed and it has begun to push some of its advertising in that direction. The company is planning on launching a TV recommendation service in the months ahead that will add to the perceived relationship between the social network and television in the mind of consumers.

Carri Bugbee

MediaPost Publications Study: Consumers Prefer Netflix, Hulu, Redbox to TV Everywhere 0... - 0 views

  • More than two-thirds of smartphone and tablet users haven’t downloaded their pay-TV provider’s app, and nearly three-quarters never buy movies to watch from the VOD service.
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