Surprise! From Hidden Camera to Viral Video Sensation

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If you weren’t raised on the moon, chances are you’ve seen hidden camera shows, such as Punk’d, Spy TV and, of course, Candid Camera.  These semi-staged shows entertained millions by pranking or surprising an unknowing participant- catching the whole affair on camera.  In several markets, especially the entertainment industry, ‘candid’ videos have emerged as a […]

Facebook Unveils Video Advertising

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In an effort to reach users by alternative means, Facebook has unveiled video advertisements to play in a user’s News Feed, set to launch Thursday. The ads are set to start appearing Thursday for web and mobile devices, and will play automatically – though sound may be toggled on and off by the user. Exact […]

The Low Down: Will Instagram Video Replace Vine?

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Facebook and Instagram recently confirmed our suspicions. Instagram has incorporated video into their platform! It’s seamless, beautiful and now available for iPhone and Android users. Here’s the down and dirty on what makes it different from Vine: Instagram videos can be up to 15 seconds long, as opposed to Vine’s video lengths which are capped at […]

InstAwards: Day 1 Instagram Video Winners

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The world as social media geeks as myself knew it has changed forever! Well, actually… not even a little bit, but we were all pretty eager to get our hands on Instagram  version 4.0 introducing a new 15 second video feature.  I’m not going to get into whether this new shiny toy is the future […]

Instagram Adds Video Support

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Instagram has always been a unique place to share photos, whether or not it’s a photo of a meal cooked by a user or fun that’s being had with friends. But now, a new feature will allow users to put a particular twist on what they’re sharing. Instagram will now add video support for the […]