The Atacama Desert in Chile, known as the driest place on Earth, is awash with color after a year’s worth of extreme rainfall.
It’s been more than five years since Steve Jobs wrote his infamous “Thoughts on Flash” letter citing the high level of energy consumption, lack of performance on mobile and poor security as the reasons his company’s products would not support Adobe Flash technology. Finally, it appears we’re getting closer to the curtain closing on Flash.
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This animation distils hundreds of years of culture into just five minutes. A team of historians and scientists wanted to map cultural mobility, so they tracked the births and deaths of notable individuals like David, King of Israel, and Leonardo da Vinci, from 600 BC to the present day. Using them as a proxy for skills and ideas, their map reveals intellectual hotspots and tracks how empires rise and crumble. The information comes from Freebase, a Google-owned database of well-known people and places, and other catalogues of notable individuals. The team is based at the University of Texas at Dallas.
A little bit of humor on a hot summer day…
While we still don’t condone using your iPad to record video at concerts, we do think the tablet is, in general, a great tool for shooting, editing, and sharing videos. The larger screens, the plethora of apps, and the built-in cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity make iPads ideal for seasoned videographers and newbies alike. But ultimately, tapping into the tablet’s true video-shooting potential means using the right combination of tricks, apps, and hardware.
For example, all channels in good standing with at least 100 subscribers will be able to live stream within the next few weeks. Users simply need to check their Account Features page for an “Enable” button in order to use the feature. In addition, users can now select custom thumbnails for their videos. Thumbnails should be chosen to be representative of the video’s content, but can also be leveraged to make videos stand out.
Video increases engagement on a website, meaning that the time spent on a publisher’s site increases by more than two minutes when video is part of the core offering. So, what are your options?
Newspapers have digital subscriptions. Record labels have iTunes and Spotify. And YouTube is about to have special programming for paying customers.
In order to harness the true power of video, merchants need to create a more robust and innovative strategy that not only showcases their products, but is also interactive and makes consumers want to hit play. Luckily, Website Magazine has compiled a list of five tactics that can help merchants revamp their current video strategy to get better results.
Check them out via 5 Video Strategies for Merchants – Website Magazine
This is great… we’ll be doing some of these very soon!
Vine is Twitter’s new mobile service that allows users to capture and share short, six seconds or less, looping videos. According to a blog post from the social network, the briefness of Vine videos is meant to inspire creativity, just like Tweets.
Find out more via: 4+ Ways to Engage with Twitter's Vine Videos – Website Magazine
Video has exploded online. Which are awards for online video are the ones that matter?