I worked up the courage to try Facebook Live video streaming on the Blogging Bistro Facebook Page. Learned a few important things in the process, which I’ll share below. I’d love your feedback and suggestions.
What I learned:
- Need desktop version. I can’t wait until the desktop version of Facebook Live becomes available for all Facebook Pages. I have a nice webcam that would make filming a lot easier. I used my Android phone to shoot this video. Did a makeshift prop-up on some boxes and hoped it wouldn’t tip over during filming. The angle was too much “up the nose,” which I’ll work on improving.
- Need broadband signal. I have a lapel mike, so the sound quality wasn’t bad. But a couple minutes in, the 5 bars of reception on my phone suddenly changed to, “Warning: weak signal.” I need to switch locations and find a spot with a more reliable internet connection so the image quality doesn’t get fuzzy.
- Need to use rear-facing camera.The rear-facing camera on my phone has better quality. But for initial testing purposes, I wanted to be able to see myself while I was filming, so I used the front-facing, “selfie” camera.
- Need to stand still. I’m a fidgety person; more so when I get nervous. Need to work at standing still. And looking straight at the camera.
What did you think? Critiques much appreciated.
Item #1: Be careful what you ask for on social media.
When you put a “people’s choice” poll online, be prepared for people to respond in unexpected ways, even when you give them very clear instructions about what you think are the “appropriate” responses.
Item #2: AP Stylebook update.
The word “email” is no longer hyphenated.
And the word “website” is lowercase, one word.
Does Facebook help or hinder relationships?
A survey of 5,000 Facebook users has found that the social media platform is harming relationships and ending marriages.
The groundbreaking survey, undertaken by the research unit at Stop Procrastinating, the productivity website, found that 17% of people said Facebook made them jealous of their partner’s other online relationships.
- 26% said they had argued with their partner because of they felt neglected as updating Facebook was more important to their other half.
- 44% said Facebook ruined romantic moments, such as candle-lit dinners or walks, as their partner felt the need to update Facebook about it instead of enjoying the moment.
- 32% said they felt a loss of intimacy in the bedroom because their partner checked Facebook in bed.
- 22% said Facebook made it easier to keep in touch with people they had met casually. This meant, they said, it was more likely to lead to an affair as a result as they could easily find them and friend them on Facebook and ask them to meet up again.
- 17% has been tempted to get in touch with an ex-partner with the objective of having an affair.
- 47% felt they had been guilty of emotional cheating on Facebook
- 46% said they had monitored a partner’s activity on Facebook due to jealousy.
- 67% were not surprised that Facebook was cited in increasing numbers of divorce case as evidence of extra-marital affairs.
Also published on Medium.