Posts Categorized: Community

Unreel.me Allows Creators To Build Their Own Video Streaming Sites and Apps

April 14, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology

  Unreal entertainment is set to launch their new platform, “Unreel.me”, which provides users with the necessary tools to build their very own streaming site and app.  Monetization possibilities through Unreel.me includes advertising, paywalls, subscriptions, and merchandise sales.  The best part? Unreel.me’s first $1 million will go entirely to creators, and it is completely free!  After… Read more »

Oculus Demos a VR Selfie Stick

April 13, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

Oculus is now allowing the user to go anywhere in the world instantly, look like yourself while you’re there, and take a photo while present.  Each Oculus VR user will have a customized avatar, that actually looks like them.  The life-like avatars are possible through the social test bed’s internal drawing tool (via Facebook).  Unfortunately,… Read more »

These Two Apps Let You Pretend You Actually Handwrote That Greeting Card

April 12, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Interaction, Participation, Technology

  When was the last time you received a hand written note in the mail?  Chances are you don’t remember, but, that may change. Felt and Punkpost allow the user to send personalized cards from their phone, that look as though they were written by the sender themselves.  Felt lets the user handwrite with a stylus,… Read more »

Slidebox brings its photo management app to Android

April 11, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Interaction, Social Media, Technology

A new application called Slidebox aims to help Android users clean up their photo library by swiping to delete unwanted photos, as well as use other tools to more easily organize photos into albums. It’s sort of like a “Tinder for Photos” with a few extra features, in fact. The app is now one of many utilities arriving to address a longtime… Read more »

Facebook adds video search to combat original content sharing decline

April 8, 2016   |   filed under Community, Interaction, Social Media, Technology

Facebook is desperate to get you to watch original videos. They’re all over the feed – yesterday it launched a dedicated video browsing hub, and now it’s announcing a video search engine. It’s also baking Live videos into its Trends in search, and will show when there’s a Live video broadcasting related to one of its Trending… Read more »

This New App Lets You Express Your Feelings With Video Memes, Not GIFs

April 6, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

  “A Video Meme App”, allows the user to select a short video clip from over 5,000 clips, and add their own caption, making for more fun, interactive conversation. They can then share their video clips to iMessage, Messenger, Facebook, Twitter, Slack, GroupMe, among many more.  It is available (for free) in the app store…. Read more »

5 tough questions about Oculus Rift’s VR headset launch.

April 5, 2016   |   filed under Community, Cross-Platform, Participation, Technology, Video

Oculus Rift has made the future the present by launching it’s VR headsets but uncertainty about it’s own future looms overhead with HTC and Playstation headsets on the way. Here are the tough questions that will determine what you should buy, the distribution of power between the platforms and VR’s effect on our lives. It… Read more »

VR as a Social Tool – Not just an Escape

April 4, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology

The world of VR is moving closer to integration into our own everyday, and although it may seem scary to a good deal of us, it’s not necessarily something to be afraid of. VR’s immersive potential is, of course, its most compelling feature. However, total immersion can also be isolating—not just for the person in the headset,… Read more »

Integrate Skype into your business’s web and mobile apps with new tools from Microsoft

April 1, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Social Media, Technology, Video

Following yesterday’s news about bringing bots to the Skype platform, Microsoft today unveiled two more SDKs (software development kits) for its Skype platform that will allow businesses and application developers a way to integrate Skype’s capabilities into their own applications. On stage at its annual Build conference, the company took the wraps off two new toolkits for developers:… Read more »

Mission 360 is a VOD platform for Yoga, Meditation, Fitness Classes

March 31, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology, Video

Mission 360 is a fitness platform, offering video workouts which include fitness courses, yoga, meditation, and pilates.  Additionally, users can set up workouts with virtual, trained coaches/ professionals. The cost varies between $30 – $250, depending on the length of the session and the professional experience of one’s coach.  The professionals include crystal healers, nutritionists,… Read more »