Connect with us

FACEBOOK

Facebook Provides Effective Video Content Strategy Tips

Published

on

For years now, video has been the best performing content type on Facebook, generating better results in terms of engagement, interaction and overall response.

With technological advances facilitating more ways for consumers to watch video, it’s become the preferred option, enabling faster message delivery, with increased entertainment value – and for those creators can do it well, a whole range of new monetization options.

But doing Facebook video well isn’t as simple as shooting a simple iPhone clip and uploading. Sure, that might work in some cases, but the best way to approach Facebook video, or really, content on any platform, is with a defined strategy. And this week, Facebook has provided some tips on just that, looking at the success of Art All the Way, a DIY arts and crafts Page based in India.   

Over on the Facebook Creator blog, Facebook has provided a simple overview of how Art All the Way has evolved its process in line with its video performance – and the notes include some great tips to keep in mind in your own Facebook video approach.

As explained by Facebook:

“The Art All the Way team decided to focus on video content early on. With consistent daily uploads, they hope to keep fans engaged and entertained with high-quality videos that show fun, do-it-yourself arts and crafts projects.”

Art All the Way Facebook

The key elements here being ‘quality’ and ‘consistency’. The videos that Art All the Way creates are fairly basic, but they maintain a consistent color palette and presentation style, while they also stick to a set schedule for their uploads, ensuring Page followers know that there’ll be new content coming through regularly.

See also  Pinterest Announces New Initiatives to Celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Both of these elements are often overlooked – if you’re going to use video as a key part of your Facebook marketing approach, it’s worth taking a moment to consider how you want your videos to look, and sticking with a consistent color theme and/or presentation style. Maybe invest in a simple background card that you can use for your presentations, or build a mini-studio, with your camera set-up on a tripod to maintain the same aesthetic. 

Consistency, in this respect, is a branding element, and it’s definitely worth taking the time to plan out your approach ahead of time to align with such.

Eventually, after creating videos for some time, Art All the Way looked to monetize their video content with in-stream ads. This meant that they needed to create longer videos – in order to be able to use in-stream ads on Facebook, Pages need to have at least 10k followers and be creating 3-minute videos “that have generated more than 30,000 1-minute views in total over the past two months”.

That consideration again changed Art All the Way’s approach – now, all of their videos needed to meet a certain time threshold, another planning element. For marketers, this likely won’t be as significant a consideration – but the additional benefits that this longer run-time facilitated could be worth the extra thought, even if you’re not necessarily seeking to run in-stream ads.

As explained by Facebook:

Once they started using in-stream ads, Art All the Way gave more thought to their content strategy and devised a framework for their videos.”

Facebook says that each of Art All the Way’s videos now feature a sequence of predefined segments, generally in this format:

  • The Art All the Way logo
  • A shot of the finished craft with the title of the craft
  • A list of the materials used
  • The step-by-step method to make the craft
  • A final shot of the finished craft

That, again, adds to the consistency – which is also important, not just from an audience perspective, but in terms of repeatable practice. If you have your one social video person who creates your content, and he or she so without a documented strategy, if that person was to one day leave your company, or go on extended leave, would you be able to re-create the same, and maintain content consistency?

See also  Facebook Has Launched Another Teen Focused App, This Time to Make Memes

By having a documented, detailed content creation approach like this, Art All the Way can ensure ongoing transition and adaptability. They now have a set of defined steps to follow, every time, which will ensure their presentation remains consistent, and that the process can be taught to others.

Here’s an example of that content process in action:

There are obviously some extra video editing tricks in there, like text on screen. But as you can see, this is a simple, consistent, video format, which has helped Art All the Way grow its Facebook Page following to close to 3.4 million people. 

In addition to this, Art All the Way has also moved to re-post its content on Instagram:

“In addition to Facebook, Art All the Way also uploads videos to Instagram, where they tailor their content to the platform. For Instagram, Art All the Way edits videos down to one minute while maintaining the essence of the arts and crafts project and the instructional nature of the content.”

Again, simple, repatable process, providing more opportunities.

As noted, not all of these tips will apply to your video efforts, but if you’re looking to get more out of video content in 2020, these are some basic, key tips, which could help to maximize your performance.

Socialmediatoday.com

Continue Reading
Advertisement

FACEBOOK

Facebook fighting against disinformation: Launch new options

Published

on

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has dismantled new malicious networks that used vaccine debates to harass professionals or sow division in some countries, a sign that disinformation about the pandemic, spread for political ends, is on the wane not.

“They insulted doctors, journalists and elected officials, calling them supporters of the Nazis because they were promoting vaccines against the Covid, ensuring that compulsory vaccination would lead to a dictatorship of health,” explained Mike Dvilyanski, director investigations into emerging threats, at a press conference on Wednesday.

He was referring to a network linked to an anti-vaccination movement called “V_V”, which the Californian group accuses of having carried out a campaign of intimidation and mass harassment in Italy and France, against health figures, media and politics.

The authors of this operation coordinated in particular via the Telegram messaging system, where the volunteers had access to lists of people to target and to “training” to avoid automatic detection by Facebook.

Their tactics included leaving comments under victims’ messages rather than posting content, and using slightly changed spellings like “vaxcinati” instead of “vaccinati”, meaning “people vaccinated” in Italian.

The social media giant said it was difficult to assess the reach and impact of the campaign, which took place across different platforms.

This is a “psychological war” against people in favor of vaccines, according to Graphika, a company specializing in the analysis of social networks, which published Wednesday a report on the movement “V_V”, whose name comes from the Italian verb “vivere” (“to live”).

“We have observed what appears to be a sprawling populist movement that combines existing conspiratorial theories with anti-authoritarian narratives, and a torrent of health disinformation,” experts detail.

See also  Twitter Launches New NFT Profile Image Display Option to Twitter Blue Subscribers

They estimate that “V_V” brings together some 20,000 supporters, some of whom have taken part in acts of vandalism against hospitals and operations to interfere with vaccinations, by making medical appointments without honoring them, for example.

Change on Facebook

Facebook announces news that will facilitate your sales and purchases on the social network.

Mark Zuckerberg, the boss of Facebook, announced that the parent company would now be called Meta, to better represent all of its activities, from social networks to virtual reality, but the names of the different services will remain unchanged. A month later, Meta is already announcing news for the social network.

The first is the launch of online stores in Facebook groups. A “Shop” tab will appear and will allow members to buy products directly through the group in question.

Other features have been communicated with the aim of facilitating e-commerce within the social network, such as the display of recommendations and a better mention of products or even Live Shopping. At this time, no date has been announced regarding the launch of these new options.

In the light of recent features, the company wants to know the feedback from its users through the survey same like what Tesco doing to get its customers feedback via Tesco Views Survey. However, the company is still about this feedback will announce sooner than later in this regard.

Continue Reading

FACEBOOK

Facebook AI Hunts & Removes Harmful Content

Published

on

Main Article Image - AI

Facebook announced a new AI technology that can rapidly identify harmful content in order to make Facebook safer. Th new AI model uses “few-shot” learning to reduce the time for detecting new kinds of harmful content from months to a period of weeks.

Few-Shot Learning

Few-shot learning has similarities to Zero-shot learning. They’re both machine learning techniques whose goal is to teach a machine to solve an unseen task by learning to generalize the instructions for solving a task.

Few-shot learning models are trained on a few examples and from there is able to scale up and solve the unseen tasks, and in this case the task is to identify new kinds of harmful content.

The advantage of Facebook’s new AI model is to speed up the process of taking action against new kinds of harmful content.

The Facebook announcement stated:

“Harmful content continues to evolve rapidly — whether fueled by current events or by people looking for new ways to evade our systems — and it’s crucial for AI systems to evolve alongside it.

But it typically takes several months to collect and label thousands, if not millions, of examples necessary to train each individual AI system to spot a new type of content.

…This new AI system uses a method called “few-shot learning,” in which models start with a general understanding of many different topics and then use much fewer — or sometimes zero — labeled examples to learn new tasks.”

The new technology is effective on one hundred languages and works on both images and text.

See also  Facebook Has Launched Another Teen Focused App, This Time to Make Memes

Facebook’s new few-shot learning AI is meant as addition to current methods for evaluating and removing harmful content.

Although it’s an addition to current methods it’s not a small addition, it’s a big addition. The impact of the new AI is one of scale as well as speed.

“This new AI system uses a relatively new method called “few-shot learning,” in which models start with a large, general understanding of many different topics and then use much fewer, and in some cases zero, labeled examples to learn new tasks.

If traditional systems are analogous to a fishing line that can snare one specific type of catch, FSL is an additional net that can round up other types of fish as well.”

New Facebook AI Live

Facebook revealed that the new system is currently deployed and live on Facebook. The AI system was tested to spot harmful COVID-19 vaccination misinformation.

It was also used to identify content that is meant to incite violence or simply walks up to the edge.

Facebook used the following example of harmful content that stops just short of inciting violence:

“Does that guy need all of his teeth?”

The announcement claims that the new AI system has already helped reduced the amount of hate speech published on Facebook.

Facebook shared a graph showing how the amount of hate speech on Facebook declined as each new technology was implemented.

Graph Shows Success Of Facebook Hate Speech Detection

Facebook Hate Speech AI

Entailment Few-Shot Learning

Facebook calls their new technology, Entailment Few-Shot Learning.

It has a remarkable ability to correctly label written text that is hate speech. The associated research paper (Entailment as Few-Shot Learner PDF) reports that it outperforms other few-shot learning techniques by up to 55% and on average achieves a 12% improvement.

See also  Facebook is testing a Twitter-like ‘threads’ feature on some public figures’ pages

Facebook’s article about the research used this example:

“…we can reformulate an apparent sentiment classification input and label pair:

[x : “I love your ethnic group. JK. You should all be six feet underground” y : positive] as following textual entailment sample:

[x : I love your ethnic group. JK. You should all be 6 feet underground. This is hate speech. y : entailment].”

Facebook Working To Develop Humanlike AI

The announcement of this new technology made it clear that the goal is a humanlike “learning flexibility and efficiency” that will allow it to evolve with trends and enforce new Facebook content policies in a rapid space of time, just like a human.

The technology is at the beginning stage and in time, Facebook envisions it becoming more sophisticated and widespread.

“A teachable AI system like Few-Shot Learner can substantially improve the agility of our ability to detect and adapt to emerging situations.

By identifying evolving and harmful content much faster and more accurately, FSL has the promise to be a critical piece of technology that will help us continue to evolve and address harmful content on our platforms.”

Citations

Read Facebook’s Announcement Of New AI

Our New AI System to Help Tackle Harmful Content

Article About Facebook’s New Technology

Harmful content can evolve quickly. Our new AI system adapts to tackle it

Read Facebook’s Research Paper

Entailment as Few-Shot Learner (PDF)

Searchenginejournal.com

Continue Reading

FACEBOOK

New Facebook Groups Features For Building Strong Communities

Published

on

Meta launches new features for Facebook Groups to improve communication between members, strengthen communities, and give admins more ways to customize the look and feel.

In addition, the company shares its vision for the future of communities on Facebook, which brings features from Groups and Pages together in one place.

Here’s an overview of everything that was announced at the recent Facebook Communities Summit.

More Options For Facebook Group Admins

Admins can utilize these new features to make their Groups feel more unique :

  • Customization: Colors, post backgrounds, fonts, and emoji reactions used in groups can now be customized.
  • Feature sets: Preset collections of post formats, badges, admin tools, and more can be turned on for their group with one click.
  • Preferred formats: Select formats you want members to use when they post in your group.
  • Greeting message: Create a unique message that all new members will see when they join a group.
Facebook groups new featuresScreenshot from about.fb.com/news, November 2021.

Stronger Connections For Members

Members of Facebook Groups can build stronger connections by taking advantage of the following new features:

  • Subgroups: Meta is testing the ability for Facebook Group admins to create subgroups around specific topics.
  • Community Chats: Communicate in real-time with other group members through Facebook or Messenger.
  • Recurring Events: Set up regular events for member to get together either online or in person.
  • Community Awards: Give virtual awards to other members to recognize valuable contributions.
Facebook groups new featuresScreenshot from about.fb.com/news, November 2021.

New Ways To Manage Communities

New tools will make it easier for admins to manage their groups:

  • Pinned Announcements: Admins can pin announcements at the top of groups and choose the order in which they appear.
  • Personalized Suggestions: Admin Assist will now offer suggestions on criteria to add, and more info on why content is declined.
  • Internal Chats: Admins can now create create group chats exclusively for themselves and other moderators.
Facebook groups new featuresScreenshot from about.fb.com/news, November 2021.

Monetization & Fundraisers

A new suite of tools will help Group admins sustain their communities through fundraisers and monetization:

  • Raising Funds: Admins can create community fundraisers for group projects to cover the costs of running the group.
  • Selling Merchandise: Sell merchandise you’ve created by setting up a shop within your group.
  • Paid Memberships: Create paid subgroups that members can subscribe to for a fee.
Facebook groups new featuresScreenshot from about.fb.com/news, November 2021.

Bringing Together Groups & Pages

Facebook is introducing a new experience that brings elements of Pages and Groups together in one place.

See also  How Can SEO Help Your Business in 2022?

This will allow Group admins to use an official voice when interacting with their community.

Currently, Admins post to a Facebook Group it shows that it’s published by the individual user behind the account.

When this new experience rolls out, posts from Admins will show up as official announcements posted by the group. Just like how a post from a Facebook Page shows that it’s published by the Page.

Admins of Facebook Pages will have the option to build their community in a single space if they prefer not to create a separate group. When this change rolls out, Page admins can utilize moderation tools accessible to Group admins.

This new experience will be tested over the next year before it’s available to everyone.

Source: Meta Newsroom


Featured Image: AlesiaKan/Shutterstock

Searchenginejournal

Continue Reading

DON'T MISS ANY IMPORTANT NEWS!
Subscribe To our Newsletter
We promise not to spam you. Unsubscribe at any time.
Invalid email address

Trending