Twitter might beat Facebook at live video

Everyone assumed that when Facebook launched Facebook Live, it would be the death to Twitter’s own live-streaming efforts.

But then Facebook dialed back on its live efforts to focus on on-demand video in its newly-launched Watch tab. Meanwhile, Twitter is seeing some success with live streaming, especially with its newly-launched Buzzfeed show AM to DM. In this video I explain why Twitter might just win the live-streaming war with Facebook.

Snapchat Maps is the first real Twitter competitor

Up until now, Twitter has been the undisputed king of discussion on live events. Whether it’s a presidential debate or the protests in Ferguson, no other platform has brought us the kind of on-the-ground reporting that Twitter has.

Until now. In this video I explain how Snapchat’s new maps tool has become a powerful curator of live events ranging from hurricanes to mass shootings.

Social platforms aren’t producing meaningful revenue for publishers

Facebook. YouTube. Snapchat. Apple News. All are platforms that have entered into revenue sharing partnerships with publishers. Here’s the thing though: those partnerships aren’t actually producing much money for the publishers. Were they wrong to sign a deal with the devil? I explore the topic in this video.