Facebook pays for content. Therefore, it’s a media company

Recently, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg was asked in an interview whether Facebook is a media company. “At our heart we’re a tech company,” Sandberg said. “We hire engineers. We don’t hire reporters. No one is a journalist. We don’t cover the news. “

Well, that’s not exactly true. In this video, I explain why.

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.