Tag Archives: social media

What Facebook’s algorithm teaches us about free markets

Conservatives often talk about the value of free markets, but nobody really knows what a completely free market looks like or operates because every government places regulations on businesses.

But, as I argue in this video, Facebook’s algorithm gives us a fairly accurate look at what a free market would actually look like. And it’s not pretty.

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.

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.