The #Friday Social: Facebook Tip Jar, YouTube 360 LiveStream and Snapchat's 420 Filter

The #Friday Social: Facebook Tip Jar, YouTube 360 LiveStream and Snapchat's 420 Filter

Our Friday Social is a weekly round-up of the key social media news stories from the previous seven days.

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Facebook Monetisation

The team at The Verge have this week spotted that Facebook may be exploring ways for users to profit from their posts on the social media site.

A user survey hinted at the changes, asking which options for promoting a cause or earning money ‘using your personal presence on Facebook’ respondents might be interested in:

The Verge

While nothing is set in stone, it’s interesting to see Facebook following other platforms in allowing users to profit from their content.


YouTube 360 Live-streaming

Google has introduced 360-degree live-streaming on YouTube, launching the tool at Coachella.

The move follows the launch of support for general 360-degree videos last year. YouTube is also introducing spatial audio for on-demand YouTube videos. Explaining this in a blog post, Neal Mohan, Chief Product Officer, says:

“Just as watching a concert in 360 degrees can give you an unmatched immersive experience, spatial audio allows you to listen along as you do in real life, where depth, distance and intensity all play a role.”

Watch the first live-streamed performance here:


Snapchat’s Bob Marley Filter

Snapchat is in hot water over its Bob Marley filter, conveniently released on 420 (20 April) – a date commonly associated with marijuana (find out why in this Time piece).    

The filter appeared as an option on the date, and users immediately vented their anger across social media: